Shut In: Movie Man Jackson

Naomi Watts and bathtubs simply do…not…mix. Psychologist Mary Portman (Naomi Watts) is under a lot of stress. Six months earlier, she lost her husband in a car crash, and her stepson Stephen (Charlie Heaton) is now comatose from the same accident, confined to a wheelchair. She’s thinking about sending him away to specialized care. Adding […]

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The Perfect Guy: Movie Man Jackson

“Who knows…he could be the perfect guy.” If he has eyes like Michael Ealy, I too would think he could be The Perfect Guy. Leah Vaughn (Sanaa Lathan) appears to have it all: Being a key cog as a lobbyist for a big-time company, a beautiful home, and a handsome boyfriend, Dave King (Morris Chestnut). The […]

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The Gift: Movie Man Jackson

“I believe a lot of the good can come from the bad.” Simon says stop sending us gifts. By moving to California from Chicago, married couple Simon (Jason Bateman), and Robyn (Rebecca Hall) are ready to start a new life. Simon has secured a great promotion working for a billionaire company, and the hope is that […]

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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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Play Misty for Me: Movie Man Jackson

“Al, you ever find yourself being completely smothered by somebody?” Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. The famous statement/altered quote may be slightly misogynistic, but 1971’s Play Misty for Me totally captures its meaning. Dave Garver, played by Clint Eastwood, is a super cool, suave, and gravel-voiced late night radio jockey in Carmel, California. He […]

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Deep Cover: Movie Man Jackson

“Being a cop was never this easy.” How deep is too deep? The 1992 crime thriller Deep Cover examines this. It is narrated by Laurence (then billed as Larry) Fishburne. At a young age, Russell Stevens (Fishburne) witnessed his alcoholic, drug induced father die right in front of him. He vows to never let this happen […]

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