Posts tagged "Blockbuster"

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 »

Review: 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

Review: 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'
THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE Genre: Action Drama Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 146 mins. Premise: In the wake of their recent victory, Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) are sent on a Victory Tour of the 12 Districts.  But when their popularity begins to spark rebellion, evil President Snow (Donald Sutherland) devises a third... Read more »

The Fire Rises: Nolan Concludes His "Dark Knight" Trilogy in Stunning, Spectacular Fashion

The Fire Rises: Nolan Concludes His "Dark Knight" Trilogy in Stunning, Spectacular Fashion
First things first, The Dark Knight Rises is not The Dark Knight.  Check those expectations at the door.  Heath Ledger is gone, and nobody will ever replace his iconic Joker.  The Dark Knight is a modern masterpiece and was robbed of a Best Picture Oscar (to say nothing of a nomination even).  Christopher Nolan set... Read more »
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The Dark Knight Retrospective: Re-Watching Batman & Robin (1997)

The Dark Knight Retrospective: Re-Watching Batman & Robin (1997)
BATMAN & ROBIN (1997) Oh, how the mighty have fallen.  What started as a runaway pop cultural juggernaut under Burton had, by 1997, devolved into a joke.  And not even a funny joke – a pathetic one.  I’m sure there are worse superhero films that have been made, I just can’t think of any.  Batman... Read more »

The Dark Knight Retrospective: Re-Watching Batman Forever (1995)

The Dark Knight Retrospective: Re-Watching Batman Forever (1995)
BATMAN FOREVER (1995) Warner Bros. made a concerted effort away from the gothic stylings of Tim Burton when it hired Joel Schumacher to direct the third Batman film.  Schumacher has long been a director of more style than substance, and the Batman franchise let him indulge all of his worst, over-the-top instincts.  Though Burton stayed... Read more »

This Spider-Man Reboot Is Far From "Amazing"

This Spider-Man Reboot Is Far From "Amazing"
THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Genre: Superhero/Comic Book/Action Premise: High school student Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) gets bitten by a radioactive spider and develops super powers.  He takes to fighting crime, while figuring out the mystery behind his parents’ disappearance/death, romancing Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone), and taking on a formidable foe in a mutated scientist called the Lizard (Rhys... Read more »
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"Brave" Proves That Even Mediocre Pixar Is Still Worth Seeing

"Brave" Proves That Even Mediocre Pixar Is Still Worth Seeing
BRAVE Genre: Animated action drama Premise: Faced with an unwanted arranged marriage, young and headstrong Merida (voiced by Kelly MacDonald) sets out to buck the expectations of her parents, change her fate and rewrite destiny.  Cue the bears. Behind-the-Scenes: Long deemed a “boys club,” this was supposed to be Pixar’s first movie directed by a woman – Brenda... Read more »

"Prometheus" Is A Fascinating, Frustrating Must-See

"Prometheus" Is A Fascinating, Frustrating Must-See
PROMETHEUS Genre: Sci-Fi/Horror Premise: A team of scientists (led by Noomi Rapace and Logan Marshall-Green) discover ancient drawings that might uncover the origins of mankind, and set off on a fact-finding mission to a remote planet, where they encounter a threat than could end mankind (and everything else in the universe). Behind-the-Scenes: Ridley Scott returns to his Alien... Read more »

Here Come the "Men in Black"...Again

Here Come the "Men in Black"...Again
MEN IN BLACK 3 Genre: Sci-Fi Action Comedy Premise: When Boris the Animal (Jemaine Clement) escapes maximum security prison and jumps back in time to kill Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones), Agent J must travel back to 1969 and work with a younger K (Josh Brolin) to stop Boris and save the future. Behind-the-Scenes: Reportedly cost more than... Read more »
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