Monday, January 9 2012
Our depressed society, badly needing distraction, needs a cinematic jolt of joy -- much like the one found in this classic adventure tale.
Wednesday, November 9 2011
Captain America: The First Avenger is a rip-roaring adventure story that faithfully adapts the iconic superhero's comic book story.
Thursday, July 21 2011
Chris Evans, usually more of a wiseass in the Ryan Reynolds mode, makes Captain America's earnestness winning and believable.
Thursday, February 11 2010
The Wolfman reframes the werewolf legend -- so weighty with communal perversity and collective guilt -- so that it's all about a very bad dad.
Sunday, August 8 2004
'Being out in the middle of the Arabian desert,' says Mortensen, 'you could easily imagine what it must have been like.'"
Friday, December 23 2011
The Rocketeer clearly has its fans. It also has its failings.
Friday, July 22 2011
In a no muss, no fuss kind of way, Captain America becomes one of the best comic book movies of all time.
Monday, July 26 2010
With a 2012 release date and the daunting task of trying to find a story solid enough to carry all of these characters, it remains a job so gigantic, so Herculean in proportion and anticipation, that only the bravest (or dumbest) among the entertainment elite would face it head on.
Tuesday, June 1 2010
Unlike the theatrical version, which got to the action almost immediately, the new unrated version takes its own sweet time before unleashing the terror - and that's not necessarily a good thing.
Friday, February 12 2010
It's all there: the gloomy Victorian England setting; the decrepit Gothic family manor; the faux religion and ancient gypsy curse; the mark of the beast;