30 Second Movie Reviews.
This Is 40: 1 percenters traumatized by aging.
Go? Skip? Rent? Skip. There are some laughs and the stars are charming but this self indulgence becomes annoying early on.
Go? Skip? Rent? Rent. Why the hell not? It’s easily the weirdest American movie I’ve seen in years. Half Abercrombie and Fitch tableau, half telenovela and both are often overwhelmed by a surreal Carter Burwell score. Robert Pattinson never screams Bella!!!! though, which seems like a missed opportunity.
Silver Linings Playbook: Mental illness is quirky and romantic!
Go? Rent? Skip? Rent. Why? 1. It breaks rules that need breaking. 2. The chemistry between Jennifer Lewis and Bradley Copper is delicious. 3. Robert De Niro cries.
Life Of Pi: A young man and a lion named Richard Parker go mano-e-mano on a lifeboat, but the real struggle is between ambivalence and faith.
Go? Rent? Skip? GO. The best use of 3-D in the 21st century. Life of Pi is visually stunning. Ang Lee is the most respectful and versatile major director working today.
Go? Rent? Skip? GO. It drags but there are spectacular acting moments…and you’ll learn something.
Skyfall: James Bond, (Daniel Craig) a sturdy, sexy Brit, is pursued and tortured by a fey, yet sexy, Spaniard (Javier Bardem). Spoiler Alert: Bardem’s armada cannot surmount Craig’s white cliffs of Dover.
Go? Skip? Rent? RENT. Skyfall is serviceable Bond. Way too much time is spent in dank Scotland. 007 needs to be on beaches, in casinos or chasing one eyed fiends under bleached Middle Eastern sunlight. In the final act of Skyfall I half expected Heathcliff or a raging Lear to wander through the frame. Adele sings though – which is never a bad thing.