The Tourist (2010)

Starring: Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie, Paul Bettany, Timothy Dalton, Rufus Sewell Directed by: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck PG-13. 103mins. Disappointing. The premise is an American tourist (Johnny Depp) meets a mysterious beauty (Angelina Jolie). She involves him in a world of espionage while they travel throughout Europe trying to escape those who want them dead. Their…

Beowulf (2007)

Starring: Ray Winstone, Anthony Hopkins, Angelina Jolie, Brendan Gleeson, Robin Wright, John Malkovich, Crispin Glover Directed by: Robert Zemeckis PG-13. 115 mins Inspired by the 9th century poem, this version combines live actors with digital technology to enhance each performance into a video game-like finish. Like the poem, the film follows the epic tale of…

Alexander (2004)

Starring: Colin Farrell, Angelina Jolie, Val Kilmer, Jared Leto, Anthony Hopkins, Rosario Dawson Directed by: Oliver Stone R. 175 mins Grates on the nerves and never rises to the ‘Greatness’ of it’s subject, Alexander is an overly long and emotionally distant wreck. Colin Farrell stars as the Macedonian conquerer in a role that would be…

Girl, Interrupted (1999)

Starring: Winona Ryder, Angelina Jolie, Brittany Murphy, Clea Duvall, Elisabeth Moss, Whoopi Goldberg, Jared Leto Directed by: James Mangold R. 127 mins More of a character study than an accurate portrayal of mental illness or the 1960s for that matter. Based on Susanna Kaysen’s series of journal entries detailing her stay in a mental institution…

Gia (1998)

Starring: Angelina Jolie, Elizabeth Mitchell, Faye Dunaway, Mercedes Ruehl Directed by: Michael Cristofer R. 120 mins The occasionally touching true story of the rise and fall of the world’s first supermodel. In a career-propelling performance, Angelina Jolie plays Gia Carangi, the Philadelphia punk-turned-model who moves to New York after being discovered by a high powered…