Cabin Fever is a terrific morality fable of what happens
when you don't do the right thing. At any point, any one
of these idiots could have been saved if someone made an ethical
choice - the result is tragic, like karma clicking its tongue at
Calendar Girls is a cute funny movie that isn't nearly as
agonizing as most chick flicks are. It's a sweet good-humored
comedy that never turns cynical or nasty and, for that, I give
it a very cheerful recommendation.
Is it worth the price of admission? Yes. Absolutely. Will this
movie engage and move you like other Pixar films? No, not in the
least bit. The characters are hollow and the stereotypes are
grating, the story is flimsy, but the movie is, at worst,
If I had anything to compare it to, I would compare it to
Batman Begins, and like the Dark Knight's reintroduction
dropped all of the hammy overacting, bad puns, and outlandish
costumes, the new James Bond ditches the gizmos and gadgets and
goes for more intrigue, more action, and more character
Too depressing, too long, too self-important, and painfully
flawed at the beginning and end which sucks because the middle
is actually quite good.
Me If You Can
It's another great movie in Spielberg's portfolio that will
remind a lot of people why we love this guy in the first place
even when pretentious basement critics laughably try to convince
the world that his films are crap.
Honestly, how can we not laugh at a movie where a grown woman
hisses at dogs, eats tuna from a can, walks on the back of her
couch, and - seriously, I'm not making this up - rubs catnip all
over her face and sighs in ecstasy. We're saved the
embarrassment of watching her chase mice or use a litter box,
but the end result is that this movie is just unredeemably
This is a stupid movie. Stupid, stupid, stupid. Stupid in its
execution and stupid in the way that it didn't take advantage of
the setting it was placed in.
There's just so much genuine fear in this movie that it's almost
unreal. From a child's disembodied voice to a creepy séance,
from a ball bouncing down a stairway to a hidden room and a
terrible secret. This movie has enough scary to keep even the
most hardened horror fanatic happy.
and the Chocolate Factory (2005)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a giddy celebration
of the absurd.
Angels: Full Throttle (2003)
This movie is like eating a five-pound bag of chocolate. Yeah, it may not be good for you... but the sugar rush is a blast while it lasts.
This isn't just a movie, it’s a show and it’s a damned enjoyable one at that. The tunes are catchy, the performances are great, and the twists, turns, surprises, one-upsmanship, and comeuppance in the court battle keeps everything interesting.
Chicken Little isn't a labor of love or the dawn of a new era at Disney. This is simply the result of a bunch of guys in suits wondering what kind of a movie they can come up with to make a lot of money.
So, don't cry fowl if you had your feathers ruffled by the blandness of Dinosaur or the sterility of Titan A.E.… run, don't bawk to Chicken Run! It's finger-lickin' good!
Christmas Carol (2009)
There is no big surprise or any light bulb of innovation during the movie's entire run, just an age-old story told with wax cadavers with dead eyes.
with the Kranks (2004)
What's the message of this movie? Forget individualism? Follow the masses? It's selfish to do something for yourselves? It's Christmas communism, I tells ya!
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe (2005)
It ain't The Lord of the Rings, but if this film series takes the hobbit's place as a Christmas tradition, I won't be disappointed.
Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008)
Prince Caspian is, I suppose, a passable but dull fantasy movie and, much in the same vein as Titanic, if you can make it 3/4 of the way through the movie, you're rewarded with scenes of a lot of people dying horribly.
Chronicles of Riddick (2004)
The main complaint I have with this movie is the overcomplicating of it all. The movie jerks and convulses its way through a plot that is, quite frankly, too cerebral for it to handle.
Does thirty minutes of a great movie make up for an hour of tedium? Honestly, no. Not by a long shot. What it does is make me ache for the movie that could have been as opposed to the one that is.
Clone Wars (2008)
I'm no fool. I know that this was basically three episodes of the animated series precycled into a big screen movie to get some quick cash, but for goodness sakes, they could at least have upped the quality a little before releasing this turd. Get the original actors back, tweak the script, something!
Why anyone would want to see a movie about reality is perplexing, but why anyone would want to see a movie about boring reality is downright mystifying.
I would not call this movie groundbreaking, but it is impressive as it blends some very shaky hand-held camera footage with some very convincing special effects to create an experience that is, while not completely new, is new enough.
Although this movie may get overly preachy at times, the sermonizing of Samuel L. Jackson is never boring to listen to. I liked this movie, I agree with the message, and I applaud the delivery.
I feel a little bad for Tom Cruise. He went out on a limb, tried something different, did a great job... and ended up having the picture taken right out from under his feet by the guy who used to play Luwanda on In Living Color.
of a Dangerous Mind (2003)
I was surprised at how long it did hold my interest with such a paper-thin plot dripping in unbelieveability. To his credit, a lot of the movie was saved by George Clooney's direction.
Constantine has some pretty imaginative action sequences, some clever plot elements, and some great effects. The downside is that these elements only comprise half the movie. The other half is dour, boring, and over-important.
The science is awful, the dialogue is clumsy, and the situations are preposterous... yet, and for the life of me I don't know why... I like this movie.
That's right, children, it's a cautionary tale of drug use disguised as a story about he-witches... or are they called manwiches? In any case, the parallel will strike you right in the face if you have a brain in your head. Of course, if you have a brain in your head, you're not in this movie's target audience.
Crank is a stupid, loud, insane movie and I loved every silly minute of it. There's humor, there's action, there's adventure, and it's all done with a wink and a smirk so you know never to take a single frame seriously.
High Voltage (2009)
It's not heady or overtly intelligent, but it does have Jason
Statham hooking jumper cables to his tongue and nipple and if
that's not worth the price of admission, I'm not sure what is.
Truthfully, other than pointing out hypocrisy, this movie
doesn't really say anything about race relations at all. It's a
grim and depressing tangled tale and, although expertly done,
really isn't a wonderful or groundbreaking film.
Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course (2002)
There's kind of a goofy sincerity to Steve Irwin that makes him
infectious. His flair and gusto and genuine excitement for what
he does is obvious and a welcome change from a large portion of
the phony stuff we normally see in movies today.
Dundee in Los Angeles (2001)
I was as big a fan of Crocodile Dundee as anyone. Hell,
to a degree I still am. But what possible use is Mic Dundee in
the 21st century? Surly by now he's learned the way of the world
and wouldn't be confused by escalators, urinals, or punk
Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
The acting and directing is beautiful, but the writing is two
dimensional and really takes away from the wonder of the entire
affair. After a while, you might find yourself checking
your watch and wondering when it will be over.
The movie isn't great and, don't get me wrong, it is painfully
silly at times but there's enough of the tongue planted firmly
into the cheek that gives Cursed a mild sort of appeal.