movie review

"The Avengers" spectacularly succeeds

After all the hype and individual movies leading up to it, Marvel is finally ready to unleash the superhero team-up film they?ve been promising for a half decade, ?The Avengers.? ...

‘Think Like a Man’ caught up in the relationship game of chess

If the battle of the sexes were a game of chess, then “Think Like a Man” wants Steve Harvey to resemble Bobby Fisher. Adapted from Harvey’s best-selling book, the film turns ...

These Titans are out of juice

When movie studios start making sequels out of remakes it makes you wonder if the executives really think stones have blood and are sitting around desperately squeezing the heck ou ...

‘Tintin’s adventures become tiresome after awhile

Based on a series of comics by the Belgian artist known as Hergé, “The Adventures of Tintin” is widely beloved in Europe but is largely unknown here in the United States. So t ...

‘Mission: Impossible’s’ action exciting to see

By the time any film franchise reaches its fourth iteration, the series is usually an empty husk that only barely resembles the ideas and vivacity that made the first movie so grea ...

‘Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark’ will have you scared at times

True horror movies are better when you’re more afraid of what isn’t on screen instead of what is actually being shown. The art of the slow, devious climb to suspense was pushe ...

‘Transformers’ – everything you want in an action movie

Of all the bloated, action-heavy and mind-numbing films to bear director Michael Bay’s name, “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” is the film that best represents his abilities a ...

Film Review: ‘Green Lantern’ tries to break superhero mold

The trouble with superhero movies these days is because there are so many of them there is precious little new ground to tread. How many times can we see the same origin story for ...

Film has "Super” cast

The tricky part of making a film that is heavily influenced by classic movies is that it can come off smelling like a cheap mockery if the quality doesn’t match the inspiration. ...

'Elephants' visual stunner, emotional clunker

For a film about forbidden love to work, you need to believe that the two main characters care for each other and that their feelings grow organically from a shared passion. “Wat ...