It’s not just the fairy tale that gets fractured in this silly, bloody and unnecessary retelling.
- June 11, 2013 |
The premise is well-worn and far from original, but the execution of this family-focused story has a few flashes of brilliance.
Quirky humor and romantic love are huge parts of this oddly delightful, highly original film’s charm.
The bulk of the film is nothing but elaborate nonsensical action sequences that don’t have any of the yippee-ki-yay of previous efforts.
Completely runs out of laughing gas before turning into a dreadfully misguided attempt at personal reformation and redemption.
This tale of Space Camp competition and astronauts in peril works best if enjoyed multi-generationally.
- May 29, 2013 |
Had I not been required to write this review, I would have walked out an hour before this incoherent Southern Gothic teen romance ended.
The final product is strangely unsatisfying, moving into erotic, even perverse areas unsuited to Soderbergh's smooth, cold visual style.
The filmmakers have done justice to the novels, but that’s not to say you should rush out and rent it.
What's going on with all the God talk from these aging mobsters having one last night on the town?
No one will mistake The Last Stand for anything made in Schwarzenegger’s glory years, but it contains exactly what the audience expects.
If you're weary of stories with teen characters of inflated self worth condescending to everyone around them, stay away from this one.
For a story that would reach into our souls, it does its best to keep us at arm's length for nearly three hours.
- May 14, 2013 |
This Nicholas Sparks adaptation opened on Valentine’s Day but was forgotten by Presidents' Day.
Tom Cruise plays yet another action hero with panache, but the timing is awful for a film with so many gun-related fatalities early on.
First-time director Andres Muschietti is more intent on wringing tears than terror from the audience in this thriller.
It's anything but a typical romantic comedy. Silver Linings Playbook is more like that genre's slightly unhinged cousin.
For anyone keeping track at home, The Guilt Trip is officially actor Seth Rogen’s first PG-13 comedy.
In this broken city the lines between good men and bad are mighty blurry. The language and flesh, however, aren't blurred at all.