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…

The Dark Knight Review

Here it is.  This is what we’ve all been waiting for all summer; for the past year or so, in fact.  And I could sit here and blabbidy-blab endlessly about little things and build up to something, but screw that.  That would just drive you all crazy.  And I can barely contain myself as it…

Baghead Review

When I heard the name of the film was “Baghead”, it struck me a certain way.  The film itself is not what my mind first considered.  That’s certainly not to say I was disappointed, it merely says that my mind will often go places other peoples won’t.  But I suppose that, too, shouldn’t be much…

Incredible Hulk Review

Ang Lee’s Hulk movie wasn’t so good.  I didn’t love it, in fact, like most people, I didn’t even really like it much.  (Ang Lee, stick to realistic human drama, please.)  It was trying to be more than a comic book movie.  It had this weird story about Bruce Banner’s father, and these weird, existential…

Wall-E Review

Once again, it’s Pixar FTW!  I said in my Summer Preview that I like Pixar and I like robots.  This movie shows you exactly why.  In the right hands, robots can be so much more than mechanical automatons that do human bidding.  In fact, even the ones that are intended for such menial labor can…

The Fall Review

You know those dreams you have that have all sorts of amazing things happening that look beautiful and poetic, like a storybook fairytale, but none of it necessarily makes any sense?  Yeah, that’s kinda what “The Fall” is like.  Wait, wait…no, that’s what “The Cell” is like.  Of course, both of these films were directed…

Indiana Jones Review

“I got a bad feeling about this.”  – Indiana Jones When the end credits started to roll, there was a smattering of applause…and almost as many “boos”.  Yep, that’s the sound of my expectations being dashed on the rocks.  The only things I heard about this movie prior to seeing it was that the reviews…

The Strangers Review

I’m always wary of scary/horror movies these days.  Ever since “Saw”, horror movies have taken a downward turn.  It’s all torture porn.  Nobody wants to creep you out and make you squirm in your seat just as a result of mood.  It’s all body parts and graphic violence.  And you know what?  There’s no imagination…

Kung Fu Panda Review

Ska-doosh!  Damn you, Jack Black and/or writers for putting that word into my head!  Now I’ll never get rid of it.  It doesn’t even mean anything.  It’s only used once in the movie yet it sticks in my brain like kids asking “Are we there yet?” over and over.  I blame the TV trailer that…