If you’re sick of reading people praising Boyhood…sorry.


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

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

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

The fading American Pie franchise gives it one more go with American Reunion, which brings back all of the original cast (yes, even Tara Reid) for another sex-fueled misadventure.  Honestly, it would have been better for all concerned had they just stayed retired.  Read my review and the rest of the week’s TWoP content below.

American Reunion Review
Comic Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope Review
I Want My DVD
Community Recap
Other 1999 Reunions We Want to See
May Movie Preview

The above image comes from the single best scene in the new sci-fi blockbuster, John Carter, a gladiatorial battle royal that pits the titular hero against a pair of monstrous white apes from the planet Mars… uh, make that Barsoom.  It’s a tense, exciting sequence distinguished by strong effects work and action choreography.  If the rest of the movie were on the level of this one scene, it’d be a classic.  As it is, it’s a supremely messy, but fitfully entertaining contraption.  I go into more detail in my review on TWoP.  Follow the links below to read more.

John Carter: He’s Got 99 Problems But the Princess of Mars Ain’t One
Silent House: Housebound & Down
Indie Snapshot
Adam Scott Q&A
Animators Turned Live-Action Directors
I Want My DVD
It Actors

The latest attempt to translate the work of Dr. Seuss to the big screen isn’t quite the disaster that the Grinch and Cat in the Hat movies were, but honestly kids and their parents will be better off just reading the book again.  I cover The Lorax among other releases over on TWoP this week.

The Lorax Review
Being Flynn Review
The Avengers Trailer Review
Tales from Development Hell Review
I Want My DVD
Indie Spirit Awards Recap
Parks and Recreation

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