Category: Movie Reviews

  • Cruel Intentions

    Cast: Sarah Michelle Gellar Studio: Columbia Rating: 2/10 Have you ever heard anyone say that the book is always better than the movie? In the case of Cruel Intentions, I’m sure nothing could be more true. And I haven’t even read it. Based on the 1782 novel, Les Liasons Dangerueses by Pierre Lacios, Cruel Intentions […]

  • The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

    Cast: Tilda Swinton, James McAvoy, Jim Broadbent Studio: Walt Disney Rating: 9/10 CORPORATE LINE: C.S. Lewis’ timeless adventure THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE follows the exploits of the four Pevensie siblings — Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter — in World War II England who enter the world of Narnia […]

  • Harsh Times

    Cast: Christian Bale Studio: MGM Rating: 6.5/10 THE STORY: From the creator of TRAINING DAY comes HARSH TIMES, a gritty look at friendship, loyalty and ambition set on the extremely rough streets of south central Los Angeles. Jim Davis (Christian Bale) is an ex-Army Ranger recently discharged from the military, yet still haunted by nightmares […]

  • The Da Vinci Code

    Cast: Tom Hanks, Audrey Tautou, Ian McKellen Studio: Columbia Rating: 6.5/10 CORPORATE LINE: Famed symbologist Professor Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) is called to the Louvre museum one night where a curator has been murdered, leaving behind a mysterious trail of symbols and clues. With his own survival at stake, Langdon, aided by the police cryptologist […]

  • The Santa Clause: The Escape Clause

    Cast: Tim Allen Studio: Disney Rating: 6/10 THE STORY: Holiday magic mixes with comical chaos at the North Pole in THE SANTA CLAUSE 3. Tim Allen reprises his role of Scott Calvin — AKA Santa — as he juggles a full house of family and the mischievous Jack Frost (MARTIN SHORT), who is trying to […]

  • Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan

    Cast: Sacha Baron Cohen Studio: Fox Rating: 9.5/10 THE STORY: Jagshemash! Sacha Baron Cohen, the star and creator of HBO’s “Da Ali G Show,” brings his Kazakh journalist character Borat Sagdiyev to the big screen for the first time. Leaving his native Kazakhstan, Borat travels to America to make a documentary. As he zigzags across […]

  • The Prestige

    Cast: Hugh Jackman Studio: Touchstone Rating: 7/10 THE STORY: From acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan (“Memento,” “Batman Begins”), comes a mysterious story of two magicians whose intense rivalry leads them on a life-long battle for supremacy full of obsession, deceit and jealousy with dangerous and deadly consequences. From the time that they first met as young […]

  • Flags Of Our Fathers

    Cast: Ryan Phillippe Studio: Dreamworks Rating: 8/10 THE STORY: It is the most memorable photograph of World War II, among the greatest pictures ever taken. The winner of the Pulitzer Prize for photography and one of the most-reproduced images in the history of photography, the picture has inspired postage stamps, posters, the covers of countless […]

  • Man of the Year

    Cast: Robin Williams Studio: Universal Rating: 5/10 THE STORY: Many talk show hosts harbor lofty ambitions, but few would go to the extremes of Tom Dobbs (Robin Williams) in the gentle satire MAN OF THE YEAR. After entering the race for president as a joke, Dobbs is in for quite a surprise when he proves […]

  • The Grudge 2

    Cast: Sarah Michelle Gellar Studio: Sony Rating: 4/10 THE STORY: From Sam Raimi and Columbia Pictures comes the eerie thriller The Grudge 2, which explores the dark secrets behind the revenge-seeking grudge’s wrath as the terrifying supernatural curse is unleashed on a group of seemingly unrelated victims, moving out of the burned-out house and spreading […]