Monthly Archives: March 2011

‘Sucker Punch’ (Movie Review) **

Director Zack Snyder’s “Sucker Punch” is the oddball action-fantasy movie that left me stunned. On the one hand, it’s so bad that it’s an instant 2011 Razzie Award candidate. But on the other hand, it is brilliant. The film is like a combination of “Showgirls,” “Resident Evil” … Continue reading

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‘The Lincoln Lawyer’ (Movie Review) ***

From out of no where “The Lincoln Lawyer” drives up, pulls you in and takes you for a spin. The film is a slick, stylish yet nuanced crime drama based on the best-selling novel by Michael Connelly. It stars Matthew McConaughey (“We Are Marshall,” … Continue reading

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In Memory: Elizabeth Taylor

Above is a photo of what might be my favorite image (in my mind at least) of Elizabeth Taylor in a film. Click the photo to see it larger.  I love when she replies to Paul Newman’s question about what is the victory of a cat on … Continue reading

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‘Mars Needs Moms’ (Movie Review) **1/2

“Mars Needs Moms” did not do well financially in its first week of release. It was deemed a flop by many media sources because of its reported $150 million budget and measly $7 million opening weekend. I’ll provide my amateur speculation about … Continue reading

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‘Battle: Los Angeles’ (Movie Review) *

I love alien invasion movies. So after seeing the very cool trailer for “Battle: Los Angeles” (directed by Jonathan Liebesman,) I was anxious to see the film. Unfortunately, the trailer contained all of the highlights from the movie, and it … Continue reading

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Seven Mini-Reviews (from ‘Restrepo’ to ‘The Adjustment Bureau’)

I don’t always have time to write a full review for every movie that I watch. So now it’s catch-up time.  Below are mini-reviews for seven films that I’ve seen in 2011. “Restrepo” is the excellent Oscar-nominated documentary that follows a group of … Continue reading

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