The Hustler

Review: The Hustler

The Hustler STARRING: Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie, George C Scott DIRECTOR: Robert Rossen WRITER(S): Sidney Carroll , Robert Rossen STUDIO: 20th Century Fox RUNTIME: 134 min RATED: PG (Review originally written in April 2006, contains some spoilers) Eddy Felson is a man filled to capacity with talent, however what he sorely lacks when…

The Departed

Review: The Departed

The Departed Directed by: Martin Scorsese Starring: Jack Nicholson, Leonardo Dicaprio, Matt Damon, Mark Wahlberg, Martin Sheen, and Vera Farmiga. Produced by: Brad Pitt, Graham King and Brad Grey. Studio: Warner Brothers Running Time: 151 minutes. In the closing scene of Martin Scorsese’s The Departed a rat crawls across a window ledge. This is a…

For Your Eyes Only

Review: For Your Eyes Only

For Your Eyes Only Starring: Roger Moore, Carole Bouquet, Julian Glover. Director: John Glen Writer(s): Ian Fleming, (stories) Michael G. Wilson, Richard Maibaum (screenplay) Studio: EON Runtime: 128 min Rated: PG [Warning—this review contains a couple spoilers within it, of both this movie, and also concerning ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’… If you wish not to be spoiled, cease reading now.]…

The Mechanic

Review: The Mechanic

The Mechanic Director: Simon West Starring: Jason Statham, Ben Foster, Donald Sutherland Writer(s): Richard Wenk,  Lewis John Carlino Studio: CBS Films. Runtime: 93 minutes Rated: R (for strong brutal violence throughout, language, some sexual content and nudity). I had been looking forward to watching ‘The Mechanic’ for quite some time. Every time I took a turn by the local…

Moonraker

Review: Moonraker

Moonraker Starring: Roger Moore, Michael Lonsdale, Lois Chiles, Richard Kiel Director: Lewis Gilbert Writer(s): Ian Fleming (novel/story), Christopher Wood (screenplay) Studio: EON Runtime: 126 min Rated: PG Hello everyone and welcome to the eleventh edition in my series of reviews chronicling the James Bond film franchise. Tonight the picture we will be paying some extra special attention to is none other…

Outland PSN Impressions

Outland is a 2D platformer puzzle game that hit Xbox LIVE on April 27th, and the Playstation Network on June 14th (it was scheduled for an April 27th PSN launch as well, but the PSN outage prevented that from happening). It’s developed by Finnish studio Housemarque, who also developed two of the PSN Welcome Back…

Dungeon Siege III PS3 Demo Impressions

I checked out the PS3 demo for Dungeon Siege III today, and since it was a game that I had in my Amazon wishlist, I received some good news from playing the demo: it  just saved me $60. To be fair and honest, I’ve never played a Dungeon Siege game before. But, what I had…

InFamous 2

Review: InFamous 2

InFamous 2 (Playstation 3) Developer: Sucker Punch Publisher: Sony Genre(s): Open World, Third Person Shooter, Action Released: June 7, 2011 ESRB Rating: T – Teen The end of Sucker Punch’s 2009 smash hit InFamous let everyone know that a sequel was coming because when the first one was over, you knew that everything you as…

The Spy Who Loved Me

Review: The Spy Who Loved Me

The Spy Who Loved Me Starring: Roger Moore, Barbara Bach, Curt Jürgens, Richard Kiel Director: Lewis Gilbert Writer(s): Christopher Wood, (story and screenplay) Richard Maibaum, (screenplay) Ian Fleming (characters) Studio: EON Runtime: 126 min Rated: PG Hello everyone and welcome to the landmark tenth edition in my series of reviews chronicling the James Bond film franchise. Tonight the film we will…

True Grit

Review: True Grit

True Grit Directors: Joel and Ethan Coen Starring: Jeff Bridges, Hailee Steinfeld, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin Writer(s): Charles Portis (Novel), Joel Coen Ethan Coen (screenplay) Studio: Paramount. Runtime: 111 minutes Rated: PG13 Now here is a movie deserving of its title, as True Grit, is truly, as tough and gritty as they come. I must confess that…

Tom Clancys HAWX

The Backlog Volume # 5- Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X.

Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X. (Windows, Playstation 3, Xbox 360 [reviewed], Android, iOS) Publisher: Ubisoft Developer: Ubisoft Romania, Ubisoft Kyiv(PC), Gameloft(Android, iOS and webOS) Genre(s): Arcade Flight Shooter Released: March 3, 2009(PS3, Xbox 360), March 17, 2009(PC), December 9, 2009(iOS) ESRB Rating: T Hello all and welcome to another edition of The Backlog.  Tonight I will be…