Herb Lash

Agrees with the Tomatometer 75% of the time.

Biography:
In the 1980s, a smaller Herb Lash wandered around the Smithsonian Institute's Air and Space Museum and went slack-jawed while watching TO FLY. He liked it.. Herb has gone on to watch a great many other Big Movies, Hollywood movies, independent films, documentaries and experimental films. He has learned a good deal over the last seven years working in development and watching films for a variety of producers, actors and directors - some successful, some struggling, a few Academy Award winners and some who can't get past the studio gate. Herb thinks of himself as a Big Movie fan before he thinks of himself as a critic. Herb reviews Big Movies with the intention of being fair and the hope of having something interesting or at least intelligent to say about the films in question. The peculiarities of the Big Movie industry sometimes force the hand of its filmmakers. And still, there are Big Movies that manage to escape these artificial boundaries. Of course, good, innovative films create good, vocal, enthusiastic fans. These are the films Herb looks forward to seeing and writing about. Herb invites your opinion and feedback - he wants to know when he is wrong and when he is right. Mostly, he wants to see good Big Movies.
Publications:
Big Movie Zone
Total Reviews:
41

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 1 - 41 of 41
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
91% Coral Reef Adventure (2004) " Coral Reef Adventure is a heavyweight film that fights a good fight on behalf of the world's endangered reefs -- and it lets the pictures do the punching." — Big Movie Zone
Posted Mar 24, 2003
67% Adrenaline Rush (2006) " Adrenaline Rush balances a genuine thirst for fun against a need to deliver educational content." — Big Movie Zone
Posted Mar 5, 2003
83% Australia: Land Beyond Time (2002) " Australia: Land Beyond Time is an enjoyable Big Movie primarily because Australia is a weirdly beautiful place." — Big Movie Zone
Posted Feb 20, 2003
93% Pulse: A Stomp Odyssey (2002) " The movie is one of the best examples of artful Large Format filmmaking you are likely to see anytime soon." — Big Movie Zone
Posted Feb 20, 2003
—— S.O.S. Planet (2002) " [T]he film becomes a droning, professorial lecture." — Big Movie Zone
Posted Feb 19, 2003
—— Water and Man " [T]oo broad, too general approach misses some good opportunities." — Big Movie Zone
Posted Feb 19, 2003
—— Ocean Men: Extreme Dive (2001) " [T]his Big Movie finds a great deal of drama and beauty in the sport of free diving." — Big Movie Zone
Posted Feb 19, 2003
—— Majestic White Horses (2001) " Majestic White Horses is the rare sort of Large Format film that makes a virtue of subtlety." — Big Movie Zone
Posted Feb 19, 2003
—— IMAX - Ski to the Max (2012) " Ski to The Max certainly spotlights some of the most incredible ski, snowboard and paraglide stunts anywhere ever filmed or seen." — Big Movie Zone
Posted Feb 19, 2003
—— Skydance " The story is built around a few terrific acrobatic stunts and hair raising fly-bys -- but everything leading up to and following these moneyshots is a silly afterthought." — Big Movie Zone
Posted Feb 19, 2003
—— Legend of Loch Lomond (Legend of the Loch) (2002) " The story is meant to be simple and sweet, but a series of painful clich├ęs send the film into a dramatic spiral and all charm is lost." — Big Movie Zone
Posted Jan 16, 2003
80% India - Kingdom of the Tiger (2002) " Kingdom of the Tiger is a completely engrossing Big Movie and a cure for those suffering from fear of the docudrama form." — Big Movie Zone
Posted Jan 16, 2003
93% Jane Goodall's Wild Chimpanzees (2002) " The film gets close to the chimps the same way Goodall did, with a serious minded patience, respect and affection." — Big Movie Zone
Posted Nov 14, 2002
—— Alaska: Spirit of the Wild (1997) " Thankfully, Alaska is not a laundry list of spectacular animals -- but a tribute to one of nature's last purely wild landscapes." — Big Movie Zone
Posted Oct 2, 2002
100% Africa: The Serengeti (1994) " The film is ... an impossibly lucky safari delivered with a soft touch of science and philosophy." — Big Movie Zone
Posted Oct 2, 2002
90% Kilimanjaro - To the Roof of Africa (2002) " This Big Movie leaves no doubt that Mount Kilimanjaro is a truly amazing place." — Big Movie Zone
Posted Sep 11, 2002
67% Horses: The Story of Equus (2001) " [S]tagy and preposterous scenes outnumber the well crafted moments." — Big Movie Zone
Posted Sep 11, 2002
17% NSync: Bigger Than Live " Boy Band Bashing has become a cruel and lame sport -- if you don't like your fish raw, don't go out for sushi." — Big Movie Zone
Posted Sep 11, 2002
—— IMAX - Bears (2002) " Bear lovers will find plenty to like here, but little that has not been seen before in the myriad of Discovery Channel type bear documentaries." — Big Movie Zone
Posted Jul 17, 2002
—— Lost Worlds: Life in the Balance (2001) " [T]horoughly enjoyable." — Big Movie Zone
Posted Jul 17, 2002
—— IMAX - Amazing Journeys (2002) " There is really no chance for the film to hit a slow spot or get bogged down in minutiae -- new animals and new images are always on the horizon." — Big Movie Zone
Posted Jul 17, 2002
89% The Human Body (2001) " There are things happening in your body right now that you will never see unless you see this film." — Big Movie Zone
Posted Jun 17, 2002
87% Space Station (2002) " Everywhere the camera looks there is something worth seeing." — Big Movie Zone
Posted Jun 17, 2002
74% Ultimate X: The Movie (2002) " Ultimate X smoothes out the rough edges of Evel [Kneivel]'s bad boy tradition and delivers a film that keeps mom and dad in on the cool -- Disney with a little flava." — Big Movie Zone
Posted Jun 17, 2002
82% Fantasia 2000 (2000) " In Fantasia 2000 a simple spell is rediscovered: elegant storytelling, masterful animation and timeless music make movie magic." — Big Movie Zone
Posted Jun 17, 2002
—— Across the Sea of Time (1995) " For those willing to forgive the loose history and storytelling here, the rewards are 3-D views of Manhattan that blossom on the screen and occasionally stun." — Big Movie Zone
Posted Jun 17, 2002
75% All Access. Front Row. Backstage. Live! (2001) " Most of the performances are thoroughly enjoyable, but they are also a long way from delivering what the film promises." — Big Movie Zone
Posted Jun 17, 2002
—— Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure (2002) " [T]he film is very much like Shackleton's expedition - just when things look grim there always appears on the horizon a saving grace." — Big Movie Zone
Posted Jun 17, 2002
73% Encounter in the Third Dimension (1999) " The film is ... not so much a satisfying story as it is a fun loving promise of things to come in the world of IMAX in 3-D." — Big Movie Zone
Posted Jun 17, 2002
67% Michael Jordan to the Max (2000) " The filmmakers give us what we always want when it comes to MJ: images of a man caught in the act of being superhuman." — Big Movie Zone
Posted Jun 17, 2002
55% Cyberworld (2000) " It's not a real movie, it just acts as one on Imax screens." — Big Movie Zone
Posted Jun 17, 2002
57% SolarMax (2000) " This is the sort of documentary that will leave some shaking their heads in awe and wonder." — Big Movie Zone
Posted Jun 17, 2002
75% Mysteries of Egypt (1998) " Mysteries of Egypt proves once again that the next best thing to experiencing the real thing is an Imax film." — Big Movie Zone
Posted Jun 17, 2002
25% Haunted Castle (2001) " Thrilling special effect gimmicks lose their luster, and Haunted Castle makes no real effort at suspenseful or artful storytelling." — Big Movie Zone
Posted Jun 17, 2002
88% Dolphins (2000) " Dolphins seems intended for a youthful fieldtrip type audience, but skillful filmmaking sets it apart from the typical wildlife documentary." — Big Movie Zone
Posted Jun 17, 2002
50% Ocean Oasis (2001) " The filmmakers know how to please the eye, but it is not always the prettiest pictures that tell the best story." — Big Movie Zone
Posted Jun 17, 2002
100% Galapagos: The Enchanted Voyage (1999) " The film is mildly informative, but things only come alive when land lizards suddenly land in your lap and when red and blue footed boobies fly over the seats." — Big Movie Zone
Posted Jun 17, 2002
42% China - The Panda Adventure (2000) " [W]hen it's all sewn together the final product is as unlovely as Frankenstein." — Big Movie Zone
Posted Jun 17, 2002
45% Cirque du Soleil: Journey of Man (2000) " The film is one of those rare entertainments that really is for the whole family - or at least everybody with a taste for friendly fantasy." — Big Movie Zone
Posted Jun 17, 2002
73% Siegfried & Roy: The Magic Box (1999) " Who cares?" — Big Movie Zone
Posted Jun 17, 2002
80% Journey Into Amazing Caves (2001) " Taking IMAX (R) cameras into these living underworlds proves an always bold, but not always successful venture." — Big Movie Zone
Posted Jun 17, 2002
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