Welcome to January, everyone! The month you release your film when you know there won’t be any other competition so even if your movie sucks, somebody MIGHT still pay to see it for lack of anything else. Unless you haven’t seen the Oscar contenders, then you’re still out of luck. Ah, January, the month of misfit movies, but with less endearing charm.
If you’ve ever said, “They don’t make movies like they used to anymore,” then you haven’t seen War Horse yet.
Every time Tom Cruise makes a movie, I roll my eyes like a knee-jerk reaction. What, you thought I was going to say every time he makes a movie a group of Scientologists get to the next OT Level? Well, that likely happens, too. Ok, maybe I’m being a little too hard on the guy. Or maybe not. He’s filthy rich, good looking, and a movie star. What could I possibly do to affect his life? He won’t likely read this review anyway.
You know, it’s funny. The first Sherlock Holmes movie was like the remake of Ocean’s 11; I know I enjoyed it while watching it, but hours later I couldn’t really tell you all that much about it. It’s like the old saying about Chinese food: it’s good and fills you up, but an hour later you’re looking to eat again. But here, with the second installment of this Holmes franchise, I found myself considerably more satisfied with the meal.
Hugo is a family film with a mystery wrapped in a loving homage. And I loved every moment of it.
Clint Eastwood directed J. Edgar, and sometimes his movies are great, and sometimes they are too subdued, slow-paced, for most audiences. This one, however, is the former.
Movies directed by Tarsem Singh all have one thing in common: they are imperfect.
Some action movies spend tons of money, polish the Hell out of them and vanilla them up to appeal to as many small-brained droolers that like to see things blow up, yet want a sappy love story to give our hero some extraneous incentive to do the “right thing”. (Put your hand down, Bruckheimer!)…
Of all the movies coming out this summer, “Star Trek”, directed by J.J. Abrams, is the one that really had me excited. Now, I’m not a full-blown Trekkie by any means, but I am a fan of, well, some of the series, and certainly most of the movies. I make note of that because,…
Yes, the summer movie season is close enough I can taste it! But will it leave a sour taste in my mouth or will its varied and imaginative flavors dance upon my film palette with a breath of joyous satisfaction? Perhaps a little of both? I have to admit, this summer does not look…