Now Showing On Cable: “Zookeeper”

Premiering this weekend on HBO was last year’s “Zookeeper”, starring Kevin James, Rosario Dawson, Leslie Bibb, and a host of celebrities lending voices to animals, including Nick Nolte, Adam Sandler, Sylvester Stallone and Cher.

This movie would have had the distinction of being the first movie I’d reviewed during its theatrical run and then again when it hit premium cable, except I skipped it in theatres, running a “review” that simply said, “Yeah, right. I’d rather get poked in the eye.”

I did, however, view it as part of my “research” for the MAJOR Awards. It was a strong contender for a “Worst Picture” nomination. It didn’t wind up in the field though… Does that mean I actually liked it?

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Now showing on cable: “Unstoppable”

Premiering this weekend and now making its rounds on HBO was Tony Scott’s “Unstoppable”, starring Denzel Washington and Chris Pine. The 2010 action films tells the story of a runaway train loaded with hazardous materials, speeding unattended towards residential areas through rural Pennsylvania.

Scott is no stranger to action films, having helmed such films as “Top Gun”, “Crimson Tide”, and “Man on Fire”. He’s also the man behind the Tarantino penned “True Romance”.

So with Scott at the helm and Washington in the lead, one can expect a pretty good movie, right?

Well, they were both behind the remake of “Pelham 123″…

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