Thor: The Dark World is not a profound movie. But it’s one that puts a lot of craft and style into entertaining the audience, and the result is one of the most delightful movies we’ve seen this year. You know the plot: Malekith wants to turn the universe into dark matter, and Thor has to stop him.
You may have seen VH1's TLC biopic last month, called CrazySexyCool. (Here's our review.) Drawing 4.5 million viewers, it was the highest-rated cable movie of 2013, as well as Vh1's biggest film...
It's tough to approach a low-budget, made-for-DVD horror/western mash-up called Dead in Tombstone with any degree of seriousness these days (anyone seen GallowWalkers?!?) but when the b-movie at hand stars Danny Trejo as a gunslinger...Show More Summary
Everything you need to know about The Counselor can be seen in the fact that its main character goes unnamed. He's a lawyer, played by Michael Fassbender, and he's only ever addressed by colleagues as "counselor," if they bother to....
The Colony is a post-apocalypse film fused with a zombie movie. It's also one of the most formulaic flicks I've seen all year. The film, available now on DVD, imagines a frozen Earth where survivors live in colonies in order to survive the harsh weather. Show More Summary
We've seen this story before come Oscar season. A film based on actual events hits theaters, generates glowing reviews and then critics complain that the movie doesn't mirror reality. Consider A Beautiful Mind, the Ron Howard feature on troubled genius John Nash. Show More Summary
Our official review of Machete Kills is pretty negative. Rightfully so, it’s a major disappointment following the purposefully cheesy yet still politically relevant first film. This time it’s all just silly, kind of like an Austin Powers...Show More Summary
Not since 127 Hours have I run into a movie that provoked that mixture of excitement and trepidation in people I know who have seen the trailer as Gravity. The excitement is understandable. The trailers make it look like exactly what...Show More Summary
Filmmaker Ron Howard reteams with his Frost/Nixon screenwriter Peter Morgan on the Formula One racing film Rush. The film tells the true story of the rivalry between James Hunt and Niki Lauda and is as much a character piece as it is an action-packed racing movie. Aaron Fink, Sean Wright and myself reviewed the film for the PBS' series Just Seen It. Show More Summary
The original cast of the 2010 horror film Insidious is back for Insidious Chapter 2. The film picks up immediately where the first one left off, where Josh (Patrick Wilson) has just come back from rescuing his son from a world known as The Further. Show More Summary
Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer and Tommy Lee Jones headline the mobster movie The Family. The film, based on Tonino Benacquista's book of the same name, was directed by Luc Besson. It follows a mob family that's relocated to a small...Show More Summary
"Shuddh Desi Romance" is a film that will require a bit of patience as it trundles towards its conclusion, but spare some time and you will be rewarded by a fresh take on love that you haven’t seen in a long time.
This week on PBS' movie review show Just Seen It, I make an appearance as a guest reviewer to discuss the new Steve Jobs biopic,...
I know it's only August, but having seen the bulk of this year's wide-release horror movies and knowing what the upcoming ones are, I'm going to go ahead and call it. You're Next is the best pure horror movie you'll...
It's safe to say we've seen the "home invasion" thriller thrown at us from every conceivable angle by this point. The premise is nothing new, of course, as those who remember the original Straw Dogs (1971) can remind you, but over the...Show More Summary
Former Apple CEO John Sculley built Apple into a powerhouse and laid the groundwork for the iPod. This isn't a review of the Steve Jobs bio pic movie because 1) I don't do movie reviews and 2) I haven't seen it anyway. However, if the reviews are accurate, the movie depicts Jobs was a towering figure who single-handedly made Apple successful. Show More Summary
The Canyons isn’t the worst movie I’ve seen this year. It’s not even the worst movie I’ve seen this summer. It has a pronounced lean-and-hungry look (it was shot in three weeks on a budget of $200,000, much of it Kickstarted), and the story--a slice of Tinseltown noir cranked out by Bret Easton Ellis--is almost laughably lurid. Show More Summary
As in, a million people went to see it in the first two days. And the early reviews in English for this post-apocalyptic train story are pretty great. So Korean readers, have you seen this film yet? What do you think? Read more...
This summer has already seen its big-screen share of zombies ( World War Z ) and underwater aliens ( Pacific Rim ), but two movies in theatrical release and on VOD starting today take novel approaches to these subjects. The obviously British-based Cockneys vs. Show More Summary
This is going to be interesting, since I have seen the movie, but I also signed a nondisclosure thing saying I wouldn't publicly do anything resembling a review or opinion till the day before it o...