“High School Musical” Graduates to the Big Screen

High School Musical 3: Senior Year poster

3 out of 5 stars (average) Note: Upon rewatching this film, I find it absolutely shocking that I once enjoyed it.  The acting and writing are laughable, (the former especially for Vanessa Hudgens) the music numbers, while well-produced, took me out of the films’ reality, and the self-congratulatory ending is ludicrous.  I would give it… Continue Reading

Pull the Switch on “Igor”

2 out of 5 stars (has some good moments, but is bad overall) Igor (voiced by John Cusack) is the creepy little hunchbacked guy who always pulls the switch for his master, the evil Dr. Glickenstein (voiced by John Cleese), who is a few fries short of a happy meal. Unfortunately, Igor is one of… Continue Reading

No Fire in “Tomb of the Dragon Emperor”

2 out of 5 stars (has some good moments, but is not good overall)   Rick O’Connell (Brendan Fraser) is an archeologist who has, for the last few years, been fighting mummies and putting them back where they belong. He has his wife Evelyn (Maria Bello) as his partner, and his 18-year-old son Alex (Luke… Continue Reading

“The Dark Knight”: Dark Fun

4 out of 5 stars (one of the best of the year) Note: This is one of my personal favorite films.  It is a great example of how to do an action movie correctly.  While there are many, many action sequences in the film, they are always in service to the story.  If that sounds… Continue Reading

“Journey to the Center” of the Theater

3 out of 5 stars (average)   Trevor Anderson (Brendan Fraser) is a not-so-successful geologist at a university. Trevor’s lab is being shut down by the university since his research isn’t getting anywhere. To make things worse, Trevor’s sister-in-law is dropping off her PSP-obsessed teenage son Sean (Josh Hutcherson), whose father has been missing since… Continue Reading