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Rough Air: Danger On Flight 534 Review


Bad
There's a guilty pleasure in some of those dodgy made-for-video releases, which is not to say they're good or well crafted. We've come to expect the worst from once-great actor Eric Roberts, but I've generally found his thuggish eccentricity amusing. He was perfectly cast as a dumb convict opposite Jon Voight in Runaway Train, bemoaning their plight while Voight gleefully mocked away: "You don't know what you can do and what you can't! You're a coward!" Well, Roberts is still in the same boat: Uncertain of making acting choices anymore, stuck in the rut of movies like Rough Air: Danger on Flight 534.

As the tormented co-pilot forced to assume control of a damaged plane (Through a thunderstorm! With his ex-girlfriend on board as flight attendant! And the captain's been knocked out! And there's a murderer on the flight planning to take them hostage!), Roberts doesn't necessarily give a full performance. The material's not worth it. Not a problem. He certainly remains interesting to watch in his own way. I've claimed before that Moulin Rouge isn't a particularly fine film, but it's compulsively watchable in the same way the downfall of civilization would be. Eric Roberts is more like observing some poor guy who thinks he can't get his car started when it's really a flat tire. There's just something there.

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Who Killed The Electric Car? Review


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According to everyone, from Al Gore to Michael Moore to Oliver Stone, in the not so distant future, we're all going to bear witness to a mighty big shit storm (academics have adorably nicknamed this happening "the Apocalypse"). Thusly, everyone from your grandmother to the brother of the guy who directed Capturing the Friedmans is working on a documentary to pinpoint what exactly will be the cause of this shit storm. At last we left it, Al Gore and Davis Guggenheim were telling us that it will be good ol' Mother Nature who finally exacts much-needed revenge on us in An Inconvenient Truth. Chris Paine adds a footnote to that story with Who Killed the Electric Car?

In the '90s, there was a brief moment where it looked like all these oil concerns could be alleviated. Many of the most prominent car companies had designed a car that, much like a cell phone, could simply be plugged in at night and would be ready to drive to and from work when you got up. However, most of these cars never saw the light of day and those that did were quickly called back, even ones that were given to celebrities like Tom Hanks and Mel Gibson. The film presupposes that this was a conspiracy concocted by the oil companies, the government, and the car companies to keep us all sucking at the slick-black oil teat. A good case is made in the film, but it's not really delivered with enough conviction or backing.

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Rough Air: Danger On Flight 534 Review


Bad
There's a guilty pleasure in some of those dodgy made-for-video releases, which is not to say they're good or well crafted. We've come to expect the worst from once-great actor Eric Roberts, but I've generally found his thuggish eccentricity amusing. He was perfectly cast as a dumb convict opposite Jon Voight in Runaway Train, bemoaning their plight while Voight gleefully mocked away: "You don't know what you can do and what you can't! You're a coward!" Well, Roberts is still in the same boat: Uncertain of making acting choices anymore, stuck in the rut of movies like Rough Air: Danger on Flight 534.

As the tormented co-pilot forced to assume control of a damaged plane (Through a thunderstorm! With his ex-girlfriend on board as flight attendant! And the captain's been knocked out! And there's a murderer on the flight planning to take them hostage!), Roberts doesn't necessarily give a full performance. The material's not worth it. Not a problem. He certainly remains interesting to watch in his own way. I've claimed before that Moulin Rouge isn't a particularly fine film, but it's compulsively watchable in the same way the downfall of civilization would be. Eric Roberts is more like observing some poor guy who thinks he can't get his car started when it's really a flat tire. There's just something there.

Continue reading: Rough Air: Danger On Flight 534 Review

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