Why haven’t you seen Wreck-It Ralph yet?

If you’re one of the two people in the entire continental United States that hasn’t seen Wreck-It Ralph yet, you really, really should. It’s definitely the best Disney movie I’ve seen in years. It’s cute, it’s funny, and it’s got a lot of heart, but not in the oh god it’s the after-school-special kind of ...

Silent Hill: Revelation

This will come as no surprise since hey, it’s a video game movie, but Silent Hill: Revelation is a bad movie. And it’s not even gleefully bad like The Man With the Iron Fists. It’s just really… plodding and inadequate and hey look I guess Sean Bean got a paycheck, good for him. (Spoilers of course, ...

Bad Movie Science (2) 3

So on Friday, I risked getting my geek card taken away by saying that, for the most part, I don’t care if the science in a movie is bad so long as it tells me a sufficiently good story. This was a point I tried to make at one of the Mile Hi Con panels ...

The Man With the Iron Fists 1

This should come as no surprise, but The Man With the Iron Fists is a bad movie. A very, very bad movie. But it revels gleefully in its badness, a hodgepodge of one-liners glued together with endlessly spurting, ruby-red fake blood. This is not a movie that you see because you want martial arts or a ...

Bad Movie Science (1) 4

This might get my geek card taken away, I realize. Oh wait, no, you can’t take my geek card. John Scalzi says so. But this is the thing. For the most part, I actually don’t care about bad science in movies. Sure, there’s the occasional face-clutching howler (red matter? a black hole that’s going to ...

Looper (and the most unintentionally[?] hilarious preview ever)

Saw Looper today with my best friend and it was seventeen kinds of awesome, but first, this: Have you seen this? Has there ever been a more unintentionally(?) hilarious trailer in the history of the US with the possible exception of the one for Battleship? The first Red Dawn was an intensely silly movie, but at least ...

Total Recall: An Inexplicable Obsession With Elevators 1

I tried to go in to this movie with an open mind. I really did, I swear. Then Total Recall told me: So yeah. Elevator through the center of the Earth. Well. If you’re not going to take this seriously, neither am I. And no, I don’t count that as a spoiler, because the damn ...

Waiting for Jason Bourne 1

I’ve got some mixed feelings about The Bourne Legacy. There was actually a lot that I liked about it. But there were certain choices that were made in the movie that I feel made it weaker, and I’m not really sure why they were done. The non-spoiler summary: Generally, it was a fun Bourne-style action ...

Gotta Dance

This movie was on instant play on Netflix and I had some time to kill while I ate dinner, so I thought I’d just put it on for a bit. I’m not normally one for documentaries or cute, but I actually ended up watching it all the way through to the end and enjoyed it ...

Silent Hill: Revelation and Pyramid Head

io9 has posted the new trailer for Silent Hill: Revelation. It looks like it’s based off of the third game of the Silent Hill series, which is probably my second favorite. Honestly, it should probably my favorite, but I played Silent Hill 2 first and it’s just kind of stuck with me. James is just so wonderfully ...