Furious 7 has demolished all expectations at the box-office this month. After taking in nearly $150 million in its opening weekend, it is set to surpass $300 million this coming weekend. And that’s just in the U.S. Between that and the expected success of the May 15th release of Mad Max: Fury Road, 2015 is shaping up to be a banner year for films featuring insanely ridiculous, death-defying car chases.
Last month we featured Man of Steel for our moral dilemma dialogue. We figured this month, since they’ll soon be staring side-by-side, we would give Batman some time in the spotlight as we examine a particular dilemma presented in The Dark Knight. Continue Reading
Review by Gene
The star power present in this film alone should make this movie nearly a household name to any good student of film history. Couple that with the typical drama of any gangster story worth it’s salt and you’ve got the makings of a great one. Kevin Costner stars in this 1987 release of the 1959 original as Eliot Ness, a federal agent of the treasury department determined to bring down Chicago crime boss Al Capone, played by (who else) Robert De Niro. Set in (when else) 1930 prohibition era in (where else) Chicago, there is as much star-power as fire-power in this movie. Sean Connery (Jim Malone) and Andy Garcia (George Stone) join Costner and De Niro along with the familiar faces of Billy Drago, Charles Martin Smith, Patricia Clarkson and Brad Sullivan.