Category Archive: Fantasy

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

Byzantium

Rating: Dark, violent and extraordinarily sexy, Ms. Arterton and Ms. Ronan make compelling vampires.

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.

Beautiful Creatures (2013)

How can you possibly resist a film that dismisses witches with the same energy that it dismisses homosexuals, liberals and Democrats? It’s almost like crashing a Tea Party gathering.

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters

If Hansel and Gretel would have realized who their mother was, Hansel would never have said, “The only good witch is a dead witch.” Rating: Really should be seen in a movie theater… Continue reading

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

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