Review: Capitalism – A Love Story

The usual Michael Moore schtick – timely information, heart-felt personal stories, delivered in an entertaining approach, and Moore’s huge ego.  You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll be horrified, you’ll still be tired of Michael Moore. After becoming the most successful documentarian of all time through films like Roger & Me (1989), Bowling for Columbine (2002) and […]

Review: Surrogates

Bruce Willis science fiction

A great science fiction concept that never quite goes far enough as a movie.  It’s like the movie is using a surrogate when the real movie would have been so much better. We live in a world where people spend hours on the computer to have more “real” relationships online than they do five feet […]

Review: The Informant!

Matt Damon plays Mark Whitacre

And yes, it is with the exclamation mark!  Steve Soderbergh, director of the hit and miss (Oceans 11 through 13; Full Frontal; Sex, Lies and Videotape; and Bubble), teams up with Matt Damon for a “true story” type movie…but it’s a comedy.  About corporate greed.  Giggling yet?  When Soderbergh is hitting (Out of Sight), he’s […]

Review: Extract

Jason Bateman and Mila Kunis in a Mike Judge film

Do you ever feel like you should like a movie more than you do?  Whether it’s the guy belly laughing in the front row that almost drowns out the audio or the girl behind you who feels the need to repeat what just happened to reinforce to herself how funny it was.  Oh yeah, that […]

Review: District 9

Aliens living in ghettos rebel

If you see only one alien immigrant apartheid fake docu-drama this year, it’s got to be District 9. District 9 is a fun, far more action-oriented movie than I was anticipating.  Populated by no-name actors (well, not to their moms) and directed by a VFS drop-out, this is probably one of the better summer movies […]