Category Archive: Fantasy

Maleficent

The only thing of note I took from Maleficent is how to pronounce the name. For those interested, it is “mal-EF-uh-sent”.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Spider-Man has lost his mojo. He would have been better off to vanish into the night like Christian Bale’s Batman.

X-Men: Days of Future Past

Though I have never been a President Nixon fan, I didn’t know that he nearly led the world into annihilation.

Winter’s Tale

While this film will soon be forgotten, it has the greatest magical white horse since the one that appeared in Mike Newell’s classic Into the West (1992).

Frozen

No one who sees this film can possibly leave the theater without a smile on your face. Enter at your own risk.

47 Ronin

Not as entertaining as last year’s raucous The Man With the Iron Fist, but my 15-year old grandson really liked the film. Enough said.

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Remember the song about the kindly “Puff, the magic dragon”? (Peter Paul and Mary (1963)).  Smaug certainly doesn’t.

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.

This Is the End

Rating: If you want a very funny film where Hollywood stars make fun of themselves, overcome your doubt and see this movie. And it doesn’t need to be seen on the big screen,… Continue reading

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