"The Men Who Stare at Goats" begins by issuing the statement "More of this is true than you would believe," the same way many films tell us their story is based on true events.
Happy birthday, Jesus. Hope you like nightmares.
Unless you've been in a sensory deprivation chamber for the past month, you've heard there's some horror movie named "Paranormal Activity" ruling the box office. It was made for, like, $10 and has grossed $1 billion or something.
It seems the makers of "Astro Boy" wanted to combine every science fiction theme into one movie.
The trailer for "Where the Wild Things Are" manages to dazzle our senses and evoke a host of emotions. Ironically, by the end of the film itself I felt almost nothing.
"Couple's Retreat" is a sitcom episode masquerading as a feature film.
Three new comedies and the re-release of two animated classics hit theaters simultaneously this Friday, and incredibly, all are worth seeing.
Has there ever been a more appropriate week to review a movie called "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs?"
"Jennifer's Body" is the perfect movie at the perfect time for Megan Fox. She has become a huge star without playing a single lead role or having to really act at all (something even she admits). She has built a career on rocking red carpets and lending her eye candy to action movies.
For most of 2009, optimism has been in shorter supply than H1N1 vaccines. I'm happy to inject a dose of good news by telling you things are about to get better - at the movies, at least.
Writer/director Mike Judge captures the hilarity of the workplace as well as anyone. His "Office Space" (an American classic, in my opinion) and "Idiocracy" both flopped in their theatrical runs but have become DVD hits.
Quentin Tarantino's films have been called many things: brilliant, self-indulgent, operatic, ultra-violent, hyperkinetic, irresponsible, and more. But never has Tarantino been boring. Until now.
There aren't enough quality movies made for young women, and "Post Grad" does nothing to improve the situation.
Everybody could use a good laugh these days, and humor right now seems all the more fun if we feel we're getting away with something. In other words, it's a great time for a guilty pleasure comedy.
A reviewer friend once asked me if it is acceptable to praise a movie for what it's not. After seeing "Julie & Julia," I'm finally ready to answer: "Yes!"
"American Hustle" is now officially one of the buzziest films of the awards season.
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