Review: The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

Magicians are a funny lot. Awkward, often unpopular kids who found a creative channel to gain popularity and hopefully reduce the daily pummelings from the school bully. It’s tough to be a kid, and if you’re dorky young Burt (played as a child by Mason Cook) it’s a daily nightmare, sprinting home after school to unsuccessfully avoid your tormentor. When his Mom leaves him a Rance Holloway magic set for his birthday, it’s a revelation,…Read More

Review: Cowboys & Aliens

There’s something timeless about a good Western, even if the genre has generally fallen out of favor with modern filmgoers. Sprinkle in some scary aliens, stunning special effects, and a terrific cast and the mashup film Cowboys & Aliensturns out to be a terrific and highly entertaining summer tentpole adventure. Set in sparsely populated New Mexico around 1875, the film starts with bad hombre Jake Lonergan (Daniel Craig) waking up in the middle of nowhere,…Read More

Review: Tron: Legacy

It’s tricky to create a sequel when the original just wasn’t that good a movie. Tron: Legacy had to be thematically related to the original Tron, but sufficiently cool and visually stunning that audiences wouldn’t care about the first movie. Director Steven Lisberger and his team succeed beautifully and Tron: Legacy proved to be one of the most entertaining films I’ve seen this year. The film follows Sam Flynn (Garrett Hedlund), son of Kevin Flynn (Jeff Bridges)…Read More