There are two major things wrong with this movie.
1. It is a duller than dull. I mean, I just watched this movie and I couldn't recount anything that happened in the film. There isn't a single memorable action scene or moment in the entire film.
2. The cg effects work, especially during the tunnel sequences, is horrendous
Now, I didn't hate this movie as much as I did when I saw it in the theater, but I do think…
Tokyo Drift is a departure from the rest of the series in that it doesn't feature any of the previous cast. I kind of see it as the Temple of Doom of the Fast and Furious series given that its story is set out of sequence. The events seen in the film technically take place after the events of fourth and fifth movies, which make Tokyo Drift even more of a departure from the rest of series. This is a…
Rodney Ascher’s documentary is a fascinating and certifiable film about obsession. In the thirty odd years since the release of Kubrick’s seminal, The Shining, a small but committed group of film fans have poured over every frame of the movie looking for hidden meanings. Room 237 collects these delirious and diverging theories and presents them as a labyrinthine video-essay that borders on the farcical.
Room 237 is a compelling documentary that is brilliantly edited using a novel range of archival…
PTAbro's World Tour Stop 17: Russia
There is nothing I can say or do to diminish the overwhelming power of Andrei Rublev. It feels as large and a multifaceted as the nation it takes place in, with long, calm, silent segments representing the steppes, brutal action sequences full of roaring hate and terror representing the biting tundra, and understated, question-raising dialogues about the nature of art and religion that represent the cultured views of Moscow and St. Petersburg. If not…
Some quotes from my friend Clue taken from our discussion after watching Primal Fear
"Overall it's a court film with an end that's a classic turner."
"It makes sense why Ed Norton was cast in Fight Club"
"The black judge really pulled the film together"
"The end twist nearly broke my back"
Clue is a pretty cool guy.
I enjoyed this so much that it makes me feel silly for never seeing any of the classic Universal Monsters films before now.
It's got wonderfully atmospheric sets and B&W cinematography, entertaining and innovative special effects, and a cast full of excellent performances (especially Ernest Thesinger as the amusingly macabre Doctor Pretorius and of course Boris Karloff as the monster). The comic relief (especially Una O'Connor as a high-strung chambermaid) is occasionally grating, but it's so overwhelmed by the awesomeness…
What a pleasant surprise! Side Effects is my favorite film from 2013 so far without a doubt. I haven’t seen so many movies from Steven Soderbergh, but I enjoyed Contagion and Ocean’s Eleven. The cast here is pretty solid and the plot seemed intriguing and relevant, so I was anxious to watch it. Side Effects takes a lot of unpredictable routes, containing some great twists along the way. There was one moment I jumped out of my seat and couldn’t…
Part of Lise and Jonnie’s What A Wonderful World: May 30 days, 30 countries.
Film 17 – May 17 – Italy
I’ve always had a fear of Fellini. It’s not the surreal, I love the surreal. It’s not the clowns, I’ve never had a particular fear of clowns. Really. Honestly. Well, maybe just a bit. It’s not even the fear of Surreal Clowns .. Jeunet’s Delicatessen is one of my all time favourites. It has just been this stigma. How…
You should have let me sleep.
J.J. Abrams brings us the sequel to his successful 2009 prequel/reboot/re-imaging of Star Trek that is flashier, louder and more energetic then it's predecessor with the promise of also being smarter but simply falters in the third act of the film. I saw the film last night and walked out of the theater annoyed by it's final act while I couldn't decide if it was the Star Trek fan in me that…
I am so pleased to say I've just experienced A Clockwork Orange in a selected movie theater a few moments ago. This was the first film I had ever seen from Stanley Kubrick and what better way to revisit it than on the big screen? Damn, this restored version looked gorgeous. A Clockwork Orange is such a powerful and thought-provoking film. Not only there are unique and stylish sets / costumes for futuristic Britain, which are always a delight to…