actor: Ryan Phillippe

The Lincoln Lawyer

March 18, 2011
This is a mystery/suspense story that is better than some I have reviewed. Mick Haller (Matthew McConaughey) is an attorney who always charges the highest prices he can because, as he tells one client, "I don't work for nothing". He works almost all the time except for brief evenings or weekends [...]

MacGruber

May 21, 2010
This film is basically about a clueless soldier of fortune that is called back into action to stop the enemy who wants to bomb Washington, D.C. with nukes. His name is MacGruber (Will Forte) and this character apparently originated years ago on Saturday Night Live. Val Kilmer is quite good as the [...]

Stop Loss

March 28, 2008
There have always been stories of how servicemen adapt or try to adapt in returning home after serving their country in war. Some seem to do well while others struggle to leave the war behind and get on with their lives. "Stop Loss" not only captures that aspect of America's servicemen, but the [...]

Breach

February 16, 2007
Movies based on real people are showing up more frequently at the box office and this one in no exception. While it may be based on historical events, the writers focused on several questionable elements and character flaws in the film's main subject making the thematic elements a little too [...]

Flags of Our Fathers

October 20, 2006
As in most war epics filmed in our day, this is a bloody and graphic portrayal of the story behind the men who were in the famous photo taken on Mount Suribachi atop the island of Iwo Jima. It is unfortunate that director Eastwood chose to show with such graphic detail the maiming and wounding of [...]

Antitrust

January 12, 2001
In the ‘60s, Big Brother was the government and the youth of America had a growing paranoia that Big Brother was attempting to guide their every step. Now Big Bro is a multi-billion dollar computer geek. And the paranoia rages on. Not without some validity, I might add. While finding superb film [...]