Posts Tagged ‘movie’

Move On

Kristian Lin
I always found ABBA’s melancholy ballads more interesting than their better-known disco-influenced hits, but I find those latter songs pleasant enough in small doses.

Funny Games

Kristian Lin
When Heath Ledger is on screen during The Dark Knight, you can’t look anywhere else.

Monkey Wrench

Kristian Lin
The animated kids’ movie out this week, Space Chimps, is being released simultaneously with a tied-in video game.

The Descent

Kristian Lin
Cinematic inventors and pioneers were trying to make their medium three-dimensional as far back as the 1890s, but it wasn’t until 1952 that Hollywood embraced 3-D filmmaking as one of several technical innovations that wo...

Steel Reserve

Cole Williams
Another big superhero movie hits theaters this week, but a few things separate it from the rest that have come out recently.

The Moore We See …

Director Tom Kalin’s epic family drama Savage Grace is hitched — wisely and successfully — to a single star.
Movies about very rich, very unhappy families – genre classics such as Ordinary People and Sidney Lumet’s version of Long Day’s Journey into Night – offer us working-class filmgoers a chance to indulge a...

Arthur’s Songs

Big Ticket
The local theater troupes have staged innumerable revivals of Lerner and Loewe’s Camelot, but this week we finally get a look at Monty Python’s Spamalot, the stage version of the 1974 classic film Monty Python and t...

Max Power

Steve Carell makes over a bumbling superspy for a new age in Get Smart.
Kristian Lin
Back in the summer of 1984, Beverly Hills Cop and Ghostbusters ruled the box offices as big-ticket action thrillers headlined by comedians.

North Country

Two Mexicans and one father drive this low-budget, high-powered drama.
Kristian Lin
Christopher Zalla’s first feature filmmaking effort screened at Sundance in 2007 under the title Padre Nuestro, where it became the first Spanish-language film to win the festival’s grand jury prize.

Crouching Tiger, Eating Panda

This roly-poly animated kung fu comedy hits home.
Kristian Lin
The latest animated family film from DreamWorks Animation, Kung Fu Panda is not as much fun as Kung Fu Hustle, but it’s much better than Kung Pow: Enter the Fist.