The coordinates of Battleship

This board game adaptation is surprisingly fun, but unsurprisingly dumb.

The shine of Dark Shadows

Tim Burton’s new comedy horror is a fun exploration of the vampiric anti-hero.

The synergy of The Avengers

The Avengers is the ensemble super hero film we've been waiting for.  With the level of talent involved, it's no surprise that the film turned out as well as it did, but I don't know if anyone expected this level of excellence.

The clear poison of The Raven

The Raven is a macabre adventure that isn’t quite sure what to do with itself.

The survivors of The Darkest Hour Blu-ray

The special edition Blu-ray for the alien invasion flick is ready for your collection.

The artificial gravity of Lockout

Lockout is a prison-break action flick in space. Guy Pearce is the surly secret agent Snow, tasked with rescuing the president’s daughter, played by Maggie Grace, from a maximum security prison in low orbit, which has been taken over by inmates.

The accordion legs of Mirror, Mirror

Mirror, Mirror is the first of two Snow White adaptations which will grace our silver screens this year. This is the lighter of the two, and from the trailers, it looked far too light, on the point of absurd.

The aim and song of The Hunger Games

Based on the novel of the same name, this young adult fantasy film is jarring and powerful. It captures the feel of Suzanne Collins’ novel well, even if it doesn’t strictly follow the path.

The queen of The Three Musketeers Blu-ray

The new Three Musketeers film was one of my favorites in the theater last year. With great action scenes, impressive sets, engaging CGI elements, especially the intro, the film is a fun and visually outstanding adventure.

The telegraphing of John Carter

The new film, based on the classic Burroughs novel, A Princess of Mars, is everything it claims to be and more.

Journey 3 in development

Despite a poor plot and even worse execution, Journey 2: The Mysterious Island has somehow managed to make itself a financial success.

The missions of The Lorax

The Lorax film is based on the Doctor Seuss fantasy poem book by the same name.

The big bugs and busts of Journey 2: The Mysterious Island

Journey 2 is the sequel to the Brendan Fraser film Journey to the Center of the Earth, and it’s actually pretty terrible.

The flight and current of Chronicle

Chronicle is the first film this year I was genuinely looking forward to seeing in the theater.

The fated arrivals of Batman: Year One

Last fall, Warner Bros. published an animated adaptation of Batman: Year One, the graphic novel on which Batman Begins was partially based, and the current canon origin story for The Bat.

The clues and masts of The Adventures of Tintin

This adaptation of the classic comic book hits all the right markers, as the overture of the film captures the spirit and sorry of the original comic perfectly.

Cowboys & Aliens Blu-ray review

Cowboys & Aliens was released earlier this year to great reviews and a good box-office take, and now Universal has released the DVD/Blu-ray combo pack with the extended edition of the film.

The children of Transformers Prime: Darkness Rising

Transformers Prime is the current incarnation of the franchise on television. The story begins with Darkness Rising, a CGI animated pilot film which establishes the series conflict.

The fatalities of Immortals

Immortals hit the theaters this weekend. The action/adventure film is an artistic adaptation of the story of Theseus, who, most famously, slew the Minotaur in the labyrinth.

Review: Jurassic Park goes Blu-ray

Jurassic Park is a classic film franchise based on the novel by Michael Crichton.