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Racing against time to find her
Gerard Butler, Jaimie Alexander and Russell Hornsby
Directed by Brian Goodman

Brian Goodman’s “Last Seen Alive” is the cinematic equivalent of a filmmaker spitting in the face of moviegoers. It would be a travesty if the whole film wasn’t such a waste of time. A tired action movie plot is laid out with no ideas or originality, borrowing from better (and worse!) films, tricking audiences into thinking they will have a good time. Gerard Butler is Will and he is going ... more >

Your intensive dose of disaster flick awaits: “Greenland,” starring Gerard Butler and Morena Baccarin

Stuff blows up real good in this movie
Gerard Butler, Morena Baccarin and Roger Dale Floyd
Directed by Ric Roman Waugh

So it turns out there was a reason why President Trump wanted to buy Greenland: for when the apocalypse from above rains fire and brimstone down on humanity, the Danish island will be where the chosen few will be spirited off to save the species. To little surprise, the protagonist of the new disaster flick is played by Gerard Butler.  He is an everyman civil engineer, unimaginatively named ... more >

The Bountyhunter

It's a job. It isn't personal. Well, maybe a little.
Jennifer Aniston, Gerard Butler and Gio Perez
Directed by Andy Tennant

Are you an inventor in California? Are you looking to find the Snuggie pathway to the American Dream? I have some advice. Create a Gigli detector. A what? A why? It’s obvious that celebrity power couples have a very hard time identifying cataclysmic vanity projects that will damage their career. While reading the script for 'The Bounty Hunter,' did Gerard Butler and Jennifer Aniston not notice ... more >


Reflective henchmen
Tom Wilkinson, Gerard Butler and Toby Kebbell
Directed by Guy Ritchie

With Keira Knightley and The Duchess having already knocked out the annual British costume drama quota for this fall, it is time for Guy Ritchie to show up with RocknRolla and fill the British gangster picture slot. Now the world of British filmmaking can feel complete. Take: A sweet-natured criminal in debt for a cool couple million. A crooked businessman who runs London. A druggie rock ... more >


An extraordinary battle, retold in epic glory
Gerard Butler, Lena Headey and David Wenham
Directed by Zack Snyder

The biggest problem with 300, Zack Snyder’s retelling of the Greco-Persian battle of Thermopylae in 480 B.C., is its audience. Or, rather, two specific segments of that audience, to wit: a) Iranians, not happy at the humiliating—for them—last stand of the 300 Spartan warriors against the Aechemenid king Xerxes’ vast army. Chatrooms have been buzzing with furious bitching, much in the spirit of the ... more >