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  • My Little Pony: A Very Pony Place

    My Little Pony: A Very Pony Place 2007

    ★★★★½ Watched 06 Mar, 2015

    In a desperately needed change of pace for the franchise, A Very Pony Place is an anthology film rather than one long story. While the stand-alone shorts from this era of My Little Pony aren't able to hold much ground, these three are all modeled and balanced to near-perfection. They stand out as a highlight for a period that is usually seen with disdain.

    The first short, Come Back, Lily Lightly, introduces us to the titular character (Erin Mathews), a…

  • Zombieland

    Zombieland 2009

    ★★½ Watched 14 May, 2012

    It's a zombie apocalypse and while some are, well, dead, the rest are surviving the only way they know how: Taking in the pure joy of slaughtering the walking dead. Known only by their native cities, Columbus (Jesse Eisenberg), Tallahassee (Woody Harrelson), Wichita (Emma Stone) and Little Rock (Abigail Breslin) are on a journey across California on their way to anywhere that isn't full of zombies.

    I feel like I've made this point plenty of times before but I am…

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  • The Illusionist

    The Illusionist 2010

    ★★★★½ Watched 14 Feb, 2011

    I wasn't a big fan of Sylvian Chomet's last film, The Triplets of Belleville. I thought it was okay but I had way too many problems with it. In his second major directorial effort, he seems to have fixed a lot of the problems in Triplets, only he has created a few new ones in the process.The Illusionist is about a magician who is coming to terms with the fact that his is a dying trade. Despite his agents' efforts,…

  • Predator

    Predator 1987

    ★★★★½ Watched 12 Jun, 2012

    Called in by his old partner Dillon (Carl Weathers) to rescue hostages from militants, Dutch (Arnold Schwarzenegger) finds himself and his men being hunted in a dense jungle by an alien predator (Kevin Peter Hall). It can blend into its environment, mimic sounds and has heat-seeking vision. Despite being outmatched and outgunned, Dutch decides to take this thing head on to make sure it can't harm any more people than it already has.

    This movie is a prime example of…