Sucker Punch

Director: Zack Snyder Cast: Emily Browning, Abbie Cornish, Jena Malone, Vanessa Hudgens, Jamie Ching, Oscar Isaac, Carla Gugino Rating: 1/2 stars (out of five) Review: With its grim dystopian worldview mixed with allegorical fantasy sequences and thoughts about the subjective nature of reality, there was only one living director who could have pulled Sucker Punch off “¦ unfortunately, that director is Terry Gilliam, and he was probably on another continent when Sucker Punch was put to film. Instead we are left with Zack Snyder, a man who made his mark with slavish adaptations of critically acclaimed and violent graphic novels...

Limitless

Director: Neil Burger Starring: Bradley Cooper, Robert DeNiro Review: 3.5 stars (of five) Limitless is a very entertaining movie limited only by either time constraints or screenwriter imagination. It’s well-acted by the eminently likable Bradley Cooper and the briefly used but very...

Red Riding Hood

Director: Catherine Hardwicke Starring: Amanda Seyfried, random boytoys, the hollow shell of Gary Oldman Review: 1 star, charitably (of five) There’s nothing wrong with Red Riding Hood that burning every print of it (and probably the director and writer) wouldn’t fix. It’s...

The Adjustment Burea...

Director: George Nolfi Starring: Matt Damon, Emily Blunt, Terrence Stamp Review: 3.5 stars (of five) Love. For William Shakespeare, it was a many-splendored thing. For Pat Benatar, it was a battlefield. It’s more the latter in The Adjustment Bureau, as writer and first-time director...