Monday, October 29, 2007

North Country (2005)

Based on the case Jenson versus Eveleth Taconite Co., brought by Lois Jenson, Charlize Theron stars as Josey Aimes, a female worker at a mining company who is sexually harassed and leads a class–action lawsuit against her employer for failing to protect her and other female employees.

I wasn't moved with Titanic, but this film did move me. I wish there were more on
thejob scenes, though.

Rating: 2/5.

Red Dragon (2002)

A retired FBI agent with psychological gifts is assigned to help track down "The Tooth Fairy", a mysterious serial killer; aiding him is his imprisoned, arch–nemesis Hannibal "The Cannibal" Lecter.

I wonder if Ralph Fiennes secured Tom Marvolo Riddle a.k.a Lord Voldemort's role in the Harry Potter films due to his performance in this film. He looks creepy as Francis Dolarhyde and Edward Norton looks weird as a blonde. Sir Anthony Hopkins reprises his role as Hannibal Lecter.


Friday, October 19, 2007

Next (2007)

Academy Award® winner Nicholas 'Cage' Coppola stars as Cris 'Frank Cadillac' Johnson, a Las Vegas magician who can see into the future. He is pursued by FBI agents seeking to use his abilities to prevent a nuclear terrorist attack. Co–starring Academy Award® nominee Julianne Moore and Jessica Biel.

Written by Gary Oldman and Jonathan Hensleigh, the film has a few twists and is entertaining to a certain extent, but (spoiler alert!) has an abrupt ending. There is no clear explanation for some of the plot elements; the main one being the motivation of the terrorists. Julianne Moore gave a strong performance as tough cookie, don't–mess–with–me Agent Callie Ferris.