Man on a Ledge is indeed about a person who is on a ledge, for a majority of the film’s 102-minute duration. If the previous sentence isn’t enough of a warning – at least in terms of the amount of silliness that predictably follows – then I can’t quite help you.
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Viewing this film is the cinematic equivalent of watching a car crash in slow-motion, the audience observes the disaster and devastation unfold on-screen, but the only way for them to avoid this horrifying event is to simply vacate their theater seat and approach the box office for a welcome refund on the admission price of their ticket.
From Spain comes this violent, vicious and highly suspenseful prison thriller directed by Daniel Monzón. Cell 211 revolves around Juan Oliver (Alberto Ammann), a fresh-faced new prison guard who gets the unfortunate idea of showing up at work one day early so he can make a good impression and take a tour of the maximum security penitentiary he has been assigned at.
Colombiana is a completely ridiculous movie, nearly as forgettable as the unholy murders the main character commits throughout the film’s run-time. But it will entertain you and I certainly had a good time. It’s exciting, hyper-kinetic, and sheer high-octane action.
Logical thinking has me to believe that a film entering under the subtext genres of “horror” and “thriller” – would, in fact scare and excite an audience at once. However, director Troy Nixey’s newest scarcely original farce, Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, simply has me afraid of one thing: the future of horror movies.
Many say that the 1970s were the last “great” decade of film. They may be on to something. Ranking among the best of those pictures would have to be 1974’s Chinatown— Roman Polanski’s moving, engaging and beautiful film noir that showcases Jack Nicholson at perhaps the pinnacle of his career.
The Boondock Saints was tipped to me about 5 years ago by a girl in an Irish pub whom I never spoke to again. She spoke of it with a reverence that amongst film fans is reserved for the works of Orson Welles. Apparently she wasn’t the only one.
Who would have thought that the fifth installment of this extravagantly over-the-top franchise would actually be worth a look? Not me. Yet, Fast Five manages to be a high-octane action thriller that is entertaining to a pulp and possibly the best of the bunch so far.
Remember her name because Irish actress Saoirse Ronan is taking the world by storm. With already an Oscar nomination for her haunting work in Joe Wright’s Atonement, she is quickly proving that she is a big star on the rise. Read Sam’s review of the action-thriller Hanna.