Category: Review

Fast & Furious 6

Fast & Furious 6

Posted June 8, 2013 : Luke Evans, Review

I really liked Fast 5. And because of that I kind of have a soft spot for the Fast & Furious movies. kind of. I mean, I haven’t seen the first movie in years and would love to rewatch it. I saw the second movie and thought it was ridiculous. Have never seen the third movie. I tried to but couldn’t get past the first fifteen minutes. The fourth one is on tv all the time so I’ve seen that quite a bit and it’s fun enough on a Saturday afternoon with nothing going on. But I really expected to […]

Star Trek Into Darkness

Star Trek Into Darkness

Posted May 25, 2013 : Chris Pine, Review

This review is not going to be fair. I just want to be clear about that upfront. And it’s not because Into Darkness wasn’t good; it just wasn’t what I wanted it to be.

I wanted it to be surprising and inventive. I wanted it to be smarter than I am and the dialog to be more clever than I am.

Iron Man 3

Iron Man 3

Posted May 4, 2013 : Review

Marvel’s Phase Two shows obvious signs of being post-Avengers. And not just in the characters and the ramifications they have to deal with (Tony Stark, perhaps most of all) but in the studio and writers and directors who have seen what a Joss Whedon superhero movie is and now have to be that good.

Django Unchained

Django Unchained

Posted January 12, 2013 : Leonardo DiCaprio, Review

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 Con this past year. It’s bloody and violent and even though I was expecting it, it still kind of surprised me in the beginning and a few other times. There’s course dialog but also a lot of wit and unexpected, smart lines. I do like dry humor so […]

Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows

Sherlock Holmes: Game of Shadows

Posted January 6, 2013 : Review

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 both characters more interesting. It handles more of the Sherlock lore than the first one, introducing elements like Mycroft which broaden the world nicely. The plot is less convoluted than the first one (at least to me). The action is cool, but I can’t help feeling less impressed. […]

Red Dawn

Red Dawn

Posted December 8, 2012 : Chris Hemsworth, Review

I have to admit, I guess from the top, that I’ve never seen the original Red Dawn. But I actually didn’t think this movie was half bad.

Mirror, Mirror

Mirror, Mirror

Posted November 18, 2012 : Review

When the two Snow White movies were coming out last year, I was curious about both.

Argo

Argo

Posted October 27, 2012 : Review

Argo is one of those hard movies to analyze because a lot of things were really well done without having a significant impact, at least on me.