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Ashton Kutcher and Katherine Heigl make a pretty good team in the new romantic comedy Killers (whose plot seems strikingly similar to the Cruise-Diaz [...]
The Big Box Office Bamboozle
It looks like my prediction about Avatar is on track to come true, but the box office reports today reminded me just how pointless box office reports are. [...]
I’m going to go out on a limb here and predict that Avatar will soon be the biggest-grossing movie of all time — and even if it doesn’t, [...]
The Hangover
I don’t go to the movies much (there are three reasons for this), and even when I do, I rarely take the time to write reviews of them anymore (I have [...]
Indiana Jones 4
A while back, I wrote about how movie franchises rarely make it to the fourth installment, and that there’s a reason for that. The latest offering in [...]
There certainly was a lot of hype surrounding this film, and J.J. Abrams has a lot riding on it since it is the first foray into the big-screen world for [...]
Live Free or Die Hard
Few movie franchises make it to the fourth installment, and there’s a reason for that. By the fourth one they’ve typically run out of steam. [...]
Knocked Up
My expectations for this one might have been higher than usual since I thought The 40-Year-Old Virgin was so good. While writer/director Judd Apatow has [...]
Spiderman 3
It’s probably been terribly over-hyped, although it’s still a good movie. I would say that some of the CG fight scenes lose their focus because [...]
Ghost Rider
It didn’t suck. I had set my expectations pretty low (as I do with all comic book-based movies), and it exceeded them. Nicholas Cage’s [...]
Epic Movie
Never has so much been spent on so little to entertain so few. The budget for this film was certainly epic, so it’s a shame the comedy was so [...]
The Good Shepherd
The acting is superb, and DeNiro’s direction is spot on, but don’t go see this movie if you are in need of a nap. Drink some caffiene and be [...]
Casino Royale
So Daniel Craig’s not as bad as everyone said he was going to be. I’m by no means a fan of the 007 franchise, but I enjoy a good action movie, [...]
This movie was pleasantly surprising. It doesn’t suffer from traileritis, as I had been expecting. Although some of the jokes have been recycled from [...]
Pirates of the Carribean II
This movie lived up to the high standards set by the first one, however, it is a bit on the long side. I found myself squirming in my seat the last 20-30 [...]
The Break Up
Will Vince Vaughn ever tire of the flat, stereotypical characters that he plays? I’ll admit the man has a gift, but I’d just like to see him [...]
The DaVinci Code
There is no such thing as bad publicity. I’m surprised that the Catholic Church didn’t learn that lesson in 1988 when they turned The Last [...]
Mission Impossible III
I’ve never been a big fan of Tom Cruise — his movie career peaked with Top Gun, in my opinion — and his recent exploits and the [...]
Take The Lead
I’m not a huge fan of Antonio Banderas, and as I sit here trying to think of the last movie I saw him in, I’m coming up blank. But no matter. [...]
V for Vendetta
This is a powerful film. Sadly, too few people will see it. And of the ones who do, not enough of them will see the deeper message contained within it. [...]
King Kong
This movie was as good as any interspecial love story can be, I suppose. I didn’t feel that it lived up to the hype I had been hearing from friends [...]
The Family Stone
“Finding your path” is the message behind this movie. Well, that, and “letting your freak flag fly.” In the end, it’s a love [...]
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
This movie is simply magnificent. From the fantastical creatures that inhabit the world of Narnia (C.S. Lewis borrows heavily from just about every [...]
I still remember being awakened by the phone the evening of January 16, 1991 and hearing my father’s voice say, “Jerry, they’re bombing [...]