Everest: Human Courage, Human Frailty

Review of Everest, Directed by Baltasar KormákurEverest, like the award-winning 2013 film Gravity, is a movie about human courage and frailty in the face of nature’s crushing power. Pro tip for either film: See it in IMAX.Everest is based on the true story of the 1996 climbing disaster recorded by journalist Jon Krakauer in his book, Into Thin Air. Krakauer, played by Michael Kelly, joins a company of climbers who have paid Adventure Consultants a small fortune to help them climb the world’s … [Read more...]

2 Guns and Lots of Swag

Review of 2 Guns, Directed by Baltasar KormakurBy ANDREW COLLINSBetween Man on Fire, Shooter and your favorite buddy comedy, there’s a good chance you’ve already seen 2 Guns, the new summer action flick from director Baltasar Kormakur. Ecclesiastes’ ancient adage that there’s nothing new under the sun certainly applies to all films, but some—like this one—are more unoriginal than others.The film opens with powerhouse stars Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg rolling into a small south … [Read more...]