Posts tagged "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: 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 »
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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 »

Movie Revue: Red State, Warrior, Bronson, Orgy, Guard, Brother's Keeper

Movie Revue: Red State, Warrior, Bronson, Orgy, Guard, Brother's Keeper
September 2-5 PICKS OF THE WEEK Warrior (****).  A totally rousing sports drama and nuanced, affecting family drama all rolled into one.  Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton should become household names based on the strength of their performances here.  Nearly impossible to dislike.  In Theaters September 9. Bronson (****).  This one’s been in my Netflix queue... Read more »

Movie Revue: Idiot, Colombiana, Afraid

Movie Revue: Idiot, Colombiana, Afraid
August 26-28 PICK OF THE WEEK Our Idiot Brother (***1/2).  As I said before in my “Sneak Peek” review from earlier last week, this is a low-key, formulaic charmer that succeeds and earns its fair share of laughs thanks to a pitch-perfect cast, led by the invaluable Paul Rudd. ALSO SEEN: Don’t Be Afraid of the... Read more »
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Movie Revue: Fright Night, Devil's Double, Spy Kids, Freebie, Barney's Version

Movie Revue: Fright Night, Devil's Double, Spy Kids, Freebie, Barney's Version
AUGUST 19-22 PICK OF THE WEEK: Fright Night (****).  The original Fright Night is one of those campy fun horror flicks with an edge that has grown a little soft with the passage of time.  This remake does the original proud, and puts just enough of a modern spin on the tale of a boy... Read more »