Monday, December 31, 2012

Safety Not Guaranteed

It takes too long to realize it's a farce, and the main actress is just all wrong, but it becomes the right thing in the end.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1862079/

Arbitrage

I think the moral of this story is that everybody sucks. And everybody's more complicated than that.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1764183/

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Lawless

Bored, boring, bored, bored, bored. Oh, and also, who cares?
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1212450/

Doctor Who: Season 19

That last episode seems to have been a very expensive advertisement for the Concorde.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056751/

ParaNorman

This opened the middle of August? What, Focus Features couldn't compete for a Halloween opening?
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1623288/

Friday, December 28, 2012

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Premium Rush

I'm sure they got the bike messenger culture correct, unfortunately otherwise it's standard fare.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1547234/

Saturday, December 22, 2012

People Like Us

From the screenwriter of Cowboys & Aliens. I would like to see the process behind both films to see how this one succeeded and that one tanked.

A League of Their Own

(Rewatch.) Besides the no-crying-in-baseball quote, the "it's supposed to be hard" speech is something we often forget to attribute to Marshall/Hanks.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0104694/

Friday, December 21, 2012

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

I really want to say that Andy Serkis is worth the 2.75 hour wait, but I just... can't.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0903624/

Monday, December 17, 2012

Restless (mini-series)

Now why would the author, who wrote the screenplay, add something to the movie that makes his protagonist more, well, evil?
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2241676/

The Amazing Cynicalman

This is a hoot, especially if you've visited Hamtramck.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2366153/

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Doctor Who (new): Season 7, Part 1

More dinosaurs on a spaceship, please. Or, actually, more of that writer, please.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0436992/

To Live

Not to be flippant, but this resonates as a Japanese "It's a Wonderful Life."
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0044741/ (Original title: Ikiru)

Friday, December 7, 2012

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

I was pretty sure that nothing could be catchier than I Like to Move It. Damn you, Chris Rock.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1277953/

Weekend

If A.O. Scott says this is one of the best films of 2011, will you see it? You really should.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1714210/

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Arthur Christmas

The Christmas spirit is alive and well at Sony/Aardman/Columbia.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1430607/

Upstairs Downstairs (2010): Season 2

And the further trouble with this series is that they are simply jumping on the period-drama bandwagon without forethought.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1782352/

Sunday, December 2, 2012

The Expendables 2

Those aren't movie homages, those are tired old cliches. (Plus, Rotten Tomatoes? You sucked on this recommendation.)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1764651/

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Men in Black 3

You know I love any movie with a rocket launch.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1409024/

Prometheus

Never. Never is there a sci-fi film where the scientists simply make mistakes, instead of being utter idiots (and not scientists at all).
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1446714/