POSTED // Oct 21,2011 - There are luscious possibilities in the notion of a gearpunk Three Musketeers. This movie posits a secret hiding place in Venice in which Leonardo da Vinci hid all his plans for cool crap
POSTED // Oct 14,2011 - You probably weren’t expecting a profound existential enigma in the new Footloose, co-writer/director Craig Brewer’s remake of the affectionately remembered 1984 youth-empowerment cheese
POSTED // Oct 7,2011 - Stephen Myers (Ryan Gosling)—the precociously successful political-media consultant at the center of The Ides of March—knows how to handle his business. Sure, he might believe that the man
POSTED // Oct 7,2011 - Real Steel might look from promotional materials like it’s simple genre mayhem, but in a weird way it’s almost experimental cinema. The experiment is this: How many crowd-pleasing formulas
POSTED // Sep 30,2011 - In an era where movie trailers reveal every possible plot twist and academic studies suggest we actually like spoilers, it’s wonderful to get a blast of the unfamiliar like Senna
POSTED // Sep 23,2011 - Sure, you could feel like a sucker for getting misty-eyed over yet another variation on the “boy and his dog” storyline like Dolphin Tale, especially one that gets clunky in its mechanics.
POSTED // Sep 23,2011 - “Nobody re-invents this game,” a baseball announcer smugly intones late in the deliciously entertaining Moneyball—and the same sentiment could represent the general approach to baseball