Wednesday, September 25 2013
The series' ninth season lacks the consistent laughs found in earlier episodes but ends on a memorable note.
Da Vinci's Demons scores major points for its gleeful, headlong rush of I-don't-give-a-shit-ness. Call it the joy of ridiculousness. Call it the audacity of awesomeness.
Director Uwe Boll's Suddenly, to paraphrase Mel Brooks, rises below mediocrity, a film that has not the liveliness to offend, surprise, engage, or even to amuse.
Tuesday, September 24 2013
With a set of top-notch performances and Shane Black's witty script, Iron Man 3 corrects the problems of its predecessor, although the special features here are not up to Stark Industry standards.
Four titans of progressive rock demonstrate their individual and collective genius. The virtuosity is dizzying but no one gets hurt.
There are fumbles, foolish plot devices, annoying clichés and daft jokes by the dozens, but CSI is nearly impossible to stop watching.
Freaking out over the nefarious possibilities of social media and smartphones may soon be akin to expressing alarm over the number of channels available to cable TV subscribers.
Monday, September 23 2013
There's much joy to be found in the exuberance of these two movies. Both get their energy from focusing on young people.
A parody of the caper and zombie genres—Cockneys vs Zombies presents working-class Cockney spunk and resourcefulness as the heart of London spirit.
The episodes in Star Trek: The Original Series - Origins can be found elsewhere, but this collection gets to the roots of Into Darkness.
Friday, September 20 2013
The volatility that is lurking in this orphanage is much deeper than the mere politics of men.
This is neither a biopic nor a strict relation of events in the tragically short life of two great American singers. It's a story about love, music and sure, ghosts.
Thursday, September 19 2013
As one of the towering figures in Indian (and world) cinema, Satyajit Ray is routinely mentioned in the same breath as Kurosawa, Fellini, and Godard.
Universal is not just a document of a stellar live show; it’s the culmination of everything Anathema has worked for up to this point.
One man's mission to make Castle relevant in a culture ready to move past episodic television. Mission impossible?
Wednesday, September 18 2013
Whether sashaying down a runway or learning how to use a double-edged dagger, these young women are caught in social forces larger and more powerful than themselves.
The Criterion release of Ernst Lubitsch's farcical antidote for Nazism, To Be or Not To Be proves worthy of a masterpiece, with a pristine transfer and extras that illustrate how only he could have done it.
It's only five minutes into the movie, and already we're inundated with images of how poor, normal Dale suffers in a world of deviant sex freaks.
Tuesday, September 17 2013
World War Z manages to be a really entertaining film. Yes, it’s a big, loud summer movie but it’s probably the best of this year's lot.
Vera Farmiga as Norma Bates is the best thing in this show. She perfectly portrays an attractive, normal seeming woman who’s actually a demented moonbat.