Film Review

Bryan Singer gives the X-Men franchise, and his own career, a much-needed adamantinum shot in the arm.


Oliver Stone’s Savages is one of the summer’s most purely enjoyable entertainments.  I definitely had more fun with this rollicking crime story than the leaden reboot The Amazing Spider-Man.  Check out my reviews from the last few weeks by clicking the links below.

Savages Review
The Amazing Spider-Man Review
Ted Review
Spider-Man Retrospective
Beasts of the Southern Wild Review
Spider-Man Cartoon

Pixar’s Brave is yet another sumptuously animated feature from America’s premiere animation house.  But is it one of the studio’s best works?  Read my review over at TWoP along with the rest of the week’s content.

Brave Review
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter Review
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World Review
To Rome With Love Review
Woody Allen Press Conference
I Want My DVD
Pixar’s Best and Worst Heroines

The ’80s come alive again in Rock of Ages, a big-screen version of the Broadway jukebox musical.  I wish it were as fun as it sounds.  I review that film and offer a few other pieces of content at TWoP this week.

Rock of Ages Review
Indie Snapshot
I Want My DVD
5 Other Jukebox Musicals We Want to See
Tom Cruise’s Musical Moments
How to Make an Adam Sandler Comedy

Ridley Scott’s Prometheus is one of the most visually impressive films I expect to see all year.  Just wish he and Damon Lindelof had taken an equal amount of care with the plot.  I break down my issues with the movie further in my review over on TWoP.  Follow the links below.

Prometheus Review
Indie Snapshot
Alien 3 and Alien: Resurrection Revisited
Ridley Scott’s Best and Worst
I Want My DVD

Men in Black 3 is the weekend’s big release, but the movie that you should be seeing (if it’s playing at a theater near you, of course) is Wes Anderson’s hugely enjoyable story of young love, Moonrise Kingdom.  Check out my review and the rest of this week’s content over at TWoP.

Moonrise Kingdom Review
Men in Black 3 Review
The Intouchables Review
Happy Anniversary: CQ and The Darjeeling Limited
I Want My DVD
Wes Anderson Movie Mixtape
Career Advice for the Men in Black

sails into theaters this weekend and boy is it one of the silliest blockbusters I’ve seen in many a moon.  Not entirely unpleasant though, if you’re able to smile through its goofy absurdity.  Check out my full review and the rest of the week’s content on TWoP.

Battleship Review
What to Expect When You’re Expecting Review
Indie Snapshot
The Dictator Review
I Want My DVD
Sacha Baron Cohen Press Conference
Jason Mantzoukas Q&A
Battleship Vs. Transformers
Community Recap

Never thought this day would come, but I think I finally have to break up with Tim Burton.  Dark Shadows puts the final nail in that particular coffin.  Check out my disappointed review over at TWoP.

Dark Shadows Review
I Want My DVD
Tim Burton’s Best and Worst Movies
Tim Burton’s Best Collaborations

This weekend is all about The Avengers, Joss Whedon’s mega-hyped, mega-budgeted blockbuster that folds a bunch of Marvel Comics’ best-known heroes into one movie.  It’s an enjoyable romp, but don’t go in expecting the comic book movie to end all comic book movies.  Check out my review along with the rest of this week’s TWoP content below.

The Avengers Review
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Review
Joss Whedon Book Review
I Want My DVD
Joss Whedon’s Avengers
Community Recap

Jason Segel and Emily Blunt head up the all-star and overstuffed romantic comedy The Five Year Engagement, one of five new movies I review this week over at TWoP.  Follow links to the individual reviews below.

The Five Year Engagement
The Raven
The Pirates! Band of Misfits
Peter Lord Q&A
Jason Statham Q&A
I Want My DVD
Community Recap
Syfy Upfront
Veep Review

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