There are things that surprised me about this new Robocop remake, and things that didn’t. Of course, the most surprising thing was that someone had actually decided to remake Robocop at all; ultimately, a film that least needed to be remade. How the Hell do you improve upon perfection, which is precisely what the original Verhoeven masterpiece of satire happens to be? Not surprisingly, you don’t.
This is a film I was looking forward to. My interest in art, a stellar cast, so much potential to be informative and fun; all these things piqued my interest and gave me hope. Alas, expectations can be a bitch.
It’s a movie that has a similar look as the Underworld films and only about as good as the worst of those. That’s not saying a great deal, I’m afraid, yet, I, Frankenstein still isn’t the worst film I’ve seen, or even likely the worst we’ll see this year. Oh, three cheers to the Hollywood crap machine.
Not everyone is going to be into the intense sustained violence of Lone Survivor, but if you like true military stories of courage in the face of nigh-impossible odds, this is your film.
When you think about a film that centers around a lonely writer that falls in love with a sophisticated computer operating system, you probably think how silly that idea sounds. But if you think about it in todays current social media context and the way that smart phones have infiltrated our lives, it may not be as absurd as you imagine.
You know, I love the whole sci-fi genre. One of my favorites. And, despite the current over-saturation of zombie oriented fare, I’m a fan of zombies, too. Well, of course The Walking Dead is fine. Of all the zombie stuff going on, that is still great. But we could do with a break otherwise. Unfortunately, The Last Days On Mars, despite a fine cast and production value, is little more than Zombies On Mars.
I had a strange sense of connection to Cold Turkey. Not that my family had dysfuntional holidays like the one we see here, but I think, if we had as many out-spoken members as the Turner family, we might have had similarly tumultuous Thanksgivings.
Alexander Payne makes great movies. Election, About Schmidt, Sideways, The Descendents, all directed by Payne. To me, he’s like the Coen Brothers; even their weak movies are better than most other directors good ones. And as far as I’m concerned, Nebraska is no different. It’s more subtle, less like a big Hollywood film than most, but wonderful all the same.
Thor and his compatriots must stop Malekith from joining with the Aether or all of the nine realms could be destroyed. You know, it’s never just a cat stuck up a tree with these Norse Gods, is it?
Regardless of how you might feel about author Orson Scott Card’s comments about gay marriage, another possible reason you shouldn’t go see the film Ender’s Game, based on his classic novel, is because the film just isn’t that good.