Up Review

The thing about Pixar, is they have raised the bar for themselves. When you go to a Pixar movie, you expect that it’s going to be awesome. That it needs to be. If not, you’re going to be disappointed. Well, guess what? “Up” is indeed fantastic. By tying thousands of balloon to his home, 78-year-old…

Street Kings Review

Sometimes movies are exactly what you expect. Sometimes they’re more, sometimes less. It’s all about expectations. If you want to see this movie, I’m not really sure what you’re expecting. If you’re expecting a gritty realistic crime drama with twists and turns you’re going to be sorely disappointed. If you’re a Keanu Reeves fan then–…

Sunshine Cleaning Review

Okay, I didn’t like “Little Miss Sunshine”. Sorry. I thought it was contrived and forced and had every indie screenwriter cliché shoved into it and down the audience’s throat. The performances, which were excellent, masked these weaknesses and went all the way to fooling the Academy, which by the way, isn’t that hard to do…

The Spirit Review

I am a huge fan of Frank Miller’s comic book work, from “Daredevil” to “Dark Knight”, to “Sin City”. He’s a visionary comic book writer and artist. But unless Robert Rodriguez is around and not making stupid movies for his kids, Frank Miller should stay away from filmmaking. “The Spirit” is based on the Will…

Speed Racer Review

Speed Racer has two speeds. Too slow and too fast. If ever there was a movie that should be around an hour and a half, it’s “Speed Racer.” It is however, a two and a half hour computer generated eye punch that will leave your head spinning and seeing only pastels. Then it slows down…

Revolutionary Road Review

 I do love me some good whiny suburban angsty nihilism. And “Revolutionary Road” has it, and then some. Director Sam Mendes returns to familiar American Beauty territory, winds back the clock, and then casts his wife and the other guy from Titanic in the leads. And you know what? It works. Based on a novel…