Boy, has the word “comedy” changed during the past 30 years. I discovered this when I went to rent the original, made in 1974. What was a drama with a happy ending is now slapstick silliness, usually with a lot of off-color jokes. And in the case of Adam Sandler, it also means lots of perversion.
- May 27, 2005 |
This is one of those movies that will probably entertain your little ones and may even amuse your older kids (ages 8 to 10), but you’ll be exhausted with all of the silliness. Watching a cartoon at home in your living room for a few minutes is far different than sitting in a theater being bombarded with 80 minutes worth.
- November 14, 2003 |
Peter Jackson, the “King of Trilogies,” delivers a royal reward that is triumphant in every way! With an amazing cast, incredible creatures, impressive sets, jaw-dropping battles and realistic special effects, Jackson has raised the bar for audience expectations and has forever changed the way we view sequels.
- December 17, 2003 |
This first film of a planned trilogy is an impressive movie with unusual looking characters, lavish scenes, breathtaking locations, incredible digitized scenery, amazing and terrifying special effects, storybook villages and a musical score that beautifully ties it all together.
- November 29, 2001 |
This is an incredible fantasy, sci-fi, adventure epic filled with elaborate sets, grotesque creatures, beautiful New Zealand countryside, a superb ensemble of talented actors, and some of the most amazing special effects and battle scenes you've ever seen!
- December 18, 2002 |
The brainchild of author-filmmaker Dan Merchant, Lord, Save Us from Your Followers aims to spark conversation about ways to win hearts rather than merely arguments. As believers, we need to step back and listen to how we sound to the rest of the world.
- September 25, 2009 |
Part Love Story, part Up in the Air with a smidge of the satirical spirit of Thank You for Smoking, Love & Other Drugs never quite knows what it is, and the story ultimately suffers for it. Truth be told, bothering to label it "good" is probably too strong of praise.
- November 24, 2010 |
Love in the Time of Cholera spans 50 years, so adapting this novel to the screen was a formidable undertaking. But in the hands of experienced screenwriter Ronald Harwood and talented director Mike Newell, one would have expected something better.
- November 16, 2007 |
Those hoping for glimpses of Peter Jackson's stunning foray into dream-like drama with 1994's Heavenly Creatures will be sorely disappointed in The Lovely Bones. Not only does it lack the book's emotional gravitas, but the choice of garish, Cirque du Soleil visuals end up downplaying the story's real focus.
- January 15, 2010 |