• Movies/Entertainment,  Off the Shelf

    Off the Shelf…'Smokin' Aces'

    With The A-Team hitting theaters next Frriday, I figured I would take a look at Joe Carnahan‘s previous actioner Smokin’ Aces. In the wake of Guy Ritchie’s Snatch, it seemed like writer/director Joe Carnahan wanted to try his hand at a film involving a huge cast with interweaving plots and laced with criminal stylings. This may have proven to be too ambitious as it just didn’t come to fruition as I had hoped. Along the way Smokin’ Aces did have a fair amount of good things going for it but overall, this was a let down.

  • Movies/Entertainment,  Off the Shelf

    Off the Shelf…’Smokin’ Aces’

    With The A-Team hitting theaters next Frriday, I figured I would take a look at Joe Carnahan‘s previous actioner Smokin’ Aces. In the wake of Guy Ritchie’s Snatch, it seemed like writer/director Joe Carnahan wanted to try his hand at a film involving a huge cast with interweaving plots and laced with criminal stylings. This may have proven to be too ambitious as it just didn’t come to fruition as I had hoped. Along the way Smokin’ Aces did have a fair amount of good things going for it but overall, this was a let down.

  • Movies/Entertainment,  Trailers

    Trailer…'Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins Ball'

    Well I never saw this coming…and being that its a straight-to-DVD sequel prequel, I know why.  I saw this on Wednesday and pondered whether or not to post it, then said “what the hell“, it’s Friday.  Just a little empty entertainment to get us to the weekend.  But really, how many of us were asking for anything more from Aces?  I know I was content when the movie ended (and the end was pretty sweet I’ll admit).  Smokin’ Aces was moderately entertaining and a fun movie, however it did fall way short of the Snatch doppelganger it was trying to be. Now as film fans, we really should expect more…

  • Movies/Entertainment,  Trailers

    Trailer…’Smokin’ Aces 2: Assassins Ball’

    Well I never saw this coming…and being that its a straight-to-DVD sequel prequel, I know why.  I saw this on Wednesday and pondered whether or not to post it, then said “what the hell“, it’s Friday.  Just a little empty entertainment to get us to the weekend.  But really, how many of us were asking for anything more from Aces?  I know I was content when the movie ended (and the end was pretty sweet I’ll admit).  Smokin’ Aces was moderately entertaining and a fun movie, however it did fall way short of the Snatch doppelganger it was trying to be. Now as film fans, we really should expect more…