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THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY Movie Review

Director Peter Jackson (THE LORD OF THE RINGS) returns to Middle Earth with THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY which tells the first installment of Bilbo Baggins’ grand adventure. Bilbo Baggins is just like every other hobbit,...


LIFE OF PI Movie Review

LIFE OF PI directed by visual master Ang Lee (CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON) is based on the novel of the same name by author Yann Martel. It tells the tale of a young man named Pi Patel (played by Suraj Sharma in his first fe...


LINCOLN Movie Review

Director Steven Spielberg (WAR HORSE) returns to the historical drama genre with LINCOLN, and, as expected, does a fantastic job. LINCOLN, obviously about the 16th President of the United States Abraham Lincoln, primarily focus...



SKYFALL Movie Review

As promised at the end of each installment of a James Bond film, Bond is back for his 23rd feature film titled SKYFALL. SKYFALL is directed by Sam Mendes (ROAD TO PERDITION) and serves as Daniel Craig’s third appearance a...


CLOUD ATLAS Movie Review

CLOUD ATLAS is a difficult film to review because it’s extremely ambitious and unlike most studio movies we see today. It’s the type of film that really takes a few days to absorb to give it a fair assessment. It...


ARGO Movie Review

If there was any doubt after THE TOWN that, as a director, Ben Affleck should get a seat at the grown ups table, it is certainly gone now that ARGO has hit theatres. ARGO focuses on Tony Mendez (played by Affleck,) whose a CIA ...



TAKEN 2 Movie Review

Something you must know before I dive into this review is that I am a big fan of 2008’s TAKEN. Sure it’s a borderline B-Movie when it comes to plot and characters, but it also serves as a wonderful excuse to put Lia...


LOOPER Movie Review

Time travel can be dangerous territory for a movie. The huge network of cause and effect, normally so… linear… gets thrown to the wind, and it can become near impossible to keep track of the when and where. People’s n...


DREDD Movie Review

The character of Judge Dredd is one of the most famous and recognized to come out of the UK. The character was created by writer John Wagner and artist Carlos Ezquerra way back in the late 70’s. Judge Dredd began as a fea...



BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS PART 1 Movie Review

Much like Alan Moore’s WATCHMEN, Frank Miller’s BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS is often considered to be one of the more influential and revolutionary graphic novels to come out of the 1980’s.  Also, like WA...


THE EXPENDABLES 2 Movie Review

2010’s THE EXPENDABLES and THE EXPENDABLES 2 are nothing more than mindless big budget action movies that serve as a love letter to action movie fans…and I love it! I will go on record saying that “actionR...


TOTAL RECALL Movie Review

Back in 1990, Paul Verhoeven (STARSHIP TROOPERS) directed a film called TOTAL RECALL starring Arnold Schwarzenegger (TERMINATOR Series) that was loosely based on a story by Philip K. Dick (DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP?) ...



THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Movie Review

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES is finally here putting an end to Christopher Nolan’s (INCEPTION) epic Batman trilogy starring Christian Bale (THE FIGHTER). I think Nolan’s biggest challenge this time around is competing with...


THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN Movie Review

I know what you are thinking. You’re thinking that it’s way too soon for a Spider-Man reboot and that THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN is likely an unnecessary film to have been produced. A lot of movie-goers are just not going to ge...


MOONRISE KINGDOM Movie Review

Wes Anderson (RUSHMORE) wants you to be aware that you are watching a “Wes Anderson” movie. Many filmmakers focus clearly on story and themes with the intent of enrapturing the audience to a point where they forget...



BRAVE Movie Review

BRAVE has hit theatres and fans of Pixar are in for another visual masterpiece. The film is helmed by directors Brenda Chapman (THE PRINCE OF EGYPT) and Mark Andrews (ONE MAN BAND), who are both co-authors of the screenplay alo...


ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER Movie Review

ABRAHAM LINCOLN: VAMPIRE HUNTER is directed by  Timur Bekmambetov (WANTED) and stars Benjamin Walker (KINSEY) as our axe wielding hero in a top hat. This movie is exactly what you think it is. A creative re-telling of the li...


PROMETHEUS Movie Review

WARNING: While I strive to never fully spoil anything, this review may contain some very small spoilers. I recommend going into this one as fresh as possible. Before I get knee deep in the review I feel it necessary to admit th...