There's a trend in animated movies to overplay themes of self-esteem and impossible dreams. But does that condemn the entire genre?
- September 19, 2013 |
Considering how quickly artists and musical fads can move in—and out—of fashion these days, it’s particularly remarkable when an artist sustains the public’s interest.
- September 12, 2013 |
There's enough action to enjoy it, but this new Star Trek installment continues to show unfulfilled promise and a lack of strong themes.
- September 12, 2013 |
Most people know it’s only a matter of time before a popular book becomes a movie. The silver screen has a habit of capitalizing on anything the literary market happens to pull out.
In capturing a worldwide phenomenon, Morgan Spurlock clearly highlights the songs and what makes One Direction tick as people.
Plays like a movie equivalent of a CBS procedural: high in concept, production artifice, and plot holes, while low in character depth.
Cate Blanchett's powerhouse performance as the titular character is what the accolade tour de force is reserved for.
In recent apocalyptic comedy This Is the End, the film’s final punch line is a Backstreet Boys performance of “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)” that takes place in Heaven.
Last fall, acclaimed suspense-master Steven James introduced a new character to fans already acquainted with his Patrick Bowers series of crime thrillers.
Similar to losing a job, The Digital Age is likely to look back at the demise of David Crowder*Band and soon enough see the beginning of good things that wouldn’t have otherwise happened.
It’s every woman’s nightmare . . . all alone on a dark highway in the middle of nowhere in a car that’s only one sputter away from total breakdown.
With such a title, the bar is immediately set too high for what’s a fairly conventional good vs. evil battle with spectacular visuals.
When I heard the CW was producing a reality show based on Suzanne Collins' bestselling novel The Hunger Games, I couldn't help but roll my eyes.
It’s curious to think that just beyond the perfectly manicured lawns of the country’s most prestigious Ivy League schools, lies a thriving homeless community who calls Harvard Square home.
Not bad, but not awesome, and definitely below Disney standards for quality. It's cute, funny, sweet, and forgettable.
New mom and Superchick front woman Tricia Baumhardt surfaces with a shining new solo project that reads like a collection of letters to young girls.
Director Jeff Nichols effectively blends genres, numerous subplots and character dynamics – and does so with emotional weight and power.
So poorly executed that it's safe to say all comparisons between Percy Jackson and Harry Potter will come to a screeching halt.
Truth be told, I haven’t been a middle-schooler in a long, long time, but that hasn’t hampered my enjoyment of L.L. Samson’s “The Enchanted Attic” series in the least.
- August 01, 2013 |