World War Z
The Bling Ring
Jack the Giant Slayer
21 And Over
Taut, well-made sci-fi thriller about a massive computer.
| Original Score: 3/4
A crisp, well-crafted movie that achieves its effects by calmly stating the facts, with the bare minimum of histrionics.
After an excellent beginning, the craven script (based on DF Jones' novel Colossus) develops cold feet, injects some tiresome comic relief, and gradually begins to drag the whole thing down.
The movie is full of marvelous, absurd dialogue.
| Original Score: 4/5
Harrowing and truly gripping despite an obviously paltry budget.
Above-average science fiction.
Will remind you just how much movies from the 1970s differ from the ones making their way to the megaplexes nowadays . . .
| Original Score: 3/5