Quarantine Review

Just when you think zombies have been done to undeath, how could anyone manage to make another zombie movie with any level of success?  I don’t know, but someone has.  I’ve often said that the horror genre is interesting because, these days, it’s really hard to make an original horror film, and yet it’s still…

Eagle Eye review

I chose to see this movie because I didn’t want to tax my brain.  Well, I got what I asked for.  It occurs to me that there will always be room in this industry for mediocre films.  They aren’t going to go away as long as they keep making money.  Sure, I like a good…

Appaloosa Review

I like a good western.  They don’t seem to come along as often as they once did, but I think “The Unforgiven” started a resurgence of them; at least that’s what it feels like.  Last year’s remake of “3:10 To Yuma” was great.  So when I hear about a western with Ed Harris, Viggo Mortensen…

Bangkok Dangerous Review

I don’t understand why someone would want to remake their own movie ten years after the original came out, especially when the original was a good film.  But, apparently driven by this inexplicable desire are the Pang Brothers, the Chinese twins who directed “The Eye”, its sequels and “Who Is Running?”  These guys have made…

Babylon A.D. Review

Oh, I’m sure everyone is going to say, “Told ya so, Neil!”, when I say that this movie was stinky.  Not that I didn’t have my doubts as it was, it’s just that I heard there were a lot of problems between the director and the production company.  Apparently after going over budget and a…

Death Race Review

This movie offers some of the emptiest calories ever put on screen.  But that isn’t always a bad thing.  Indeed, you will not gain anything constructive from seeing “Death Race”.  You won’t see any Oscar nominated performances, you won’t see “the 21st Century’s “Citizen Kane”, you won’t learn a new language or certainly get any…

Mirrors Review

Editor’s note:  There are some spoilers below.  But really, do you care? As I suspected, “Mirrors” is another American remake of an Asian, in this case, Korean, horror film.  And as in the case of many of the other remakes of Korean or Japanese horror films, this just doesn’t feel right somehow.  Not to say…

Pineapple Express Review

You’d think I’d be getting tired of Judd Apatow movies by now.  Well, I suppose some people are.  Apparently, I’m not.  And I’m no stoner by any stretch of the imagination, but “Pineapple Express” is funny. Dale Denton, 25 year old process server, doesn’t aspire to very much except dating his high school girlfriend, smoking…