Liam Neeson and the film Taken started a new trend in Hollywood. It’s now en vogue to be an older tough guy that battles with villains and saves the day. Action heroes have all been wearing tights and capes over the past decade. Back in the day it was Bronson and then Sly Stallone, Van Damme, Swayze and Arnold that ruled the genre. Now, it’s the older badass that is trending up at the box office. Liam is certainly convincing as the quiet rugged veteran just waiting for someone to mess with him. I enjoy these movies and particularly like the troubled, ex-cop style adventure, where a group of thugs have no idea what they are in for with an old and unassuming renegade character. A Walk Among The Tombstones starts off with a bang and then hints at being something more deranged and different Read the rest of this entry »
I have your tickets to the Indy advance screening of The Equalizer.
In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can’t stand idly by – he has to help her.
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Tom Hardy plays Bob the bartender in a crime drama set in the seedy underbelly of Brooklyn, New York. The film was written by Dennis Lehane, best known for his other books to film; Shutter Island and Mystic River. Early on we learn why the film is called The Drop; on any given night a bar can randomly be selected to be the drop off location for all the dirty money rolling through town that evening. The establishments are owned by different crime syndicates and run by locals and at the end of the night someone comes to collect. Hardy is the bartender who runs a bar with his cousin Marv (James Gandolfini). They don’t own it anymore, now it’s the property a very shady group of Chechen mobsters that are only concerned about getting their drop money. Read the rest of this entry »