Tag: "Isolated Moviegoer"

Ashvegas movie review: Gangster Squad

| January 15, 2013 | Comments (1)
(Warner Bros. Pictures)

Visually slick with just enough danger to keep it from being pure fluff, this star-studded ’40s crime flick is pulpy comic book fun.

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Ashvegas movie review: A Haunted House

| January 14, 2013 | Comments (1)
A Haunted House
(Open Road Films)

Marlon Wayans’ laugh-free horror spoof is an early candidate for worst film of the year.

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Ashvegas movie review: Zero Dark Thirty

| January 11, 2013 | Comments (1)
Ashvegas movie review: Zero Dark Thirty

Kathryn Bigelow’s riveting look at the decade-long hunt for Osama bin Laden is held back only by its self-importance.

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Ashvegas movie review: The Impossible

| January 11, 2013 | Comments (0)
Ashvegas movie review: The Impossible

A family’s quest for survival after a tsunami is ultimately little more than a high-stakes Disney adventure, though a pretty great one at that.

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Ashvegas movie review: Texas Chainsaw

| January 7, 2013 | Comments (3)
The new face of skincare.
(Lionsgate)

Leatherface returns with a handful of good scares, but little else.

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Ashvegas movie review: Hyde Park on Hudson

| January 4, 2013 | Comments (1)
(Focus Features)

Bill Murray isn’t enough to save this sub-par FDR biopic.

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Ashvegas movie review: Promised Land

| January 4, 2013 | Comments (2)
(Focus Features)

Gus Van Sant’s film offers a poignant examination of fracking.

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Ashvegas movie review: Django Unchained

| January 1, 2013 | Comments (1)
(The Weinstein Company)

Quentin Tarantino’s uneven film plays more like a collection of promising ideas than a cohesive work.

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Ashvegas movie review: Les Miserables

| December 26, 2012 | Comments (1)
(Universal Pictures)

Tom Hooper’s epic movie musical is high-class entertainment.

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Ashvegas movie review: Silver Linings Playbook

| December 24, 2012 | Comments (0)
(The Weinstein Company)

Despite the miscasting of Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper’s motormouth charm makes the film a dysfunctional winner.

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Ashvegas movie review: This Is 40

| December 21, 2012 | Comments (1)
(Universal Pictures)

Lacking focus and barely funny, this Knocked Up spin-off is by far the weakest of Judd Apatow’s films.

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Ashvegas movie review: The Hobbit – An Unexpected Journey

| December 17, 2012 | Comments (1)
(Warner Bros. Pictures)

An enchanting blend of elements familiar and fresh, Peter Jackson’s return to Middle-Earth is a stunner.

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Ashvegas movie review: Hitchcock

| December 14, 2012 | Comments (1)
(Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Sacha Gervasi’s biopic consistently entertains, despite its fairly shallow story.

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Ashvegas movie review: Smashed

| December 7, 2012 | Comments (1)
(Sony Pictures Classics)

Alcoholism gets the indie treatment in this warm, genuine film.

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Ashvegas movie review: Killing Them Softly

| December 5, 2012 | Comments (0)
Ashvegas movie review: Killing Them Softly

Andrew Dominik’s meticulously crafted gangster flick is the work of a true auteur.

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Ashvegas movie review: Life of Pi

| November 26, 2012 | Comments (2)
(Fox 2000 Pictures)

Ang Lee’s lifeboat journey with a tiger named Richard Parker is a thrilling feast for the senses.

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Ashvegas movie review: Lincoln

| November 19, 2012 | Comments (1)
(Touchstone Pictures)

Tony Kushner’s script is the true star of Spielberg’s biopic.

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Ashvegas movie review: A Late Quartet

| November 16, 2012 | Comments (2)
(Entertainment One)

The dramatic lives of musicians, brought to life by a top-notch cast.

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Ashvegas movie review: The Sessions

| November 16, 2012 | Comments (1)
(Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Don’t believe the hype. John Hawkes, Helen Hunt, and the film itself are all so-so.

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The Week in Film: Honest Abe edition

| November 13, 2012 | Comments (0)
Lincoln
(Touchstone Pictures)

Spielberg’s biopic leads the way.

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Ashvegas movie review: Skyfall

| November 12, 2012 | Comments (6)
(Columbia Pictures)

It sounds blasphemous to say so, but this may be the best Bond film yet.

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Ashvegas movie review: The Man with the Iron Fists

| November 9, 2012 | Comments (0)
(Universal Pictures)

RZA’s film underwhelms on all levels, most notably in its lack of passion for the kung fu he holds so dear.

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The Week in Film: Bond, James Bond Edition

| November 7, 2012 | Comments (0)
Skyfall
(Columbia Pictures)

007 is back, but cinephiles should rush to see Holy Motors first.

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Ashvegas movie review: The Paperboy

| November 5, 2012 | Comments (2)
Riding dirty.
(Millennium Entertainment)

Lee Daniels’ pulpy throwback is debased entertainment at its finest.

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