"Transformers 2" features the most impressive robots ever programmed into a computer and many battalions of heavily-armed American military men, all of whom blow up everything in sight. And all this carnage adds up to a dizzying, exhausting, loud, clanging, clanking, whirring, headache-inducing scrap pile of a movie.
"Away We Go" provides perfect counterprogramming for those who aren't impressed by computer-generated dinosaurs, overblown violence and all the other trappings of summer blockbusters.
So right now you're thinking, a review of "Up," isn't Marker a little late on this one?
"Land of the Lost," this week's only big-budget release, brings an end to this summer's streak of solid releases. It's the immediate frontrunner in the race for worst summer movie.
Sam Raimi has gone back to using his powers for evil, and it's a good thing. Raimi made a name for himself with his series of "Evil Dead" movies. And if you've seen them, you know that Raimi's sense of humor is unlike any other. He combines shock with schlock, murder with parody and suspense with silliness. When it comes to style the man occupies his own ZIP code. But fans also know that for ...
It's mid-May and we're already two releases into summer: "Wolverine" (yawn) and "Star Trek" (neat-o!). From now until September, the movie forecast calls for enormous explosions, spectacular special effects and mediocre writing. Surprisingly, there's also some comedy and romance for those who don't eat testosterone for breakfast. Here are the summer movies on our radar.
It's difficult to overhaul any successful TV or movie series, but when that series is "Star Trek," it seems downright impossible. Gene Roddenberry's original series has spawned many spinoffs, but fans tend to get a little touchy when someone tampers with Kirk, Spock and the rest of the Enterprise crew.
"Ghosts of Girlfriends Past" marks a great departure for Matthew McConaughey as an actor: he only takes his shirt off once in this movie.
We're past the midway point of this year's outstanding edition of the Atlanta Film Festival. Here's a look at a few of the best films to screen so far.
The Atlanta Film Festival begins tonight and runs through April 25, and it promises to highlight homegrown talent while serving as a launching pad for films from around the world.
I did not hate "Hannah Montana: The Movie." That isn't the sort of critical praise Disney will quote on a poster or DVD cover, but it is praise nonetheless. Because all sorts of things had me ready to hate this movie. First, there is the absurd premise that no one in the world ever discovers Hannah's true identity. Second, the tabloid media is on Miley Cyrus overload. We hear about this girl constantly, so who ...
"Adventureland" is not what you expect. The publicity for this movie makes it look like a sequel to "Superbad," with all the vulgarity and body jokes we expect from a Judd Apatow production.
The highest compliment I can pay "Monsters vs. Aliens" is that it delivers on its promises. The title promises monsters fighting aliens, and that's what we get.
"I Love You, Man" has all the makings of a sleeper. The movie has gotten a minimal marketing push and is flying below the radar.
Remember when you were a kid and you'd imagine having special powers, like being able to move things with your mind? Or you'd pretend you were an alien coming to Earth as part of a mission to save the universe?
"Mayan Blue" is an atypical Georgia film. Most of the crew either come from or live in North Georgia, yet the film was shot entirely in Guatemala and features an abundance of breathtaking underwater cinematography.
Sandwiched among the usual superheroes and science-fiction epics comes a very odd summer tentpole release, an extravagant, big budget adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's literary masterpiece, "The Great Gatsby," directed by Baz Luhrmann ("Moulin Rouge!", "Romeo + Juliet") and in 3-D.
Last week we looked at the upcoming movies for summer 2013 in the action and drama categories. This week, we finish the season's preview lineup with a peek at family flicks and movies to make us laugh.
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