More stories

  • Avengers-banner

    2011 Box Office: It’s Deja Vu All Over Again

    Want a prediction for 2012 at the movies? It’s going to look a lot like 2011. An awful lot. It’s going to be a case of, If ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Well, actually, the creative machinery in Hollywood is broke, but, as the numbers show, not broken enough to warrant fixing. So. Next year, […] More

  • in

    The “Gray Ones” Fade To Black

    “How come you only show us clips from movies none of us ever heard of?” She was 30, a single mom who’d admirably gone back to school for a business degree to better things for her and her family.  She’d taken my film appreciation class as an elective, a break from the grind of her […] More

  • in

    ‘Fast Five’ delivers the goods

    Fast Five Directed by Justin Lin USA, 2011, 130 Mins. There is a scene in Justin Lin’s Fast Five that features our heroes driving through the streets of Rio de Janeiro at high speeds while carrying a bank vault that weighs god knows how much and being chased by some of Rio’s finest.  Normally one […] More

  • in

    Tuesday Poster Round-Up

    1. The Rabbit Hole: Grade D The washed out look of the poster, though not terribly original, isn’t the problem. The problem is the ugly clutter that borders it. 2. Captain America: Grade B+ There is a lot of cool detail to this poster, particularly the look of the familiar shield. The best part is […] More