Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 17 July 2008 09:41
It's too bad Elsa and Fred is not a better movie, because the lead actors (Manuel Alexandre as Fred and Chila Zorrilla as Elsa) are great.
Written by Matthew F. Newlin Thursday, 17 July 2008 09:39
Vanguard Animation is a new studio that has attempted, with Space Chimps, to match the success of Finding Nemo and Ratatouille but has failed on multiple levels.
Written by Laura Hamlett Thursday, 17 July 2008 09:37
Imagine something like Errol Morris' Vernon, Florida, but much in a much colder climate, and you're along the right lines.
Written by Pete Timmermann Thursday, 17 July 2008 09:35
Let's speak frankly here, and I assure you that I say this as honestly as I can without my judgment being clouded by Ledger's death: Ledger's Joker is probably the best and best-drawn villain in what is essentially a summer action movie, ever.
Written by Joe Bowman Thursday, 10 July 2008 17:00
Mother of Tears is funnier than the past six Will Ferrell movies combined.
Written by Adrienne Jones Thursday, 10 July 2008 17:00
Trust me when I say that Journey to the Center of the Earth does its best work in the center of the Earth.
Written by Amy Burger Thursday, 10 July 2008 17:00
I always wanted to be a writer, but Thompson, in part, made me want to be a journalist.
Thursday, 03 July 2008 11:06Granted, some of these shorts are funny, like the first Psychotown short, “Oranges,” (Psychotown is a series of shorts of which there are a few in this year’s Show), but they quickly become tiresome.
Written by Adrienne Jones Thursday, 03 July 2008 06:48
The fun in this film is watching Hancock be his own worst enemy and then trying to become better at the whole superhero thing.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 26 June 2008 03:27
Every documentary has to define its scope, and Refusenik is reasonably successful within its own parameters.
Written by Pete Timmermann Thursday, 26 June 2008 03:25
Pixar movies are always innovating and perfecting the art of computer animation, yet never losing sight of characterization or telling a good story.
Written by Matthew F. Newlin Thursday, 26 June 2008 03:22
Wanted is ridiculous, over the top and one of the best times I've had at the movies in a long time.
Written by Adrienne Jones Friday, 20 June 2008 02:30
I will admit right now that others in the theater laughed, but I think they must have all been idiots.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Friday, 20 June 2008 02:27
Despite the entirely conventional nature of the script, Spottiswoode seems not to trust the audience to get it.
Written by Pete Timmermann Friday, 20 June 2008 02:21
As can be expected, McBride is very funny in The Foot Fist Way, which he co-wrote and made with his buddies a few years back.
Written by Kevin Renick Friday, 20 June 2008 02:18
Since I was a fan of the TV series, I'm happy to report that Segal gets it almost right in this new film.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Friday, 20 June 2008 02:15
This type of film makes great award bait, allowing critics and audiences alike to congratulate themselves for spotting the connections the filmmakers have so cleverly planted throughout.
Written by Jason Green Friday, 13 June 2008 05:35
Sounds like the recipe for a ribald farce akin to Calendar Girls or The Full Monty, doesn't it? Unfortunately, 99% of the time, Irina Palm is as serious as a heart attack.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Friday, 13 June 2008 02:08
Sport has always been about superlatives: you get the gold medal for crossing the finish line first or throwing the discus further than the other guys.
Written by Joe Hodes Friday, 13 June 2008 02:06
While some of the scenes of "the happening" are terrifying, others are just ridiculous.
Written by Matthew F. Newlin Friday, 13 June 2008 02:02
The Incredible Hulk is not a sequel to the 2003 Ang Lee disaster, Hulk, so much as a different telling of a new chapter in the Hulk mythology.
Written by Joe Bowman Friday, 13 June 2008 01:57
Though the actual idea of Mister Lonely sounds a lot easier to swallow, I can't help but express some disappointment in the straightforwardness and earnestness Korine takes with his film, a sedated comedy that's both alluring and stupid in alternating sequences.
Written by Matthew F. Newlin Friday, 13 June 2008 01:53
John C. Reilly is, once again, so subtle in his performance that it is hard to tell he is acting at all.
Saturday, 07 June 2008 05:40Here’s the plot: The Zohan (Sandler) is the greatest Israeli fighter of all time, but all he wants to do is cut hair. This would be a funny premise for a “Saturday Night Live” sketch or a half-hour show, but Sandler draws it out for over 90 minutes.
Saturday, 07 June 2008 05:26Po (Black) is a panda living in the Valley of Peace who emulates and dreams of being part of the Furious Five, the local kung fu masters and heroes that are worshipped like the New Kids on the Block at the height of their fame.
Written by Kevin Renick Monday, 02 June 2008 14:02
Bertino builds the suspense with a steely sense of purpose, although he can't help falling for numerous genre clichés.
Written by Pete Timmermann Thursday, 22 May 2008 17:00
The focus of Standard Operating Procedure is of the infamous Abu Ghraib photographs, what they mean, why they were taken, who took them, and how they have and should be interpreted.
Written by Sarah Boslaugh Thursday, 22 May 2008 17:00
The opportunity to develop the characters and explore human relationships distorted by colonialism is discarded in favor of a story which is highly predictable and not particularly involving.
Written by Pete Timmermann Wednesday, 21 May 2008 17:00
Ford himself is as good as ever, taking on a Clint Eastwood-like ruggedness in his age.
Written by Joe Bowman Friday, 16 May 2008 07:00
Jennings, a former music video director for Blur, Pulp, Beck and R.E.M., evokes the same playfulness of home video homage/parody as Michel Gondry, another famed video director, did with Be Kind Rewind in ways surprisingly more effective.
Written by Adrienne Jones Friday, 16 May 2008 06:54
A lot of films aimed at children (even older ones) can leave adults adrift. Prince Caspian, however, is not one of those.
Friday, 09 May 2008 02:10Mamet’s characteristic style is on full display here. His characters use language as a weapon and means of deception, speaking in stylized, clipped patterns carefully crafted for effect, which is similar but not quite like the way anyone really talks.
Friday, 09 May 2008 02:03The strain of the deception weighs heavily on young Schlomo, who retreats into a silent ball of misery, punctuated by outbursts of violence. His life improves after adoption by a leftist French-Jewish couple, and gradually Schlomo comes out of his shell and starts to take part in life.
Friday, 09 May 2008 01:49
Hunt does a great job in her dual role. Her portrayal of a woman redefining her life is excellent. April is harried and downtrodden, but never inaccessible. April is definitely the victim, of bad luck, poor timing, and other’s self-centeredness, but she is not perfect. She has faults and makes bad decisions. She is a real person.
Written by Jason Green Thursday, 08 May 2008 17:00
The film accomplishes exactly what The Matrix did in 1999 in that it looks like absolutely no other movie that preceded it.
Friday, 02 May 2008 10:15In fact, the filmmakers didn’t take anything good very far. They make a big deal of Tom and his basketball buddies deciding that he’s going to “steal the bride” by being the best maid of honor ever. Can you guess what Tom does then?
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