Don’t rent: J. Edgar
For a film about a man that tightly controlled his message, J. Edgar doesn’t really know what it’s trying to say.
Clint Eastwood’s latest directorial effort has us travelling back and forth through the life of J. Edgar Hoover (Leonardo DiCaprio), the controversial and mysterious former director of the FBI. The film spans 50 years, following his rise from a twenty-something Justice Department employee obsessed with Bolsheviks and bomb-loving radicals to his fastidious creation and dictatorship of the Bureau.
Don’t even rent: Tower Heist
Despite an all-star cast of Eddie Murphy, Ben Stiller, Matthew Broderick, Casey Affleck, Alan Alda, Téa Leoni, Michael Peña and Gabourey Sidibe, this “comedy” (if you can call it that) completely failed to deliver. It came with way too much hype that it couldn’t live up to, flaunting its big names and promising to be hilarious. (Sound familiar? Cough–Rush Hour 3–cough. Sorry, Ratner.)