Brooklyn’s Finest

I just came back from the cinema, where I watched “Brooklyn’s Finest“.  It’s a rather slow developing drama picturing three separate stories of three New York cops.  While there is nothing in particular outstanding about this film, overall it is quite good and enjoyable.  Some of the things it shows are more realistic than in many other movies, some – not.  It’s not particularly too far-fetched, but probably not something that would happen in real life.  Quite close though.

I think this film is trying to give you something to think about.  It actually spells out the idea in the first scene, first dialogue.  But because the rest of it somewhat slow, the message gets lost in the process.  If not completely lost, then for sure it doesn’t sound as clear as it did in the beginning of the film.  Maybe it was the idea, maybe it wasn’t – I don’t know.  But I thought it would have been better if the message was carried across a bit louder.

This is not a film for a romantic Friday evening or a family Saturday morning, but there is enough good in it for me to recommend it.  Either pick a slow day and see it in the movies, or grab the DVD.   4 out of 5.

Demolition Man

Demolition Man

Demolition Man” was on TV yesterday.  It’s an old movie and I’ve seen it a few times before, but it’s good to watch some films from the past once in a while to see how well they age.  This one is actually still looking pretty good.  There is an engaging story, plenty of shooting, and lots of comedy.  Plus, the fact that it’s all about the future (as seen in 1993), and the future that we can see quite clear from today, makes it even funnier.

Overall, pretty good entertainment – 4 stars.

The Marksman

Another attempt to match the mood for war and destruction with an appropriate movie, and another failure.  This time it was a Wesley Snipes’ flick – “The Marksman“.  The funny thing here is that I actually saw this movie before, at least twice, and I couldn’t remember it at all.  There are only a couple of moments that fire flashbacks, but both of them are towards the end of the movie. Hopefully next time I will remember it.

This film had some budget, but it ended up seriously boring.  There isn’t much happening at any moment, and there isn’t much going to happen at any next moment.  On top of that, there is a lot of idiocy about military intelligence and Russian-American relationship.

Rating: 4 out of 10.  Save your time and money for something else.

The Marksman

The Marksman (2005)With all those movies out there, once in a while I get confused and watch a wrong one. I wanted to see “The Marksmen” that I’ve heard so many good things about. But instead I watched “The Marksman” with Wesley Snipes.

Directed by: Marcus Adams
Genres: Action
Cast: Tim Abell, Warren Derosa, Richard L. Fox, William Hope, Wesley Snipes, Serge Soric
IMDB raintg: 4.2
My rating: 2.0 **

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The Fan

With all the heat that we are having here in Cyprus, anything that sounds like a chill out sounds like a really good thing. I know that “The Fan” could have several meanings but I picked it up anyway.

Directed by: Tony Scott
Genres: Thriller
Cast: Robert De Niro, Wesley Snipes, Ellen Barkin, John Leguizamo, Benicio Del Toro, Patti D’Arbanville, Chris Mulkey, Andrew J. Ferchland, Brandon Hammond, Charles Hallahan, Dan Butler, Kurt Fuller, Michael Jace, Frank Medrano, Don S. Davis
IMDB raintg: 5.4
My rating: 6.0 ******

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