REVIEW: ‘Rogue One’ (2016)

Say what you will about George Lucas’s second Star Wars trilogy, but at least it had a certain affectless charm about it.  The sense of wonder from the first trilogy disappeared, but Lucas tried to…

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Short Films You Can Watch in an Hour…

In Film Misery’s 100th Podcast episode, Alex took me to task a little bit for something I said to Justin: I had criticised Jagoe for never having seen Miloš Forman’s three-hour Amadeus, even though he…

REVIEW: ‘Cinderella’ (2015)

Grade: B- Estranged reformulations of classic fairy tales have become an aggravating trend in Walt Disney Pictures' recent production cycle, placing more emphasis on spinning fresh money off of nostalgic properties than on putting passionate…

Wreck-It Ralph Review (2012) John C. Reilly, Fix-It Felix

REVIEW: ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ (2012)

Grade: C+ Two years ago I prematurely said that Edgar Wright’s Scott Pilgrim vs. The World “does for video games what the Toy Story films do for toys.” This was premature because little did I…

New on DVD and Blu-Ray: October 2, 2012

Top 5 Blu-Ray/DVD Releases 5 - Dark Shadows Tim Burton’s okay, tongue-in-cheek retelling of the classic horror soap arrives today in three versions: DVD, Blu-Ray, combo.  The special features are just fansite-like featurettes, so it’s…

Brave Review (2012) Disney, Pixar

REVIEW: ‘Brave’ (2012)

Grade: C+ It seems particularly appropriate that the first thing to flash across the screen after the production company logos in the animated film Brave is a title screen with the words “Disney Presents.” The…