The Hurt Locker

Dan Movie Reviews

The Iraq War can be a rather contentious subject for a film, especially with Hollywood’s typical anti-war approach, which has consistently failed at the box office.  So it was refreshing when a film not only tried to take an apolitical approach to the war, but really focused on a group of men who are fighting a unique aspect of it.  Following a U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) team, The Hurt Locker is a tense film from beginning to end, …

K-19: The Widowmaker

Dan Movie Reviews

Headed back on over to The Grove tonight to see Kathryn Bigelow‘s latest flick, K-19: The Widowmaker. Convinced that it was gonna be a mildly amusing submarine drama with Harrison Ford spouting an awful Russian accent (as evidenced by the trailer), I gotta say I was going in with less than optimistic expectations. As a result, I was completely blindsided by this film. Ford’s accent doesn’t become an issue after the first 10 minutes, and for the next two hours, …