Movies

Ten-minute film school

Ten-minute film school

So nice to see positive film criticism of an underappreciated film, like M. Night Shyamalan’s “Unbreakable.”

“Knight” vision . . . in IMAX

“The Dark Knight” is a masterpiece, an exciting and epic tragedy of Shakespearean proportions that lingers in the mind long after the film fades to black.

“WALL-E” world

“WALL-E” world

This is the best science-fiction film Ive seen since 2001.

Good people pretending to be bad

Good people pretending to be bad

Anyone superficially familiar with “Mormon cinema” recognizes the face of one of its early rising stars, Kirby Heyborne. Now his latest career move is certainly turning heads among his predominantly LDS fan base, and provoking deeper reflection about the boundaries of Mormon morality. […]

"Panda" express

"Panda" express

A blast of cool air on a hot summer day.

A shameless plug for Netflix

A shameless plug for Netflix

Consider yourself duly warned. I believe that for all but the most infrequent movie watcher, online rental services like Netflix and Blockbuster Online offer the best value for the money.  My allegiance lies with Netflix at the moment, for reasons I’ve explained previously, and every so often they try to entice me with free movies […]

With all deliberate "Speed"

With all deliberate "Speed"

The best summer movie you haven’t seen.

An okay "Indiana"

An okay "Indiana"

A so-so outing for the archeologist adventurer.

Almost fit for a "Prince"

Almost fit for a "Prince"

“Prince Caspian” works hard to recapture the magic of the first entry in the “Narnia” series, 2005’s “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.”  Andrew Adamson is back as director, and the four child actors from the first film reprise their roles as the Pevensie kids.  We even get to see a bit of Aslan […]

Man of “Iron”

The summer movie season begins with today’s release of “Iron Man” in theaters.  The next few months promise to be an exciting one for moviegoers – that is, if they can afford the price of a ticket these days, what with the state of the economy and everything.  As for myself, I try to stretch […]