Posts Tagged ‘film review’
What's a Tim Burton movie without an attic? Young Victor Frankenstein curls up with a resuscitated Sparky in "Frankenweenie."

Frankenweenie: Ghost Dog

Tim Burton gives himself a jolt with this animated film.
KRISTIAN LIN
Expanded from the same 1984 short film that got Tim Burton fired as a Disney animator, Frankenweenie (which Burton has made under Disney’s auspices, ironically enough) comes on the heels of the terrific ParaNorman and the sur...


Kara Hayward and Jared Gilman find their way through the wilderness to Moonrise Kingdom.

Moonrise Kingdom: Sam ♥ Suzy

I ♥ Wes Anderson’s dreamy romantic adventure for kids.
KRISTIAN LIN
All of Wes Anderson’s movies are children’s movies. That’s what I realized while watching his Moonrise Kingdom, a spellbinding piece of work that opens in Fort Worth this week. You’d think his 2009 animated film, Fantas...



Logan Marshall-Green, Noomi Rapace, and Michael Fassbender puzzle out the meaning of an alien civilization's artifacts in "Prometheus."

Prometheus: “Get It Out of Me!”

Astronauts play with fire in Ridley Scott’s Alien prequel.
KRISTIAN LIN
To answer your first question about Ridley Scott’s Prometheus: Yes, it is a prequel to his 1979 sci-fi classic Alien. The director has hemmed and hawed about that in public, but the final shot of his current movie leaves no d...


Elizabeth Banks and Brooklyn Decker bump baby bumps in "What to Expect When You're Expecting."

What to Expect: Friends with Kids

Savor the comedians and ignore the rest of this pregnancy comedy.
KRISTIAN LIN
Ah, the advice-book movie! The last 10 years have seen a trend of Hollywood piggybacking off the popularity of self-help books through similarly titled movies inspired by the problems that they address. How to Lose a Guy in 10 ...



Chris Hemsworth and Chris Evans battle for Earth on New York’s streets in The Avengers.

Avengers: Hammer and SHIELD

A team of superheroes turns this blockbuster into a fantastic force.
KRISTIAN LIN
Joss Whedon looks poised to become the king of American pop culture, and I don’t mind it one bit. Having already established himself as a high-powered scriptwriter, a comic-book author, and one of the great TV show creators o...


Five

Five Years Too Long?

Another Apatow rom-com isn’t great but scores some laughs.
ZACK SHLACHTER
A few years ago, the films associated with Judd Apatow –– a handful he wrote and directed himself and several others he produced –– began to catch on like wildfire, and media types seemed eager to explain the Apatow rev...