Thirteen years ago, George Lucas dropped “Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace” with a loud toilet splash. Two years later, Peter Jackson launched the far-more beloved “Lord of the Rings” trilogy with “The Fellowship of the Ring.” By 2005 Jackson had won Best Picture, while Lucas had absorbed a hella ton of nerd grief for his
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Review in a Hurry: Venture into the Woods for laughs and scares, stay for the commentary on our sadistic, voyeuristic culture—it’s like Scream spliced with The Hunger Games. A twisty puzzle, as promised by the Rubic’s Cube cabin on the film’s poster, this blood feast has gore galore… Continue reading Movie Review: Cabin in the Woods Serves Up More Than Just Gore
March 23, 2012
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Review in a Hurry: Part western, part swashbuckler, and a huge part science fiction, Edgar Rice Burroughs‘ century-old story of a Confederate veteran turned warlord of Mars finally makes it to the big screen, after many aborted attempts over the years. Taylor Kitsch stars as the title character… Continue reading Movie Review: John Carter Is Way Better Than It Looks
Funnily enough, I was actually driving my 2-year-old daughter to school this morning when I heard this little factoid hit the morning radio. Apparently a survey of over 2,000 parents in Britain concluded that a fairly large majority of today’s parents are staying away from the classic fairytales because they’re too dark, scary and include plot elements they’re not comfortable sharing with their little ones.