Film Critical

Film reviews and coming attractions by NAnderson for your consideration. I will be writing critiques of as many films as I can see. Check them out and write a comment.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007


No Reservations
The Simpsons Movie
I Know Who Killed Me
Who's Your Caddy?

Limited Release:
Arctic Tale
Ghosts of Cite Soleil
No End In Sight
This Is England

Tuesday, July 24, 2007


Yippee Ki Yay Mother Fucker!

He’s back… To add to the growing list of 60 yr old men that want to revive their glory days of the 80s. But Bruce is just so friggin good at it. Stallone has nothing on him. Now we just need Arnold to revive Predator and I’ll be set.

Live Free of Die Hard is great. I loved this movie. It was fun, smart, and pure entertainment. That is all I ask for out of a summer movie. It was done very much like the originals and that made it brilliant. It was a smart move for this series. In contrast, Batman Begins made a smart move by being different than the originals. Just an FYI.

Justin Long provided the comic relief, and he did a good job doing it. His character complimented John McClane very well. The scenes between them were always entertaining. Maggie Q just electrifies her scenes. She is sexy, strong and a well-cast villain. And McClane’s daughter is finely played by Mary Elizabeth Winstead.

Relatively new director (only two other movies) Len Wiseman does a good job at the helm. He puts together a nice film with good cuts and well thought out scenes. The action is well-calculated and very tense. Some of the scenes, of course somewhat unbelievable, were perfectly over the top enough to thrill the audience while keeping them in the movie. If you enjoyed the other movies in this series, you will undoubtedly enjoy this latest installment. Live Free of Die Hard is fast paced, all around exciting, and great summer entertainment.


Monday, July 23, 2007


A witty story of robots in disguise and the mass destruction they cause.

The most anticipated movie of the summer is no let down. Everyone I know has enjoyed Transformers. Many have seen it more than once. I found it to be a well-crafted showcase of the genre. The in-your-face-action-with-a-serving-of-witty-humor genre. The cast is fun and fresh. Both attractive and slightly known people that can also act, make for a refreshing film. The special effects were exciting and the camera work phenomenal. And with a score that is just as rocking as it is epic, Transformers delivers a great movie going experience.

Even though I grew up in the Transformers generation, I was not as familiar with the story and characters as I wish I were. So after seeing the new film I watched the old animated film from 1986. Just as much action but mostly taking place in space. I watched it with a die-hard fan that explained everything to me. So now I want to see the Michael Bay film again and I think I could appreciate it even more. Nonetheless, this should not discourage anyone from seeing Transformers. Just go in with an open imagination.

Shia LaBeouf is really a great actor. I know everyone is talking about him now, but he deserves it. He is the center of this film and does a great job carrying it from start to finish. He provides comedic relief to the onslaught of incredible action sequences (of which he also takes part). His supporting cast is strong as well and not too cheesy like many of this genre.

The camera work and special effects make Transformers so fun to watch. It is a perfect summer film and won’t disappoint. The action is explosive and the characters witty.


Wednesday, July 18, 2007


I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry

Limited Release:
Goya's Ghosts
All The Boys Love Mandy Lane

Thursday, July 12, 2007


Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Limited Release:
Shortcut to Happiness
My Best Friend
Talk to Me

Tuesday, July 03, 2007


License to Wed

Limited Release:
Joshua (good looking little horror film from Sundance '07)
Rescue Dawn
Introducing the Dwights