Text Size
   
New Movies
Latest DVD And BLU-RAY reviews
coraline 2009 movie review ANIMATED
Coraline  is a 2009 Animated film shot in stop motion voiced by  Dakota Fanning and  Teri Hatcher Read NEW Review
  The haunting in Connecticut  movie review
The haunting in Connecticut is a horror movie about a family that moves into a very haunted house. Read our movie review
Watchmen : movie review : 2009

Watchmen : 2009 A comic book comes to life in this truly Blockbuster of a film. Read our positive movie review

The International : movie review Clive Owens
The International stars Clive Owens and Naomi Watts as an Interpol and a Attorney who try to uncover an international conspiracy.  movie review
Confessions of a Shopaholic : movie review
Confessions of a Shopaholic : 2009: Romantic Comedy. Isn’t this every girls dream to live in New York and be covered head to toe in Gucci, Prada and Burberry and have on some Jimmy Choo's ? Read our movie review
 Slumdog Millionaire : movie review
Slumdog Millionaire won the 2008 academy award for best picture and Danny Boyle for best director. Read our movie review
Franklyn movie review |
Franklyn is a very interesting British 2009 Sci-Fi film about 4 people who live in two parallel worlds. movie review
Fanboys :: movie review

Fanboys 2009  In 1998 and 4 childhood friends  decide to drive thousands of miles to break into the Skywalker Ranch and steal a copy of Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. Read our movie review
 Choke comedy movie review 2008
Choke is a 2008 film based on a book by the same writer as Fight Club, Chuck Palahniuk and stars  Sam Rockwell, Anjelica Huston. read our  movie review
 
How to Lose Friends and Alienate People movie review
How to Lose Friends and Alienate People is a very funny2008 comedy with an all star cast including Simon Pegg, Kirsten Dunst, Jeff Bridges, Megan Fox . read our movie review
Wanted : movie review ,starring Angelina Jolie, Morgan Freeman, new dvd
Wanted is an action movie about a secret society of assassins    starring Angelina Jolie, Morgan Freeman We review it here
 
www.Brickthrewglass.com’s new Movie review of Australia 2008 starring, Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman

Australia is the story of an English noblewoman who travels to pre WW II Australia. Starring Hugh Jackman and Nicole Kidman Check out our review

 Seven Pounds : movie review new dvd releases
 Seven Pounds movie review 2008
 WALL-E : movie review Disney / Pixar
 WALL-E Great Pixar anamated film movie review 2008
 Get Smart : movie review
Get Smart Steve Carell and Anne Hathaway star in this funny 2008 Comedy based on the Old T.V. show movie review 2008
 Appaloosa : movie review 2008 dvd reviewed by matt willey

Appaloosa is one of the best westerns ever! movie review 2008

 

advertisement
Into_the_electric_mist_tommy_lee_jones.jpg

 about brickthrewglass

Brick threw glass is a Movie review website. Brick threw glass is a metaphor I made up for film, the BRICK is the anamorphic shot blocking, and GLASS is the camera lens , the word THREW is a play on words, should have been thru but, I used the words THREW. This website reviews and critics films in a different way,using humor it also tries to interject some of my technical knowledge of how films are created and made into the process.

 

image: titlte: no spoiler reviews
OK “We don’t do spoilers”; it’s my policy to be very vague about the story lines of the films I review here. I have always hated reading movie reviews that tell to much about a film. Entering a theater already having preconceived notions about the plot and / or the outcome of the film in the past have ruined the viewing experience for me,so this is why  these reviews are written this way . More info about our NO Spoiler Movie Review!

  Image: movie rating system

 

 

This is how this movie review website works; we have a 4 star movie review rating system for films and DVDs and BLU-ray disks with 4 out of 4 stars the best and one stars being really bad. We have added the 3.5 and 2.5 into our movie review ratings to make this website a little deeper and Adding to the the readers enjoyment ... More about our  4 STAR MOVIE REVIEW SYSTEM


 

The Taking of Pelham 123 : movie review PDF Print E-mail
Written by Film critic : Matt Willey : Movie Reviews Dvd and Blu-ray Reviews   

movie review The Taking of Pelham 123
The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 Is a New thriller starring Denzel Washington and John Travolta directed by Tony Scott shot in the subways of New York City. The story starts as a man who calls himself "Ryder," (John Travolta) leads a band of thugs as they highjack a subway train and MTA dispatcher Walter Garber (Denzel Washington) who is Reluctantly forced to be the Lead negotiator.

movie review  The Taking of Pelham 123

 This Film is a remake of a 1974 movie of the same name and reworked to meet a new audience. With modern dialog and cell phones, laptop computers and of course the fact that 911 effects the city still, this film was a really fast pace based roughly on the old plot. There are some wild scenes in this movie of New York City as the Mayor, (James Gandolfini) agrees to pay a $10 million ransom and they try to get the money across the city to the subway station. If nothing else is worth the price of admission to see James Gandolfini, Tony Soprano  as mayor of New York it’s so cool.  Denzel Washington and John Travolta work wel together and their voices are what id cool to have to big name actors in a dialog driven story about two characters that interact over a radio on the subway car. This film was made for a younger audience and I think that those are ones that do go to the movies regularly.

movie review  The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3

 I think my fellow Critics just didn’t get that part of the puzzle, that  this film was made with the 17-27ish age group in mind, so it’s fast cuts and rough, realistic dialog.  What would a career family man with a Wife and kids and an ex-con straight out of prison talk like, what would the banter be? I think the writers nailed it dead on and the two main actors and Gandolfini included deliver the lines flawlessly. Also, the fact that this film has scenes filmed on the streets of New York to would in my opinion must have been a logistical nightmare and an undertaking that is in itself a commendable feat. This film also has some great editing and that’s often overlooked, editor Chris Lebenzon stitches together a compelling series of images that suck you in, and work well with the Music by Harry Gregson-Williams. This is a good film, not a great film and it overcomes a story that is antiquated, and turns it into a new and improved version that is engaging to watch.

better than average 2.5 put of 4 stars

 


Directed by Tony Scott
Produced by Tony Scott, Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Steve Tisch
Written by Screenplay: Brian Helgeland, David Koepp (uncredited),
Novel: Morton Freedgood
Starring Denzel Washington, John Travolta, James Gandolfini, Luis Guzman, John Turturro, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Frank Wood
Music by Harry Gregson-Williams
 Cinematography Tobias A. Schliessler
Editing by Chris Lebenzon
Studio Relativity Media, Scott Free Productions,Escape Artists
Distributed by Columbia Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
 
movie review website www.brickthrewglass.com
Home In theaters now more new movies The Taking of Pelham 123 review