Posts from January 2011

Friday, 14 January 2011

Tron Legacy (2010)

Hey, Lady, I’d like to trace your lines…

Ah, Tron. Here’s the thing you have to realize about the first Tron movie: It isn’t very good. It worked as a state-of-the-art experience: visuals and sounds (it won an Oscar for Best Sound) and things you’ve never seen before. The same is true of this sequel: it sure is something to behold, even if it isn’t a terribly great movie, though I must say I enjoyed the story more than the first movie. [Read my full review]

Categories: Movie Reviews.

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)


This is a movie that is a rarity: it has actually grown on me over time. I like it a little more each time I see it. I got it on DVD for Christmas and have watched it three times since then. I really, really like it. What’s that? No, I didn’t read the books first. I’m reviewing a movie here, not a book! [Read my full review]

Categories: Movie Reviews.

Inception (2010)


Inception is an incredibly well-directed film that strikes absolutely just the right pitch-perfect notes in its performances, music, camerawork, cinematography, special effects, just about everything. It’s a heist movie with a sci-fi premise, but don’t worry–it’s not a laser gun and spaceship sci-fi movie. It’s a “one thing” sci-fi story, where the world is exactly as it is today except for one thing, and the film explores the ramifications of that one thing. [Read my full review]

Categories: Movie Reviews.

Thought of You

THIS is rotoscoping done right. Using animation to enhance the reality. Showing the impossible. Not crappy, too-literal mo-cap stuff. THIS is the good stuff. THIS is what animation is FOR:

Categories: Cartoons, Videos.

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Kick-Ass (2010)

Let’s kick it

Kick-Ass is a movie about horrifying things: a deranged man teaching his pre-pubescent daughter to be a murderer; a teenager getting stabbed, hit by a car, having multiple surgeries and going through painstaking physical therapy; a cruel gangster using his son as bait to lure his deadly enemies; a girl watching her father be burned to death. And it’s all presented as a rollicking, wacky, almost feel-good comedy. And somehow it works. [Read my full review]

Categories: Movie Reviews.

Sunday, 9 January 2011

Toy Story 3 (2010)

Look at this place! It’s too good to be true, right? Right.

This is my favorite movie of 2010. It is the only movie that made me cry. And twice! Once with laughter, and once with genuine emotion. [Read my full review]

Categories: Movie Reviews.

Saturday, 8 January 2011

Iron Man 2 (2010)

World peace in the palm of his hand…?

I really, really wanted to like this movie more than I do/did. It has soooo much going for it, and yet for some reason or other it never coalesces into an actually good movie. [Read my full review]

Categories: Movie Reviews.