Movie Of The Week

The Boxtrolls is the newest stop animation film, based on the novel Here be Monsters! from The Ratbridge Chronicles Volume 1 by Alan Snow, about a small boy raised in the sewers by friendly trolls.  From the company that brought you ParaNorman and Coraline.

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  • A Walk Among the Tombstones is a new eerie crime thriller based on a novel of the same name by Lawrence Block from 1992.  The movie stars Liam Neeson (A Million Ways to Die in the West, Batman Begins, and Clash of the Titans) as a retired NYPD officer, who leaves the police force after the accidental death of young girl during a robbery to become an unregistered private investigator.  This seems just like every other recent role for Liam where he gets to run around town shooting and throttling every bad guy that crosses his path; similar to Taken, Taken 2, and Non-Stop, but in fact you’d be wrong.  Now just to be fair, he is still a stunted and withdrawn has-been of his former profession just like in Taken and Non-Stop, so I am not calling this typecasting or stereotyping, but every Irish American in the states does not have to be a law enforcement officer or an alcoholic.  I’m just saying.  But in this case, Liam is an ex-police officer and an eight year recovering alcoholic who gets drawn into a kidnapping by one of his Alcoholic Anonymous associates.

  • The November Man is a series of novels by the late Bill Granger, who passed in 2012.  Before Bill’s stroke in 2000, he had written for The Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, and The L.A. Times; but recently his work was rediscovered for a Hollywood blockbuster, starring Pierce Brosnan (The Ghost, Mamma Mia!, and James Bond’s Die Another Day).  The November Man film is actually based on Bill’s 9th novel in the series, There Are No Spies (1987); instead of the 1st novel of the same name that was published in 1979.  What’s great is that this is Brosnan’s first action spy thriller since playing the infamous 007 British agent James Bond from 1995-2002.  And to make the James Bond world just a little bit smaller, Brosnan’s costar Olga Kurylenko (Vampire Academy, Oblivion, and Seven Psychopaths) played a Bond girl in 2008’s Quantum of Solace opposite the current James Bond, Daniel Craig.  Now if you think that I think that this movie was just like every other James Bond movie, then you are only 50% correct.