Posts Tagged ‘movie review’
 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY FILM REVIEW: “Out Of the Furnace”

  OUT OF THE FURNACE:  Watch It At Home – Dark Thriller Is Less Weighty Than It Thinks A great deal of heart and effort has gone into OUT OF THE FURNACE, and it’s disappointing to see the film resolve itself i...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY FILM REVIEW: “Thor: The Dark World”

  THOR: THE DARK WORLD:  Watch It At Home – The Universe Is In Danger! (Yawn) Massive superhero adventures are now so plentiful that they’re a genre unto themselves.  Within Marvel’s Avengers universe, ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Film Review: “The Book Thief”

  THE BOOK THIEF:  Watch It At Home – A Nazi Germany Fairy Tale THE BOOK THIEF is about as heartwarming and easygoing as any story could be that’s narrated by Death and touched by the Holocaust.  That’s...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Film Review: “Carrie”

  CARRIE:  Watch It At Home – Respectable But Uninspired Rebo The talented director Kimberley Peirce plays a losing game with her remake of Brian DePalma’s iconic 1976 CARRIE.  (In fairness to Peirce, it̵...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY Film Review: “Captain Phillips”

  CAPTAIN PHILLIPS:  Order Tickets Now – Exceptionally Taut, Intelligent Real-Life Thriller Paul Greenglass is a master of capturing pulse-pounding immediacy on film, and for most directors that would be enough.  H...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

TORONTO FILM FESTIVAL REVIEW: “Gravity”

  It’s not really a surprise to see Alfonso Cuaron join James Cameron, Martin Scorsese and Ridley Scott in that small group of film artists who have made 3D part of the essential toolbox of their imagery (no, Baz Luh...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY FILM REVIEW: “Short Term 12″”

  SHORT TERM 12:  Run To the Multiplex – Powerful and Moving Indie Drama How can I make you want to see SHORT TERM 12?  It’s one of the year’s best pictures, but I feel as though describing the plot and...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY FILM REVIEW: “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones”

  THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES –  Not Even For Free –  An Incoherent Compendium of YA Tropes THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS: CITY OF BONES isn’t so much a movie as it is a mash-up.  They’re all ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY FILM REVIEW: “The Butler”

  THE BUTLER:  Worth A Ticket – Superb Acting Elevates A History Lesson THE BUTLER, in its form and earnestness, recalls the days of prestige TV movies and miniseries that used to be associated with the Hallmark Hal...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY FILM REVIEW: “2 Guns”

  2 GUNS:  Watch It At Home – Mindless Movie Action, The Old-Fashioned Way In this endless CG demo reel of a summer, the old-time, human-scaled mayhem of 2 GUNS is downright charming.  The idea of an action movie s...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY FILM REVIEW: “The Wolverine”

  THE WOLVERINE:  Watch It At Home – The Clawed Superhero’s Latest is Distinctive But Unthrilling THE WOLVERINE, wanting to be both more and less than a typical superhero spectacle, demonstrates the perils of ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY FILM REVIEW: “Blue Jasmine”

  BLUE JASMINE:  Worth A Ticket – Cate Blanchett Is Dazzling in Woody Allen’s Latest Woody Allen has made so many movies at such regular intervals, and they’re so thematically linked, that it’s tem...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY FILM REVIEW: “The Conjuring”

  THE CONJURING:  Worth A Ticket – Retro Horror, In A Good Way Watching The Exorcist recently, for the first time in probably a decade, the most striking thing about it was its insistence on a palpable, sometimes do...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY FILM REVIEW: “R.I.P.D.”

  R.I.P.D.:  Not Even For Free – No Life After Death For This One Ryan Reynolds plays a dead man in the new R.I.P.D., and thus it makes sense that his character would be frustrated and depressed for much of its leng...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY FILM REVIEW: “RED 2”

  RED 2:  Watch It At Home – Less Fizz in the Drink This Time The first RED was a disarming surprise, a rom-com action adventure about retired but very lethal spies as bubbly as it was explosive.  It made almost $2...
by Mitch Salem