The Ruins review

What’s better incentive than 94 degree heat for seeing a movie in an air-conditioned theater?  Well, it sure wasn’t the promise of seeing another overly gory, one-note horror film.  We had one of those random early heat waves we get now thanks to Global Warming. “The Ruins” is exactly why most horror movies suck these…

Doomsday review

Of all the films I’ve seen, I have only witnessed (as in a crime) two films which made me consider walking out of the theater.  One of those was the movie “Toys”, directed by Barry Levinson and starring Robin Williams.  Heavy-handed much?  The second movie is “Doomsday”.  Yeah, you saw that coming, didn’t you? When…

Run Fatboy, Run review

I love British humor.  As a nerd, it’s one of the prerequisites, much like knowing who Boba Fett is and what it means when someone says “Ni!”  If you aren’t familiar with these things, perhaps you should point your browser over to “Comedy film novices dot com”.  Uuh, no, no, WAIT!  Ha!  I’m just kidding! …

Acadamy Awards Wrap-up 2008

Well, another Oscar show come and gone.  Who won their Oscar pool?  I didn’t, either, despite having actually seen all five of the Best Picture nominees this year.  And that was no small task, I’ll tell you.  I had to sit through “There Will Be Blood”.  And I didn’t see much of anything else so…

In Bruges review

I was planning on seeing a movie this weekend that I though would be bad because they are so much more fun to write about; maybe something like “Jumper”.  That can’t be good, right?  But I was out of town most the weekend so my choices were limited to something after 10 pm.  “In Bruges”…

No Country For Old Men review

Sometimes I wonder if the Coen brothers aren’t the best film makers around today.  Tim Burton is up there, too.  But, film for film, these guys make real movies with real characters. Even a not so good Coen movie is better than the usual Hollywood shite out there, except maybe for that one with George…

Juno review

What hath “Napoleon Dynamite” wrought?  Well, if you’re like me and enjoy smaller, more independent films (whatever “independent” means these days), then you’ll generally enjoy the quirky, offbeat nature of these movies.  The characters aren’t as weird in this, however. But “Juno” is clearly born of that ilk, and may even owe much of its…

The Orphanage review

I used to be a huge horror movie fan as a kid.  I loved scary movies.  I even enjoyed some of the slasher stuff in the 80’s, like Friday the 13th and such.  But as I, and the horror movie ideas, got older, I lost faith in them.  I now prefer scary movies, not gore…

Cloverfield review

Ok, remember that I like monster movies?  You would if you paid attention to my intro thing.  It’s worth noting here because, as you may know, Cloverfield is a monster movie.  Well, sort of. It’s more just a movie with a monster IN IT.  It’s really about a group of people that get caught up…