Monthly Archives: June 2012

Prometheus: Wait, haven’t we seen this already?

Spoiler Alert: In keeping with director Ridley Scott’s spoiler-phobia, I should say that if you want to avoid spoilers completely, you probably shouldn’t read this post till after you watch Prometheus. Spoiler-free technology note: I watched Prometheus in 3D, and … Continue reading

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Snow White and the Huntsman

Snow White and the Huntsman is visually stunning, with plenty of magical creatures that evoke Guillermo Del Toro’s creations.  Sadly, the writing and acting undercut the visual spectacle.  Kristen Stewart wears the look of nauseated unease that she has in … Continue reading

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This Means War: Love Among Spies

The romantic-triangle comedy This Means War is glossy, occasionally engaging, but ultimately empty. Chris Pine and Tom Hardy, in competition for the most bee-stung lips, also compete for Reese Witherspoon’s affections. I wish the film had more scenes like the … Continue reading

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The Woman in Black: Harry Potter and the Haunted House

The Woman in Black boasts genuine scares and class-act performances by Ciarán Hinds and Janet McTeer, not to mention Daniel Radcliffe looking all pale and Victorian. Director James Watkins knows how to set the creepy mood and ratchet up the … Continue reading

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