In the big screen, aliens have two roles. One, they portray really brutal sleuths of their home planet and hi-tech invaders of Earth (as in Aliens, Predator and Aliens vs. Predator). Two, they depict really adorable and lovable creatures who intervene with children’s lives and help them to fix their juvenile problems (as in Planet … Continue reading

“Sucker Punch” Does Not Suck

Zack Snyder, the man who led 300, Watchmen and the remake of Dawn of the Dead to big-screen success, has done it again, this time through melding lobotomy, burlesque and guns-and-sword combats with Sucker Punch. With the psychological darkness of Shutter Island, the hardcore fight scenes of Kill Bill, the girl-power feel of Charlie’s Angels, … Continue reading

MOVIE OF THE WEEK: The Simpsons Movie

For decades now, The Simpsons, America’s, no, the world’s most famous animated family, have become a household name. The dysfunctional family spent the last 20 years making television viewers accidentally spray water from their mouths and brought tears to their eyes as they laughed severely to Homer’s dumb jokes, or to Lisa’s crazy rants, or … Continue reading

Beth Cooper Taught Me Things

Teen flicks, with respect to Juno, are often mediocre if not bad. Maybe because these flicks tend to be too unrealistic and exaggerated, and thus instead of appealing to people, it appalls them. Few films of this kind tend to be at least minimally relatable. Surprisingly, I Love You, Beth Cooper, starring Hayden Panettiere, is … Continue reading

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