All posts tagged "Studio Films"

  • Transcendence | Review

    The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes: Pfister’s Debut Oversteps Limited Reach Hopes were perhaps set a bit too high for the directorial debut of Wally Pfister,...

  • Draft Day | Review

    Final Draft: Reitman’s By the Numbers Sports Drama Director Ivan Reitman leaves behind the realm of rom-com for a masculine about-face with the football drama,...

  • Noah | Review

    Wrath of a Titan: D’aronofsky’s Demilled Egg Four years after his critically lauded Black Swan, a work of finesse made despite budgetary limitations from Darren...

  • Sabotage | Review

    Treacherous Uncoupling: Ayer’s Latest May is Fun, Brutally Violent Nonsense Okay, so, if you can keep in mind that the outcome of its tizzied, conventional...

  • Divergent | Review

    Dissatisfaction: Burger Launches the Next YA Dystopia to Unwieldy Lengths Director Neil Burger joins genre courting/sci-fi alum Andrew Niccol’s dip into the abscessed pool of...

  • Need For Speed | Review

    On the Road Again: Waugh’s Woeful Film an Offending Lemon Leaving behind the galvanizing propaganda of his Navy SEALs plugged film debut, Act of Valor,...

  • Burden of Dreams; Alfonso Gomez-Rejon Befriends with “Me & Earl & the Dying Girl”

    Directing a popular television series has become, the new calling card currency for wannabe future feature filmmakers and American Horror Story‘s Alfonso Gomez-Rejon is parlaying/transitioning...

  • 300: Rise of an Empire | Review

    Empire Strikes Back: Murro Piggy-back’s Off Snyder’s Initial Action Epic Though director Zach Snyder may not be returning for director duties of 300: Rise of...

  • Non-Stop | Review

    Murder on the Familiar Express: Collett-Serra’s Airborne Caper a Watchable Throwback Director Jaume Collet-Serra has jumped aboard the Liam Neeson renaissance train, reuniting with star...

  • Odd Thomas | Review

    Odd Man Out: Delayed Koontz Adaptation a Tone Deaf Misfire Filmed way back in 2011 and then delayed indefinitely in 2013 due to legal actions...

  • 3 Days to Kill | Review

    Days Go By: McG Can’t Find the Beat in Mottled Espionage Drama Now with a handful of brightly lit baubles of films to his name...

  • The Company You Keep | Review

    Return for Redford as Actor/Director in Heated Political Thriller Robert Redford, the actor, has been a staple of American pop culture for half a century,...

  • The Host | Review

    Disembodied: Niccol Unable to Overcome Parasitic Source Material For the sake of comparison, it’s safe to say that the latest adaptation of a Stephanie Meyer’s...

  • Oz the Great and Powerful | Review

    Dour and Sorrowful: Raimi’s Revamp a Hollow Echo of Magical Source Material Serving as only yet another testament to the flaccid capabilities of blatant dependence...

  • Dead Man Down | Review

    Down With Love: Oplev’s American Debut Silly and Enjoyable Reuniting with Noomi Rapace, star of his insanely successful 2009 adaptation of The Girl with the...

  • Phantom | Review

    Campfire Tales: Robinson’s Cold War Conjecture Leadenly Onerous For his first directorial feature since 2006’s true story tinged Lonely Hearts, Todd Robinson is back with...

  • Zero Dark Thirty | Review

    Mourning the Mythic: Revenge has no Taste in Bin Laden Hunt Film Director Kathryn Bigelow willfully reigns in her own mythologizing instincts in the harrowing...

  • Patton | Blu-ray Review

    When you are the only General ever feared by the Nazis in World War II you can expect to have an equally epic story to...

  • Skyfall | Review

    Bond’s 50th Birthday Bonanza His Best Yet? What a celebration. The Bond series turns 50 this year, and Skyfall is nearly the perfect film to...

  • Columbia Pictures Join Team “Foxcatcher”; Make it 2 for 2 with Bennett Miller

    Columbia Pictures are making an early bid towards possible 2013 Oscar talk by grabbing the distrib rights to the Bennett Miller directed, Foxcatcher. The studio will...

  • Flight | Review

    Zemeckis’ ‘Flight’ is no Thriller, just Lazy 12-step Evangelism In Hollywood, is AA the new Scientology? Director Robert Zemeckis’ attempt at a “grown up” movie,...

  • Criterion Collection: Rosemary’s Baby | Blu-ray review

    Just in time for Halloween, Criterion has remastered what’s long been culturally considered one of the most notable pieces of horror film making in cinematic...

  • Cloud Atlas | Review

    Atlas Sneezed: Epic Sci-Fi Flick Spans Eons of Space and Time with Overbearing Message In what has to be one of the most anticipated directorial...

  • Life of Pi | Review

    Bengali Buoyancy: CGI impresses, but story falls short in Ang Lee’s adventure The highlight of Ang Lee’s 3D, CGI-laden adrift-at-sea fantasy film Life of Pi...

  • Dredd 3D | Review

    Judge Not: Travis Magnificently Revamps Dystopic Comic The mid 90’s was a time when comic book adaptations were neither highly regarded nor definitive blockbusters, and...