Kung Fu Panda 3 is a pretty big step back from the first two films as it loses its way at almost every turn.Read more "Kung Fu Panda 3"
There is no question that Louis Zamperini, the inspiration for the film Unbroken, lived through a long list of crazy experiences that would break most people. To put it simply, he is an inspiration; an inspiration with a story that deserves to be told. But even the craziest life doesn’t make the best movie when it […]Read more "Film Review: Unbroken"
Maleficent is an interesting effort to create a fairy tale with modern sensibilities and technology, but none of the relationships work to pull it all together.Read more "Film Review: Maleficent"
Kung Fu Panda 2 is a heartfelt and action packed sequel that moves us deeper into the series’ mythology but seems to double down on stupid non-character based humor that pulls you out of the picture every time. The film picks up shortly after the first with Po and The Furious Five protecting the lands […]Read more "Review: Kung Fu Panda 2"
The Tourist takes its two super stars, Depp and Jolie, and uses them effectively to craft a somewhat odd amalgamation of genres that all feel a bit lite, yet still work. Jolie plays Elise, a Brit roaming Paris who is under surveillance constantly by the British governments with the hope that her wanted beau will […]Read more "Review: The Tourist"
A couple of weeks ago I excitedly told my aunt that I was going to Comic Con in a week, with a big ol’ smile on my face. I didn’t really expect her to be jealous, but I was overly excited. Then she asked if it was a gathering of comics or something. As in […]Read more "Comic-Con International 2010 – My Experience in Nerd Heaven"
Salt is an iteresting film that twists your loyalties and features a great action turn by Angelina Jolie and while the film doesn’t knock it out of the park it is a pretty good grounding for the film’s larger goal. Evelyn Salt is a spy for the CIA who is winding down and about to […]Read more "Review: Salt"
If you have been watching the news lately then you have probably heard something about all of the Russian spies who are being discovered living in the US like normal people. It might sound cool, but in all honesty it was a little underwhelming as far as I am concerned. No reports of shootouts, no […]Read more "Now Playing Review – Salt"
Robert DeNiro had a long gestating dream project about the origins of the C.I.A. Sitting on it for ten years he was finally able to bring it to fruition in 2006. Taking on a pacing and tone of its title character Edward Wilson, a collected, cold, calculated, subtle, and methodical man that helps give birth […]Read more "The Decade’s Best – The Good Shepherd (2006)"
Clint Eastwood’s latest is a child abduction mystery that is a horse of many colors, and all are done very well, with a great turn by the lead Angelina Jolie, but something keeps the film back from being truly as great and powerful as some of his recent work. In 1928 Christine Collins is a […]Read more "Review: Changeling"