Posts Tagged ‘sci-fi’
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

THE BIJOU REVIEW: “In Time”





Our Review / 5 - Terrible
by Mitch Salem
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THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “In Time”

  IN TIME:  Watch It At Home – The Clock Never Really Starts Ticking   Andrew Niccol wants to be a populist moviemaker of ideas, but he just doesn’t have the knack.  Niccol’s ideas are genuinely im...
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THE BIJOU REVIEW: “Real Steel”





Our Review / 5 - Terrible
by Mitch Salem
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THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “Real Steel”

REAL STEEL:  Watch It At Home – The Word is “Clunky”   REAL STEEL wants to be loved so much, it practically walks the audience members to their cars and offers to give them all a lift home.  And yet, th...
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THE SKED’S PILOT + 1 REVIEW: “Terra Nova”

> A lot can happen between the creation of a TV pilot in the spring and production of episodes for the regular season:  a writing/producing team is hired, audience focus groups weigh in, networks and studios (which may hav...
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PRIEST: Pray For Us

> Not Even For Free; The 3D Must Stand For “Dull Deadly Dud” If you squint at the post-apocalyptic desert wasteland settings of PRIEST, I swear you can see the camera crews from The Book of Eli, Jonah Hex, Resident ...
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SOURCE CODE: If At First You Don’t Succeed…

> Worth a ticket. They say that the definition of madness is repeating the same action with the expectation of a different result.  But that diagnosis doesn’t allow for this:  a man (Jake Gyllenhaal) wakes up an...
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THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “Sucker Punch”

    Not Even For Free   Remember Ken Russell’s movie of The Who’s Tommy?  The scene where Ann-Margret’s nervous breakdown was visualized by her television set vomiting out baked beans, chocolat...
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THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “Limitless”

    Worth a ticket.   In movies, as in life, when someone is offered an illicit miracle drug that seems too good to be true, it usually is. So the general narrative arc of LIMITLESS doesn’t come as a huge s...
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THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “Paul”

    Watch it at home.   The genial PAUL really only has one joke–luckily it’s a pretty good one: what if ET had the persona of Seth Rogen? While Paul isn’t the first alien to crack jokes (rememb...
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THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “Battle Los Angeles”

  Watch it at home.   The deadliest weapon unleashed in BATTLE LOS ANGELES is its barrage of war-movie cliches. Stop me if you’ve heard this before, but there’s this rag-tag group of Marines, led by a hard...
by Mitch Salem