All posts tagged "Studio Films Review"

  • 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,...

  • 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...

  • Open Grave | Review

    Don’t Fear the Reaper: Lopez-Gallego and the Search for Substance In 2011, some may recall a found footage moon expedition thriller called Apollo 18, the...

  • Lone Survivor | Review

    Casualties of War: Berg’s Brutal Depiction of Failed SEALS Op Career Best For the purposes of context, one may be interested in noting that Lone...

  • 47 Ronin | Review

    Rawhide Chew: Rinsch’s CGI Laden Retelling a Cardboard Snooze The story of the 47 Ronin, a Japanese tale based in historical fact that has become...

  • Grudge Match | Review

    Trudge Match: Peter Segal, Cashing Checks At the end of the day, Peter Segal’s latest directorial effort, Grudge Match, may not be the felonious stink...

  • The Wolf of Wall Street | Review

    Greed Is Great: Scorsese’s Latest a Coke Fueled, Orgiastic Comedy Reconstructing the based on a true tale account of one Jordan Belfort’s rise through the...

  • The Secret Life of Walter Mitty | Review

    Life is Like a Box of Chalk: Stiller Revamps Thurber for Hollow Melancholy With its soaring visuals and dizzying soundtrack of expertly placed tunes to...

  • Her | Review

    High Tech Affairs: Jonze Unites Poets & Processors In Her, Spike Jonze’s brainy and big hearted exploration of near future human relationships with techno-intelligence, Joaquin...

  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug | Review

    Smaug Hat: Jackson’s Second Entry Back on Track Beyond the glaring distraction of the 48fps digital cinematography in Peter Jackson’s first installment of his bloated...

  • Saving Mr. Banks | Review

    Sugartime: Hancock Syrupy Recount Gets the Disney Dress Up There’s a fascinating story lurking somewhere in John Lee Hancock’s Saving Mr. Banks, but it’s relegated...

  • OldBoy | Review

    Let’s Do It Again: Lee’s Reimagining Imaginative Enough Call it what you will, reimagining, reinterpretation, or remake, Spike Lee’s Oldboy can’t escape its describing root...

  • Delivery Man | Review

    The Americanization of Fertility: Scott’s Sterile Remake a Stale Venture With Delivery Man, which is a remake of his 2011 French Canadian hit, Starbuck, director...

  • Last Vegas | Review

    Hangdog Hangover: Formulaic Comedy Eschews Characterization for Product Placement Director Jon Turteltaub, whose career is bolstered by a resume of unquestionably mainstream Hollywood fare, perhaps...

  • Insidious: Chapter 2 | Review

    When Less is More: Wan’s Sequel Does 2 Much A follow-up to 2010’s highly entertaining old-school horror throwback Insidious seemed a tall order, yet James...

  • Paranoia | Review

    Check Check Check Mate: Luketic’s Bland Thriller an Injustice to White Collar Crime Another bungled disappointment from Robert Luketic arrives in the form of Paranoia,...

  • We’re the Millers | Review

    Mill on the Doss: Thurber’s Arbitrary Comedy Rests on Laurels of Cast Charm Filmmaker Rawson Marshall Thurber, whose directorial debut was the Ben Stiller goof-fest...