How I Live Now may be based on a young adult novel, but that doesn’t excuse the fact that it’s incredibly juvenile.
The most marked characteristic of All Is Bright is that it’s a colossal waste of Paul Giamatti and Paul Rudd.
The best thing about Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 is that it’s a kid’s movie. That’s not to say it isn’t clever or sophisticated – on the contrary, it’s one of the smartest animated films I’ve seen in a while.
What it isn’t, however, is a movie that tries to be any more mature than it has to be, and the result is wonderfully refreshing.
Once is a classic example of a “little movie that could”: a tiny, micro-budget film that somehow managed to rocket to classic status in an instant. It’s even been adapted into a Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, which isn’t so much an indication of its quality as it is a sign of its incredible popularity. Thankfully, though, it more than lives up to the hype.
Generally speaking, I’m fond of plot twists in movies – particularly those I can’t see coming. What’s less pleasing is when the twist is followed by another twist that jerks the plot back to where it was expected to go in the first place. In The Purge, that happens at least three times. Written and directed by James DeMonaco, it’s a bland, boring thriller with an overambitious concept and underwhelming execution.
The hit boy band One Direction will soon be conquering another outlet of entertainment: the silver screen.
Rarely in Oklahoma do we get the chance to see all of the films nominated by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences before we watch the Oscars.
Many years ago, in the quaint little village of Crythin Gifford, Jennet Humfrye’s son died in a terrible accident while she was away. The townspeople never recovered the body.
Chronicle is hands down the most excitingly creative, dazzling “found footage” film I have ever seen. Ever.
When I was younger, I read a book called “Hatchet” by Gary Paulsen. I was riveted by the against-all-odds tale of wilderness survival, about a boy who makes it in the woods for months with just a hatchet to help him get by.
It takes much more than a mere black and white filter to make a film look so convincingly old.
When you violently tear away all of the fancy clothes, expensive liquor, and notions about what is prim and proper, what are you left with? Acclaimed director Roman Polanski might argue that the answer is Carnage.
Her performance as Lisbeth Salander, ultra-intense goth computer hacker extraordinaire, is simply electrifying!
So here we are at the inevitable sequel, with all of the same actors, and a few new ones. This time out we find Sherlock at a bit of a loss as he discovers that Watson plans on getting married. He needs his sleuthing partner, whatever will he do?
By Tommy Bond, Film Critic Have you ever had an experience that was just so wonderful, something that just hit all of the right notes, something that made you appreciate all of the things around you? It’s those moments where everything feels right, and everything is cast in that warm orange glow, and when you’re […]
In the cruel game to get elected, anything goes as long as you can keep it quiet, and if you slow down, no one will stop to pick you up.
Hugo might just be Martin Scorsese’s most personal work, and it is definitely one of his most deeply felt films that I have ever seen.
The Muppets are back, baby! And boy are they fun to hang out with!
Yes, I watched it. And yes, I have seen the rest of them too.
Master director Clint Eastwood’s J. Edgar is certainly fascinating, but the storytelling was outdone in great strides by the performances.
Tarsem’s new 300-esque swords and sandals epic, Immortals, is stunningly beautiful.