Tag Archive | reviews

Movie of the Week: Smoke Signals (1998)

***** We all love indie movies, right? Juno, Little Miss Sunshine, Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, and the like. And of course, there is the iconic Napoleon Dynamite. But all (or just about all) of these films were made within the last decade. What about before the Indie movement? When small-studio films didn’t get any attention? I’d like to take […]

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% […]

External Review: Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007)

I don’t usually do external reviews, but this bit from Ask A Ninja was more priceless than anything I could write about this mess of a film.     Really, nothing more even needs to be said. I think the bucket of chicken line was perfectly descriptive.

Review: Death Race (2008)

*****   Blecchhhh…… can we really say much more? There are action movies, and then there are THESE kinds of action movies; the kind that are ineffectually violent and imicilic in nature. Death Race follows the story of a man who is accused of  a crime he didn’t commit, and in order to win his freedom, he […]

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 […]

Movie of the Week: (500) Days of Summer (2009)

How many movies do you see that completely out dare the incredulous stereotypes that plague today’s movies? How many movies to you see that are so fresh and so original that, when the credits roll, you sit and think about what you just watched? That, my friends is the effect that  (500) Days of Summer has […]

Best Heroes and Villains- Rocky Balboa and Sweeney Todd

Rocky Balboa: We kick off our list with the world’s greatest underdog. Rocky Balboa has the reputation for changing the sports genre forever. And you can understand why. Look at him. He’s a nobody, a street-rat. He fights in clubs, as a stepping stone for people who are actually somewhat serious. But in his desperation, […]