New Movies

Review: Les Miserables (2012)

***** When I was twelve years old, I was talking to my aunt about movies (the only subject I seem to be able to talk about), and I remember her saying that she wanted to see a large-scale, multi-million dollar production of  Boublil and Schönberg’s musical, Les Míserables. And, of course, being twelve years old, I did […]

Review: The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

 ***** It is the age of the superhero. Since 2005, no less than 35 superhero movies have been released in the US. There may be more, but try to tell me there have been less. But in 2008, there was one hero film that took its place above all others as being considered (by many) […]

The Dark Knight Rises: Pre-review

Okay, here it is. The Dark Knight Rises will be released Thursday-Friday night at 12:01am of July 20th. Possibly the most anticipated film of 2012, Rises is the conclusion of Christopher Nolan’s Batman saga, his Dark Knight trilogy. And so far, the critics are saying that it hasn’t lived up to the standards of the first, scoring an 87% […]

Review: The Avengers (2012)

***** In 2007, Marvel Studios’ smash hit Iron Man totally demolished its box office competitors, as well as changed superhero movies forever. And for good reason. It was wonderful and totally exhilarating. But what Iron Man did besides change a genre was set the stage for a much larger adventure, one that would be built up for years to […]

Review: Immortals (2011)

***** Throughout the years, Hollywood has tried to harness the creativity, suspense, and excitement of the mythological tales of the ancient Greeks. Gods, Titans, and there affairs with beings and creatures both mortal and immortal have been adapted and re-envisioned several times over, some succeeding, others not so much. Immortals is one of the few […]

Review: The Muppets (2011)

***** I did not grow up in the years of The Muppet Show, but Jim Henson’s delightful little creations still brought joy to my childhood as far back as I can remember. With everything from The Muppet Christmas Carol, The Muppet Treasure Island, and The Great Muppet Caper to The Muppets Take Manhattan, I think the only Muppet film I didn’t see […]

Review: The Hunger Games

*****      Every so often, a book series will come along and instantly become a cultural phenomenon. What is unique about our age is that in the last ten years, we have seen this happen three times. Yes, three series– “Harry Potter”,” Twilight”, and “The Hunger Games”– have emerged and changed us in some […]