Posts Tagged ‘tentpole’
 

 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “The Amazing Spider-Man”

  THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN:  Watch It At Home – Not So Amazing   Part of the unwritten suspension of disbelief deal we have with the movie studios is that although we know they’re going to constantly tell u...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “The Dark Knight Rises”

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES:  Worth A Ticket – The Saga That Rewrote Superhero Movies Goes Out With A Weighty Bang Christopher Nolan likes his intricate, novelistic plotting.  You remember the portion of The Dark Knight wher...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY FILM REVIEW: “Despicable Me 2”

  DESPICABLE ME 2:  Watch It At Home – Good-Hearted If Unexciting Sequel For the Kids Despicable Me was far from the most ambitious or striking animated feature of the last few years, but it was definitely cute.  I...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY RETROSPECTIVE REVIEW: Joel Schumacher’s “Batman & Robin”

  And then this happened. With BATMAN & ROBIN, the franchise that had been reclaimed for adults by Tim Burton in 1989 was turned back over to children (and not bright children) by Joel Schumacher in 1997.  Schumacher ...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY FILM REVIEW: “White House Down”

  WHITE HOUSE DOWN:  Worth A Ticket – Things Go “Boom”; We Go “Yay” WHITE HOUSE DOWN is wondrously stupid, so merrily, spectacularly idiotic that it washes the taste of Olympus Has Fallen and...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY MOVIE REVIEW: “After Earth”

  AFTER EARTH:  Not Even For Free – The Smith Family In Outer Space In AFTER EARTH, Will Smith plays Cypher Raige, an emotionally austere father who withholds affection from his son because of his doubt that the boy...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY FILM REVIEW: “Pacific Rim”

  PACIFIC RIM:  Watch It At Home – Even Michael Bay Might Say “Too Much” Why isn’t PACIFIC RIM a better movie?  It’s a passion project for the tremendously talented co-writer (with Travis Be...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY REVIEW: “Oz the Great and Powerful”

  OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL:  Watch It At Home – Not All Yellow Brick Roads Are Golden The digital landscapes in Sam Raimi’s prequel OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL are gorgeous:  eye-poppingly colorful, and cramme...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY MOVIE REVIEW: “Fast & Furious 6”

  It’s almost unheard-of for a franchise to need 5 installments to hit its stride, but that was the case with 2011’s Fast Five.  After kicking around with its first, moderately successful quartet in various lo...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

SHOWBUZZDAILY FILM REVIEW: “The Lone Ranger”

  THE LONE RANGER:  Not Even For Free – The Silver Bullet Is Self-Inflicted Disney’s reluctance to produce THE LONE RANGER is well-documented; the studio even shut down the production shortly before shooting w...
by Mitch Salem
 

 

 

SHOWBUZZDAILY FILM REVIEW: “World War Z”

  WORLD WAR Z:  Watch It At Home – Third Act Heroics, In More Ways Than One The travails of WORLD WAR Z on the way to the screen have been widely discussed, and in the end the misshapen, Frankenstein-like $200M (plu...
by Mitch Salem
 

 
 

THE SHOWBUZZDAILY RETROSPECTIVE REVIEW: Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight”

  If THE DARK KNIGHT had no superhero or comic book trappings–if The Joker were scarred but not hideously made up, and Batman were a bit lower-tech and merely disguised rather than wearing a cowl and cape–Chris...
by Mitch Salem