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* Movies: Kiss the Girls – starring Morgan Freeman & Ashley Judd

Posted by the editors on Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Movies: Kiss the Girls (1997)  Directed by Gary Fleder, starring Morgan FreemanAshley Judd, with a screenplay by David Klass based on the novel Kiss the Girls by James Patterson.  Morgan Freeman is excellent in his portrayal of a police forensic psychologist detective, full of calm, effective determination and Ashley Judd, as a surgeon, is vibrant, complex and very good, indeed.  Unfortunately, Freeman and Judd are the only two positive points in Kiss the Girls, an overly complicated thriller, with clear overtones of The Silence of the Lambs.  With poor acting on the part of the rest of the cast, and a poorly written screenplay with a prominent lack of character development, Kiss the Girls received a largely negative critical reception.  Nevertheless, for fans of Morgan Freeman and Ashley Judd, Kiss the Girls may be worth watching, though it leaves one wishing that the film around them was worthy of their participation. (PR)

See our post on the film Invictus, starring Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon.

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The Game

Posted by the editors on Sunday, 25 September 2011

The Game (1997)(DVD) Directed by David Fincher (Alien 3 (1992), Seven (1995), Fight Club (1999), The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), The Social Network (2010), The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)!), starring Michael Douglas (Traffic (2000), King of California (2007), Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010), Haywire (2012, in post-production, and, of course, Wall Street (1987) and many others)Sean Penn (Mystic River (2003), Milk (2008), and many others)Deborah Kara Unger (Crash (1996), White Noise (2005), 88 Minutes (2008) and others.  The Game, called a “neo-noir psychological thriller film”, was directed by Fincher immediately following his excellent film Seven (starring Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Morgan Freeman) and is, in fact, a twisty, thrilling, visually rich ride.  Michael Douglas is just perfect, and, as Roger Ebert has said, ” He can play smart, he can play cold, and he can play angry. He is also subtle enough that he never arrives at an emotional plateau before the film does, and never overplays the process of his inner change”.  Entertaining and edgy. (PR)

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Invictus

Posted by the editors on Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Invictus, directed by Clint Eastwood, theatrical release poster

Invictus (2009)(DVD)  Directed by Clint Eastwood (Unforgiven (1992), Mystic River (2003) Million Dollar Baby (2004), Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)), starring Morgan Freeman, Matt Damon and others.  Invictus, a biographical/sports drama set in post-apartheid South Africa prior to, and during, the 1995 Rugby World Cup, though perhaps moving, and rightly so, and with Eastwood’s characteristic fine attention to detail, not to mention rather good performances, of course, by Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon, nevertheless leaves one a little disappointed.  Perhaps it’s only due to the heavy-handed use of “inspirational” music. (PR)

See our post on the film The Informant! starring Matt Damon.

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