Maxim's Movie Reviews and Opinions Blog

Honest independent fun-to-read movie reviews and opinions

 

Hot new DVD and Blu-Ray Releases this week (Nov 25, 2008)

November 24th, 2008 · No Comments

These movies and TV series come out on DVD and Blu-Ray disks the week of November 25, 2008:

Hancock
(2008) UR
Will Smith stars as Hancock, a down-and-out superhero forced to employ a PR expert, Ray Embrey (Jason Bateman), to help repair his image when the [...]

[Read more →]

Tags: Additional Articles · DVD · Movies

We Own The Night (2007) R 117min

November 5th, 2007 · No Comments

We Own The Night (2007)

Writer-director James Gray made a new variation of the same film he had done before: “Little Odessa” and “The Yards”, all about family members on different sides of the law, living in the immigrant communities of New York. The [...]

[Read more →]

Tags: Crime/Gangster · Drama · Movies · Thrillers/Suspense

American Gangster (2007) R 157min

November 4th, 2007 · 6 Comments

This new classic in the gangster genre was directed by legendary director and producer Ridley Scott. Denzel Washington plays Manhattan drug-king-pin-turned-informer Frank Lucas, who was a driver, bodyguard and confidant for one of the Harlem’s crime bosses, and replaced him after boss died in the late 60s. Frank Lucas came up with a novel way to import and distribute heroin. Russel Crowe plays a NYPD officer Richie Roberts. Both men have something in common: each one are religeously following their ethical code, but on opposite sides of the law.
All performances were really strong, from main characters to every last supporting actor. Very entertaining film despite 2 hours 40 minutes run time. Soundtrack was awesome.

[Read more →]

Tags: Biographical · Crime/Gangster · Drama · Movies · Thrillers/Suspense

Satya (1998) 2h 51min

October 19th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Good memorable gangster drama from Bollywood. Could’ve been shorter though..

[Read more →]

Tags: Crime/Gangster · DVD · Drama · Foreign · India · Movies