Non-Stop, Liam Neeson’s newest intense ass-kick-o-rama is in theatres now. Continuing his run of badasses, this time he’s stuck in a plane, where his yelling is sure to make quite a few people mad. But how does it do? Is it a worthwhile thriller, or should it be sent to the back of the plane to detonate?
RoboCop, the remake of the 1980s film of the same name is in theatres now, and is the most recent victim of Hollywood’s bloodlust for rehashing every movie that did even mediocrely well in the 80’s. But how is it? Is it worthy of the RoboCop name, or should it have died on the table?
It seems like HD remakes of classic games are all the rage nowadays, and the newest to get the treatment is Fable. Originally an xbox game, the title throws you into the realm of Albion, to discovery your heroic destiny. Or, something along those lines. But how does it do? Is it worth the scratch, or should it banished between realms?
The Lego Movie premiered Feb. 7, and in the few shorts days since its release, it has topped box office charts and garnered a near perfect rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Between the enticing trailers and teasers, the all-star cast, and the fact IT’S A FEATURE-LENGTH MOVIE ALL ABOUT LEGOS, young and old alike have had their collective attention captured. But can The Lego Movie actually capture the immense, imaginative world of Lego, or is it an experience every bit as painful as stepping on… well, you get the idea.
So the title isn’t a typo, the official spelling of the movie is all lower case. With that out of the way, what we’re looking at is a love story between a human and the word’s first mass-produced AI. Long story short, this is a date flick/chick flick that put a lot of near future elements in with high likelihood of coming to pass (especially since some of them are already happening). Suspension of disbelief is only limited to the fact that an AI is unleashed on the world totally unregulated.
The newest Paranormal Activity flick hit theatres this past weekend, and it tries to expand the PA universe a little more. A spin off of the main series this film focuses on a new victim, and a new form of torment by the paranormal forces. But how does it do? Is it a return to form for the now tired franchise, or should it be banished?
Dead Rising 3, the Xbox One exclusive launch title is in stores now. The series has been a pioneer in the sandbox zombie slaying genre, and this one takes it even a step further. But how does it do? Is it a great launch title, or should it get firebombed into oblivion?
With only a limited release initially, American Hustle is finally available for all us plebs to enjoy! The movie is a slightly factual saga of shady dealings set in the 1970s. David O. Russell of The Fighter and Silver Linings Playbook acclaim directs (as per the poster) and Christian Bale, Amy Adams, and the other folks in the poster star. Having made the film festival circuit and received many laurels in all the big categories, you can bet your sweet tuchus this film will be getting some sweet, sweet Academy loving. Is American Hustle the genuine article, or are movie-goers nationwide getting hustled?
Anchorman 2 hit theatres last Friday, after months of relentless marketing. The first film was one of Will Farrell’s great character driving flicks, and was pretty memorable. But can they capture lightning in a bottle twice? Is it a good flick, or should it be returned to its life in the sea?
The second part of Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy is in theatres now, just in time for the holidays. Spreading a book out over three movies is quite a challenge, especially a book that isn’t all that long. So how did Jackson do on this installment? Is it a goos flick, or should it be slayed without mercy?
The Last Days On Mars is in limited release now, and will be hitting more theatres soon. Chronicling a Mars missions last days on the red planet, this indie flick has high aspirations. So how does it do? Is it a good sci-fi trip to Mars, or should it be jettisoned into space?
I must admit at the outset of this that a serious part of my childhood is missing. For in all of my years and across the entirety of my childhood I have never watched the Disney classic “Marry Poppins” in its entirety. I may have watched a scene or two along the way and know a tid-bit of the songs but somewhere along the way I never quite copped on to Julie Andrews and Dick VanDyke dancing through the park accompanied by tap dancing penguins. So aside from the collective cultural conscience of the film I really didn’t know what to expect when going in to see “Saving Mr. Banks”, however I was not disappointed in the slightest afterwards.
Homefront, starring Jason Statham and James Franco is in theatres now. From first glance it looks to be a typical beat em up violent thriller, but does it have what it takes to stand out? How does it do? Is it a decent watch, or should it be sent back to prison?
Oldboy, Spike Lee’s remake of the ultraviolent Korean film of the same name is in theatres now. The original is a cult classic, an excellent example of Korean cinema. But how does this stand up? Is it a worthy remake, or should get hypnotised to forget it?
Delivery Man is in theatres now, and leading man Vince Vaughn isn’t his usual surly self in this flick. After being typecast into pretty much the same kind of character for a good while, it’s refreshing to see him break free and try new things. But how does it do? Is it a good flick, or should have ended up in a tissue in the bathroom trash can?