The Huntsman: Winter’s War

Rating: 3.5 of 5  

I really, really wanted to love Huntsman: Winter’s War. Really. Like one of my new favorite movies kind of love.

It’s fantasy action adventure which is like my perfect genre. It’s pretty and well made. It has an AMAZING song in the trailer (and I love good trailers). I wanted it . . . → more

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

Rating: 3 of 5  

I went into this film with an open mind. No, that’s a lie. I did go into it wanting to be proved wrong; hoping Peter Jackson would impress me with how he pulled it all off. Didn’t work out so well.

The story ends before the title card! I’m sorry that’s kind . . . → more

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Rating: 3.5 of 5  

Seeing this Hobbit was an interesting experience because for the first time in a long while I couldn’t remember that much about the book. It’s been 6-7 years since I read it. And I remembered the big set pieces enough to know what to expect from the first movie, and wonder how . . . → more

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Peter Jackson is not Tolkien. I know I’m stating the obvious there but after seeing The Hobbit I’m not sure Peter Jackson is aware of this fact. . . . → more

Snow White and the Huntsman

Rating: 3.25 of 5  

I’m predisposed not to like Kristen Stewart. But I really wanted to like Snow White and the Huntsman so I hoped, at the very least, she’d be good enough not to ruin it. I thought: Please let her be flat. Please let her be unemotional. I’m ok with either of those. (I . . . → more

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2

It’s a luxury to make a movie like this because all of the emotional resonance and significance has been created in the prior seven films. The characters are already strong because they’ve . . . → more

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1

I feel like I almost have to say that since this is Harry Potter – it’s not bad, no matter what criticisms I have. They’re always well produced, they’re working from good source material, the . . . → more

The Last Airbender

This has already been out for a week and the reviews have been horrible, so you don’t really need to hear from me. But, in case you’re curious, here’s a reason why… Fundamentally, I think the biggest flaw in this film is that M. Night Shyamalan stayed too . . . → more

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

I have to admit I was leary going into Half Blood Prince. Order of the Phoenix was by far my least favorite of the series because of David Yates direction and his . . . → 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