James Helsby

LRE #36: Independence Day

LRE #36: Independence Day

Little Red Envelope In my mailbox this week: Independence Day Release Year: 1996 Staring: Will Smith, Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Mary McDonnell Who hasn’t seen Independence Day… But have you seen it in… HD?

 James Helsby

LRE #35: Unstoppable

LRE #35: Unstoppable

Little Red Envelope In my mailbox this week: Unstoppable Release Year: 2010 Staring: Denzel Washington, Chris Pine, Rosario Dawson, Ethan Suplee ‘Inspired by true events’; The open words of a film that I pretty much dismissed before having even seen it. Now, I have egg on my face. It was actually a lot of fun.

 James Helsby

LRE #33: The Last Airbender

LRE #33: The Last Airbender

Little Red Envelope In my mailbox this week: The Last Airbender Release Year: 2010 Staring: Noah Ringer, Nicola Peltz, Jackson Rathbone One of the most popular US animation series of the last decade gets turned into a major motion picture. Directed by M. Night Shyamalan, it has an amazing twist; It Sucks Balls.

 James Helsby

LRE #32: Babylon 5 Season 1

LRE #32: Babylon 5 Season 1

Little Red Envelope In my mailbox this week: Babylon 5 Season 1 Release Year: 1994 Staring: Bruce Boxleitner, Michael O’Hare, Jerry Doyle, Mira Furlan I can’t believe it’s been basically 17 years since Babylon 5 came out, and I am just now getting to a review of the first season!

 James Helsby

LRE #31: Ip Man

LRE #31: Ip Man

Little Red Envelope In my mailbox this week: Ip Man Release Year: 2008 Staring: Donnie Yen, Simon Yam, Siu-Wong Fan Is there such a thing as a perfect Martial Arts movie? I would like to think so. And for once, my wife agrees!

 James Helsby

LRE #30: The Karate Kid

LRE #30: The Karate Kid

Little Red Envelope In my mailbox this week: The Karate Kid Release Year: 2010 Staring: Jaden Smith, Jackie Chan, Taraji P. Henson I suffer the slings and arrows, so that you don’t have to. Do I really need to say anything else?

 James Helsby

LRE #29: Mystery Team

Little Red Envelope In my mailbox this week: Mystery Team Release Year: 2009 Staring: Donald Glover, D.C. Pierson, Dominic Dierkes What would happen if Encyclopedia Brown refused to grow up? Or Nancy Drew? Or the Hardy Boys? When high school reaches its end, the Mystery Team are forced to make some hard choices about their lives.

 James Helsby

LRE #28: Salt

Little Red Envelope In my mailbox this week: Salt Release Year: 2010 Staring: Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Daniel Olbrychski When a CIA agent is accused of being a super-duper-secret mole for the Russians, instead of dealing with it and trying to clear her name, she goes on an outlandish flight proving her guilt.

 James Helsby

LRE #27: Red

Little Red Envelope In my mailbox this week: Red Release Year: 2010 Staring: Bruce Willis, Mary-Louise Parker, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich A second chance at love comes to former covert agent Frank Moses. But when things start to go right, they also start going very very wrong.

 James Helsby

LRE #26: The Informant!

LRE #26: The Informant!

Little Red Envelope In my mailbox this week: The Informant! Release Year: 2009 Staring: Matt Damon, Melanie Lynskey, Scott Bakula When a corporate exec just can’t stand the corruption he encounters inside of his company, he takes it upon himself to get the FBI involved in a major price fixing investigation. But, when all the pieces start […]

 James Helsby

LRE #25: The Other Guys

LRE #25: The Other Guys

Little Red Envelope In my mailbox this week: The Other Guys Release Year: 2010 Staring: Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Samuel L. Jackson, Dwayne Johnson, Eva Mendes New York City cops are stuck in the shadows, behind two legendary detectives; one by choice, one by force. But when something happens to the the star detectives, it’s left to the […]

 James Helsby

LRE #24: Inception

LRE #24: Inception

Little Red Envelope In my mailbox this week: Inception Release Year: 2010 Staring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Tom Hardy, Ken Watanabe That’s right. It HAS taken me this long to watch Inception. And OH MY GOD, WHY DID I WAIT??!?

 James Helsby

LRE: #23 – Jonah Hex

LRE: #23 – Jonah Hex

Little Red Envelope In my mailbox this week: Jonah Hex Release Year: 2010 Staring: Josh Brolin, Megan Fox, John Malkovich When a former Civil War soldier, is forced to watch as his family is murdered in retribution for stopping a fellow soldier, and son of his commanding officer, from committing an atrocity; a portion of […]

 James Helsby

LRE #21: Prince of Persia

LRE #21: Prince of Persia

Little Red Envelope In my mailbox this week: Prince of Persia Release Year: 2010 Staring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton, Ben Kingsley Prince of Persia is a long running video game series.  In 2010, Disney adapted it into a feature length film. Did they do a better job than other video game adaptations?

 James Helsby

LRE #20: MacGruber

LRE #20: MacGruber

Little Red Envelope In my mailbox this week: MacGruber Release Year: 2010 Staring: Will Forte, Kristen Wiig, Ryan Phillippe MacGyver was my hero. Seriously. I liken myself to him, and his brilliant ingenuity in everything that I do. But, MacGyver is prime for spoof. So iconic, and so cliche. Does MacGruber do the parody any […]