Penelope Spheeris's "Wayne's World" takes Mike Myers' revered SNL characters and blows them up into a feature-length production. The problem is that the same schtick that works well in ten-minute sketches wears thin when stretched to over 90 minutes. Still, "Wayne's World" supplies enough good-natured fun to rate as a solid piece of work.
Focusing on the two stars of Aurora, Illinois' favorite cable public access program, "Wayne's World" sees the show hit the big time in Chicago, forcing the…
Dennis Dugan's "Saving Silverman" is not especially well-made. It is not especially smart, and it is not especially lovable. It is, however, laugh-out-loud funny at times, and, that, for a comedy, may be all that matters. The Neil Diamond-infused, solidly cast film is very rough around the edges, but it is a lot of fun.
Revolving around a young man whose friends grow to despise his overbearing girlfriend, the film follows as those friends resort to a series of outlandish…
"Inception," at its most basic, is two things. It is a heist film dressed in science fiction conventions; and it is a study of a man trying to free himself from a near-suffocating past. "Inception," at its more complex, is a cerebral pop-masterpiece. It is an enthralling combination of thought-provoking, layered story-telling and sumptuous aesthetics enhanced by near-flawless editing, sound design, effects, and musical score. Driven by a pitch-perfect cast and the confident directorial hand of Christopher Nolan, "Inception" is a brilliant and unrivaled piece of filmmaking.
For those who like their science fiction fast, fun, and smart, Doug Liman's "Edge of Tomorrow" is a treat. A slam-bang near-future epic, Liman's film boasts a natural, buoyant sense of humor, a hint of braininess, and a direct line to the sensibilities of any frustrated gamer. It is a wholly appealing genre spectacle.
Beginning with the invasion of Earth by killer aliens dubbed mimics, "Edge of Tomorrow" focuses on Tom Cruise's military relations man busted down and into battle…