It deals with oppressive governments, the will to survive and the evil that men do. But it also soars with the power of faith and the hope that can keep us moving forward.
- April 22, 2011 |
In The King's Speech, there’s far more than meets the eye in this multi-layered story of a man who's reluctant to become King because of a humiliating speech impediment.
Based very loosely on the classic novel, Gulliver's Travels borrows from Jack Black's rather limited supply of potty humor shenanigans and hopes that'll suffice.
Not only is it an honest portrayal of how people respond to grief so differently, but it also serves as an important reminder that pat answers aren't always the best medicine.
Sofia Coppola's Somewhere takes a long time to get anywhere. But don't be surprised if, weeks later, you find yourself thinking about the film and its depiction of a wayward soul.
The best that can be said for this first half of Deathly Hallows is that it's unlikely to displease fans who have committed themselves to reading and seeing the other Harry Potter tales.
- April 15, 2011 |
If the movie industry thinks Country Strong is going to resonate with the same sizable audience that turned out for The Blind Side in 2009, it needs to think again.
- April 12, 2011 |
After the megahit The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, it's safe to say that The Voyage of the Dawn Treader should recover any fans who didn't respond to Prince Caspian.
- April 08, 2011 |
TRON: Legacy brings back Jeff Bridges as Kevin Flynn. However, the new film is dreary enough to make one wonder why so much effort was put into revisiting this virtual world in the first place.
- April 05, 2011 |
The third—and, let's hope, final—chapter in the series about Greg and Pam Focker fails to bring on the humor with one of the lowest laughs-to-attempted-jokes ratios in recent memory.
- April 05, 2011 |
Now that Cecil B. DeMille's The Ten Commandments has been fully restored and is available in high definition for the first time ever, it’s worth another look.
The Word was meant to be spoken aloud. Charlton Heston proves that intent as he dramatizes extensive passages from the Bible in this 203-minute, 4-disc DVD collection.
Disney's update of the Rapunzel story confirms that the studio isn't ready to completely cede its reputation as a maker of solid family-oriented films.
Director Darren Aronofsky likes his darkness. This film about a ballet dancer stretched to the breaking point will further cement his reputation.
All Good Things recounts a high-profile disappearance case from the early 1980s that was opened again in the early 2000s, but the names have been changed in this telling.
Based on the memoirs written by Joe Wilson and his CIA agent wife Valerie Plame, Fair Game showcases their side of a controversial story.
Rom-coms of the past few years have been particularly stale, as if all churned out by the same studio assembly line. How Do You Know is no different, as indistinguishable as them all.
Yogi Bear is anything but a pic-a-nic to sit through. In fact, while Yogi has always proclaimed he's "smarter than the average bear," the same doesn't exactly apply to the film's screenplay.
Considering what might have been expected of a big-budget romance featuring two top stars, The Tourist is rather slight. The lead characters' banter starts with promise, but the film shortchanges the romance as it struggles to incorporate its espionage and gangster storylines.
This is a comedy about bodily fluids, with a few funny moments that unfold during the switch that give the film its title. But this is also a character-driven comedy about a man's slow awakening to the possibility that he's found someone he can spend his life with, and a responsibility to someone other than himself.
- March 15, 2011 |