Posts Tagged ‘Russell Crow’

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

"I like to build the ships in the bottles while the bottle is still full. It's more sporting that way."While there’s some rum, and a little bit of the lash, 2003’s Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World has more of syllables than of sodomy. Not that I’m complaining, mind you, but when you’re dealing with an historical drama where life in the Napoleonic War-era British Navy is integral to the storyline, the least you can do is to not make a liar out of Sir Winston Churchill. After all, it isn’t unusual for movies like this to feature scenes where the poopdeck is just lousy with seamen.

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Body of Lies

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

Body of LiesIf there’s one thing that Ridley Scott is able to do, it’s make a movie that looks really, really good. Body of Lies is a well-paced, well-acted spooks-and-spies thriller, but without the whole Ridley look it would just be Syriana-lite. (more…)