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Buffalo's This Week in Movies, February 1, 2010

Posted: Feb 01, 2010

THE EDGE OF DARKNESS seems at first to be a carbon copy of last year’s Taken, but once you get into it, you come to realize it is a whole different story.

Mel Gibson is a tough Boston cop whose daughter is gunned down right in his front doorway early in the film, setting the wheels into motion for Mel to find his daughter’s killer or killers and settle the score.

Corporate greed, government conspiracies, corrupt politicians and one angry road warrior make this a winner in the field of action movies. Four Stars.

THE BOOK OF ELI is one fine movie. Going in, I was seriously concerned that it would be just another post-apocalyptic romp, nothing that hadn’t already been covered by The Road or 2012, or even classics like Mad Max and A Boy and His Dog (we love ya Harlan Ellison). Boy was I surprised.

Denzel Washington goes all Wesley Snipes/Blade as the character Eli, a man who has been walking for 30 years toward the west coast because God told him to carry one of the last remaining copies of The King James Bible out there. Of course, I still think that even walking on foot it wouldn’t take 30 years to get there, but what do I know.

Along the journey we learn quite a bit about this chosen one, who takes on five armed assailants by himself as a prelude to his wiping out dozens of attackers in an old west style bar somewhere in the desert. He's one tough guy to be so peaceful.

He is trailed by a power seeking tyrant (Gary Oldman) and teams up with a new friend (Mila Kunis) and it just seems everyone is trying to stop Eli from meeting his destiny. It’s a great character and a good story. A five star film.

LEGION, yet another post apocalyptic movie, is quite a bit lighter. Dennis Quaid is among the actors who turn in very good performances in this tale of good vs. good.

The Arch Angel Michael is commanded by God to return to earth and wipe out all of humanity, but Michael feels like there is still hope for mankind. After a bloody scene where he chops off his wings and sews up his own wounds, Michael ends up at a desert diner and gas station where he encounters a handful of people holed up and fighting off these human zombies. (God’s new way of wiping out mankind.)

Lots of gun fighting, a pregnant girl whose baby is to be the only hope for the human race, and Lucas Black (Sling Blade) the Alabama born actor with the most pronounced southern accent in Hollywood.

It’s a fun flick, I give it three and a half out of five stars.

Meryl Streep, Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin star in this hilarious baby boomer love triangle film. Seriously, I haven’t laughed so much in a while.

I came to realize during this movie that Meryl Streep is still as drop dead gorgeous as ever, and I still maintain that she is one of the most versatile and talented actresses of our time. Of course Steve Martin was good, although very toned down with this character. Alec Baldwin really impressed me in this one. He was so... so... real.

A great supporting cast and an absolutely hilarious script make this one a must for baby boomer date night. Four and one half stars.

Keep it Real. Keep it Southern.


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coconut1955 says...

Book of eli is one of the best movies in years. As a christian it speaks to me.

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