Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)

Snow White and the Hunstman (2012) – Fairy tales were originally pretty dark. The little mermaid dissolves at the end of her story. Cinderella’s evil step sisters cut off their own toes to try to fit into the prince’s glass slipper. FUCKED-up things happen. (They weren’t named “Grimm” for nothing.) There are two movies this … Continue reading

Adventureland (2009)

Adventureland (2009) — Some actors don’t have the widest of range. They play very specific types. Oftentimes they play those types very well and that’s why they gets typecast in very narrow roles. The trick is if casting directors pick them for the right roles, they can be great. Adventureland has two actors with a … Continue reading

The Social Network (2010)

The Social Network (2010) — SECOND REVIEW [Blu Ray] A lot has been made since this film’s initial release about what really happened and what was invented.  Although I may sound like a broken record since I bring this up every single time such a “controversy” arises, who the hell cares?  A good movie is … Continue reading

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) — Special effects can be a tricky thing.  Far too often they’re used not to further a story but to take the place of a story.  But David Fincher knows better.  His previous films like Fight Club and Panic Room are all loaded with effects but they never … Continue reading