Posts Tagged ‘Game of Thrones’

Hercules – Needs More Blood!

Posted 17 Aug 2014 — by contributor
Category Film Reviews, Member Movie Reviews, Movies I Got

By Mike Shaeffer

Hercules, USA, 2014

Directed by Brett Ratner

Hercules is not the cocky hero that believes he is destined to defeat any foe.  This is a weary mercenary-for-hire who is tired of tall tales and wants to score on one last mission so he can finally retire and be left alone. Action fans would look upon Brett Ratner’s X-Men 3 more fondly if no other X-men movies existed before or after it. Sadly, The Last Stand stands as the least enjoyable of the mutant franchise, and I attribute this largely to Ratner’s approach to action sequences. When he attaches himself to a solid story and a talented cast, he can churn out immensely watchable guilty pleasures like After the Sunset (2004) or the pilot to Prison Break, which hooked me into a hermit-like Netflix binge, burning through all four seasons in six weeks. So what about Ratner’s take on Hercules? The iconic lion’s head? Check. Dwayne Johnson dons the headgear like Riddick putting on his goggles just before opening up a can of whoop-ass, and you’ve got the familiar trope of a son struggling with who his father really is—see Superman, Simon Birch, Inception, The Empire Strikes Back, or even TV’s ArcherRead More

Production Begins On ABC’s “Missing” Starring Ashley Judd

Posted 16 May 2011 — by Nicole P
Category Essay, Film Industry News, Hollywood Beat

By Rachel Menendez Ashley Judd stars in ABC's "Missing"

Being a bit of a suspense drama tragic, I am super excited to hear that production has officially begun on ABC’s new drama series “Missing”.

The new series, which is filming across exotic locations in Europe, stars the lovely Ashley Judd as a mom whose son suddenly disappears while studying abroad. It follows Judd ((“Double Jeopardy,” “Kiss the Girls”) through a string of surprising events and thrilling twists that reveal how far she will go to bring her son home.

This is the blurb from ABC describing the drama: “How far would you go to save the only thing you have left in the world? After CIA Agent Paul Winstone (Sean Bean, “Game of Thrones”) was murdered, his wife, Becca (Judd), and their son, Michael, struggled to rebuild their lives. Now, 10 years later, Michael goes missing under suspicious circumstances, and Becca will do anything it takes to find him.” Read More