Tag Archive for 'Scott Cooper'

‘Hostiles’ Are US (Movie Review)

You can easily label Hostiles as a revisionist western. Then again, it’s not as though any filmmakers try to make classic westerns anymore, what with the modern emphasis on morally questionable heroes and increased awareness of what certain films tend to glorify and the efforts to subvert certain expectations. So sure, Hostiles is another western […]


Johnny Depp “Steals” The Show In ‘Black Mass’ (Movie Review)

The following is public knowledge.  James Joseph “Whitey” Bulger, Jr., born on September 3, 1929, is a convicted murderer and a former organized crime boss of the Boston Irish mob crew known as the Winter Hill Gang.  US prosecutors indicted Bulger for 19 murders based on grand jury testimony.  Word is he was once an informant for the FBI too.  Bulger fled Boston and […]


Out Of The Furnace (Blu-ray Review)

Coming in late last year, with some small hopes at awards possibilities was Scott Cooper’s Out Of The Furnace.  The Crazy Heart director followed up his Oscar winning film with a gloom and doom tale regarding a family of mill workers in North Braddock and an underground illegal gambling fight scene.  The film surprisingly (in […]


‘Out of the Furnace’ Blu-ray Giveaway!!!

Now here’s a flick thai I am personally salivating to see having missed it in the theaters.  It’s a tale from Scott Cooper, the critically acclaimed writer and director of Crazy Heart, complete with a gripping and powerful drama about family, fate, circumstance and justice.  Who doesn’t love a tale like that?  It goes a little […]


Out of the Furnace Ignites on Blu-ray March 11th

Here’s a title I’m excited to check out since there was no press screening in my area.  All I know is from the trailers, things look intense here!  I did a little reading on the background of this production and whatnot so I’m eager to see the final product on the big screen, in my […]


Strong Performances Heat Up ‘Out Of The Furnace’ (Movie Review)

Seeing so many good actors in a film like Out of the Furnace, which does not suggest a huge budget was in place or that there was a long, labored production (I hear the shooting schedule was about a month), gives me the idea that a lot of people responded to the script and those […]