The summer movie season is usually loaded with multi-million dollar, testosterone, steroid-enhanced action adventure blast fests that will leave your ears ringing from all the loud explosions and your head in a haze more so due to the lack of a coherent narrative. Amidst all these films that pump your adrenalin up are those quieter dramas that attempt to fill in the gaps in Hollywood’s mega-powered event film schedule. Guess which category, Swordfish, the new film staring John Travolta, Hugh Jackman and Halle Barry falls in. Need help, try this — it was produced by Joel Silver. End of story.
Captain Corelli’s Mandolin is one of those films that cause you to scratch your head wondering just what everyone was thinking yet also make you reach for a Q-tip as you’re bombarded by so many different accents that you’ll have no choice but to clean your ears to prevent extreme nausea.