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‘Intensive Care’ Has One Not-So-Secret Weapon
10 months ago

‘Intensive Care’ Has One Not-So-Secret Weapon

Low-budget movies can cut plenty of corners and still entertain. 

“Intensive Care” falls awkwardly into that camp, with some blockbuster-sized reservations.

It’s shrewd enough not to overstay its welcome, clocking …
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HiT Movie Review: ‘Furious 7’
5 years ago

HiT Movie Review: ‘Furious 7’

Don’t take that the wrong way. The new “Furious 7” isn’t a bad movie, nor is the franchise running on fumes (engine metaphor alert!).

Instead, the seventh installment embraces its …
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HiT DVD Review: ‘John Doe Vigilante’
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5 years ago

HiT DVD Review: ‘John Doe Vigilante’

The film, which hits home video April 14, revisits the ethical Rubik’s Cube left by the modern vigilante, particularly when the worst of the worst go free. Yet the answers …
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Five Lessons from ‘Furious 7’s’ Box Office Bonanza
5 years ago

Five Lessons from ‘Furious 7’s’ Box Office Bonanza

Yet the sequel’s gargantuan haul – $147.2 million domestically – still took some by surprise.

After all, a franchise that started as a Velveeta cheese-worthy romp is suddenly more dominant …
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HiT Blu-ray Review: ‘Wild Card’
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5 years ago

HiT Blu-ray Review: ‘Wild Card’

It’s an opportune moment for critics of “Wild Card” to poke fun at Statham’s latest outing, out March 31 on home video and available digitally now.

However, for those able to get …
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HiT Movie Review: ‘The Gunman’
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5 years ago

HiT Movie Review: ‘The Gunman’

Penn is targeting aging action hero status with “The Gunman,” directed by the man who gave Neeson his “Taken” boost: Pierre Morel. That means Penn, 54, will save the day, …
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HiT Movie Review: ‘Beyond the Mask’
5 years ago

HiT Movie Review: ‘Beyond the Mask’

The Christian film scene is growing rapidly, allowing for pointed satire (“Believe Me“), straightforward horror (“The Remaining”) and screwball comedy (“Moms’ Night Out”).

How about historical fiction with a dash …
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Sean Penn Shoots Mouth Off, Latest Film Tanks
5 years ago

Sean Penn Shoots Mouth Off, Latest Film Tanks

Penn’s new film, “The Gunman,” is expected to pull in less than $6 million in its opening frame, a far cry from what a typical Neeson movie hauls in. It’s also …
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5 Actors Who Should Go the Full Liam Neeson
5 years ago

5 Actors Who Should Go the Full Liam Neeson

The Oscar winner’s new film, “The Gunman,” opens Friday. One peek at both the trailer and the film’s director (“Taken’s” Pierre Morel) makes it clear what’s at stake. Penn could have …
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Hit Rewind: ‘The Boondock Saints’ (1999)
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5 years ago

Hit Rewind: ‘The Boondock Saints’ (1999)

They yell about promises of vigilantism as the camera sweeps around the room gathering memorable images that would make any producer yearn for merchandising rights. The scene ends with an …
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