Category Archives: Movie Reviews

100-Word Review: “Star Trek: Into Darkness”

I expected a solid action flick, not a Star Trek film, and was proven correct when Kirk and co. crapped all over the Prime Directive in the first twenty seconds. What makes “Into Darkness” work, though, is largely what made … Continue reading

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Spooool Presents… 2012’s Best Films

My good friends over at Spooool have put together their first podcast, a review of the best films of the year – some love for Silver Linings Playbook, Argo, Amour and even Rihanna grunting her way through Battleship. Have a listen, … Continue reading

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100-Word Review: “Ginger & Rosa”

Elle Fanning sounds British, looks heart-breaking, acts very well. There. Now that THAT’S out of the way, Ginger (Rogers) & Rosa (Parks) made me want to claw my eyes out. For the first half, a group of very talented actors … Continue reading

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100-Word Review: Prometheus

As a not-prequel prequel to Alien, Prometheus often works. As a blockbusting space horror, Prometheus often works. But in countless ways, Prometheus never gels. The tale of a group of foolhardy scientists and company men searching for the origins of … Continue reading

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100-Word Review: Cabin In The Woods

The first rule of Cabin In The Woods is you don’t talk about Cabin In The Woods – and Joss Whedon’s latest foray into movie-making offers a thrilling unspoiled cinematic experience, though one that bears repeated viewing. Suffice to say … Continue reading

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100-Word Review: The Hunger Games

How do you solve a problem like PG? By focusing on the violence as minimally as the book does, of course. As faithful an adaptation as fans could have hoped for, Jennifer Lawrence ably carries two-plus hours through the disturbing, … Continue reading

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100-Word Review: “Live Action Oscar Shorts”

Five nominees, one hundred words. Dare I? Should I? What’s that? Who’s there? Are you there, God? It’s me, The Tree Of Life. Pentecost – Ireland A peppy story about an altar boy’s attempts to not fuck up, Pentecost has … Continue reading

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