8 Apr
Saoirse Ronan kicks a lot of ass... and that's about it

Madman Mundt and the Elf breakdown Joe Wright’s latest, Hanna. The film is out today, April 8. The Elf It’s like The Bourne Identity with a pre-teen girl. At least, that’s what Hanna was on the page. On the screen? Not so much. I first read David Farr’s script a little over two years ago […]


14 Jan
Hanna film trailer

The film Hanna centers around a teenage assassin played by Saoirse Ronan (Atonement, The Lovely Bones), who has been trained in the killing arts by her father (Eric Bana), an an ex-CIA agent, in the wilds of Finland. Apparently her father sends her on a mission and the poop hits the proverbial fan… all set to […]


9 Dec
Peter Jackson returns to his narrative roots

It’s nice to see Peter Jackson going back to his roots, in a way, and directing a film that’s closer to Heavenly Creatures than to his recent big budget extravaganzas (awesome as they are — except King Kong, let’s just sweep that one under the rug shall we?). The Lovely Bones, like Heavenly Creatures, is […]