'Rise of the Guardians’ a touching tribute to childlike wonder
Being the ultimate party poopers we are, adults have done a more than satisfactory job of giving children things to believe in only to crush that imagination whenever it doesn’t suit our means.
‘Red Dawn’ delivers decent paranoid entertainment
One of the absolute truths people of any nation can count on is a certain segment will always fear what the guys who don’t like us will do if they get mad enough.
‘Moonrise Kingdom’ a whimsical distraction for art crowd
Though I would agree Hollywood can hype some of the worst slop and ignore what otherwise should be praised many times in any given year, on rare occasions I understand why only certain films work in limited release.
‘Wreck-It Ralph’ as fresh as smash hits go
Despite some of the mind boggling corporate decisions by the Walt Disney Mega empire in recent decades, they do still stumble across a product now and again worth getting excited about.
‘Here Comes the Boom’ a victory for audiences
There’s no doubt the fickle nature of the average moviegoer, but sometimes judging a film as bust before it is released causes harm to a flick actually deserving of praise.
‘The Raven’ more poetic than critic majority
While the freedom to express one’s opinion is one of America’s greatest rights, perhaps even more joy can be expressed in telling some of the critic elite to stuff a sock in it.
‘Frankenweenie’ a pleasant reminder of Burton magic
As much as we might wish the stories we grew up with to remain the standard style forever, eventually we either have to accept their changes or simply stay locked away with our classics.
‘Salmon Fishing in Yemen’ worth a nibble
There’s no doubting the power a film about overcoming the impossible has on audiences.
‘Lockout’ an average action vacation
My kingdom, my Hollywood kingdom for an actor that can carry a terrible film.
“Magic of Belle Isle” delivers independent gold
The Internet streaming format has done a lot to bring convenience to us lazy movie fans, but I’ve found I can still occasionally discover hidden treasures at a video rental store.
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