Showing posts from February, 2013

Valentine's Day Movie Guide For Men

Valentine's Day is upon us, guys. If you haven't made grand plans or called ahead for reservations, it may be too late. You might have to stay in and curl up on the couch with your loved one. Not to fear, men, because I can guide you to the right movie to watch. Valentine's Day is like a cinematic landmine field for men who want to avoid getting stuck watching What To Expect When You're Expecting, or some other sappy girl movie like 27 Dresses.

At the same time, you don't want to be watching some testosterone drenched man flick like The Avengers, or Fast and Furious. Unless you want your girlfriend / wife to be mad at you. Chances are, though, if you're in a relationship that's successful, then you have enough sense not to even suggest a man movie like that, and enough sense to listen to me.

There are plenty of movies out there with wonderful love stories that are also not mind-numbingly terrible or boring. Before you get stuck watching The Notebook, take t…

Zero Dark Thirty

For a decade, an elite team of intelligence and military operatives, working in secret across the globe, devoted themselves to a single goal: to find and eliminate Osama bin Laden. Zero Dark Thirty reunites the Oscar winning team of director-producer Kathryn Bigelow and writer-producer Mark Boal (The Hurt Locker) for the story of history's greatest manhunt for the world's most dangerous man. -- (C) Official Site

Zero Dark Thirty is a remarkable movie. It's a fascinating tale of the pursuit and capture of Osama Bin Laden, complete with the raid of Bin Laden's compound.

Jessica Chastain plays a CIA / military operative named Maya who is determined to find Bin Laden. Chastain's performance is vivid and affecting as she watches a terrorist endure torture techniques. She's tough-as-nails, but also vulnerable at times.

There are some violent scenes, gritty language, and dark moments in Zero Dark Thirty. However, it is a solid, incredibly stable, and sober telling …