Big Movie Zone

Big Movie Zone is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Herb Lash
Rating Title/Year Author
Coral Reef Adventure (2003) Herb Lash 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. EDIT
Posted Mar 24, 2003
Adrenaline Rush (2006) Herb Lash Adrenaline Rush balances a genuine thirst for fun against a need to deliver educational content. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2003
Australia: Land Beyond Time (2002) Herb Lash Australia: Land Beyond Time is an enjoyable Big Movie primarily because Australia is a weirdly beautiful place. EDIT
Posted Feb 20, 2003
Pulse: A Stomp Odyssey (2002) Herb Lash The movie is one of the best examples of artful Large Format filmmaking you are likely to see anytime soon. EDIT
Posted Feb 20, 2003
S.O.S. Planet (2002) Herb Lash [T]he film becomes a droning, professorial lecture. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2003
Water and Man (1986) Herb Lash [T]oo broad, too general approach misses some good opportunities. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2003
Ocean Men: Extreme Dive (2001) Herb Lash [T]his Big Movie finds a great deal of drama and beauty in the sport of free diving. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2003
Majestic White Horses (2001) Herb Lash Majestic White Horses is the rare sort of Large Format film that makes a virtue of subtlety. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2003
Ski to the Max (2000) Herb Lash Ski to The Max certainly spotlights some of the most incredible ski, snowboard and paraglide stunts anywhere ever filmed or seen. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2003
Skydance (2002) Herb Lash 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. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2003
The Legend of Loch Lomond (2001) Herb Lash The story is meant to be simple and sweet, but a series of painful clichés send the film into a dramatic spiral and all charm is lost. EDIT
Posted Jan 16, 2003
India: Kingdom of the Tiger (2002) Herb Lash Kingdom of the Tiger is a completely engrossing Big Movie and a cure for those suffering from fear of the docudrama form. EDIT
Posted Jan 16, 2003
Jane Goodall's Wild Chimpanzees (2002) Herb Lash The film gets close to the chimps the same way Goodall did, with a serious minded patience, respect and affection. EDIT
Posted Nov 14, 2002
Alaska: Spirit of the Wild (1997) Herb Lash Thankfully, Alaska is not a laundry list of spectacular animals -- but a tribute to one of nature's last purely wild landscapes. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2002
Africa: The Serengeti (1994) Herb Lash The film is ... an impossibly lucky safari delivered with a soft touch of science and philosophy. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2002
Kilimanjaro: To the Roof of Africa (2002) Herb Lash This Big Movie leaves no doubt that Mount Kilimanjaro is a truly amazing place. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2002
Horses: The Story of Equus (2002) Herb Lash [S]tagy and preposterous scenes outnumber the well crafted moments. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2002
NSync: Bigger Than Live (2001) Herb Lash Boy Band Bashing has become a cruel and lame sport -- if you don't like your fish raw, don't go out for sushi. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2002
() Herb Lash 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. EDIT
Posted Jul 17, 2002
Lost Worlds: Life in the Balance (2001) Herb Lash [T]horoughly enjoyable. EDIT
Posted Jul 17, 2002
Amazing Journeys (2000) Herb Lash 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. EDIT
Posted Jul 17, 2002
The Human Body (2001) Herb Lash There are things happening in your body right now that you will never see unless you see this film. EDIT
Posted Jun 17, 2002
Space Station (2002) Herb Lash Everywhere the camera looks there is something worth seeing. EDIT
Posted Jun 17, 2002
Ultimate X: The Movie (2002) Herb Lash 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. EDIT
Posted Jun 17, 2002
Fantasia 2000 (2000) Herb Lash In Fantasia 2000 a simple spell is rediscovered: elegant storytelling, masterful animation and timeless music make movie magic. EDIT
Posted Jun 17, 2002
Across the Sea of Time (1995) Herb Lash 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. EDIT
Posted Jun 17, 2002
All Access: Front Row. Backstage. Live! (2001) Herb Lash Most of the performances are thoroughly enjoyable, but they are also a long way from delivering what the film promises. EDIT
Posted Jun 17, 2002
Shackleton's Antarctic Adventure (2001) Herb Lash [T]he film is very much like Shackleton's expedition - just when things look grim there always appears on the horizon a saving grace. EDIT
Posted Jun 17, 2002
Encounter in the Third Dimension (1998) Herb Lash 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. EDIT
Posted Jun 17, 2002
Michael Jordan: To the Max (2000) Herb Lash The filmmakers give us what we always want when it comes to MJ: images of a man caught in the act of being superhuman. EDIT
Posted Jun 17, 2002
CyberWorld (2000) Herb Lash It's not a real movie, it just acts as one on Imax screens. EDIT
Posted Jun 17, 2002
Solarmax (2000) Herb Lash This is the sort of documentary that will leave some shaking their heads in awe and wonder. EDIT
Posted Jun 17, 2002
Mysteries of Egypt (1998) Herb Lash Mysteries of Egypt proves once again that the next best thing to experiencing the real thing is an Imax film. EDIT
Posted Jun 17, 2002
Haunted Castle (2001) Herb Lash Thrilling special effect gimmicks lose their luster, and Haunted Castle makes no real effort at suspenseful or artful storytelling. EDIT
Posted Jun 17, 2002
Dolphins (2000) Herb Lash Dolphins seems intended for a youthful fieldtrip type audience, but skillful filmmaking sets it apart from the typical wildlife documentary. EDIT
Posted Jun 17, 2002
Ocean Oasis (2000) Herb Lash The filmmakers know how to please the eye, but it is not always the prettiest pictures that tell the best story. EDIT
Posted Jun 17, 2002
Galapagos (1999) Herb Lash 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. EDIT
Posted Jun 17, 2002
China: The Panda Adventure (2001) Herb Lash [W]hen it's all sewn together the final product is as unlovely as Frankenstein. EDIT
Posted Jun 17, 2002
Cirque du Soleil: Journey of Man (2000) Herb Lash 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. EDIT
Posted Jun 17, 2002
Siegfried & Roy: The Magic Box (1999) Herb Lash Who cares? EDIT
Posted Jun 17, 2002
Journey Into Amazing Caves (2001) Herb Lash Taking IMAX (R) cameras into these living underworlds proves an always bold, but not always successful venture. EDIT
Posted Jun 17, 2002