Posts in category "Movie Revue"

Movie Revue: 300, Mr. Peabody, Non-Stop

Movie Revue: 300, Mr. Peabody, Non-Stop
Movie Revue is a collection of capsule reviews of some of the latest releases in theaters, On Demand, and everywhere in between. 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE.  I’m not sure that anybody was really asking for a 300 sequel seven years after the fact, but, well, here we are.  Substituting director Noam Murro for Zack... Read more »

Movie Revue: Frozen, Best Man, Dallas Buyers, All Is Lost, Oldboy

Movie Revue: Frozen, Best Man, Dallas Buyers, All Is Lost, Oldboy
Movie Revue is a collection of capsule reviews of some of the latest releases in theaters, On Demand, and everywhere in between. FROZEN.  With Frozen, Disney Animation has officially out-Pixar’d Pixar.  Just look at the last three Disney titles (this, Tangled, Wreck-It-Ralph) compared to Pixar’s (Cars 2, Brave, Monsters University).  Kind of speaks for itself,... Read more »

Movie Revue: Ender's Game, Last Vegas, Bad Grandpa, Free Birds

Movie Revue: Ender's Game, Last Vegas, Bad Grandpa, Free Birds
Movie Revue is a collection of capsule reviews of the week’s latest releases in theaters, On Demand, and everywhere in between. ENDER’S GAME.  This long-awaited adaptation of the sci-fi novel by Orson Scott Card tries but fails to kickstart a new franchise, like The Golden Compass and countless others before it.  Having never read the... Read more »
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Movie Revue: The Counselor, Carrie, Escape Plan, Much Ado

Movie Revue: The Counselor, Carrie, Escape Plan, Much Ado
Movie Revue is a collection of capsule reviews of the week’s latest releases in theaters, On Demand, and everywhere in between. THE COUNSELOR.  Few things seem as sure a bet as a new movie starring Javier Bardem, Michael Fassbender & Brad Pitt, directed by Ridley Scott, and written by No Country for Old Men’s Cormac... Read more »

Movie Revue: Captain Phillips, Machete Kills, Escape from Tomorrow

Movie Revue: Captain Phillips, Machete Kills, Escape from Tomorrow
Movie Revue is a collection of capsule reviews of the week’s latest releases in theaters, On Demand, and everywhere in between. CAPTAIN PHILLIPS.  This true story about a 2009 cargo ship hijacking by Somali pirates is a crackerjack suspense thriller that keeps you enthralled and on the edge of your seat even if you know... Read more »

Movie Revue: Gravity, Cloudy 2, Rush, Don Jon, Enough Said, Runner Runner

Movie Revue: Gravity, Cloudy 2, Rush, Don Jon, Enough Said, Runner Runner
Movie Revue is a collection of capsule reviews of the week’s latest releases in theaters, On Demand, and everywhere in between. GRAVITY.  Director Alfonso Cuaron hasn’t made a movie since 2007′s Children of Men.  I called that film the best of the last decade.  With Gravity, he may have made one of the best movies... Read more »
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Movie Revue: Prisoners, Wizard of Oz IMAX

Movie Revue: Prisoners, Wizard of Oz IMAX
Movie Revue is a collection of capsule reviews of the week’s latest releases in theaters, On Demand, and everywhere in between. PRISONERS.  This is the kind of movie that was made for Fall viewing.  It’s a dark, adult drama about child kidnapping and the emotional toll that takes on the parents, the cops, and the suspects. ... Read more »

Movie Revue: Riddick, Insidious Chapter 2, The Family, Short Term 12

Movie Revue: Riddick, Insidious Chapter 2, The Family, Short Term 12
Movie Revue is a collection of short but sweet reviews of the week’s latest releases in theaters, On Demand, and everywhere in between. RIDDICK.  Having recaptured a good chunk of his fame by stepping back into the Fast & Furious franchise, Vin Diesel could have gone anywhere with his career.  And, where does he decide... Read more »

Movie Revue: World's End, You're Next, Drinking Buddies, Blue Jasmine

Movie Revue: World's End, You're Next, Drinking Buddies, Blue Jasmine
Movie Revue is a collection of short but sweet reviews of the week’s latest releases in theaters, On Demand, and everywhere in between.   THE WORLD’S END.  Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost had already set the bar considerably, nearly impossibly, high with their previous films in the “Cornetto Trilogy”: Shaun of the Dead... Read more »
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Movie Revue: Spectacular Now, Kick-Ass 2, The Butler, In a World...

Movie Revue: Spectacular Now, Kick-Ass 2, The Butler, In a World...
Movie Revue is a collection of short but sweet reviews of the latest releases in theaters, On Demand, and everywhere in between.  THE SPECTACULAR NOW.  Ever since John Hughes passed away, the tender, honest teen romance has been M.I.A.  In its place?  Junk like Twilight.   How refreshing then to see the sub-genre come roaring... Read more »