As soon as this continuation of the Bourne films was announced it was much debated how the story would continue on without the title character involved. Then with Jeremy Renner eventually attached it seemed like there was nothing to worry about; it just turns out we may have been looking in the wrong place for where this could all go wrong. [Read more...]
For those of you not keeping track we are about to enter the second half of the year, full of just as many exciting things as the first half. So far some entries have disappointed, some have surprised, and some have lived up to and surpassed expectations so far, so lets keep our fingers crossed that there will be more of the latter options in the months to come. So what are you excited for? Let’s give you some options to consider with this list of what the writers of HST can’t wait for. [Read more...]
Hello internet perusers! We are back with round 2 of the four part year break down of things to come. Between April and June, the writers on HST have plenty that we are looking forward to in movies, music, and games,, and we want to share them with you. No, none of these are April Fool’s jokes. Zac is actually really excited to see a movie about male strippers. [Read more...]
With Robert De Niro and Edward Norton’s names resting comfortably atop the title of the film on the poster one would think that nothing could go wrong in Stone. Turns out choice acting doesn’t always make perfection. Instead the film still manages to sink like a stone.
De Niro plays Jack Mabry, a parole officer who is soon to retire. Before he can leave he has one last case to consider, that of a man named Stone who is in prison for his part in a horrible crime years ago. In order to get out on parole early Stone must convince Mabry that he has come to the right side of the law while behind bars and will no longer be a danger when released back into the world.
The films main story line revolves around the manipulation and relationship of three key figures. As the man who seems to hold the power in this battle, De Niro perches behind his desk, gavel in hand and at the ready to come crashing down to prevent Stone from getting out on early parole. [Read more...]
Ed Norton’s latest is a brutal dirty cop drama that never really settles into itself and can be a bit all over the place, yet remains entertaining for the most part.
Ray Tierney (Ed Norton) comes from a family of cops, but is kind of the outsider of his family at this point and juncture. His dad, Francis Sr. (Jon Voight), is a big wig in the NYC police system with his son Francis (Noah Emmerich) is Chief of a precinct where, their son/brother in law Jimmy Egan (Colin Farrell) is currently a patrol man. Jimmy might be biting off a bit more than he can chew though, after he becomes under suspicions of Ray who takes over a Task Force that is investigating the death of 4 cops in a drug blood bath.
Ray spends the film tracking down, Angel Tezo, the lone escapee of the drug bust gone bad, and as Ray gets closer he finds out less and less that he wants to hear. Jimmy on the other hand is trying to cover up his tracks and finish the deal that went bad with Tezo under the threat of his partner in the deal, a drug dealer, Casado. The viewer learns of Jimmy’s corruptions from the get go, but how deep things go is slowly uncovered with Ray’s investigation. [Read more...]
Edward Norton stars in the “reboot” of the Hulk franchise and is a solid second effort from Marvel Studios working as an independent studio.
Now, to add some background for my take on this film, I was a fan of Ang Lee’s Hulk. The action was awesome, crazy, and a bit over the top, but it worked. I also thought the Betty/Banner relationship was handled well and that both Eric Bana and Jenifer Connelly did excellent jobs. I will say the ending was a bit, ‘what the fuck’, the Hulk dogs a bit much, and the death of Josh Lucas’ character was terrible, but outside that I thought it did an alright job, especially once the Hulk is running around for the last 30 minutes or so. [Read more...]