My wife and I invoked our “30 minute rule” when watching this movie. The rule is: if the movie can’t interest either of us in 30 minutes, then we turn it off and quit wasting our time. According to Wikipedia, this film is based on a 1974 novel and “the story follows the hunt for[...]
[Wikipedia and IMDb disagree as to the year this movie was made. It was either 2011 or 2012.] Short summary: A bunch of people attend their 10th high school reunion. Hilarity ensues. (I’m only kidding about the hilarity part.) The movie had two major downfalls. One, all the characters — supposedly 28 years old —[...]
This movie irked me so much that I broke my two-year habit of not writing movie reviews anymore. Billed as a sci-fi adventure on an epic scale, it was actually just a slasher movie dressed up in big-budget sci-fi clothes.
Another year in which I’ve not seen most of the movies that won Oscars. (List of nominees and winners.) Rango was the only winning movie that I’d seen, and I’ve seen Bridesmaids, which was nominated but didn’t win anything.
I haven’t done a review in a while, but I had to review this movie. Not so much the movie itself, but the DVD on which we watched it. 20th Century Fox isn’t the only company that’s starting to make DVDs this way, but this disc was the worst we’d seen. The company has programmed[...]
It’s about owls. Computer-animated owls in 3D. I never thought I would like a movie that could be described so simply, but I really liked “Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole.” The film was fun, the story wasn’t too confusing (though it came close in places), and the three-dimensional animation was amazing in[...]
I’ll almost never review a movie before it comes out, because I don’t get sneak peaks like some big-time critics. But a few things deserve to be said about this one, based purely on the advertisements playing on TV and in movie theaters. “Karate” is a Japanese martial art, developed in the Ryukyu Islands (Okinawa)[...]
This year’s top-billed Valentine’s Day movie was named appropriately enough: “Valentine’s Day.” Add in about 20 huge stars, a soundtrack that includes Taylor Swift’s “Today Was a Fairytale” (record-holder for highest first-week sales by a female artist), and the promise of a cutesy blend of several romantic stories, and you should have a winner. This[...]
Despite some negative reviews, Daybreakers held its own. I strongly disagree with Rolling Stone, which called it a “B Movie.” Maybe because I didn’t pretend it was something it’s not. Daybreakers is a vampire movie, plain and simple. Like most vampire movies, it does not aspire to be an Oscar-winner, nor does it crave critical[...]
“Planet Earth” is a five-disc DVD set produced by the BBC Corporation as a TV series, originally aired in 2006. I could not find a site that correctly listed its run time. IMDb.com said it was 60 minutes. Other sites said 550 minutes. But the DVDs we ordered from Netflix contain 14 episodes of one[...]