Movie Review en Movie Review: Argo <p></p> Thu, 18 Oct 2012 16:01:35 +0000 Jim Erickson 7253 at Movie Review: Argo Movie Review: Looper <p></p> Thu, 04 Oct 2012 14:00:00 +0000 Jim Erickson 6616 at Movie Review: Looper Movie Review: The Master <p></p> Thu, 27 Sep 2012 14:00:00 +0000 Jim Erickson 6310 at Movie Review: The Master Movie Review: Arbitrage <p></p> Thu, 20 Sep 2012 14:00:00 +0000 Jim Erickson 5923 at Movie Review: Arbitrage Movie Review: The Cold Light of Day <p>The Cold Light of Day is just a plateful of same-old same-old.&nbsp; Don’t expect anything better just because Bruce Willis and Sigourney Weaver are in it, because they are strictly support players and must have fallen on bad days to be in such warmed over mashed potatoes as this.&nbsp; One would think they would have had enough clout to insist on at least colorful character roles.</p> Thu, 13 Sep 2012 14:00:00 +0000 Jim Erickson 5548 at Movie Review: The Cold Light of Day Movie Review: Lawless <p></p> Thu, 06 Sep 2012 14:00:00 +0000 Jim Erickson 5218 at Movie Review: Lawless Movie Review: Ruby Sparks <p><i>Ruby Sparks</i>&nbsp;is a happy surprise for at least three reasons: heroine Zoe Kazan is a fun new actress who also wrote the script, it is an enjoyable love story, and it is a pleasant comic variation on&nbsp;<i>Frankenstein</i>; unless one is very sensitive to bad language, I can’t see why anyone would not like it.</p> Thu, 30 Aug 2012 17:23:33 +0000 Jim Erickson 4896 at Movie Review: Ruby Sparks Movie Review: The Watch <p>The Watch is a silly little comedy that should keep everybody entertained except some who will find parts of it too grisly realistic and some who are sensitive to bad language.</p><p>It is not out to inspire thought or emotions, just laughter, and it doesn’t try to conceal its dependence on other movies, snips of which you will recognize almost like a leit motif, especially if you see more action and sci-fi movies than I do.</p> Thu, 02 Aug 2012 13:04:18 +0000 Jim Erickson 5999 at Movie Review: The Watch Movie Review: Safety Not Guaranteed <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51);"><i>Safety Not Guaranteed</i> is a completely successful but highly peculiar little movie the <i>Eagle’s</i> Rod Pocowatchit started by calling “deadpan funny,” and then never mentioned humor again, referring instead to it as an “imaginative, unexpectedly wondrous journey,” “charming and warm,” using words like “heart and conscience” and “electric” and “the tenderness of the human condition.” I refer you to last week’s “GO!” section. Pocowatchit is dead on.</p> Thu, 26 Jul 2012 13:20:45 +0000 Jim Erickson 6000 at Movie Review: Safety Not Guaranteed Movie Review: Ice Age: Continental Drift <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51);">I try to avoid children’s movies because all that matters about them, most of the time, is whether they are funny and whether they may be offensive to parents, and my sense of humor does not seem to match that of thirteen-year-old boys who think nothing is as funny as gas leakages, and I do not empathize with parents who want to protect their young-uns from language they hear every day at recess. Thu, 19 Jul 2012 12:24:53 +0000 Jim Erickson 6001 at Movie Review: Ice Age: Continental Drift