Unwieldy, overlong and overly reliant on melodramatic coincidences, "The Place Beyond the Pines" is still better than it has any right to be, thanks to its cast.
Derivative as all get out and plainly concocted by a committee, "Epic" is a children's animated film that is more entertaining and emotional than it has any right to be.
"Daring" isn't a word you would use very much to describe 2011's "The Hangover Part II," the disappointingly lazy, beat-for-beat rehash of the wild and wildly successful original "Hangover" from 2009.
"Now You See Me" is like seeing a magician pull a rabbit out of a hat and then showing you how the trick is done, only to learn the bunny's dead. Everything's going reasonably well until the disappointing end.
If any piece of classic American literature should be depicted on film with wildly decadent and boldly inventive style, it's "The Great Gatsby." After all, who was the character of Jay Gatsby himself if not a spinner of grandiose tales and a peddler of lavish dreams?
2013/5/17, 1 Comment