A multi-strand narrative set in early 1980's Los Angeles, centered on an array of characters who represent both the top of the heap (a Hollywood dream merchant, a dissolute rock star, an aging newscaster) and the bottom (a voyeuristic doorman, an amoral ex-con).
This plodding, short on reasonable dialogue, remake of the Wes Craven film, released in 1972, is watchable if you love gore, rape scenes, long strung out vengeance battles between good and evil foes, with an eventual outcome that may leave you satisfied, and then again, it may not.
The fan boys leave their small town for a cross country trek to steal the original print of the latest and highly anticipated prequel from the home editing studio at George Lucas's "Skywalker Ranch" in northern California. They are not wanting to take possession of the print for financial gain, they only wish to be the first ones to see it.
Keep the fires stoked Satan until these two murderous, sorry souls can be sent to your nonhuman resources department. That's the message of this tale of a half-breed Native American hitman, who killed for profit and convenient efficiency, and his admiring sidekick, who mimicked his hero at every opportunity.
Reminiscent of the ravaging revenge engendered in the first "Death Wish," "Taken" is an action picture with a purpose and a bit of a message. The purpose is to alert children that our world, at its worse, is not a safe or happy place to live, and is best that one keeps their adventures somewha
After Jamal, played competently by younger actors, and brother, Salim, suffer the death of their young mother from an organized Muslim attack against the poor, defenseless Hindu's living in their slum. From that point on, the brothers are forced to live on their own, and by their wits, they are able to survive the cruel streets of Bombay.
In the War on Terror, it is a certainty that all combatants will be real people, who line up on one side or the other for real reasons. For those of us who work to understand this war from the comfort of our career and family driven lives, we cannot know the machinations necessary for a positive outcome.
A saga centered on a multi-generational family of New York City Police officers. The family's moral codes are tested when Ray Tierney, investigates a case that reveals an incendiary police corruption scandal involving his own brother-in-law.