Hatchet 2: Underwhelming American Horror

  Victor Crowley is back! And this time he’s unrated (and it’s personal)! Unfortunately for me, Victor failed to bring plot structure, character development, dread, fright, comedy, suspense, and good dialogue, back with him. Adam Green’s Hatchet failed to illicit any real response from me other than then a pale comparison to what was enjoyable about […]

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Review: [REC] 2

Rated R for strong bloody violence, disturbing images and pervasive language. Running time: 85 minutes   Directed by: Jaume Balagueró, Paco Plaza Starring: Jonathan Mellor, Manuela Velasco, Óscar Zafra, Ariel Casas, Alejandro Casaseca   If you are a horror fan, you probably already know the pleasures to be found in Paco Plaza’s and Jaume Balaguero’s outbreak thriller [REC]. […]

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Review: Micmacs (2009)

Rated R for some sexuality and brief violence. Running time: 105 min.   Directed by: Jean-Pierre Jeunet Written by: Jean-Pierre Jeunet & Gilluame Laurant Starring: Danny Boon, André Dussollier, Nicolas Marié,  Jean-Pierre Marielle, Yolande Moreau   The inner child of French director Jean Pierre-Juenet must be one wild and wacky little brat. Jeunet’s newest, Micmacs (the title translation suggests ‘a lot of […]

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Review: Despicable Me (2010)

Rated PG for rude humor and mild action. Starring: Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Miranda Cosgrove, Russell Brand Writers: Ken Daurio/Cinco Paul (Story by Sergio Pablos) Directors: Pierre Coffin/Chris Renaud Running Time: 95 minutes Despicable Me stars Steve Carell as the voice of Gru, a supervillain who is in the twilight of his career. After being upstaged by pyramid stealing newcomer […]

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Review: Inception (2010)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and action throughout. Running time: 146 minutes     Directed and written by: Christopher Nolan Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page, Ken Wattanabe, Marion Cotillard, Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Michael Caine, Tom Berenger, Dileep Rao Two architects walk through a dream. The first architect—retired—tells the other the rules of building in the […]

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Cloverfield, Monster Madness

Cloverfield (2008) The Monster The film follows five young New Yorkers attending a going-away party on the night that a gigantic monster attacks the city.  What’s great about Cloverfield is not necessarily what they show of the monster, but what isn’t shown.  For the first half of the film you see pieces of buildings flying […]

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Rated R for male nudity, extremely crude and dangerous stunts throughout, and for language. Starring: Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Wee Man, Steve-O, Chris Pontius, Ryan Dunn, Preston Lacy, Dave England Directed by: Jeff Tremaine   How do you review a movie like this? Jackass 3D doesn’t have a storyline, there’s no acting, there’s no sort of cohesion; it’s an […]

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(aka: the Man, I Love Films podcast) Today’s Top Ten List will probably be moved till tomorrow.  This week has been rather overwhelming, and I’m still playing catchup.  In any case this lovely FORCE OF JULY Kai Park from The List was gracious enough to invite yours truly to guest on his premiere podcast.  It was a […]

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Rated PG-13 125 Minutes Directed By: Chris Columbus Written By: Randi Mayem Singer Staring: Robin Williams, Sally Field, Pierce Brosnan, Lisa Jakub, Matthew Lawrence, Mara Wilson, Harvey Fierstein, and Robert Prosky Review Daniel Hillard (Robin Williams) is a father of three, an actor who’s talent is in doing voices, and a man who hasn’t quite grown up.  Daniels three […]

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Review: Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)

MOBSTERS RATING: Although it’s being marketed and pitched as a prequel to the 1968 Charlton Heston classic, Rupert Wyatt’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes is actually a remake of sorts. Mirroring some of the events and characters of the fourth sequel in the franchise, Conquest of the Planet of the Apes, Rise uses that earlier movie, […]

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