There are superhero movies, then there are the upper echelon of outstanding pieces of cinema, and The Dark Knight ($10) belongs in the latter. Directed by Christopher Nolan and starring Christian Bale, Aaron Eckhart and the late great Heath Ledger who picked up a posthumous Oscar for his role as the demonic joker, this movie ticks every box when it comes to creating a movie based on a superhero that even comic book fans want to see. Dark, brooding and returning to the roots of the Batman story where Gotham has a dark and seedy underbelly of crime and deprivation, The Dark Knight will help to erase the memory of the previous Batman movies that have fallen well short of the mark.
The 1980s were a great decade for some awesome movies, and a good example of this is 48 Hrs. ($8). Directed by Walter Hill and starring Nick Nolte, Eddie Murphy, and Annette O’Toole, this movie is a must-have for anyone who loves the comedy crime genre. 48 HRS. is about the unlikely pairing of a cop […]