Tag Archive: Nuclear weapons

Haiku Review: RED 2 (2013)

red2Starring: Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker, Helen Mirren, Anthony Hopkins & Catherine Zeta-Jones
Written by Jon Hoeber & Erich Hoeber
Directed by Dean Parisot

A team of retired CIA operatives must track down a weapon of mass destruction that’s been hidden for decades.

Keep giving Helen
Mirren guns and camouflage,
I’ll keep paying you.

Grade: B-

By Daniel J. Hoag
RED 2 is playing now in theaters nationwide.


die hard 5Starring: Bruce Willis, Jai Courtney, Sebastian Koch, Mary Elizabeth Winstead & Yuliya Snigir
Written by Skip Woods
Directed by John Moore

John McClane travels to Russia where he and his estranged son attempt to foil a nuclear weapons heist.

It’s a good day to
call it quits ’cause this franchise
is dying easy.

Grade: C

By Daniel J. Hoag
A Good Day to Die Hard is playing now in theaters nationwide.

Starring: Sacha Baron Cohen, Anna Faris, Ben Kingsley & Jason Mantzoukas
Screenplay by Sacha Baron Cohen & Alec Berg & David Mandel & Jeff Schaffer
Directed by Larry Charles

When a cruel African dictator is usurped by a conniving advisor with a body double, he must befriend a liberal activist in order to reclaim his position and ensure his country is not turned into a democracy and subsequently exploited by oil companies.

Cohen’s bag of tricks
is lighter, but he still has
some cards up his sleeve.

Grade: B

By Daniel J. Hoag
The Dictator is now playing in theaters nationwide.


Starring: Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Paula Patton & Michael Nyqvist
Written by Josh Appelbaum & André Nemec
Directed by Brad Bird

Ethan Hunt and his IMF team must go rogue to stop a Swedish terrorist after they are framed for bombing the Kremlin.

Brad Bird performs the
impossible: making us
forget we hate Cruise.

Grade: A-

By Daniel J. Hoag
Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol is now playing in theaters nationwide.