Haiku movie reviews, January 2015

  Internal Affairs (1990) Cop flick from long ago It probably felt dated When it was released   3 Days to Kill (2014) A dad and killer Bossed around by a hot chick Dumb but fun action   Alex Cross (2012) Guy from “Lost”? Creepy Tyler Perry – he can act! So where’s the sequel?Continue reading “Haiku movie reviews, January 2015”

Review: Pre-judging the movie Interstellar

This post is part of Sci-Fi November, which you can read all about here. I haven’t seen “Interstellar” yet, but I have seen the teaser trailer, the official trailer, TV commercials and some feature stories in the NY Times, so I’ve been given an impression of the film and know it will have moments ofContinue reading “Review: Pre-judging the movie Interstellar”

Welcome to Sci-Fi November

What a great idea: a month-long gathering of bloggers to blog about all things Sci-Fi. The organizers of the event are book bloggers at Oh, The Books! and Rinn Reads. Thank you, Rinn, Kelley, Asti, and Leanne for hosting this event and letting me take part in it. About me and Sci-Fi You can readContinue reading “Welcome to Sci-Fi November”

A toddler in the cineplex? The horror

Last weekend, I almost walked out of “World War Z” before the movie even began because a young couple rolled in a stroller with a toddler in tow. I didn’t because, I thought, why should I leave? I wanted to see the movie, despite some so-so reviews. After all, I had read the book andContinue reading “A toddler in the cineplex? The horror”

Photos: The Place Beyond the Pines

Take a look at the just-released photos from Focus Features for The Place Beyond the Pines, which was filmed in Schenectady and stars Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes, Ray Liotta and Rose Byrne. The movie is slated to open in limited release on March 29, but then opens wide on April 12. No newContinue reading “Photos: The Place Beyond the Pines”

From three-day book to ‘Small’ movie

Saratoga Springs resident Chris Millis wrote a novel in 72 hours as part of the annual Three Day Novel Contest and just like most books written that way … he adapted it into an independent film directed by Grammy-winning Swedish video director Jonas Akerlund and starring Billy Crystal, Johnny Knoxville, James Caan, James Marsden, RosieContinue reading “From three-day book to ‘Small’ movie”

Oscar hunt: Where to watch the nominees in the top categories

The Academy Awards often present Capital Region movie-lovers with a problem: Can all the movies in the top categories be seen before the Oscars are handed out? This year, the Academy Awards will be presented on Sunday, Feb. 24, but some movies nominated in the top six categories — picture, director, actor, actress, supporting actorContinue reading “Oscar hunt: Where to watch the nominees in the top categories”

Mick LaSalle: Critics and audiences must confront movie violence

[nggallery id=9193] By Mick LaSalle We enter 2013 with the sickening, dispiriting events in Newtown, Conn., still fresh in mind and yet without much conviction that anything can be done to prevent such future horrors. Obviously, the overriding issue is that we have a gun problem in the United States and a political climate thatContinue reading “Mick LaSalle: Critics and audiences must confront movie violence”