I really wanted this to be better. As it is, it's still a fun movie, and definitely worth the cost of admission. It could have been so much more though. Are you going to see "John Carter" this weekend? Or if you already have, what did you think?
Jack the Giant Slayer is not great, but not at all bad either. Go in with the right mindset, and you'll have a good time. One note on the 3D, though one or two shots in the movie look really cool with it, most of the movie doesn't use it at all. You won't miss anything by saving yourself some money and seeing it in 2D.
Will you see Jack the Giant Slayer? Let us know what you think!
50/50 director Jonathan Levine did a really good job with this one. The smart writing, directing, and generally good performances made a really stupid premise completely believable. It's a very sweet, well-made romantic comedy that's perfect for Valentine's Day.
Are you at all interested in Warm Bodies? If you end up seeing it, tell us what you think!
Branded is a bad movie, no question about that. That doesn't mean it should be avoided at all costs though. If you love bad movies, or love to riff on them MST3K style, you couldn't ask for much better material.
Unfortunately, that's all we get for sci-fi this week. Hopefully we'll get some better movies soon. Are you going to see Branded? If you do, for whatever reason, be sure to tell us what you think.
The Amazing Spider-Man actually turned out much better than I thought it was going to be. If it hadn't been for that terribly long, drawn out ending, it probably would have gotten a higher rating. The way the quality of the writing changed so frequently throughout the film was weird though. Some scenes, the dialog would be fine, sometimes even good. Then a scene would come and ruin all of that with ham-fisted, embarrassing monologues. It's like they had two teams of writers. One that wa
Snow White and the Huntsman is mostly a fine fairy tale movie with some good ideas and fun special effects. Unfortunately, it gets bogged down by some really boring expository scenes that last way too long. The most frustrating thing is the movie tells us way too much about the characters and their motivations in dialog without ever showing us. We're never shown why Kristen Stewart is considered fairer than Charlize Theron. (Probably because that would require technology that doesn't ye
In fact, there are two good movies out this weekend. The other one, "The Woman in Black," is not sci-fi, but is a fun ghost story, and Daniel Radcliffe does a fantastic job. While I think most will have more fun with "Chronicle," both movies are definitely worth seeing. You may have a hard decision ahead of you this weekend. Which movie will you see?
The Hobbit is not another Lord of the Rings, but despite some points where it drags, is a perfectly fun movie in its own right. Did anyone see it at midnight? Whether you've already seen it or plan to this weekend, tell us what you think.
Also if you saw it in IMAX, how was the Star Trek clip?
This is definitely one of those movies where nearly all the funny parts were in the trailer. The rest of the movie has a few minor chuckles and not much more. If you're still really interested in it, I'd recommend waiting for it to come out on DVD or Streaming and renting it.
If you do end up seeing The Watch though, please tell us what you think.
Brave, while not Pixar's best movie, is still a great original fairy tale. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter on the other hand, is mostly boring and way too self-serious, but is redeemed at least a little bit by some fun vampire fight scenes. You'll likely get at least some enjoyment out of either movie, but I'd recommend Brave over Lincoln any day.
Which one will you go see this weekend? Or will you go see this week's less fantastical fare, Seeking a Fr
These kinds of movies are hard to rate. Resident Evil: Retribution is a bad movie. It's too bad to receive a "Ceiling Cat Approves," but too fun to be called either "Meh," or "Ebil." This movie gets our first "Basement Cat Approves," specifically designed for movies that are truly bad, but that's why we like them.
Are you going to see Resident Evil: Retribution this weekend? Tell us what you think!
This is a hard movie to recommend. For me, the good outweighed the not-so-good, and I ended up enjoying the movie a lot. Many people don't feel that way, and it's easy to see why. If you go see Cloud Atlas this weekend, please come back here and tell us what you think. This is one of those movies where it helps to get as many opinions together as possible.