Big Fan

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Paul is in his mid-thirties, single, and still living at home with his mother. He works as a parking lot attendant in New York, and is content to sit in his booth at night writing down passionate, articulate rants, so that when he goes home he can call a local radio sports show and prove […]

The Lovely Bones

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Peter Jackson’s The Lovely Bones is a colossally misguided failure. Based on the well-received 2002 novel by Alice Sebold, Jackson — along with his Lord of the Rings cohorts, Philippa Boyens and Fran Walsh — has penned a meandering screenplay, made merely all the worse by uniformly awful performances, poor editing, and generally bad filmmaking. […]

Sherlock Holmes

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Sherlock Holmes is positing itself as a new beginning for the iconic Baker Street detective, even going so far as to set itself up for a sequel with its series’ most recognizable villain much in the same way that Batman Begins did with the Joker. Only problem is, it’s not an entirely effective reboot. For […]

17 Again

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A balding studio executive sits comfortably in the office of a Warner Brothers building, sipping from a Grande Nonfat Caramel Macchiato, listening to the younger man in front of him, who is pulling his hands apart to outline an imaginary rectangular movie screen. “Two words: Big, Teen Wolf, Freaky Friday, Back to the Future, Vice […]

Wolverine

Addictive Thoughts brings out the claws: Wolverine kinda sucks

It’s hard to dislike Hugh Jackman, which is why it’s frustrating to witness him suffering through a number of films. He’s a talented actor who’s been stuck in a rut lately, and if anyone was hoping that Wolverine would be a return to form, those expectations may well be diminished within the first few minutes […]