Movie Reviews

Review: The A-Team expertly melds 80s-style-action with 2010 special effects

Jun 11th, 2010 | By | Category: Movie Reviews, Reviews

by Zach Becker With a dearth of creativity, Hollywood seems to be angling for movie ideas wherever it can get them. Bobbing through the studio franchise vault, Dune Entertainment and director Joe Carnahan wrangled in a winner with The A-Team. I’ll admit, I had my doubts before I entered the theater. Whose idea was it […]



Ranking the best of Star Trek

Dec 22nd, 2009 | By | Category: Blogs, Entertainment, Movie Reviews, Opinions, Top Story, TV Reviews

by Zach Becker I read a blog post written by one of my relatives, Nels Lindahl, in which he rated his favorite Star Trek iterations, including both television and movies. As a Trekkie myself, I was surprised by his rankings of the various Star Trek endeavors, specifically how low DS9 and First Contact rated on […]



Movie Review: My Sister’s Keeper

Nov 20th, 2009 | By | Category: Movie Reviews, Reviews

My Sister’s Keeper gets a rating of 2/10 stars.



Marley and Me brings catharsis for those who have lost pets

May 28th, 2009 | By | Category: Columns, Movie Reviews

by Mike Courson Marley & Me could have been junk. Most of us have lost a pet at some point in our lives. Why did John Grogan’s book experience so much success, and did they really have to make it into a movie just because the book made money? I was skeptical about the book, […]



Star Trek movie review

May 26th, 2009 | By | Category: From the Archives, Movie Reviews, Reviews

Review by Zach Becker Who would have thought that a screen adaptation of a television series over four decades old would feel this fresh, new and exciting? Director J.J. Abram’s simply-titled Star Trek takes us back to the 23rd century, the days of Kirk, Spock, Bones and the rest of the crew of Gene Roddenberry’s […]



Review of Paul Blart: Mall Cop

May 22nd, 2009 | By | Category: Movie Reviews

Review by Zach Becker Paul Blart: Mall Cop is a film at odds with itself. It almost seems as if they wrote part of an offbeat romance comedy, then decided they’d rather make a comedic version of Die Hard. The first part works, but the second half just falls flat. The first half of the […]



Review of Terminator: Salvation

May 21st, 2009 | By | Category: Entertainment, Movie Reviews

Review by Zach Becker Terminator: Salvation, the newest entry into the famous sci-fi franchise, far eclipses previous Terminator installments in the action and special effects department, but in exchange it sacrifices some of the emotional core that distinguished the previous films. It is, however, one exciting ride and well worth the price of admission. While […]



Why these movies rule (or don’t rule)

Mar 4th, 2009 | By | Category: Movie Reviews

Jessica Lynn Green Contributor Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009) – This prequel to Underworld and Underworld: Evolution has more action-packed goodness, but is set in medieval history instead of contemporary times. A few scenes could have used some work, such as Sonya’s execution, but overall… Hooray for more vampire and lycanthrope action! Baby Mama […]



Why these movies rule (or don’t rule)

Mar 4th, 2009 | By | Category: Movie Reviews

by Jessica Lynn Green Click (2006) – This Adam Sandler flick didn’t leave much to be desired—there was the usual brand of comedy. Some pretty teary drama consumes the movie for a while near the end, but it only made the movie more worth watching. Ladykillers (2004) – This awesome comeback for Tom Hanks really […]



Why these movies rule (or don’t rule)

Mar 4th, 2009 | By | Category: Movie Reviews

Jessica Lynn Green and Jay Yerxa Contributors Jumper (2008) Adventure movie about a guy who can teleport. I found this movie intriguing because it was edgy and brought back that old feeling that there might be a good Hollywood remaining, after all. This movie is pretty satisfying to watch. J.G. Labyrinth (1986) Fantasy movie starring […]