Shutter Island

Director: Martin Scorsese Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Ben Kingsley, Max Von Sydow Review: 3.5 stars (of five) I really feel bad about giving a Martin Scorsese movie the same rating I gave Percy Jackson, but Percy’s rating was saved by its ambitions—it was meant to be a light, dumb teen movie, and largely succeeded. Every minute of Shutter Island is far better than any minute of Percy Jackson, but in taken as a serious, suspenseful drama with an ambitiously complex narrative, this film doesn’t hit its mark any better than the candy-coated kids’ flick. Shutter Island has a fantastic cast and the bravura style...

Percy Jackson & ...

Director: Chris Columbus Starring: Logan Lerman, Brandon T. Jackson, Pierce Brosnan, Catherine Keener, Rosario Dawson Review: 3 stars (of five) Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief is a fast-moving ball of high-spirited nonsense. Where Harry Potter novels are 600 pages and...

The Wolfman

Director: Joe Johnston Starring: Benicio Del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, Hugo Weaving, Emily Blunt Review: 3 stars (of five) If you go into The Wolfman expecting the kind of monster flick you saw on late-night TV as a kid, with a little more gore and fresher special effects, you’ll get what...