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  • Transcendence

    Transcendence 2014

    ★★ Watched 06 Jul, 2015

    A gorgeously shot film from director Wally Pfister and DP Jess Hall (The Spectacular Now) that fails to adequately get the audience invested in its characters in its first act, leading to a dramatically inert and almost entirely nonsensical third act. A great idea for a film with a script that just didn't have the intelligence to properly execute its core concept. I'd love to see this film rewritten by a savvier writer and remade by the same director, crew…

  • Funny People

    Funny People 2009

    ★★★★ Watched 05 Jul, 2015

    Overlong, sure, but still a hilarious, nuanced and dare-I-say realistic look at interpersonal relationships from Judd Apatow, who's quietly become the best romance writer/director of the 21st Century so far.

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  • The Lizzie McGuire Movie

    The Lizzie McGuire Movie 2003

    ★★★ Rewatched 12 Jul, 2012

    A classic. It's terrible in almost every way. But it's a classic.

  • Annie

    Annie 2014

    Watched 12 Nov, 2014 1

    Misguided on almost every level.

    I'm a Will Gluck fan. I'm a Jamie Foxx fan. I'm a Jay-Z fan. I'm a Rose Byrne fan. Byrne is the only one who emerged unscathed.

    Ten thoughts, to summarize:

    1) Auto-tune is a serious problem. Jamie Foxx can sing, but you wouldn't know it. It's a style thing, I guess... but I can't even hear the lyrics, the auto tuned vocals are so buried in the mix.
    2) It's not funny. Like at…