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…

Shriekfest 2009

Well, another Halloween down, and that means another Shriekfest has also crept into the history books.  Or shall I say; the dusty, creaky tomes of yesterdays.  Nonetheless, it was a treat to attend as it was last year.  Our gracious hosts, Denise Gossett and Todd Beeson, always put on a great festival of independent films. …

Brothers Review

This film looked interesting from the moment I saw the trailer. Toby Maguire plays Capt. Sam Cahill, father of two daughters, husband to Grace Cahill. His brother, Tommy, played by Jake Gyllenhaal, has just gotten out of jail, while Sam is sent off to Afghanistan. While there, Sam’s helicopter goes down, and word is sent back home that he is dead. Tommy sort of fills the gap of watching over Grace and the little girls. Then Sam comes home, but he’s pretty messed up because of the things he suffered in the war.

 

The Lovely Bones Review

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Avatar Review

Few films ever really live up to the hype that precedes their release. Lord knows “Avatar” has had the marketing machine in full force for a while now. And certainly James Cameron is worth it, right? The guy has made some amazing films like “Terminator” I and II, “Aliens”, “The Abyss”, and “Titanic”. So the expectations have been high, especially with all the talk of ground-breaking technical effects.

Sherlock Holmes Review

  Oh, Guy Ritchie, you gave us Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch, two films, though the exact same genre and style, that were actually quite entertaining.  I didn’t see Rocka Rolla, and we just won’t talk about that debacle you made with your then wife, Madonna.  So, you know, people seem to…

Youth In Revolt Review

Well, Michael Cera is making quite a career of being the quirky, sensitive nerd. Maybe too much of a career, in fact. You know how we’re all getting sick of seeing Will Ferrell over-saturating the comedy genre? Oh, you’re sick of him, you just don’t know it yet. Well, that’s the way Michael Cera is…

Legion Review

Awesome: a group of people hole up in a diner in the middle of the desert because it turns out God has sent an army of angels down to wipe out the human race, and one of these people is pregnant with a baby that will be humanity’s salvation.  It’s gonna be war, man, war…

Daybreakers Review

Yet another entry in the long line of vampire related movies being made recently.  Can we stop with the vampires already?  Let’s move on to some other monster, but not werewolves, because that’s about to happen anyway.  Maybe the Incredible Shrinking Man?  Mmm, no.  How about The Invisible Man?  Uuh, no, no.  Maybe Food of…