Category Archive: Adventure

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Rating: Katniss Everdeen is a female Robin Hood, so get to the theater and watch the Sheriff of Nottingham’s knees start to buckle.

Nebraska

Rating: This is a gripping story about the consequences of growing old. Bruce Dern is remarkable, but June Squibb should win an Oscar for her role as his put-upon wife, a demonic angel.

Thor: The Dark World and All is Lost

Rating: Simply stated, forget the national critics. Without Redford, All Is Lost is a waste of time. Yet, Thor: The Dark World is a rollicking fun time.

Captain Phillips

Rating: Whatever your feelings are about this film, let me warn you if you are prone to sea sickness. If so, I’d save your popcorn bag after you finish it.

The Wolverine

Rating: Who else but Hugh Jackman could drift from playing the Wolverine to hosting the Oscars in 2009? Come on, aren’t you a bit curious?

Man of Steel

Rating: Though it has its moments, I was begging for John Wayne to reappear and utter his famous line to a preacher who droned on in The Searchers (1956), “Put an Amen on… Continue reading

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)