This big budget vanity project is the worst kind of bad movie. It’s not fun bad. It’s not a fascinating fiasco. It’s not even unintentionally entertaining. It’s a deathly dull and stupefyingly boring romp through a desolate earth.
“Fast & Furious 6″ is just as ludicrously implausible as its predecessors, with only a fraction of Fast Five’s gonzo energy.
“The Hangover Part III” is a slight improvement over the dreadful second installment, but it’s just as pointless. This is one Hangover that never should have been repeated in the first place.
This sequel to director J.J. Abrams 2009 reboot is part homage, part thrill ride, and part morality play. It’s much like the best episodes of the TV series that inspired it, only with much much better special effects.
This latest version of “The Great Gatsby” isn’t weighted down by its status as “The Great American Novel.” Instead, director Baz Luhrmann seems inspired by it.
Iron Man 3 is both a step up and a step down from the now much maligned (however unfairly) Iron Man 2.
“Pain And Gain” is an aggressive, unrepentantly block-headed black hole of a movie that sucks all intelligence and talent into its vortex leaving only a vacuum of stupidity behind. I felt like I was a little dumber just for having spent two hours in its presence.
“Oblivion” is a post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller with a few tricks up its sleeve. Unfortunately those tricks have all been stolen from other much better movies.
“Olympus Has Fallen” would have to get a lot smarter just to be charitably called dumb. It is in fact one of the mind numbingly inane movies of the year, and this year that’s really saying something.
“Oz The Great And Powerful” isn’t in the same category as the timeless “Wizard Of Oz,” (what is?), but it’s a reasonably entertaining reinterpretation of the classic tale if you can take it on its own terms.
“Jack The Giant Slayer” seems destined to be the Hollywood blockbuster that nobody really likes.
The ensemble action flick “Gangster Squad” has quite a cast going for it, but little brains behind it, CBS 2′s Michael Walters says.
Parental Guidance Rated PG Grade D+ BY MICHAEL WALTERS CANTANKEROUS CRITIC The best thing that can be said for “Parental Guidance” is that it’s not quite as awful as it appears. In his years […]
Hugh Jackman, the multi-talented actor known for playing Wolverine in the “X-Men” movies, knocks it out of the park in “Les Miserables.” The rest of the cast, not so much, says CBS 2′s Michael Walters.
It may be a little overstuffed, but director Peter Jackson lovingly revisits the Middle Earth he created for the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, film critic Michael Walters says.
“The Life Of Pi” is a feast for the eyes, with mush for brains. Based on a bestselling book, the story of a teenage boy and his Bengal tiger lost at sea isn’t the most obvious candidate for a holiday blockbuster, much less one in 3-D.
CBS 2′s Michael Walters says the final installment in the mega-successful “Twilight” franchise pretty much sucks.
“Wreck-It-Ralph” is a sort of 8-bit “Toy Story,” populated by characters from classic video games, and is sure to warm the hearts of parents who spent too much time with the Nintendo as a child.
CBS 2′s Michael Walters is mostly up on “Flight,” thanks to the usual strong effort by Denzel Washington as a self-sabotaging airline pilot.
CBS 2′s Michael Walters is impressed with “Argo,” Ben Affleck’s movie about a daring, seemingly improbable rescue during the Iran hostage crisis.