Tag: Mickey Rourke

Do Superhero Movies Suck? Does It Matter?

Salon talks about Iron Man 2 and superhero movies in general.  Andrew O’Herir says Iron Man 2 doesn’t jump the shark, “it is the shark.” Matt Zoller Seitz says filmmakers take less chances with superhero movies than with zombie movies. Both agree Mickey Rourke’s Whiplash “has the right […]

They Were Explodable!

The Expendables. It’s hard to believe it’s real: Bruce Willis, Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Dolph Lundgren, Jet Li, Mickey Rourke, Jason Statham, Stone Cold Steve Austin and, presumably, drug lords are explodable and exploded.


It’s been just over a year since I became a partner in the Mayfair Theatre, Ottawa’s oldest operating cinema. We’ve shown a lot of films in that time (we average about 40 a month), and I’ve written the synopsis for almost every one.