James Marsden

Aug 2 2013

2 Guns

Usually, studios leave August open for the movies that didn’t quite fit the rubric of the blockbuster summer movie, the easy moneymaker, the franchise film, or – as has proven to be popular with moviegoing audiences of late – the reboot. It’s here that they dump off projects that they didn’t want to compete against […]
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Sep 16 2011

Straw Dogs (2011)

(This review was originally published on September 16, 2011 at The Rogers Revue) A Straw Dog – highly regarded, but when no longer need, discarded. In 1971, Sam Peckinpah’s psychological thriller “Straw Dogs” created a ripple in a generation of filmgoers  with  its  unprecedented depiction  of  human brutality. Censors struggled with an appropriate rating in England […]
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