The title for the upcoming Spider-Man has reportedly been revealed, and Marvel Studios and Sony allegedly want to entitle it Spider-Man: The New Avenger. Latino Review’s Umberto Gonzalez, who regularly posts movie and superhero rumors...Show More Summary
Movie Review - Jackie K Cooper "Little Boy" (Open Road Films) "Little Boy" is a little movie with a big heart. It doesn't have a huge cast of A-list stars or a mega-million dollar budget, still it gets its story of family love and individual faith across with warmth and compassion. Show More Summary
Stung is not a good movie, but that’s not the problem. The problem is that it’s trying to be. I would be able to forgive the movie for being cheesy and terrible if it didn’t seem to want to be a better movie, but Stung takes itself far too seriously for a movie about giant killer wasps. The […]
full disclosure: an online screener of this film was provided by Vertical Entertainment. there are spoilers here. It would be best if viewers saw the film before reading this review. Director: Shane Abbess. Writers: Shane Abbess andShow More Summary
Maggie, starring Abigail Breslin, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Joely Richardson, is a movie that tries to take the zombie craze and boil it down to its most personal, human elements—to varying degrees of success. For a movie that tries so hard not to be a "zombie movie," Maggie as at its best when it embraces its natural sense of suspense.
If nothing else, Maggie deserves credit for approaching zombies from a whole new angle. While the angst of watching a loved one get infected is a common trope of the genre, it is rarely if ever the main focus of a zombie movie. But as Maggie shows, it’s a premise with great potential. Show More Summary
Earning fantastic reviews and sensational word-of-mouth during its limited release, Ex Machina plans to expand during these next few weekends in additional cities. The latest science fiction movie has...
As Ray Cutter, the title character in The Forger, John Travolta speaks with a sleepy mumble that makes it hard to hear what he’s saying a lot of the time. The movie is set in Boston, but Travolta doesn’t seem to be attempting a Boston accent; it’s more as if he’s trying to minimize his own distinctive palooka cadence. Show More Summary
The final question that Kevin Pollak asks his subjects in this talk-heavy, occasionally probing documentary is, “Do you have to be miserable to be funny?” Only those unfamiliar with the notion that great humor comes from pain—and itShow More Summary
In The Water Diviner, the first fiction feature directed by Russell Crowe, an Australian farmer travels to Turkey in the years following World War I, looking to find out what happened to his three sons at the Battle Of Gallipoli. It’s...Show More Summary
The Age Of Adaline spends an unusual amount of its resources and running time approximating literature. Not classic literature, necessarily, but the kind of literary fiction with at least a passing nod at a more established work—in this case, F. Show More Summary
The Thing (1982) John Carpenter’s The Thing is today considered a classic by a master of the genre, but upon its debut received mixed reviews and a tepid box office attributed to the ubiquity of alien movies at that time (with both E.T. and Blade Runner out the same year). While the majority of the film... Read more »
There’s a lot to like about Avengers: Age of Ultron, but the coolest thing about it is the way it reclaims the comic book part of the phrase “comic-book movie.” Rather than using these characters to do something “edgy” or “adult” orShow More Summary
To make the most of seeing Avengers: Age of Ultron for the first time requires a two-step process: Step one: Be alert, right from the start. This movie is going to smack you in the face with action at the jump. There's important exposition embedded in the first whirling, twirling battle scenes, and you'll need to pick up on it to follow along later. Show More Summary
Yes, I said it, and before you go too crazy, I should add that I'm quite okay with Iron Man 2, and even appreciate the way it replicates a mid-arc Marvel comic full of footnotes and inconclusive...
Every single day (Every. Single. Day.) I get people coming up to me, "Courtney, we love Pajiba. It's real swell. I am to understand it used to be a movie review site until you destroyed it. But what the people...
Most rock ’n’ roll documentaries, as good as they may be, employ a pretty straightforward methodology: Look up the subjects, interview them and the people closest to them, and edit it all together. With Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten, director John Pirozzi didn’t have that luxury. Show More Summary
Certainly the pedigree of Child 44 makes it seem promising. Directed by Daniel Espinosa (Safe House) from a script by Richard Price, it features a sturdy, heavily British international cast led by Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Joel Kinnaman,...Show More Summary
The directing debut of actor Chris Messina, Alex of Venice is as notable for what it doesn't do as for what it does. This is the story of a married parent suddenly forced to realign priorities when their spouse walks out. Think Kramer vs. Show More Summary
"Unfriended" is my favorite of this weekend's new release movies that I've seen, and I'm not ashamed to admit it. While I didn't find it particularly scary, I thought it was entertaining as hell and a great execution of a clever found footage premise. Show More Summary