‘Olympus has Fallen’ a perfect fix for action addiction
Gone may be the era when moviegoers could freely revel in an overtly cheesy patriotic action fest without being accused of having a political agenda.
‘The Host’ under-appreciated at the box office
For all the hype and worship expressed over the past several years for a certain glittery nightmarish treatment of vampires, it doesn’t make much sense that the same audience wouldn’t break down theater doors to see an example of the same author’s next work, especially with actual talent from the lead actress.
‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’ improves, but still lacks substance
Cue my childhood: A mix of early morning animated adventures and 80s/90s action films, followed by their recreation in the dirt battlefields along the backyard fence.
‘Seven Psycopaths’ finds balance in quirky comedy
Looking back on the amount of time I’ve dedicated to escaping the world for the embrace of quirky comedy, one element most things hilarious have attempted to tame is insanity.
‘Jack the Giant Slayer’ monumental, though more TV friendly
Unless you had about the most soul crushing upbringing possible, there isn’t a child that hasn’t let their imagination wonder when thinking about the world above the clouds.
‘Life of Pi’ an example of artsy done right
As the day the Oscars tell you what movies were better than the ones most people thought were the best inch their way ever closer, I thought it only appropriate to try and at least squeeze in one more of those chosen in the top nine.
‘Hope Springs’ cast saves audience from potential geriatric horror
There may be no one thing more disturbing for those still in their youth to hear of any sort of intimate relationship between elderly couples.
‘Hotel Transylvania’ one tear-jerk scene short of fangtastic
Quite often there is not a lot of difficulty in finding a good film to watch with each year providing more than enough that at least reach the decent mark, but often many worthy of good might only be missing that one scene or touch short of great.
‘Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters’ a gory romp in dark comedy
As animated films have certainly given moviegoers some of the most quirky or fun interpretations of classic fairytales over the past several years, it made sense that live action would not wait too long to capitalize on the opportunity.
‘Looper’ among years best despite snub
As those deemed award worthy by the Academy elite have already been bestowed nominations for the latest round, it’s time once gain to consider one of the many determined too lowly and snubbed.
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