There are two ways to judge Star Wars: The Force Awakens. First, by the Star Wars franchise issues: Does it respect and nod fondly to all that has come before, give …..
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He seemed to know what he was doing right from the start.
A Late Quartet has a great cast, plenty of emotional moments, and some pretty good fake violin playing.
David Carr and A.O. Scott go at each other hammer, tongs and munchies.
Well, there’s no accounting for taste.
The quickest possible review of the weekend’s highest-grossing film.
“Bland.” “Cornball.” “Limp.” “Flailing.” And those are the reviews that don’t make canine jokes.
“Count yourself lucky” if you haven’t seen it, he says. And that’s just his latest smackdown.
The Rolling Stone critic says Drive (yes, Drive) is the best movie of the year. And he loves Gosling like McAdams loves cupcakes.
The Guardian tees off on The King’s Speech, George VI, Edward VIII… and Winston Churchill into the bargain:
Yes, that’s Roger Ebert, the film critic. He’s wearing a new silicone prosthetic jaw created for him by doctors at the University of Illinois.
Movie Review: Stranded: I’ve Come from a Plane that Crashed in the MountainsViewed on: A late Saturday afternoon in Cincinnati, OhioPre-movie meal: Dewey’s Pizza (half ‘Bronx Bomber’ and half ‘Socrates’ Revenge’) and a pint of Dewey’s house aleWe saw ‘Avatar’ in 3-D at a 1:00 show at the local theater. Then, buzzed from the wild visuals, we came home and saw this DVD that’s at the other end of the movie-experience spectrum.
Movie Review: Up In the AirDirected by Jason ReitmanAt the AMC Newport on the Levee 20Pre-movie meal: pomegranate seeds and a half-shot of JTS BrownIs there any other movie star in America today who would give us an honest peek at his starting-to-get-wrinkly 48-year-old neck the way George Clooney does near the end of Up In the Air?
Roger Ebert’s weekend review was a full-on rave for James Cameron’s new film.Once again, [Cameron] has silenced the doubters by simply delivering an extraordinary film. There is still at least one man in Hollywood who knows how to spend $250 million, or was it $300 million, wisely.It takes a hell of a lot of nerve for a man to stand up at the Oscarcast and proclaim himself King of the World. James Cameron just got re-elected.
Well, he didn’t sing.
A dozen years later, James Cameron has proven his point: He is king of the world.
Paul Newman Memorial Movie ReviewFAT MAN AND LITTLE BOYViewed at home, courtesy of NetflixMeal: Popcorn and 2/3 of a bottle of Luzon Jumilla Spanish wine (2005)We happened to have FAT MAN AND LITTLE BOY in the house, courtesy of Netflix, so we watched it tonight with many fond nods and mental genuflections in the direction of Westport, Connecticut and the ghost of Paul Newman.
THE HURT LOCKERViewed at the Newport AMC Theater in Newport, Kentucky6:45 Saturday night showPre-movie meal: watermelon and blueberries–Intense!I was skeptical of this film because it was directed by Katherine Bigelow, who also directed one of the silliest movies I’ve ever seen: Keanu Reeves going undercover as a surfer dude-bank robber to nab Patrick Swayze in POINT BREAK.