For electronic dance music to work in a concert setting – as a live spectacle that you would actually pay concert prices to see – the bar, in my mind, is pretty high. You need good mixes and well-wrung beats, sure, but the music can’t stand on its own – especially seeing as it’s […]
In 2008 it had been 6 years since Kathryn Bigelow had directed a movie and longer since she directed anything memorable. The Hurt Locker cemented her as a director that not only made strong films, but extremely relevant ones. With Zero Dark Thirty she has made something that is familiar in it’s treatment of current […]
If you thought Supernatural teen adventure books-to-film were ending with Harry Potter and Twilight, you thought wrong. There’s a whole slue of adaptations in the works and the next one focuses on a magical girl and an ordinary boy. “Beautiful Creatures” is due out February 13, 2013 and tells the story of ordinary local boy Ethan (Alder Ehrenreich) and new-to-town Lena (Alice Englert). Lena possesses a powerful magic that will either turn her light or dark.
Poor Dr. Seuss’ “The Lorax.” The guy just wants to save some trees, but it seems like thneeds aren’t his only threat. The new film adaptation paints a fun, colorful homage to the original novel, but is that enough for the film to succeed with all the sell-out and liberal agenda criticisms that have been thrown at it before the film even saw its release? I hope so. So as the Lorax speaks in defense of the trees, I wish to speak in defense of the Lorax. The Lorax movie poster
Spielberg loves to make epic and ambitious movies; and for a movie whose central and only consistent character is a horse named Joey, “War Horse” is definitely an ambitious project. But in its fight to be epic, Spielberg falls prey to the same thing that made “A.I.” such a flop…pacing. Just like “War Horse,” “A.I” was an ambitious project. It was an interesting idea with some spectacular visuals, but it was also long, tedious and incredibly dull. “War Horse” fares a bit better, but at 2.5 hours, there was definitely a lot that could have been cut from this movie to help keep things moving along.
If you couldn’t guess from the title of this film or from the little girl yelling “”We bought a Zooooooooooo!” in the oft played trailer, “We Bought a Zoo” is about a family that buys a zoo. It’s a bit sappy, fairly predictable and some of the dialogue is downright cheesy, but if you’re a fan of the saccharine then this film is right up your alley. “We Bought a Zoo” is a cute family film and is even a bit of a tearjerker.
Many sequels don’t work. What works in the first movie is something weird and wonderful and unique, and then they just try to make the same movie again and the magic is gone (The Hangover 2). While varying in degrees of quality the Mission Impossible franchise has not suffered from the disease of stale like […]