Dracula Untold Review

October 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

There may have been a very good reason this Dracula’s story was untold. It’s just a shame it didn’t remain that way. This movie should really have been titled Edward Untold as it is just an obvious attempt to take an established character and turn him into a swooning icon for the twenty-something audience who grew up with the Twilight [...]

Beetlejuice Review

October 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

My wife is among the world’s biggest Tim Burton fans, and this of course, is one of her favorite movies. Growing up I recall loving it too. It’s strange looking back now how little actual screen time Michael Keaton gets in the title role here, but it’s telling how much that he manages to do with said screen time. Geena Davis and Alec Baldwin [...]

Ex Machina Review

September 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

The Arrow on had perhaps the best quote on Ex Machina I could find anywhere when he wrote about this movie “Ex Machina was Frankenstein meets The Island of Dr. Moreau by way of Basic Instinct.” which just about sums this flick up for me. Quirky introspective Caleb (Domnhall Gleeson) is a twenty something intellectual who works as a [...]

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Review

June 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

There’s a fine line between inspirational and cloying, and this movie teeters dangerously on the brink the entire film. I found that half the time I went along for the ride, while the other half I had to distance myself from the main character. Walter Mitty is a really old character updated here as a writer for Life Magazine during the period [...]

Into The Woods Review

June 28, 2015 // 0 Comments

* BE WARNED: THERE ARE SPOILERS CONTAINED IN THIS REVIEW * I watched this movie the other night completely unaware that it was a musical. I’m not typically a fan of musicals, and Broadway really isn’t something that interest me all that much (there are some that I enjoy). All I knew was that this was a mixing of Brother Grimm’s [...]

Demolition Man Review

June 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

John Spartan (Stallone) is the “Demolition Man” a Dirty Harry styled bad ass cop in the late 20th century. When a mission goes awry and he is wrongly blamed for the deaths of several innocent civilians, he is sentenced to be cryogenically frozen (as this is the chief form of punishment in this movie’s timeline) along with the man who is [...]

Stranger Than Fiction

June 5, 2015 // 2 Comments

Harold Crick breaks for the fourth wall of his own life when he discovers that he is in fact a character in a book being written in a parallel universe. He begins hearing strange voices that turn out to be the narrator of the movie and eventually discovers the half written manuscript and being mystified, shows it to a critic friend of his who [...]

Bridge to Terabithia Review

August 14, 2014 // 1 Comment

I first saw Bridge to Terabithia in 2008, a little over a year after it had released in theaters. It was on a movie channel, Starz I believe. I had never read the book, but I remembered the trailer for it and was excited to see it. I was expecting a fantasy Narnia style film, so I definitely got more than I bargained for. If you’ve seen this [...]

Sleepy Hollow Review

October 31, 2013 // 0 Comments

Based on Washington Irving’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” with a few poetic liberties, Sleepy Hollow puts a modern spin on the legendary tale of horror. Rather than his original role as a school teacher, Ichabod Crane (Depp) is now an investigator from New York sent to investigate murder in the farming community of Sleepy Hollow. There, he [...]

Van Helsing Review

October 31, 2013 // 0 Comments

For a movie I had no intention of watching in the theater, this was a pretty good movie. The legendary monster hunter Van Helsing (Jackman) must go to Transylvania to fight Dracula and help Anna (Beckinsale), who’s family can not enter heaven until Dracula is dead (I suppose that would be the best word to use). Along with appearances by Mr. Hyde [...]