Tag Archive: Virgins

Haiku Review: The Sessions (2012)

Starring: John Hawkes, Helen Hunt & William H. Macy
Written and directed by Ben Lewin

The true story of journalist and poet Mark O’Brien, who spent most of his life in an iron lung after contracting polio at an early age, and who, at age 38, sought to lose his virginity with the help of a sex surrogate.

Hawkes earns Oscar nod
lying still while Helen Hunt
gets naked. Tough job.

Grade: B+

By Daniel J. Hoag
The Sessions is playing now in select cities.

Starring: Henry Cavill, Stephen Dorff, Freida Pinto, John Hurt & Mickey Rourke
Written by Charles Parlapanides & Vlas Parlapanides
Directed by Tarsem Singh Dhandwar

Based on Greek mythology, the young warrior Theseus is chosen by the gods of Mount Olympus to thwart evil King Hyperion’s plan to obtain a magical bow that can release the Titans, elder gods who will bring death and destruction to heaven and earth alike.

The plot is a myth
but Rourke and the visuals
are legendary.

Grade: B-

By Daniel J. Hoag
Immortals is available on Blu-ray and DVD today.