Archive for the 'Movie Reviews' Category

Some Walk by Night, Some Fly by Day

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

This is most unusual.  Looper was my most-anticipated movie of 2012, and….it did not disappoint. I can’t remember the last time that happened. In a nutshell, Looper is the movie that Inception wished it was:  an original, highly intelligent piece of mind-screwing sci-fi/action.  UNlike Inception, Looper never drags, or gets bogged down in its own […]

Kitty Treat

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

We caught Puss In Boots (in Imax 3D) over the weekend, and I’m giving it my hearty endorsement.  I hated the Shrek movies, but I loved the Puss in Boots character, and it was getting very good reviews so we gave it a shot.  I can’t remember the last time that I saw an animated […]

Never Tell Me the Odds

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

This is a movie review about Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s new flick 50/50, but if I’d said that straight off, nobody would read this post because who wants to read about a cancer-themed movie?  So I’ve willfully mislead and lured you with Mr. Sex-in-a-Blaster-Holster up there.  It worked, didn’t it?!  Though seeing the bottom of that cover […]

Absolute Beginners

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

I am writing this review purely so that I can spend time looking for pictures of Ewan from the movie. I have spent an inordinate amount of time looking forward to Beginners.  Unlike every other movie I’ve looked forward to in recent memory, it did not leave me disappointed.  It absolutely justified my insistence on […]

Whatever, Fassbender.

Wednesday, June 8th, 2011

I was going to go with “X Missed the Spot,” but that’s cringe-inducing, isn’t it? X-Men First Class was my most anticipated big studio movie of the summer.  You guys saw the trailer, wasn’t it magnificent?  It looked like it was going to be a serious, weighty take on the mythos — the Dark Knight […]

Got that whole cowboy thing goin’

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

Made it out to an afternoon showing of True Grit on opening day! But first, some thoughts inspired by the Trailer Hell before the movie. (To think I once enjoyed movie trailers!) What is the point of Jason Statham? Why can’t Hugh Jackman ever make a decent movie?  His agent needs to be shot. Robert […]

Friends say it’s nice, friends say it’s good, Ev’rybody says it’s just like Robin Hood

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

No reason for the header pic, other than that I love Charlie Crowe. I just love him. That is all. So, Robin Hood. It was 2/3 of one helluva movie.  Going in, I was so worried that I would not be able to view it without the bias I’d bring from my knowledge/resentment of the […]

Review-fer Two-fer

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010

Or:  Leo DeCaprio & The Olympians: The Sanity Thief… The snow and such has been messing with my movie-screening schedule, which means that I’ve gone to the theater twice in less than a week…completely unheard of!

Me + Orson Welles = TLA

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

Sometimes, long after you’ve assumed that you’re just going to have to wait for DVD, a much-anticipated movie will eventually trickle its way down through the cracks of real civilization into the clogged drainage ditch that is Pittsburgh. Such was the case with Me & Orson Welles, a pic that was released on Thanksgiving bloody […]

Cleansed!

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

Whew!  As I suspected, A Single Man did the trick.  Washed that Eli crap right outta’ my brain. WHAT a good movie!  Yes, maybe a little bit too meticulously art-directed, but if you love the look of retro things (the film is set in 1962) you will bask in it.  And the performances…wow.  If you […]

Close the Book

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

We saw Book of Eli over the weekend.  1. Post-apocalypse is one of my favorite genres, and 2. Gary Oldman. But I’m here to tell you…..OMG… JUST…..DON’T……GO!!  I can’t even muster up a review; word fail. SO appallingly bad.  Trust me on this.  I took the bullet so you guys don’t have to. STAY AWAY!! […]

Zombiefied

Monday, October 12th, 2009

Decent weekend for once.  Nothing special, just nice.  Did a little used clothing shopping (futile), puttered around the house, made pancakes, baked the traditional apple bread that we eat every Thanksgiving morning and put it in the freezer, and went to see Zombieland. My opinion is that it doesn’t merit a real review.    Certainly […]

It’s a Great Day for Getting Your Ass Handed to You

Monday, April 20th, 2009

WTF was that sad excuse for a hockey game yesterday?!?  See, it just goes to show how badly the Pens need an adorable coach with thick, eloquent hair like Coach Eric Taylor of Friday Night Lights to inspire them out of their weak and lazy spells.  Coach Taylor is made of win.  *sigh*  Stupid hockey.  […]

Delicate sound of Thunder

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

So I believe I mentioned that I saw Tropic Thunder over the weekend.  I don’t feel like writing up a long, drawn-out review, so consider this a ‘mini’ review.  If you care to read a proper review, check out the one at Pajiba…I pretty much agree with it 100%. In short, I really, really liked […]

Beautiful Freak

Thursday, July 24th, 2008

Isn’t it rich?  Isn’t it rare? Me by myself on the ground, you in mid-air. Send in the clowns, there ought to be clowns… Don’t bother, they’re here! So, anyway.  Back to the Bat-babble, All-Joker Edition. •   It was very strange knowing that this was ‘Heath’s Last Role’ when it really didn’t seem like […]

And here…we…Go!

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

I’m guessing that you all expect some big long-winded review of TDK out of me.  Well, I really don’t think that I can do it.  There is TOO much to talk about; the post would be so long that not a one of ya’d read it; I could literally talk about that movie all week.  […]

Help us, Robert Downey Jr. You’re our only hope..

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

Saw Iron Man last night. I think a lot of movie reviewers out there need to take some Xanax and settle down; it was good but it wasn’t THAT good. But it was a hell of a lot better than I ever expected it to be, and more important, it has performed zillions of times […]

Boleyn for Dollars

Tuesday, March 4th, 2008

The Other Boleyn Girl isn’t has as horrible as you think it’s going to be, but it’s nothing approaching good either. I went because the novel it was based on, though wildly historically inaccurate, was soapy, smutty, dishy fun. “History through porn,” Scarlett Johansson called it. Much to its detriment, the movie version is none […]

Looking Over a 4-Leaf Clover(field)

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

Saw Cloverfield on Friday night, and BW and I both really enjoyed it. Did it live up to all the fanboy hype as the bestest geektastic sci-fi monster-stomp movie, like, EVER?? No. But then nothing ever does. It’s usually not the movie’s fault, it’s just that fanboys always get too excited about things and have […]

Symphony of Destruction

Wednesday, December 19th, 2007

Last night I got to see a free sneak preview screening of Sweeny Todd, and now I find myself in the impossible position of having to try to review it. How does one review a musical?  The nuanced, realistic acting? No.  The plot? Not really.  I guess all you can say whether you enjoyed watching […]