By 2001, Denzel Washington had become a crime thriller staple in films like Fallen and The Bone Collector and one of Hollywood’s most-rooted-for protagonists in films like The Hurricane and Remember the Titans. In Training Day, however, Denzel crossed over to the dark side as a corrupt cop in director Antoine Fuqua LA crime story. Partnered with Ethan Hawke’s rookie detective on their worst day ever, Denzel’s performance scored him a dark horse Oscar win for Best Actor. But does the film earn its stripes or should you only watch it if someone puts a gun to your head? MovieDude Eric, Kent, and Jonolobster hit the streets to investigate.
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Arthouse Summer: Hamilton
Posted July 31st, 2020 -
In 2019, Walt Disney Studios purchased the rights to distribute the filmed stage production of the groundbreaking Broadway musical Hamilton with plans for a theatrical release in late 2021. Then came the ...
Arthouse Summer: Hot Fuzz
Posted July 23rd, 2020 -
In 2007, director Edgar Wright released the follow-up to his international hit Shaun of the Dead with Hot Fuzz, a buddy cop/serial killer horror/comedy starring Simon Pegg (who also co-wrote with Wright) ...
Arthouse Summer: Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
Posted July 16th, 2020 -
In 1987, decades before the concept of shared universes and multi-licensing deals would be considered a norm, producer Steven Spielberg and director Robert Zemeckis re-teamed to push practically every ...
Arthouse Summer: Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow
Posted July 14th, 2020 -
By 2014, Tom Cruise was in a precarious situation in his career as he was rebounding from a troubled personal and professional crisis. Trying to keep the momentum of a couple of Box Office successes, he ...
Arthouse Summer: The Mummy (1999)
Posted July 3rd, 2020 -
In 1999, director Stephen Sommers began a partnership with Universal Studios to develop their long-dormant Universal Monsters franchise and reboot one of its least memorable installments; The Mummy. Gone ...
Posted June 30th, 2020 -
In 1995, Disney Studios was at the height of their animation renaissance after owning half the decade in family entertainment. But they had a surprise for audiences that no one had seen coming as their ...
The Lighthouse (2019)
Posted June 5th, 2020 -
Director Robert Eggers stormed into international acclaim with his debut film that looked at isolation, madness and paranoia. For his follow-up, The Lighthouse, Eggers swapped Colonial New England for ...
Fan/Art: State of the MCU
Posted June 3rd, 2020 -
2019 saw the end of a cinematic age as the Marvel Cinematic Universe finished its Phase Three / Infinity Saga, concluding story arcs set up over a decade in the making. While the MCU is intending to move ...