Alvin and the Chipmunks is adorable, and it’s even fun for adults to watch the combination of live action and stellar animation. With a sweet story that has tons of humor, romance, and even a memorable moral, it’s a delightful holiday movie for the whole family.
- December 14, 2007 |
Even with pop music at the center of Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel, the filmmakers behind the second big-screen installment of Alvin and the Chipmunks kept the cultural references to a minimum and chose to make a family flick that's really all about the kids.
- December 22, 2009 |
Considering the talent involved, Amelia should have been better. Director Mira Nair's previous film, The Namesake, was both sumptuous and meaningful. Here, Nair has taken on a quintessentially American story, meant to be inspiring but which instead comes across as empty.
- October 23, 2009 |
"American Dreamz" attempts to throw a bone to everyone watching. If director Paul Weitz really wanted to use the film as a springboard for his worldview and opinions, he should’ve taken a cue from better executed, less wishy-washy satire like "Wag the Dog" or "Election."
- April 21, 2006 |
Director Anton Corbijn creates a moody but minimalist atmosphere in The American. The camera is mostly static, music scarcely heard, and shots linger. While thrillers usually depend on opposite tactics to set the tone, Corbijn strips those away—instead allowing circumstance and psychology alone to create confusion and build tension.
- September 01, 2010 |
With stunning cinematography that is so beautiful it looks almost computer-generated (it’s not), “America’s Heart and Soul” is the perfect movie to celebrate the hardworking, persevering people who make up this great country of ours, and who live to fulfill their dreams.
- July 06, 2004 |
If you find yourself howling with laughter throughout “Saturday Night Live” skits every weekend, then you’ll really bust a gut with this one, starring SNL alum Will Ferrell. Be sure to take your whoopee cushion to the theatre. Otherwise, bypass this like a white polyester suit.
- July 09, 2004 |