Maxim's Movie Reviews and Opinions Blog

Honest independent fun-to-read movie reviews and opinions

 

Review: Body of Lies (2008) R 128min

October 12th, 2008 · 5 Comments

Body of Lies (2008) R

This spy/action flick is directed by Ridley Scott (American Gangster (2007), Num3rs, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007), Kingdom of Heaven (2005), Matchstick Men (2003), Black Hawk Down (2001)). It’s based on Washington Post [...]

[Read more →]

Tags: Action · Drama · Movies · Thrillers/Suspense · USA

Foyle’s War (2002-2008) TV-PG

September 8th, 2008 · No Comments

Foyle’s War (2002-2008)

“Foyle’s War” is British TV drama series that marry history of World War II and detective mystery.
The plot: English Channel is the only thing that separates Britain from the Nazi invasion. In a small town of Hastings in the vulnerable Southern [...]

[Read more →]

Tags: DVD · Detective/Mistery · Drama · Foreign · Movies · Mystery · TV · UK

Review: Get Smart (2008) PG-13 111min

June 20th, 2008 · 6 Comments

Get Smart (2008) PG-13 111min

Director Peter Segal (Nutty Professor II, 50 First Dates) revived flopped spy-spoof TV series from the 60s and 1995 as a feature film based on characters created by Mel Brooks and Buck Henry. Starring Steve Carell, Anne Hathaway, Dwayne [...]

[Read more →]

Tags: Action · Comedy · Crime/Gangster · Movies

Review: “Get Smart” (1995) NR 2hrs 38min

June 5th, 2008 · 1 Comment

“Get Smart” (1995) NR 2hrs 38min

This is an Emmy-winning follow-up to 1965 spy genre spoof TV series conceived by Mel Brooks and Buck Henry.
The plot: In the government organization known as CONTROL, Chief Maxwell Smart (Don Adams) and his seductive sidekick Agent 99 (Barbara Feldon) must [...]

[Read more →]

Tags: Comedy · DVD · Movies · Serial Films · TV · USA

Review of “Elizabeth: The Golden Age” (2007) PG-13 113min

April 23rd, 2008 · 1 Comment

This is the sequel to 1998 Oscar-winning drama “Elizabeth”, also directed by Shekhar Kapur (The Four Feathers) starring Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush, Clive Owen and Samantha Morton.
The plot: The original 1998 movie left us in 1555. The “Golden Age” picks up the story [...]

[Read more →]

Tags: Biographical · DVD · Drama · Epics/Historical · Movies

Review of “Enemy of the State” (1998) R 140min

April 14th, 2008 · No Comments

Enemy of the State (1998) DVD

Ridley Scott’s brother Tony directed this action flick starring Will Smith, Jon Voight, Gene Hackman, Lisa Bonet, Jack Black, Gabriel Byrne, and . He’s also known for producing series Numb3rs and The Company and films like Assassination of [...]

[Read more →]

Tags: Action · DVD · Drama · Movies · Thrillers/Suspense · USA

The Good Shepherd (2006) R 161 min

October 23rd, 2007 · 1 Comment

This is the story of creation of CIA through the eyes of one of the agents, who through his loyalty and patriotism quickly raises to the top. Directed by Robert De Niro, his first attempt at directing since 1993 A Bronx Tale, and starring Matt Damon, Angelina Jolie, Alec Baldwin, John Torturro, De Niro himself, Joe Pesci and others. In the end his limitless loyalty and blind patriotism destroyed his life and his family.

[Read more →]

Tags: DVD · Drama · Movies

The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) PR-13 112min

August 5th, 2007 · 4 Comments

The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)

We tried to get into the theater for an 8PM show, but it was sold out so we had a dinner and went for a 10PM show, which already was forming a line outside the theater. After waiting anxiously through [...]

[Read more →]

Tags: Action · Drama · Movies · Thrillers/Suspense