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Film, "Unstoppable": Denzel Washington and Chris Pine save smalltown USA

"Unstoppable": Denzel Washington and Chris Pine save smalltown USA

Though based on actual 2001 events in Ohio that caused an unmanned freight train, laden with toxic waste, to go haywire, Unstoppable could just as well be set in the shining sun of Reagan's 1980s. As the driverless locomotive begins…
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Film, John Travolta plays the ringleader in <i>The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3</i>

John Travolta plays the ringleader in The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3

Want to know how a city works? Start by watching 1974's The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, a primer in which subway hijackers test how long it'll take a million bucks to pass through Gotham's plumbing. Turns out an…
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Film, Tony Scott, Trailblazer

Tony Scott, Trailblazer

OK, so Jerry Bruckheimer and Tony Scott were asking for it by naming their latest mega-production Dejà Vu. These dudes aren't exactly paragons of innovation, unless taking rhetorical hysteria to awesome new heights counts. As the opening credits roll —…
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Film, Keira Get Your Gun

Keira Get Your Gun

Her name is Domino Harvey, and she is a bounty hunter. If you've seen even one TV spot or theatrical trailer for Domino, you've heard that message ground into your brain like an annoying jingle. What you may not know…
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Starr Chamber

Enemy of the State Directed by Tony Scott. Written by David Marconi. Starring Will Smith, Gene Hackman, Jon Voight, and Loren Dean. Opens Friday, Nov. 20, at area theaters. Here we go again. Enemy of the State is Fascism in…
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Retrofitting Red Riding Hood

Freeway Directed by Matthew Bright. Starring Reese Witherspoon, Kiefer Sutherland, Amanda Plummer, Dan Hedaya, and Wolfgang Bodison. The Fan Directed by Tony Scott. Starring Robert De Niro and Wesley Snipes. Watching Reese Witherspoon incandesce in the role of a 16-year-old…
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