Tag Archive: Investigation


reacherStarring: Tom Cruise, Rosamund Pike, Richard Jenkins, Werner Herzog, David Oyelowo, Robert Duvall, Jai Courtney & Michael Raymond-James
Written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie

An ex-military investigator is called in to uncover the truth behind a sniper shooting.


As the six-foot-five
brute of the books, Cruise comes up
(literally) short.

Grade: C


c2013
By Daniel J. Hoag
Jack Reacher is now available on Blu-ray and DVD.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0790724/?ref_=sr_1

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awakeningStarring: Rebecca Hall, Dominic West & Imelda Staunton
Screenplay by Stephen Volk and Nick Murphy
Directed by Nick Murphy

A woman who debunks supernatural hoaxes is called upon to investigate a ghost that allegedly haunts a boarding school.


I say ghosts are just
what you need to keep a school
full of brats in line.

Grade: B-


c2013
By Daniel J. Hoag
The Awakening is available now on Blu-ray and DVD.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1687901/?ref_=fn_al_tt_5

Haiku Review: Flight (2012)

Starring: Denzel Washington, Bruce Greenwood, Don Cheadle, John Goodman & Nadine Velazquez
Written by John Gatins
Directed by Robert Zemeckis

An airline pilot manages to avoid a catastrophic crash when his plane malfunctions, but the investigation into the incident becomes complicated when it’s revealed that he struggles with alcohol and drugs.


Christ, Zemeckis, why
have you been f@#$ing ’round with
cartoons for twelve years?

Grade: A-


c2012
By Daniel J. Hoag
Flight is now playing in theaters nationwide.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1907668/

Based on the best-selling book by Stieg Larsson, David Fincher’s highly-anticipated adaptation of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo has just opened in theaters. But before Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara inhabited the beloved characters of Mikael Blomkvist and Lisbeth Salander, there was a 2009 adaptation of the novel in the author’s native Sweden starring rising star Noomi Rapace (Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows). So which movie is better? Is the latest film worth the price of admission, or will fans of the the Swedish original want to stay away? The Haiku Review presents its latest Remake Spotlight to help viewers determine which Tattoo is worth the money. Continue reading