Thursday, February 23 2012
Did the record breaking Ricky Gervais Show podcast give insight into the real people behind it? Or were they just three more brilliant comic creations?
Tuesday, January 13 2015
Even though the actors are given parts that suit their usual skills, they all bring extra self awareness to their work.
Tuesday, September 16 2014
This, of course, is how such concoctions work: all supporting players tell you something about the original squabbling family members, and each of these tells you something about the primary family member.
Wednesday, June 12 2013
Like the '80s movies The Internship references, it's easy to imagine catching this one on cable in a few years, and giving in to its watchable, goodhearted charms.
Thursday, October 6 2011
Real Steel sounds like a streamlined, more human, less bombastic version of Transformers, but turns out to be just as adept at squandering its own fun ideas.
Tuesday, August 10 2010
This weak-kneed comedy is guilty of many sins, the most surprising of which is the utter and complete miscasting of Steve Carell and Tina Fey.
Friday, October 7 2011
Channeling Spielberg...as well as dozens of Popcorn King imitators, (the director) winds up delivering a braindead blockbuster that is guaranteed to generate income, if not entertainment.
Wednesday, May 11 2011
Real Steel appears to be Michael Bay by way of Mattel, a console title waiting for IGN and Attack of the Show to sing its replay value praises.
Monday, May 3 2010
While we still have an astonishing nine more months until this year is officially over, one wonders how high up some of these turkeys will land come final annual aesthetic tally time. More disconcerting is the notion that, indeed, things can and WILL get worse.
Tuesday, April 13 2010
Levy, like the similarly styled underachieving brethren he's inspired, never strives to be anything more than below average. They view their "C -" student status with a kind of pride, especially since the great unwashed feel compelled to do little except reward them
Friday, April 9 2010
Nothing is more frustrating than seeing potential wasted or put to poor use. With names like John Klausner and Shawn Levy behind the scenes, however, this movie didn't stand a chance.