The LEGO Movie (2014)

Starring: Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks, Will Ferrell, Liam Neeson, Morgan Freeman, Will Arnett, Alison Brie, Charlie Day, Nick Offerman, Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum Directed by: Phil Lord & Christopher Miller PG. 101 mins. A bright film that boasts vibrant colours and surprisingly thoughtful messages, The LEGO Movie is a triumph that both young and old…

Oblivion (2013)

Starring: Tom Cruise, Olga Kurylenko, Andrea Riseborough, Morgan Freeman, Melissa Leo Directed by: Joseph Kosinski PG-13. 125 mins Heavy on exposition and light on creativity, this is a well-acted but entirely derivative blockbuster. The director of Tron: Legacy brings us into Earth 2077: Jack Harper (Cruise) serves as a security repairmen stationed on an evacuated Earth….

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Starring: Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Gary Oldman, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman Directed by: Christopher Nolan PG-13. 165 mins A somewhat clunky conclusion to Nolan’s epic Batman trilogy. The Dark Knight Rises is visually luscious and exploding with geeky references but where is the depth that we so loved from…

RED (2010)

Starring: Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren, Mary-Louise Parker, Karl Urban, Brian Cox, Julian McMahon, Richard Dreyfuss, Ernest Borgnine Directed by: Robert Schwentke PG-13. 115 mins Riddled with cliches and “clever” gags, Red is far too light in comparison to the dark graphic novel. The story involves a group of former government assassins…

Million Dollar Baby (2004)

Starring: Hilary Swank, Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Jay Baruchel, Anthony Mackie Directed by: Clint Eastwood R. 133 mins An unforgettable masterpiece. Eastwood directs and stars as Frankie Dunn, a veteran boxing coach who feels abandoned by his daughter and has recently been told that his star athlete has signed with another manager. In walks Maggie…

Se7en (1995)

Starring: Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kevin Spacey Directed by: David Fincher R. 130 mins A skillfully made thriller, Se7en is a dark and bleak vision. I enjoyed this film but it doesn’t live up to all the hype as it’s ‘moral’ is deeply pretentious and the story, minus the intriguing MO of the…