The A-Team

The A-Team

Posted June 12, 2010

I have to admit the A-Team is better than I’d given it credit for. Of course it was big and loud and a little funny. Surprisingly, it was also solid with story and characters when I’d expected

One Bewitching Coed

Posted June 1, 2010

“If I’m honest, I was her,” says Watson. “I was very keen. I was super-eager to please and be good. And I was always kind of bossy.” At age nine, Emma was so bright and winning that she was chosen from tens of thousands of girls to play Hermione. Ten years later, Watson was in 2009 the highest-paid actress in Hollywood and has found herself in a place even stranger than anything Rowling could have dreamed up: Brown University. “It was just awful,” she recalls thinking at first, during freshman week. “I was like, I must be mad. Why am […]

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Posted May 29, 2010

Prince of Persia is a nice way to start the big, loud, hot summer movie season. It’s a fun movie, light on substance but full of cool parkour action, big special effects a few laughs and

Robin Hood

Robin Hood

Posted May 15, 2010

It’s summer movie season again!

The problem with a Robin Hood movie is that it inevitably draws comparisons to the story we know and the Kevin Costner version we all grew up with.

girl fight

girl fight

Posted May 12, 2010

I was watching Castle a couple of weeks ago, when Michael Trucco came on the scene and had a great fight with Beckett. That same week Chuck and Sarah got into a fight (not with each other) and Chuck said he couldn’t hit

The Losers

The Losers

Posted April 28, 2010

damn that was cool! I admit I went in with low expectations. Comic book movie, probably some graphic violence, very little story and hollow characters, right?! But The Losers is smart and

Dakota Fanning Runaways Interview

Posted March 12, 2010

Aside from The Runaways, Dakota Fanning and Kristen Stewart have appeared in three other projects together — two Twilight installments and the Kate Hudson-directed short Cutlass — but it’s only in the band biopic that the two finally get to show off the rapport they’ve always had in real life. Each is well-cast in The Runaways, and when Movieline spoke to Fanning and Stewart yesterday in Los Angeles, they recalled their characters both literally and subconsciously: The 16-year-old Fanning is as California wholesome as Cherie Currie with the same cool, intellectual drive, while the 19-year-old Stewart is all inchoate passion […]

Percy Jackson & the Olympians the Lightning Thief

Percy Jackson & the Olympians the Lightning Thief

Posted February 27, 2010

I loved greek mythology in jr. high. So, in some ways it was fun to revisit that through this movie. I was surprised at how much mythology they incorporated and much of it they got right.

the art of the excellent trailer

the art of the excellent trailer

Posted February 10, 2010

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

The Book of Eli

The Book of Eli

Posted January 31, 2010

The first thing I have to say about The Book of Eli is that it’s very stylishly directed. The landscape isn’t just desolate, it’s white hot from being burned by the sun. There is a epic feel