movie review

‘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 ...

‘Scream 4’ is one too many

It has been more than a decade since a killer in a ghost mask turned Drew Barrymore inside out with a butcher knife and reinvented the slasher film for a younger generation. The fi ...

Wait for ‘Witch’ on DVD

“Season of the Witch” Director: Dominic Sena Starring: Nicolas Cage and Ron Perlman Rating: One out of five stars Wait for ‘Witch’ on DVD Any movie that requires Nicol ...

‘The Fighter’ delivers throughout

“The Fighter” Director: David O. Russell Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale and Amy Adams Rating: Four out of five stars ‘The Fighter’ delivers throughout ...

‘Harry Potter’ grows up with audience

“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I” Directed by David Yates Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint Rating: Four stars out of five ‘Harry Potter ...

‘Unstoppable’ has plenty of action

“Unstoppable” Director: Tony Scott Starring: Denzel Washington and Chris Pine Rating: Three out of five stars ‘Unstoppable’ has plenty of action The problem wit ...

‘Saw 3D’ not worth the time

“Saw 3d” Director: Kevin Greutert Starring: Tobin Bell and Cary Elwes Rating: 0 stars (out of five) ‘Saw3D’ not worth the time There are some cringe-worthy moments dur ...

‘Resident Evil: Afterlife’ would make a better video game

“Resident Evil: Afterlife” Director: Paul W.S. Anderson Starring: Milla Jovovich Rating: One out of five stars Complaining about logic in a zombie movie is like ...

'Piranha 3D' reminiscent of 'Jaws'

“Piranha 3D” Directed by Alexandre Aja Starring: Elisabeth Shue and Ving Rhames Rating: Two stars out of five ‘Piranha 3D’ the new ‘Jaws’ When a film achieves ...

‘Dinner for Schmucks’ has some good laughs

“Dinner for Schmucks” Director: Jay Roach Starring: Paul Rudd and Steve Carell Rating: Two out of five stars A movie is only as good as the talent surrounding it ...

Get Smart is all that and more

Get Smart” is the funniest movie ever made. Would you believe the most amusing movie of 2008? How about a smart and snappy salute to a sixties sitcom? Okay, it’s hard to avoid ...