‘Turbo’ finds fun formula, but too much too fast
With a year that has so far yet to deliver an amazing animated adventure (many closer to average versus last year’s crowded field) to separate from the rest of the pack, Pixar may yet have one of the most lopsided chances for best feature if a dark horse doesn’t emerge in the fall.
‘Evil Dead only enjoyable as comedy
As much as I try not to fall into the label any particular group of films as avoidable before they leap out of the gate, I continue to struggle to this day to waste an hour or more on almost anything recently categorized as horror.
'Pacific Rim' a new standard of monster and bot excellence
Try or not try as we might, it is far too easy to find disappointment in the release of any summer blockbuster, which does not deliver on what we perceive as perfectly meeting a promise of excellence.
‘Now You See Me’ is the best kind of movie magic
My intention after visiting the theaters these days is always to review every movie I’ve seen within no more than a week after I’ve seen it.
‘Despicable Me 2’ delivers minion gold, but otherwise flat
Film trailers have without a doubt been instrumental in building up some of the best momentum for box office dollars in the past few decades, but there seems to be a struggle to either reveal too much or miss the point entirely of getting fans in a frenzy.
‘The Lone Ranger’ a gem despite box office naysayers
We really live in quite a bizarre age when a movie can be condemned as a complete and utter financial failure before it has even had a chance to pass through the doors of theaters.
‘Monsters University’ scares up a meaningful prequel
The very concept of a sequel or prequel may start often off as a well-intentioned way to continue the adventures of our most beloved characters, but the more celebrated the individuals of any given franchise are, the more slippery the slope is while trying to please an audience guaranteed to be divided.
‘Man of Steel’ not for the Reeve hearted
Aside from my own enjoyment of many strong tales where good triumphs over evil, I’ve never been 100 percent behind the concept of hero worship.
‘Warm Bodies’ a fresh munch on romantic comedy
When it comes to a list of the world’s easiest jobs, I’d have to place coming up with dialogue for zombies near the top of that list.
‘Escape from Planet Earth’ crashes on planet bland
For all of the classic adventures we’ve rooted for no less than a thousand times in all the familiar fables, I never tire of an attempt to try and flip the roles of the characters in a slightly different twist.
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