Django Unchained

Rating: 3.75 of 5  

I don’t think anyone would deny that Quentin Tarantino is a talented filmmaker. He also has a style so when you go to one of his movies you pretty much know what you’re getting yourself into.

So, I can’t say that Django Unchained surprised me, especially after seeing the panel at Comic . . . → more

Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows

Rating: 3.5 of 5  

This is a harder movie to review than it should be.

Because Robert Downey Jr. is incredibly sharp and entertaining. He pulls off the eccentric but brilliant character with a flare that seems realistic however stylized it is. Jude Law as Watson is a strong enough counterpoint to ground Sherlock and make . . . → more

A lesson in trailers

I’ve posted on what makes a good trailer before, and that hasn’t really changed. But with the 3D release of Titanic, Salon has taken the time to look at the evolution of trailers in the past 20 years with Titanic . . . → more

Inception

There’s really no way to talk about this movie without spoilers. If you haven’t seen it yet though, you’re one of the few but I felt the need to be clear on that anyway. I sat around yesterday trying to figure Inception out, trying to write . . . → more

the art of the excellent trailer

I read this article in the Hollywood Reporter about the new Avatar trailer. It was just enough to push me into writing a blog I’ve thought about for some time (yes, I know it’s 3 . . . → more

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

To begin with, if you’ve read the book, let go of everything you know. This is a completely different creature. But it’s good. It’s very good. I so don’t even know where to begin. I’ve read the book, possibly 2 dozen times. I . . . → more