A Week In Film #379: ALL NEW (even the old ones)

Company Business title screen
Company Business
Less than the sum of its parts, with ex-CIA guy Gene Hackman babysitting captured KGB mole Mikhail Baryshnikov to a prisoner exchange; it doesn’t go off happily. Not Nicholas Meyer’s best work.

Fury title screen
Angry tank man Brad Pitt leads his men (Shia Laboeuf, Jon Bernthal, Michael Peña and newbie Logan Lerman) into action against SS panzers late in WW2. Solid big budget genre stuff from David Ayer.

John Wick title screen
John Wick
Widowed ex-hitman Keanu Reeves take on some bad guys. Stylish and CGI-resistant action thriller from Chad Stahelski and David Leith.

Spotlight title screen
Old fashioned newspapermen-fighting-for-justice tales, but with management buy-outs and constant cut-backs. With Mark Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams and Liev Schreiber, directed by Tom McCarthy.

Pompeii title screen
Rather boring historical disaster movie – sort of Titanic with lava. Kit Harington and Emily Browning are the cross-class romantics, Adele Akinnuoye-Agbalje the noble gladiator, Kiefer Sutherland the Roman baddie. Directed by Paul WS Anderson.

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