Coraline Review

Okay, so we’ve been waiting for this. When were we going to get something as cool as ”The Nightmare Before Christmas” again? “Corpse Bride” was OK but not great. Maybe it was a onetime thing. I was starting to think it just wouldn’t happen again. I am extremely happy to report that “Coraline” is absolutely…

Prince Caspian Review

Prince Caspian is a surprising movie for a number of reasons. For one, it’s much darker and more violent than “The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe”. Secondly, the Christian symbolism is even more apparent. Thirdly, I’ve never seen a mouse with a sword kill so many people. But is it a good movie? The…

Choke Review

“Choke” is a movie that wants so badly to be great but settles for being good. I was still entertained and enjoyed myself but there wasn’t really anything ground breaking or new here, movie-wise. Based on the Chuck Palahniuk novel “Choke” is about a Sex addict and colonial theme park worker who scams people in…

Away We Go Review

I saw two movies this weekend. “Drag Me to Hell” and “Away We Go”. Not a whole lot of overlap on those two movies except for the fact that both titles imply some type of movement, willing or unwilling. So, two completely different movies. But after seeing both and thinking about it, there was one…

Burn After Reading Review

What do you do when one of your favorite filmmakers makes a mediocre movie? Sorry to say, “Burn after Reading” is not going to be on any “Best of” Coen Brothers movie lists. The story about a disk containing the memoirs of a CIA agent ending up in the hands of two bumbling gym employees…

I’m Watching the Watchmen

  I’m writing this just a few hours before I dive into the madness that is “Watchmen”. I’m lucky to be hitting the midnight show tonight; I had completely forgotten to get tickets on the day they were released, then signed on to the website of my favorite theater two days later to find nine…

Tropic Thunder Review

  Let’s get this on the table early: I am not a Ben Stiller guy. I haven’t been for a while, probably since “The Royal Tenenbaums”, although I also liked “Starsky & Hutch”. I realize you don’t care, but in the interest of full disclosure I felt it best to mention it. I bailed on…

The International Review

I think we all know that ours are troubled times. Money is tight for everyone, particularly for those of us who write for free on the Internet. I’m not sure how Jackie and Neil handle their business, but I can tell you that my landlord did not appreciate receiving my “Taken” review in lieu of…

The Wrestler Review

“The Wrestler” is a film about a man desperately clinging to the time his life was good; when it meant something. It’s about a man hoping to rediscover relevance and striving to recapture glory days long since past. In that sense this film could be about any profession; seriously, how many friends do you know…