Category: Movie Reviews

Quantum of Solace | B+

director: Marc Forster starring: Daniel Craig, Mathieu Amalric, Judi Dench, Olga Kurylenko, Jeffrey Wright, Giancarlo Giannini From what I’ve heard, reviews of the latest James Bond outing seem to be fairly split between “fantastic action that carries on the outstanding precedent of 2006’s Casino Royale,” to “a boring, poorly-edited, plotless waste of time.” I guess […]

W. | B

director: Oliver Stone starring: Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Banks, Richard Dreyfuss, James Cromwell, Jeffrey Wright, Thandie Newton, Ellen Burstyn, Scott Glenn No matter your opinion of our current president, it’s clear George W. Bush has been one of the most polarizing figures of the last fifty years and will be talked about in the history books […]

Step Brothers | A-

director: Adam McKay starring: Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, Mary Steenburgen, Richard Jenkins I’ll make this short and sweet, since a review of a comedy seems kind of ridiculous. Step Brothers is hilarious, and you should all go see the movie about 40-something idiots who still live with their parents. When they move in together, […]

The X-Files: I Want to Believe | B

director: Chris Carter starring: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Amanda Peet, Xzibit, Callum Keith Rennie An ultimately pointless exercise, perhaps, this second film entry in The X-Files franchise. While I Want to Believe certainly has some very good moments, it makes for a relatively underwhelming episode if it were a part of the long-running TV series, […]

The Dark Knight | A+

director: Christopher Nolan starring: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Gary Oldman, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman How could you expect anything less than an A+ after all the advance hype and favorable critical reviews leading up to The Dark Knight’s release date of July 18? Never have my expectations been so high going […]

The Happening | C

director: M. Night Shyamalamadingdong starring: Marky Mark, Zooey Deschanel, John Leguizamo What the frick happened to M. Night Shyamalan? He hits his first two movies out of the park, in my mind (The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable) and since then has slowly devolved into a heavy-handed, melodramatic con artist of a writer and director whose crowning […]

The Incredible Hulk | A-

director: Louis Leterrier starring: Edward Norton, Liv Tyler, Tim Roth, William Hurt Not quite “incredible,” but outstanding nonetheless, the incredible Hulk returns to the big screen for a tighter, more action-packed outing that is sure to revitalize the franchise and further augment the burgeoning Marvel film universe, which now includes the X-Men, Iron Man, Spider-Man […]

Iron Man | A

director: Jon Favreau starring: Robert Downey Jr., Jeff Bridges, Terence Howard, Gwyneth Paltrow Storied comic book hero + crew respectful of source material + great actors – Hollywood = a nearly perfect movie. Iron Man, based on the long-running comic book series of the same name, comes to the screen having been bankrolled and produced […]

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