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Edge of Tomorrow (movie review)

LIVE. DIE. RINSE. REPEAT.

I liked the idea of a Groundhog Day styled sci-fi war movie (Add 2 cups of the Saving Private Ryan invasion scene – yeah, I’m already leaving the conditioner joke behind and moving onto cooking metaphors), but Edge of Tomorrow didn’t exactly knock me off my feet.
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“Storm’s coming.”

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I know, I hate this cliche, but there really is a storm coming. What a difference a few hours makes.

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Baffling Movie Trailer: Minions

I loved the first Despicable Me; it’s a near perfect movie. Then, we got Despicable Me 2: The Search for More Money. That movie is, you know… fine. It doesn’t really need to exist, but it didn’t put me to sleep. But now, we’re getting a sort of prequel in the shape of Minions because… I dunno. Money, probably. Read the rest of this entry

Labyrinth (movie review)

Labyrinth is a 1986 live action children’s fantasy movie that’s sort of a musical, too, but mostly features awkward shots of David Bowie’s package poorly concealed by tights.

It seems to me that the combined efforts of Jim Henson, George Lucas, Jennifer Connelly and David Bowie should yield a much better product, and the movie isn’t terrible, but it could be a lot better. Wikipedia explains that “At least twenty-five treatments and scripts were drafted for Labyrinth between 1983-85, and the film’s shooting script was only ready shortly before filming began.” That’s what it feels like: important folks like Henson, Lucas and Bowie poured a bunch of ideas on the floor and made someone assemble as best they could in short amount of time.

And really, the movie’s not that bad. There’s tons of memorable characters, ideas and images. Read the rest of this entry

Freddy vs. Jason (movie review)

This movie has no business being any good, but Freddy vs. Jason is entertaining – at least, it’s entertaining if you grew up with these monsters. At 97 minutes, there’s no bloat to complain about, so, still to this day, FVJ remains one of the most pleasant surprises I can recall at the movies. Read the rest of this entry

A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (movie review)

What. The. Hell. Happend?

How quickly can the wheels fall off a franchise? Like they say in baseball, “Your team is only as good as your next day’s starting pitcher,” and in the case of Nightmare movies, A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge is the sort of dude who just throws the ball right down the middle at a pedestrian 85 miles per hour and gets annihilated in the first inning. (Baseball, October… synergy!) Read the rest of this entry

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