Movie Review

Summer 2012 Movie Preview

With the release date for “The Avengers” now less than a month away, the summer blockbuster season is almost here. There were quite a few good movies I really enjoyed last summer, with “X-Men: First Class” topping my list, and this summer’s slate of films looks very promising, as well.

Movie review: ‘The Hunger Games’

By Ashley Bergner Box Office Buzz I’m pretty sure by now, I’m one of the last people on the planet to read “The Hunger Games” novel. 😉 However, I finally picked up a copy last week, and since then, I haven’t been able to stop reading it. It’s a smartly-written,

Upcoming ‘Avengers’ movie looks like it will have ‘the right stuff’

By Ashley Bergner; Source: Box Office Buzz Even though the release date is still about two months away, I have to admit I’m already really pumped about the upcoming “Avengers” movie. The trailers being released by Marvel Studios just keep getting better and better, and though of course it’s still

Movie review: ‘John Carter’

By Ashley Bergner Box Office Buzz There’s no doubt “John Carter” was a major gamble for Disney. The film had a massive budget (reportedly $250 million) it will have to make back through ticket sales, and the project has been mired in “production hell” since 1931 (yes, you read that

‘Hugo’ a magical, enchanting tribute to the art of film

By Ashley Bergner; Box Office Buzz Though “Hugo” may not have won the coveted Oscar statuette for “Best Picture” at this year’s Academy Awards, this magical and enchanting film is well worth renting if you missed it in theaters. The movie is a whimsical visual treat, and it also serves

Movie review: “Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace” in 3-D

Since the first movie was released more than 30 years ago, the “Star Wars” film saga has drawn a wide and very devoted fan base and spawned numerous spin-offs, such as an “expanded universe” book series, an animated “Clone Wars” TV show, graphic novels and more. Yet even though fans

Movie Review: ‘Real Steel’

By Ashley Bergner Source: Box Office Buzz Although some critics were skeptical Hugh Jackman’s film “Real Steel” would turn out to be little more than “Rock’em Sock’em Robots: The Movie,” the film carries far more emotional weight than robots just smashing each other in a boxing ring. At its heart,

Movie review: ‘Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol’

By Ashley Bergner Source: Box Office Buzz By the time a film series has reached the fourth sequel, it can be difficult to maintain momentum and keep holding the audience’s interest. No matter how great the original idea was, it’s hard to come up with fresh material by the fourth

Movie review: “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows”

By Ashley Bergner Source: Box Office Buzz The key to making a successful sequel to a popular film is maintaining the same features that made the first film great, while at the same time bringing something fresh and new to the story. And that’s exactly what “Sherlock Holmes: A Game

Movie review: ‘Cowboys & Aliens’

By Ashley Bergner   Source: Box Office Buzz Although it may not win an Oscar for “best picture,” I think “Cowboys & Aliens” should at least get some sort of award for being the most original film concept this year. A genre-bender to end all genre-benders, this movie is a mash-up

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