May 20, 2010

Street Kings (David Ayer, 2007)

WHAT IT IS: Tom Ludlow, a veteran L.A.P.D. police officer, never hesitates to venture outside the law in the pursuit of Los Angeles’s most reviled criminals, getting the job done at any cost. Caught in a shootout during which his estranged ex-partner is killed, his investigation of the incident will uncover a dangerous web of deceit and corruption that spans […]
March 29, 2010

The Day the Earth Stood Still (Scott Derrickson, 2008)

WHAT IT IS: Klaatu, a representative from an alien civilization, lands on Earth to set in motion a plan that involves saving the planet Earth by destroying mankind. HOW IT IS: The Klaatu character seems tailored for Reeves. From his detached sensitivity to his haughty demeanour, the impenetrable Klaatu is scary because he’s alien. The decision to transform the Cold […]