Category Archive: Adventure

Oblivion (2013)

Rating: In the words of my 14-year old grandson, Connor, and his friend Dylan, “We both kinda liked it, but we didn’t understand any of it.”

Oz the Great and Powerful

Rating: In describing Franco’s wizard, “Great and Powerful” does not come to mind.

Jack the Giant Slayer

Director Singer’s film has already been unfairly dismissed as a lost cause. It’s actually a fun ride, particularly if you can coax a teenager to see it with you.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

There is magic with any journey that begins in The Shire, particularly if Gollum lurks. Rating: Needs to be seen at the IMAX if possible, but at least in 3D.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2

If you really want to see a good vampire movie, then go watch Tim Burton’s comic understated joy, Dark Shadows, which starred Johnny Depp. Rating: This is a film better seen at home… Continue reading

Life of Pi

Let me simply say that whenever I pass my favorite pictures of my beloved, deceased parents at home, I think of The Life of Pi. Somewhere, there was a loving Bengal tiger in… Continue reading

Skyfall

Do you ever ask the question, “Why in God’s name do I take the time to go to the movies?” Go see this movie and you will know the answer.

ParaNorman

While the statue in ParaNorman of the feared witch closely resembles Margaret Hamilton from The Wizard of Oz, what if she really was a 12-year-old girl wrongly executed 300 years earlier who now… Continue reading

Total Recall

A preposterous film that works if you can morph into a 21-year old boy while sitting in the theater.