On the bright side, it was an ambitious movie and we need more of them. I liked the story. On the dark side… Structure It was too damn long, especially the first half. What a shame that some directors come to believe that a good movie must be more than two hours. Just like it’s […]

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Unbelievable how they repeated some of the mistakes from Spider-Man 3. Too bad there is no cosmic justice that would transfer the Spidey rights back to Disney’s Marvel. Structure/Plot That’s what a movie looks like when there is no A Story, just a bunch of subplots. Character Electro was one of the worst comic book […]

The Cold Light Of Day

This had all the ingredients for a good thriller (Dude With A Problem, to be exact), but they weren’t cooked properly. Structure/Plot and Exposition Henry Cavill realizing his family was missing from the boat was a classic moment for the genre. That was diminished a few minutes later when his father Bruce Willis came out […]

The Internship

The chemistry between Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson and the fact that I laughed a couple of times (the Instagram bit and finding the bug) were not enough to make this a winner. Premise Two watch salesmen apply to Google as part of reaching for a dream? Stupid! That’s the same as the two guys […]

The Great Gatsby

More like, The Grate Gatsby (poor grammar aside). Too bad, Leonardo DiCaprio was at the top of his game and the love story did resonate. I didn’t write this soon after seeing the movie so what I recall are two main issues. Character Tobey Maguire was the protagonist, yet he barely had an arc and […]

Star Trek Into Darkness

Good job on the emotional side of things- namely with Captain Kirk and Spock- and bad job on the actual story. Premise Before getting into specific issues, the main problem for me was how this movie continued the origin story from the original. Only at the end were Kirk and the crew given the five-year […]

Stephen King’s Bag of Bones

More like, Bag of Crap. Despite it being a TV movie, the producers would’ve had a real winner on their hands had they made it like a theatrical release. A&E, why do you think HBO’s original flicks are so good? Premise – The story boiled down to a curse from the black singer who was […]