Posts Tagged ‘movie’

Hit Me Again

Ben Kingsley beats the bottle, but his movie loses the war.
Kristian Lin
Of all the living actors who’ve been knighted by the queen of England, have any of them found their way into more crappy movies than Sir Ben Kingsley?


Robots in Distress

The failure is system-wide in the new big-screen version of Transformers.
Kristian Lin
The time seems ripe for a re-evaluation of Michael Bay. It’s been almost 10 years since his Armageddon ruled the box office by sheer brute force of publicity, star power, and on-screen CGI explosions, and made millions of mov...



C’est délicieux, ce film

animé du Pixar qui s’appelle Ratatouille.
Kristian Lin
I keep worrying about Pixar. I worry that they now put out a movie every year instead of once every two or three years, and that the studio’s top creative guys now oversee the whole Disney shebangapalooza instead of just thei...


Health Scare System

Michael Moore’s latest doc will leave you feeling ill about American medicine.
Kristian Lin
Those reports you’ve heard about the new, self-effacing Michael Moore turn out to be more or less true in his latest documentary, Sicko.



Oh, God! Book II

The Lord may save our souls, but neither He nor Steve Carell can save Evan Almighty.
Kristian Lin
The biggest laugh in the 2003 comedy Bruce Almighty didn’t come from the movie’s star, Jim Carrey.


Drew’s Clues

A famous girl detective is back on the big screen, with mixed results.
Kristian Lin
When feminism was still known as “the women’s movement” and associated with corset-wearing suffragettes, along came Nancy Drew.



36 Weeks Later

Baby, Knocked Up raises its share of laughs but falls short of the hype.
Kristian Lin
For months, Knocked Up has been the subject of deafening internet buzz, hotly anticipated as the funniest movie of the summer, or even the entire year.


My Name Is Earl

Mr. Brooks has some wicked fun, but Kevin Costner keeps it from being killer.
Kristian Lin
Kevin Costner has been miscast quite often in his career, but perhaps never more disastrously than in the movie out this week, Mr. Brooks.



Love Bug

The craziness is contagious in this claustrophobic, unsatisfying thriller.
Kristian Lin
Purely from an intellectual standpoint, the existence of Bug tickles me. I love how it starts out as a kitchen-sink indie drama and then turns into something weirder and more menacing halfway through.


Over the Edge

Pirates of the Caribbean is at franchise’s end, and the improvement is only marginal.
KRISTIAN LIN
Before the press screening of Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, my fellow film critics and I were handed a printed request that read, in part: “Please do not reveal the many plot resolutions that occur throughout th...