Movie Review: LEGEND

LEGEND movie poster | ©2015 Universal Pictures

Rating: R Stars: Tom Hardy, Emily Browning, David Thewlis, Christopher Eccleston, Chazz Palmintieri Writer: Brian Helgeland, based on the book THE PROFESSION OF VIOLENCE by John Pearson Director: Brian Helgeland Distributor: Universal Release Date (theatrical): November 20, 2015 As biographical gangster films go, LEGEND is good enough. This isn’t the first feature to tackle London’s notorious Kray brothers – actual brothers Gary Kemp and Martin Kemp starred in 1990’s THE KRAYS, which had a fairly different take on Ronnie and Reggie, twins from London’s East End who ruled the crime scene there in the 1960s. LEGEND, adapted by writer/director Brian […]Read On »

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Movie Review: 42

42 movie poster | ©2013 Warner Bros.

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Harrison Ford, Nicole Beharie, Christopher Meloni, Andre Holland, Max Gail, Lucas Black, Hamish Linklater, Ryan Merriman, Brad Beyer, Alan Tudyk, John C. McGinley, James Pickens Jr. Writer: Brian Helgeland Director: Brian Helgeland Distributor: Warner Bros. Release Date: April 12, 2013 Most sports films have to reach a little if they want to be more than character and/or game studies. Many of them are successful, even inspirational, stories of team spirit or friendship or romance or competitiveness, but even a film like INVICTUS, which wove the World Cup football game into the end of apartheid inSouth […]Read On »

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