I didn’t think The Phantom was all that bad. Despite many issues with the screenplay and direction, I found myself moderately entertained by the costume and production designs and an admirable performance by Zane who, while might not have been the best fit for the part, still did his best with the material.
Drop Zone is the typical mid-90s action flick: average script – this one was co-written by, of all people, High School Musical series scribe Peter Barsocchini –, forgettable action sequences, a low budget and a (then) A-list actor willing to take the money to put his name on the poster.
I have a friend right now, who right now as I’m typing this, is standing in line odds are at some store that’s open 24 hours waiting for the release of “Dante’s Inferno” for Xbox 360. I’m hyped for the game as well, that is, until I watched the film Dante’s Inferno: An Animated Epic.
This is, in all seriousness, one of the best movies I’ve seen in a long time. I watch so many films they tend to blend together, and normally I’m not a fan of these types of flicks, but this is just one of those movies that caught me completely by surprise.
Whip It is another great launching vehicle for Ellen Page who just has success written all over her. While the rest of the cast is pretty lackluster, you’re really watching the film for Bliss and her story.
I will warn you right now: this movie has an inane amount of both male nudity and chicks that should not be getting naked for any reason what so ever. There isn’t any real way of putting the previous statement any more bluntly, so sorry if I seem harsh. I have an incredible stomach and I’ve only gotten sick maybe once in twenty-plus years of seeing movies, but Cabin Fever 2 made me violently ill.
I have some friends who whenever I bring up even the slightest notion of “The Simpsons” they say the same thing “Man, that show jumped the shark years ago, haven’t they done everything already?” To answer the question, yes they pretty much […]
Once more, the series gets a little bit staler. While some of the traps are creative (even making use of some classic ones), it’s all too obvious how the film will end. Granted, there are some surprises in who is related to who but for the most part as the viewer you can see several minutes ahead to the outcome and become bored with the same formula over and over.
The Brothers Bloom is writer-director Rian Johnson’s follow-up his surprisingly fantastic 2005 film, Brick starring Joseph Gordon Levitt. But often sophomore efforts after promising starts tend to greatly disappoint but Johnson’s latest once again surprised me as it wasn’t your typical con genre flick.
[…] from the very beginning I felt there was something ‘off’ about The Time Traveler’s Wife. It wasn’t the performances because the main three (McAdams, Bana, Livingston) all do respectable work, yet the story never gelled well enough to make the journey.
I was absolutely enthralled with 2006’s Paris, I Love You as it beautifully showcased the City of Love, Lights, Dreams, Art, et cetera while also giving us stories that made use of each precious minute allotted; and I had high hopes for the follow-up, New York, I Love You where we get to see the City That Never Sleeps. Unfortunately even though the directors try their best to showcase New York, the stories never quite hit the emotional levels (be it for comedy or drama) that I felt with Paris.
The movie wasn’t all bad though, as maybe I’m just being a little too critical. I had fun watching the movie, as usual, since Seagal just runs around for 90 minutes basically killing everyone he meets.
Spinning off a movie into a TV show is not an easy task. Sometimes it works (“MASH”, “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”), but many times they fail (“Fast Times at Ridgemont High”, “Ferris Bueller” among many others). But here’s the thing – when you opt to try and make a successful movie and turn it into a TV Series it’s best to do so at the height of its fame – and this case it would be 1999/2000.
I don’t even know where to begin with Triangle. The movie’s premise is completely different than what the flick turns out to be, which aggravated me right off the bat. You figure out shortly into the film that the killer is one of the group and then the movie turns out to be nothing of what it really should have been.
I went on opening day to see The Lovely Bones, hoping to see a film that was advertised as a mystery/thriller type of flick. Instead, what several others and myself witnessed was a giant mess of a film that was two-plus hours long that took forever to start, forever to end, and left us wondering what the heck was going on.