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  • Into the Woods

    Into the Woods

    ★★½

    Guess I need to see the show now, because there's clearly a great show underneath this adaptation.

  • Avalanche

    Avalanche

    ★★½

    Roger Corman trying to do a disaster movie on the cheap and the seams show. Some big names but the cast isn't interesting in its breadth and most everyone is phoning it in. More screen time to Forster would have helped a lot; so would have a more dramatic ending. It is also weird in that some of the least likable characters live. MST3K does a bang up job of smoothing out the times when the pace lags.

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  • Snowpiercer

    Snowpiercer

    ★★★★

    Very well made, fun piece of sci-fi with just enough of a message about class to make it qualify as actual sci-fi rather than just an action movie set in the future. The eclectic cast (all on the money) ads to the charm and helps smooth over some occasionally dodgy effects. Wish more "blockbuster spectaculars" had this much personality and effort behind them. Chris Evans continues to show that he really needs to be in more good roles than just playing Captain America.

  • The Getaway

    The Getaway

    ★★★★

    Just my second time watching this, this time on the big screen (though it was "digital" not a print, so not as good as it should have been). The Peckinpah action scenes are amazing in that setting, and the score by Quincy Jones is quite good, and a little out of the ordinary for both the director and genre. A great cast of character actors is backing McQueen and McGraw, but it's McGraw (and her poorly written character-I blame Walter…