Category: "Movies"

04/22/07

  01:58:29 pm, by Nimble   , 320 words  
Categories: Reviews, Movies

Hot Fuzz

Even if you're not a B-movie fanatic like my wife or father-in-law, if you've ever seen Shawn of the Dead, it's hard not to have a soft spot for Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. The duo is back again in a unique entry into the overlapping genres of mystery… more »

02/19/07

  06:23:58 pm, by Nimble   , 387 words  
Categories: Reviews, Movies

Ghost Rider

There's always a risk to going to a movie before good, accessible reviews come out. Not Rotten Tomatoes reviews, though; there are few people I would disagree with more than your average newspaper movie reviewer. It was a nice long weekend, though, and… more »

02/15/07

  07:14:52 pm, by Nimble   , 314 words  
Categories: Reviews, Movies

Pan's Labyrinth

An intriguing movie that's pretty hard to categorize. The movie winds its way through the Franco-led fascist period in Spain's history, following a mother late in her pregnancy and her daughter off to see the captain that the mother is now wed to in the… more »

12/26/06

  02:58:47 pm, by Nimble   , 389 words  
Categories: Reviews, Movies

A Scanner Darkly

I missed this in its theatrical run, to my dismay, but it works just fine on the small screen. Here is a movie that is perennially confusing up until close to the end, where the plot does actually get pulled together. It's based on a Philip K. Dick… more »
  02:31:18 pm, by Nimble   , 349 words  
Categories: Reviews, Movies

Sidekick

'Tis the season for movie rentals over Christmas and Boxing Day, where there is either too little to do elsewhere, or there are boxing day sales, the likes of which mortals are not prepared for. This movie was surprisingly interesting. It's a Canadian… more »

05/27/06

  12:18:06 am, by Nimble   , 133 words  
Categories: Reviews, Movies

X-Men : The Last Stand

We went to see this today, and quite enjoyed it. It's a little uneven in some plot points and flat in some interaction and fight scenes, but it was overall very enjoyable, and they certainly upped the stakes here. Grand altercations and a few surprises… more »

04/12/06

  12:57:50 am, by Nimble   , 903 words  
Categories: Reviews, Movies

V For Vendetta

Set in a future Britain, this is one of the better dystopian flicks I think I've seen in a long time. Not as "extreme" as The Matrix, or 1984, the story has that slight chilling "it could happen here" edge (we've seen what people will do and give up out… more »

03/19/06

  12:50:35 am, by Nimble   , 432 words  
Categories: Reviews, Movies

The Aristocrats

We rented this one on DVD, along with Deuce Bigalo: European Gigolo (even for light-hearted entertainment, Deuce Bigalo II was somewhat of a stinker). You know what? We couldn't even watch the first ten minutes. We skipped through the rest of the… more »

02/20/06

  01:05:02 am, by Nimble   , 88 words  
Categories: Reviews, Movies

The 40-Year Old Virgin

I didn't understand what all the kafuffle was about until I saw the movie. Steve Carrell does an absolutely outstanding job as the main character. The main character, Andy, is charming, obviously a little bit naive, but is not a flat caricature of a… more »
  01:04:16 am, by Nimble   , 140 words  
Categories: Reviews, Movies

War of the Worlds (The Modern Remake)

It's got Tom Cruise in it, and follows him, but he doesn't take over the show. This is a Spielberg spectacular, and if you're looking for an utterly horrifying, as-realistic-looking-as-you-can-get version of the War of the Worlds story, this is… more »

12/19/05

  03:04:30 am, by Nimble   , 348 words  
Categories: Reviews, Movies

Mirrormask

Dena and I own most of the set of Neil Gaiman's Sandman series, and I'm a tremendous fan of the old Henson movies Labyrinth and Dark Crystal, so we were terribly intrigued at the thought of a new movie with a Neil Gaiman story and the Henson crew… more »

10/22/05

  03:38:25 am, by Nimble   , 104 words  
Categories: Reviews, Movies

Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit

My best man took me to see this movie on the day of the wedding. Ahhh, what a nerve-calmer :) It's pretty good, and the story line with its twist is nifty, but it doesn't get truly funny until quite late in the movie. I still much prefer Aardman's "A… more »

09/17/05

  02:20:47 am, by Nimble   , 93 words  
Categories: Reviews, Movies

Weird Movies: Code 46

Here's a short and sweet movie review. Remember Agatha from Minority Report? She's back in another science fiction movie. This is a very interesting "exploration of the future" movie, but it doesn't really... go anywhere. There's no space travel,… more »

04/19/05

  03:48:52 am, by Nimble   , 229 words  
Categories: Reviews, Movies

Sin City

This... is an intriguing movie. Violent, gory, mostly black-and-white with spots of colour, stylized, film noir. It's a living, gangster comic book with a sassy edge. Ang Lee's The Hulk got the comic book feel down with camera shots. This doesn't have… more »

02/21/05

  11:20:50 pm, by Nimble   , 398 words  
Categories: Reviews, Movies

Constantine

Ever since Tim Burton's rendition of Batman, "serious" translations of comic book to silver screen have become increasingly common. The Hulk, X-Men, Spawn, Spider-Man, all have eschewed the Adam West-in-spandex approach to comics, to get at some of the… more »
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