Entries Tagged as ‘Reviews’

July 11, 2010

Review: The Kids Are All Right

Unpretentious family dramas are hard to come by. Even with good intentions, a film depicting the cause and effect of choices made at home can often come across as preachy, condescending and sometimes, just flat out wrong. The Kids Are All Right is just the opposite of that. It begins with those good intentions and flawlessly makes due [...]

July 8, 2010

Review: Predators

Perhaps 1987 wouldn’t feel like ages ago had Predator 2, Alien vs. Predator and Alien vs. Predator: Requiem not supplanted the iconic Predator and stuck the alien hunter in faintly mediocre and all-around poorly made films. It’s been over two decades since John McTiernan delivered Predator and while it’s hard to say Predators was worth the wait, it is [...]

July 7, 2010

Review: Despicable Me

Pixar may be at the top of the animated film business with DreamWorks Animation following right behind, but they better watch their backs because a new company, Illumination Entertainment, is about to get in on the game with its feature debutDespicable Me. The film can’t quite compare to the two seasoned studios most recent hits, Toy Story [...]

July 5, 2010

Review: Racing Dreams

Who knew there was more to NASCAR than a bunch of cars driving in circles? Okay, considering it’s one of the most-watched sports in the country, a lot of people, but for those with no interest it’s often difficult to understand an avid fan’s passion. Whether you’re a NASCAR enthusiast or not, the documentary Racing [...]

July 1, 2010

Review: The Last Airbender

Everyone deserves a second chance and when you’re the guy responsible for films like Unbreakable, Signs and The Sixth Sense apparently you deserve a third. After M. Night Shyamalan clearly lost his touch in the supernatural, twist-packed department, why would someone think he’d miraculously redeem himself if given piles of money and an overdose of CGI? Pairing Shyamalan with the film adaptation of the [...]

June 30, 2010

Review: The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

When it comes to The Twilight Saga, there are lovers and haters, but very few in between. Regardless of caliber, Twihards will flock to the theaters to catch the latest installment while the defiant will shun their dedication. This review of Eclipse will have little to no effect on whether or not those lovers or haters will [...]

June 27, 2010

Review: Grown Ups

A film starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade and Rob Schneider has to be funny, right? Not only is that what the promotional material for Grown Ups wants moviegoers to think, but it also seems to have been what was on the minds of the members of this comedic powerhouse. Sit back, relax, do [...]

June 25, 2010

Review: Stonewall Uprising

In the wee hours of June 28th, 1969, it was business was as usual at the Stonewall Inn. The Mafia-run gay bar operated as a free zone for homosexuals in need of a place of refuge where they could just be themselves, hang out and, most notably, dance with each other, an activity that was [...]

June 16, 2010

Review: Carnies

You know what the movie industry needs more of? Carnies. Vampires were fun for a while, but how much more bloodsucking can we endure until we run dry? Carnies on the other hand, are a breed that has gone vastly unexplored and offers an abundance of disconcerting characters and illusions ripe for the big screen. [...]

June 15, 2010

Review: I Am Love

If you’re itching for a summer blockbuster packed with explosions, car chases and superheroes, look elsewhere because I Am Love is far from that. In fact, it’s far from anything that’s graced the theaters in quite a while. Writer-director Luca Guadagnino indulges the viewer with a grandiose family drama packed with rich scenery, stirring performances [...]