‘Secret World of Arrietty’ a delightful adaptation
Given how little live action television has done to attract any of my attention other than to cancel what few things I did enjoy, I’ve usually been able to find more comfort in the realm of animation.
‘The Artist’ a pretty canvas, but overrated flick
No matter how many times the awards gurus shock movie audiences and actually honor something outside of the established bore, they will always flock back whenever possible to worship a flick as far as possible from mass appeal.
‘Casa de Mi Padre’ a comedy purgatory
Since my millions of dollars (or pesos in this case) have yet to accumulate in a luxury to launch my every terrible comedy idea into film, I’ll have to settle for dreams or no more than Youtube.
Slate: Why do we drink only cows' milk?
Worldwide, there are about 6,000 mammal species, each with its own unique milk, but Americans get at least 97 percent of all our dairy products from one animal. (That would be the cow.)
Ice Age: Continental Drift’ sinks between scrats
There are some days when I would like to sit around the brainstorming tables for Hollywood’s most milked and beaten to death ideas, just in case I witness the one moment when they decide they can’t squeeze audiences anymore.
‘Amazing Spider-Man’ spins acceptable restart
When it comes to revitalizing or bringing new life to an already established film franchise, I can understand the hesitation fans have with getting behind something outside of their familiar comfort.
‘Prometheus’ fun, though short of Alien glory
There’s certain to be plenty of other years where struggling to protect humanity from an alien menace was in just about every popular movie, though it’s nice to see a different one, showing us bumbling around like the Jerry Lewis sketches we really are.
‘Brave’ delivers classic fairytale KO
With the track record of Pixar now including a 13th swimming pool of cash in a row, maybe I should reconsider career options just to test my own run at ridiculous wealth.
‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter’ bleeds sweet cheese
Perhaps it hurts my own effectiveness to say this, but the art of critiquing movies is not so much to tell someone whether they should see something or not, it is more to present a clear picture of how one feels about a cinematic project.
‘Madagascar 3’ moves to best beat of series
The more I succumb to my own addictive movie buff nature, the more I seem to be able to suck in those around me, even if they at first seem to have no interest in what I will view.
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