Extraordinary Measures (2010)
"Paul Bettany is a de-winged angel and Dennis Quaid is a rural business owner in this up-and-down riff on subject matter covered in PROPHECY, TERMINATOR and SUPERNATURAL (to name a few precedents), mostly confined to a diner"
I Sell the Dead (2008)
A Perfect Getaway (2009)
The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009)
"THE TAKING OF PELHAM 123 is solid action thriller filmmaking with some real thrills and strong character work. Viewers will come away mostly fulfilled, though perhaps wishing the train had gone the extra half-mile for its climax."
X-Men Origins - Wolverine (2009)
Friday the 13th (2009)
"It's not that the new FRIDAY THE 13TH is bad. It just doesn't feel new, and yet doesn't deliver the old shocks with the zest of horrific discovery that made the original and its better follow-ups so iconic."
The International (2009)
"Because banks all over the world are in such turmoil now, THE INTERNATIONAL seems dated by six months to a year. However, if you like watching law enforcement personnel working on a big, non-standard crime, this is pretty good."
Boogeyman 3 (2008)
"Well, if you are really desperate for a horror movie -BOOGEYMAN 3 is the one to look for. If there is something else on the shelves or at Netflix that looks or seems better - anything at all - check that out instead."
Friday the 13th Part 3 (1982)
Repo! The Genetic Opera (2008)
Donkey Punch (2008)
The Alphabet Killer (2008)
Quantum of Solace (2008)
The Express (2008)
Body of Lies (2008)
"Where BODY OF LIES does succeed very well is in demonstrating the multitude of ways in which even very well-thought-out plans to make the world safer can become not only corrupted but can also be hopelessly compromised by other likewise world-safety-minde"
"There's just a lingering sense that, in his eagerness to get to the "good stuff" of character riffs and general coolness, Ritchie neglects plot and pacing. By its own standards, then, ROCKNROLLA as a movie is a proper player, but not quite a true rocknrol"
The Thing (1982)
"On Blu-ray, Picture-in-picture (PIP) documentary that runs alongside the main feature. This is the old documentary, but still cool that you can see both simultaneously which is way cool. Plus there is a new audio commentary with Kurt Russell and Carpenter"
Righteous Kill (2008)
"There are some flashes of wit here, but the value of narrative surprise, especially when we're expecting one of some kind, only goes so far. RIGHTEOUS KILL relies far too much on what it's got up its sleeve and doesn't pay enough attention to what it's sh"
Burn After Reading (2008)
"All-in-all if you can weather the first few episodes, the series gets remarkably better ending in a cliffhanger to the second season and it would have been nice to have a few audio commentaries or something."
"TRAITOR seems to want to be a little more articulate than it winds up being in discussions of the concept of the greater good and the cost of role-playing. However, the questions it brings up are potent and its structure as a thriller is so strong, with s"
Death Race (2008)
"The upshot is that DEATH RACE trips over its own machinations in a number of areas, but if you want to see Jason Statham and/or over-the-top vehicular mayhem, there have been worse showcases for both."
Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008)
Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer (2007)
Sixty Six (2006)
"TRANSSIBERIAN is another one of those movies that seems like an advertisement for never going outside one's own neighborhood. Trips to Eastern Europe seem particularly ill-advised from the looks of, for example, the HOSTEL films and FRONTIERE(S)."
Mamma Mia! (2008)
"The movie has some charming moments, but the momentum of the story and the signing is uneven, and unlike DREAMGIRLS which held my rapt attention for over two hours, MAMMA MIA just put my butt to sleep."
The Dark Knight (2008)
"If you have the opportunity to see this in IMAX defiantly take advantage of it. The first ten minutes across the rooftops of Gotham City made the person I was with reel (of course he is terrified of heights) due to the sweeping helicopter shots that on an"
The Dark Knight (2008)
"Mixing lore from Mike Mignola's comics (Del Toro and Mignola collaborated on the new film's story) with old European fairy folklore and what seems like a touch of homage to Hayao Miyazaki (not to forget J.R.R. Tolkien), HELLBOY II is something to both beh"
I Am Legend (2007)
"The CGI is great and while this takes away from the creepiness factor that the book had, the landscape and environment are amazing seeing grass growing in the city, deer roaming the streets and more."
"Keri Russell stars as an über pie-making genius in a dead-end job with an abusive husband that longs for more in her life including her own pie shop and her OBGYN, played by FIREFLY/SERENITY's Nathan Fillion. A quirky, deadpan comedy with gorgeous pies an"
"The film has been out of print since the late '90s on DVD and this is a new digital transfer of the film. Not much else on the DVD besides the film and the special effects are a bit dated but this is still a sci-fi tale worthy of your collection."
American Gangster (2007)
"Steven Zaillian's intelligent, perceptive screenplay, inspired by an article on Lucas entitled "The Return of Superfly" by Mark Jacobson, doesn't go exactly where we expect. There are moments of real surprise here, moments of odd satisfaction."
Bee Movie (2007)
"Indeed, Bee Moive is full of half-thought-through notions. Much is at first made of Barry's "romance" with a human, voiced by Renee Zellweger, but any potential problems in the friendship are dropped without discussion midway through."
Saw IV (2007)
Gone Baby Gone (2007)
"You have to admire director Affleck and his co-screenwriter Aaron Stockard for having the guts to tackle material this morally complex, and for keeping most of Lehane's twists while condensing them into something that fits coherently into a two-hour film."
30 Days of Night (2007)
"Sam Raimi's Ghost House Pictures delivers once again with vampires like these that you've never seen before. It's a brutal movie that keeps you on the edge and has a cold harshness to it that matches the cold temperatures on screen."
"Topping off the new SLEUTH's problems is Law's performance.We need to believe Milo at least could be in earnest some of the time, not feel that he's obviously full of baloney the whole time (especially in those instances where it turns out that he's being"
Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)
"Director Kapur takes some more artist license with this movie than he did with the first film. This chapter has some very interesting and sweeping artistic shots, like Elizabeth standing on the cliffs overlooking the sea watching the Spanish Armada burn."
Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)
"First of all lets just say that this movie is far more intense and effective than the second one.If you felt let down by the last Resident Evil, this film should redeem your hopes in a continuing film series. It's a hell of a fun ride."
The Hunting Party (2007)
Shoot 'Em Up (2007)
"Shoot 'em Up is so fast and fanny and perfectly attuned to what it's doing that it's as if director/writer Michael Davis has put all the elements of entertaining violent action flicks in a centrifuge and distilled them down to their essence."
3:10 to Yuma (2007)