The Grey: Movie Man Jackson

“Live and die on this day. Live and die on this day.” As long as Liam Neeson is on one’s side, he or she has a puncher’s chance of surviving anything, and that anything includes a pack of ravenous wolves. In The Grey, Liam Neeson is Ottway, a skilled marksman/huntsman with personal demons whose job […]

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Facing Ali: Movie Man Jackson

“Never feel sorry for me. I’m great.” Some people are truly transcendent. Regardless of what they may make waves in, their personas and auras span across many areas. Cassius Clay, better known as legendary heavyweight boxer Muhammad Ali, was undisputably one of these people in his heyday. Facing Ali is a documentary focused on the […]

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Lolita: Movie Man Jackson

“I want you to live with me and die with me and everything with me!” Everyone gets sprung at some point. It is just a fact of life. But getting sprung on a 14 year old as an older middle aged man? That is not exactly normal. And this is the premise of Lolita, based […]

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Draft Day: Movie Man Jackson

“Every year, someone comes out of this looking like a donkey.” Being an Ohio resident since mid-2008 now, I have more or less adopted the hard luck Cleveland Browns as my second football team. So, seeing Draft Day not only accomplished my review mission, but also served as a potential feel good moment to Brownies […]

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Four Brothers: Movie Man Jackson

“You keep knocking on the devil’s door long enough and sooner or later someone’s gonna answer you.” Whether bound by blood or unconventionally, the bond between most brothers is unbreakable. In Four Brothers, Evelyn Mercer is a kind-hearted and warm elderly woman who has done a lot in her Detroit inner city community by helping to find […]

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The Recruit: Movie Man Jackson

“Nothing…is…what it seems.” If you can deceive, you can achieve in the CIA. The Recruit introduces us to James Clayton, played by Colin Farrell. James is a brilliant MIT student who is quite talented with computer programming. While at a career fair, James demonstrates his tech aptitude and catches the eye of a onlooker. Later […]

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Need for Speed: Movie Man Jackson

“We’ll settle this behind the wheel.” While the Fast and Furious franchise is still very profitable, it is in a small state of semi-flux with the unfortunate passing of Paul Walker, and it just feels like there are not many more left in the tank. Additionally, since the fourth installment the films have shifted their […]

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