Category Archive: Adventure

The Lone Ranger

Rating: You can piss and moan all you want, but who could resist a film where Helena Bonham Carter plays a one-legged prostitute with a hidden talent for firing lead from her artificial… Continue reading

Kon-Tiki (2012)

Rating: Yes, though Kon-Tiki is a foreign film, 90% of it is in English. Don’t ask me to explain.

Star Trek Into Darkness

Rating: This Star Trek captures all of the goofy charm that made the TV series so loveable. How can you miss it when the great Leonard Nimoy makes a guest appearance? (Warning: Spoilers)

Iron Man 3

Rating: What if Osama bin Laden made funny home movies? Ben Kingsley is about to provide you with a walk through the devil’s park.

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