Talking Movies: Escape Plan

Released: 18 October 2013Director: Mikael HåfströmDistributor: Summit EntertainmentBudget: $54 to 70 millionStars: Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jim Caviezel, Vinnie Jones, and Vincent D’Onofrio The Plot:Ray Breslin (Stallone) is the world’s foremost authority on escaping supermax prisons; however, when he’s double-crossed and thrown into the most impenetrable prison ever, the Tomb, he must team up with … Continue reading Talking Movies: Escape Plan

Talking Movies [Robin Month]: Batman Forever

In April of 1940, about a year after the debut of arguably their most popular character, Bruce Wayne/Batman, DC Comics debuted “the sensational find of [that year]”, Dick Grayson/Robin. Since then, Batman’s pixie-boots-wearing partner has changed outfits and a number of different characters have assumed the mantle as the Dynamic Duo of Batman and Robin … Continue reading Talking Movies [Robin Month]: Batman Forever

Talking Movies: In the Line of Fire

Released: 9 July 1993Director: Wolfgang PetersenDistributor: Columbia PicturesBudget: $40 millionStars: Clint Eastwood, John Malkovich, Rene Russo, Dylan McDermott, and Jim Curley The Plot:Secret Service Agent Frank Horrigan (Eastwood), wracked with guilt over his failure to save the life of United States President John F. Kennedy in 1963, is given the chance at redemption when a … Continue reading Talking Movies: In the Line of Fire

Talking Movies: Star Trek: First Contact

Released: 22 November 1996Director: Jonathan FrakesDistributor: Paramount PicturesBudget: $45 millionStars: Patrick Stewart, Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, Alfre Woodard, James Cromwell, and Alice Krige The Plot:After intercepting an attempted invasion of Federation space by the Borg, Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Stewart) and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise-E pursue their foes back in time to the mid-21st … Continue reading Talking Movies: Star Trek: First Contact

Talking Movies: Stung

Released: 3 July 2015Director: Benni DiezDistributor: IFC MidnightBudget: $2,500 (estimated)Stars: Matt O’Leary, Jessica Cook, Clifton Collins Jr, Cecilia Pillado, Eve Slatner, and Lance Henriksen The Plot:Paul (O’Leary) and Julia (Cook) are catering for an intimate garden party for the well-to-do Mrs. Perch (Slatner) when the elaborate affair and her secluded manor suddenly come under attack … Continue reading Talking Movies: Stung

Talking Movies: Daredevil: Director’s Cut

Released: 30 November 2004Originally Released: 14 February 2003Director: Mark Steven JohnsonDistributor: 20th Century FoxBudget: $78 millionStars: Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner, Michael Clarke Duncan, Colin Farrell, Jon Favreau, and Joe Pantoliano The Plot:After being blinded by radioactive waste as a child and discovering his other senses are superhumanly keen as a result, Matt Murdock (Affleck) works … Continue reading Talking Movies: Daredevil: Director’s Cut

Talking Movies: Deadpool

Released: 8 February 2016Director: Tim MillerDistributor: 20th Century FoxBudget: $58 millionStars: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, T.J. Miller, Gina Carano, Brianna Hildebrand, and Stefan Kapičić/Andre Tricoteux The Plot:After mercenary for hire Wade Wilson (Reynolds) contracts terminal cancer, he turns to Francis Freeman/Ajax (Skrein), who subjects him to round-the-clock torture to activate his latent X-Gene. … Continue reading Talking Movies: Deadpool

Talking Movies [Mewtwo’s Birthday]: Pokémon: The First Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back

According to Pokémon: Blue and Red Version (Nintendo/Creatures/Game Freak, 1995), February 6 is the day that Mew successfully gave birth to my favourite Pokémon, Mewtwo. Whether this was a natural birth or simply the day the clone was successfully created is up for debate but, nevertheless, this is the official date that the world’s most … Continue reading Talking Movies [Mewtwo’s Birthday]: Pokémon: The First Movie: Mewtwo Strikes Back

Talking Movies: The Equalizer 2

Released: 20 July 2018Director: Antoine FuquaDistributor: Sony Pictures ReleasingBudget: $62 to 79 millionStars: Denzel Washington, Pedro Pascal, Ashton Sanders, Melissa Leo, Jonathan Scarfe, and Bill Pullman The Plot:Robert McCall (Washington) has been operating as “The Equalizer” for some time, righting wrongs and offering his unique services to those in need while still living a relatively … Continue reading Talking Movies: The Equalizer 2

Talking Movies: The Equalizer

Released: 26 September 2014Director: Antoine FuquaDistributor: Sony Pictures ReleasingBudget: $73 millionStars: Denzel Washington, Marton Csokas, David Harbour, Johnny Skourtis, and Chloë Grace Moretz The Plot:Robert McCall (Washington) is a simple man of routine, an unassuming widower living a quiet life in Boston, who is unwittingly drawn back into his mysterious and violent past when Alina … Continue reading Talking Movies: The Equalizer