Captain Phillips hits a number of thrilling highs, but Tom Hanks’ great performance can’t keep the film moving forward when the story gets repetitive.Read more "Film Review: Captain Phillips"
Even though things are apparently so easy a caveman to can do it, everything leading up to The Croods left me skeptical that animated movies were something they could tackle. With expectations set low, The Croods could only go up from there.Read more "Film Review: The Croods"
Week after week I apparently find ways to theme my rentals without realizing it beforehand. Scratch that, I totally did it on purpose, and you know it’s true cuz I said totally. A couple of weeks ago I went with creature features, and this week’s selection of The Nines and Being John Malkovich has me […]Read more "For Your Renting Pleasure"
The first non-micro budget feature from the Duplass brothers keeps the realistic tone, gets great performances out of their leads, and knocks the humor out of the park when it tries to be funny. Now, don’t let that last bit scare you, this film is a comedy first and foremost but there are many quiet […]Read more "Review: Cyrus"
The latest adaptation from Chris Columbus is a huge step forward from his dismal last effort but for every good scene in this film there is a bad line or plot hole that levels the film out to just being an alright, mildly entertaining experience. Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief is quite […]Read more "Review: Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief"
Spike Jonze’s long delayed adaptation of the beloved novel Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak finally has hit the screens and the results are more or less wonderful on every level. Our hero is Max, a young nine year old with a wild side that can emerge from his everyday child hood demeanor […]Read more "Review: Where The Wild Things Are"
The latest from Joe Wright is an amazing story that is reproduced to great effect, but leaves the viewer asking questions that this true story just doesn’t have the answers too. Steve Lopez is a columnist at The Los Angeles Times which is unfortunately forcing to change its image a bit in the world of […]Read more "Review: The Soloist"