Review: The Gambler (2014)

2015/01/img_0148.jpg Mark Wahlberg’s fine and committed performance isn’t enough to save The Gambler – Rupert Wyatt’s remake of the 1970s crime drama – from being slight and dull. Literature professor and blackjack addict Jim Bennett (Wahlberg) is thousands of dollars in debt, turning to loan sharks for help after his wealthy mother (Jessica Lange) leaves him cold. But when he fails to pay back the loaned money, his position worsens further. Continue reading “Review: The Gambler (2014)”

Review: Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes (2011)

An origin story to Franklin J. Schaffner’s Planet Of The Apes, Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes centers on Will Rodman (James Franco). Rodman is a scientist at Gen-Sys, whose attempts to develop a cure for Alzheimer’s Syndrome have led him to experimentation on apes. When baby ape Caesar (Andy Serkis) is accidentally orphaned in one of these trials, Will takes him Continue reading “Review: Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes (2011)”