[This is from my original Top 10 of 2010 post. SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD placed number 1 on my list. Save for a few grammatical errors, I wouldn't change a thing about what I said back then.]
From the incredible opening credits to the final touching moments, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is the most innovative, energetic, fun, and best movie of the year and recent memory.
The movie is perfect.
Edgar Wright has been honing his style for…
I feel the need, the need to review NEED FOR SPEED.
First thing's first, NEED FOR SPEED is too fat.
Act I is filled with so much excess material that it’s truly hard to muster feelings for the characters on screen when, in the end, most of them are inconsequential once Act II begins. Let me break this down. Our lead Tobey Marshall (Aaron Paul) has a crew at his auto shop. They “trick” cars, making them go faster one…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
A brief analytical take on THE CABIN IN THE WOODS.
“The String Pullers”
THE CABIN IN THE WOODS is a smart deconstruction of the horror film that doesn’t parody the tropes of the genre, but pays tribute to them.
Set up as a traditional slasher film, five college kids go out to the cabin in the woods and unleash a demonic force that kills each of them, one by one. Taking a step back, within the first scene, CABIN reveals…
Kenneth Branagh directs a Kenneth Branagh film, co-starring Kenneth Branagh.
Kenneth Branagh is not going to let you forget this in a movie called JACK RYAN: SHADOW RECRUIT.
First, let's re-meet Jack Ryan.
The first act of the film does a good job of re-re-re-introducing us to Jack Ryan. Chris Pine's Jack Ryan joined the military after dropping out of The London School of Economics after watching 9/11 unfold before him. He ends up injured (Ryan has a terrible back…