Friday, October 31, 2014
YOLO COUNTY NEWS
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‘Olympus Has Fallen': If only it were so

‘Olympus Has Fallen’ 1.5 stars Starring: Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Rick Yune, Angela Bassett, Melissa Leo, Finley Jacobsen, Ashley Judd, Radha Mitchell, Dylan McDermott Rating: R, for strong violence and plenty of profanity Terrorism ‘thriller’ is loud, vicious and offensively stupid By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic An “exhortation to tweet,” handed to […]

‘Zero Dark Thirty': The ultimate manhunt

“Zero Dark Thirty” 4.5 stars Starring: Jessica Chastain, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler, Jennifer Ehle, Mark Strong, Joel Edgerton, Chris Pratt, James Gandolfini Rating: R, for considerable violence, torture and profanity Strong acting highlights this fact-based account of the CIA’s search for Osama bin Laden By Derrick Bang Enterprise film critic Osama bin Laden was executed […]

‘Alex Cross': Impossible to bear

“Alex Cross” 2 stars Starring: Tyler Perry, Matthew Fox, Edward Burns, Rachel Nichols, Cicely Tyson, Carmen Ejogo, John C. McGinley, Jean Reno Rating: PG-13, and somewhat generously, for considerable nasty violence, disturbing images, profanity, sexual content, drug references and nudity Popular book series is ill-served by vicious, noisy action flick By Derrick Bang Enterprise film […]

Taken 2: Familiarity breeds ennui

“Taken 2″ Three stars Starring: Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Famke Janssen, Rade Serbedzija, Luke Grimes, Leland Orser, Jon Gries, D.B. Sweeney Rating: PG-13, for relentless violence and action I often lament the market-driven ubiquity of sequels, many (most?) of which not only fail to live up to their predecessors, but often taint those happy memories. […]