It’s almost Halloween, little kids are dressing up, there’s Halloween themed internet posts and the stores are ready to get out the Christmas decorations. I should be knee deep in horror films (bad and good) and instead I get… Inferno. What happened, Hollywood? Did you read my reviews last year and decide not to make any more? Because if that’s it, I didn’t mean it, I swear. I’d rather have all the bad horror films than whatever this was. Maybe I’m just cranky this week, but I wasn’t a fan of Inferno. If you love Dan Brown and his movies, I’m warning you up front: don’t read this review. I’m going to trash this puppy and there’s going to be spoilers. Read more
The recurring theme in two of the previous four movie reviews I’ve reviewed here is that, yes, summer movies have been a major letdown on all fronts. Superhero movies? Duds. Animated movies? Cash-grabs. Mega-budget sci-fi sequels? Repugnant. Comedies? Crickets. It’s worth mentioning summer for a third time because audiences have not been given that ONE movie that stays with them beyond the weekend they see it in theaters. Luckily, that changes this weekend. Hell or High Water is a near-perfect modern Western, filled with excellent performances and cheeky dialogue that personify the embodiment of the withering away of the genuine American Dream.
I try to never check out other ratings or reviews for the movie I’m going to see but this time I knew that Warcraft was rated relatively low. I went though, partly because I’d played the game and partly because the trailer made it look amazing. I didn’t have high hopes for this film. So imagine my delight when it turned out to be Not Horrible. That’s right – NOT horrible. Though I have to admit, so much of why I liked it turned out to be recognition. Anyone who has played the games will have a completely different experience than those whose first exposure will be this movie. Sorry in advance to those of you reading this review who haven’t played the game- this review, like the film, isn’t really going to be as good for you. Read more