Carrying his born swagger like a loaded six-shooter; “ONE RANGER” | MOVIE REVIEW

Film was shot in Ipswich, U.K.
Thomas Jane, Dean Jagger, John Malkovich and Dominique Tipper
Directed by Jesse V. Johnson

Director Jesse V. Johnson makes the type of action thrillers that would’ve allowed him to be a force in the action cinema flicks that flooded theaters in the eighties. Johnson’s latest, “One Ranger,” is a mildly-entertaining thriller that would make the ghost of the Cannon Film Group proud. Thomas Jane is Alex Tyree, an rugged Texas Ranger tough who is recruited by British intelligence to stop ... more >

John Malkovich WRAPS UP Siberian Education

Grandfather Kuzja coming soon to a theatre near you

If you ask me, there are some actors which we don’t see enough of these days: Edward Norton, John Cusack and Kevin Spacey. Erm, it all sounds very nineties, doesn’t it? Another thespian I like is John Malkovich, who’s probably not American and working for the Russians—if not in reality, then at least in the movies. Malkovich is currently in Eastern Europe wrapping up production on a film in ... more >


Doesn't get out much
Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren and Morgan Freeman
Directed by Robert Schwentke

They were trying to sneak that one past me. The first Bowen Rule of Cinema: There has never been a good movie that contains the phrase “Copy that.” But what if they say, “roger that,” instead? What then? Does the rule apply? Let’s face it: from the first spunkless assault-team cliché amid Bruce Willis’ suburban Christmas decorations “Red” had ‘copy that’ written all over it. But it took awhile ... more >


The triple-crown threat
Diane Lane, John Malkovich and Dylan Baker
Directed by Randall Wallace

Poor Sham. In 1973, the magnificent chocolate stallion ran the second fastest time in the history of the Kentucky Derby. His mark remains to this day. He probably had the talent to win horse racing’s Triple Crown. Instead, he has gone down as the forgotten rival to a horse whose only real competition was the limits of reality. There is a very good movie to be made about Sham, an artsy, ... more >