Review: Jack the Giant Slayer

After a number of delays and a name change (It was originally called Jack the Giant Killer), Bryan Singer‘s reimagining of the classic tale of Jack and the Beanstalk is finally coming to theaters. The story begins with an account of events that have, at this point, faded into legend.  Many years ago, in anContinue reading “Review: Jack the Giant Slayer”

The 85th Academy Awards Results

Last night the awards season culminated with the big one – The Oscars.  The 85th Academy Awards show was, in my opinion, pretty darn successful and entertaining, and certainly better than the past few years or so.  Lets take a look at some of the highlights, lowlights, and my predictions vs the actual winners. YouContinue reading “The 85th Academy Awards Results”

Weekend Preview – February 22, 2013

This weekend sees two wide releases – An alien thriller and drug dealer drama.  Should either be on your radar? Dark Skies Trailer Combining horror and extra-terrestrial sci-fi, Dark Skies ventures into Alien territory, though it seems to focus more on the modern horror aspects than the science fiction in a story that seems liftedContinue reading “Weekend Preview – February 22, 2013”

Review: Snitch

Inspired by true events, Snitch is the story of a suburban dad, turned undercover Narc in order to reduce the sentence for his son who made a bad call.  John Matthews (Dwayne, “The Rock”, Johnson) is a hardworking owner of a construction shipping company.  When his estranged son is busted accepting a package of EcstasyContinue reading “Review: Snitch”

Weekend Preview – February 14, 2013

It’s an early weekend for movies as the studios take advantage of movie date nights on Valentine’s Day.  Three out of the four major releases hit theaters on Thursday – a teen romance, a romance for a slightly older crowd, and some action-oriented counter programming for the guys.  Friday sees the release of the firstContinue reading “Weekend Preview – February 14, 2013”

Review: Escape from Planet Earth

Scorch Supernova (Brenden Fraser) is the blue alien equivalent of Metro Man or Captain Hammer, pulling off daring deeds of heroics to the adoration of his entire planet.  Caught up in the showmanship and results of his life-threatening missions, though, he seems to forget about the people behind the scenes who help make everything heContinue reading “Review: Escape from Planet Earth”

Review: Beautiful Creatures

Hot on the heels of Twilight, Beautiful Creatures is chomping at the bit to become the next hot young adult supernatural romance. Like Twilight, it is an adaptation of a novel – the first in a series. It tells the story of a forward-thinking high school student stuck in a middle of nowhere southern town,Continue reading “Review: Beautiful Creatures”

Weekend Preview – February 8, 2013

Two wide releases are hitting the big screen this weekend.  Are either of them worth your time? Identity Thief  Trailer: When Sandy Patterson (Jason Bateman) finds his life crashing around him due to his identity being stolen, he decides to take matters into his own hands. Apparently if your identity is stolen there are onlyContinue reading “Weekend Preview – February 8, 2013”

Review: Identity Thief

When Sandy Patterson (Jason Bateman) finds his life crashing around him due to his identity being stolen, he decides to take matters into his own hands. Apparently if your identity is stolen there are only two options – let some incompetent police officers try to maybe solve your case in a year or so, orContinue reading “Review: Identity Thief”

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