United 93 (2006)

7/10 It is extremely difficult to retell a story about heroic events when the only material you have to work with is phone conversations and an airplane black box. There is only so much action you can have on a plane, without Liam Neeson, so the planning and strategy talk is ultimately all the action … More United 93 (2006)

9/11 (2002)

8/10 There has never been a documentary quite like this one. No one in the history of humanity could ever say they experienced such an event, from the position they did, survive, and happen to catch it all on film. I try to watch this every September to remember the heroes and how that day … More 9/11 (2002)

The Avengers (2012)

run time: 143 mins rated: PG considered: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi director: Joss Whedon starring: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, Clark Gregg, Samuel L. Jackson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Paul Bettany, Cobie Smulders, Stellan Skarsgard, Stan Lee movie summary: The world is always the number one target for anyone that wants to take control … More The Avengers (2012)

Whiplash (2014)

release date: 24 October 2014 (Canada) run time: 107 mins rated: 14A considered: Drama, Music director: Damien Chazelle starring: Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Paul Reiser, Melissa Benoist, Austin Stowell, Nate Lang, Chris Mulkey, Damon Gupton, Suanne Spoke, Max Kasch, Charlie Ian, Jayson Blair, Kofi Scribe, Kavita Patil, C.J. Vana movie summary: New York City is the one place where aspiring artists … More Whiplash (2014)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)

run time: 101 mins rated: PG considered: Action, Adventure, Comedy director: Jonathan Liebesman starring: Megan Fox, Will Arnett, William Fichtner, Alan Ritchson, Noel Fisher, Pete Ploszek, Johnny Knoxville, Jeremy Howard, Tony Shaihoub, Tohoru Masamune, Whoppi Goldberg, Minae Noji, Abby Elliott, Madison Mason, movie summary: April O’Neil (Megan Fox) is by far the most beautiful news … More Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)

Begin Again (2014)

run time: 104 mins rated: 14A considered: Comedy, Drama, Music director: John Carney starring: Mark Ruffalo, Kiera Knightley, James Corden, Hailee Steinfeld, Mos Dof, Karen Pittman, Paul Romero, Catherine Keener, Andrew Sellon, Ed Renninger, Eric Burton, Adam Levine, Marco Assante, Mary Catherine Garrison, Jen Jacob movie summary: Anyone who has ever dreamed of reaching for … More Begin Again (2014)

Anchorman 2 (2013)

run time: 119 mins rated: PG-13 considered: Comedy starring: Will Farrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, David Koechner, Christina Applegate, Kristen Wiig, James Marsden, Meagan Good, and seriously any funny actor from the last decade movie summary: With the 70s behind him, San Diego’s top rated newsman, Ron Burgundy, returns to take New York’s first 24-hour … More Anchorman 2 (2013)

Daylight (1996)

run time: 114 mins rated: PG considered: Action, Adventure, Thriller starring: Sylvester Stallone, Amy Brenneman, Viggo Mortensen movie summary: Disaster in a New York tunnel as explosions collapse both ends of it. One hero tries to help the people inside find their way to safety. (www.imdb.com) my thoughts: Daylight stars Sylvester Stallone as Kit Latura, … More Daylight (1996)