Monthly Archives: December 2009


Avatar – 6.5

2009-12-26T13:24:16+00:00December 26th, 2009|Reviews|

Avatar the Experience was seamless: I never questioned whatever world it was the 3D glasses helped transport us to. Was it any more remarkable a cinematic experience than Lord of the Rings, though? Or, for that matter, The Wizard of Oz, which we watched on TV last week? (The flying enoks of Pandora seem to [...]

Pirate Radio – 3

2009-12-02T19:45:33+00:00December 2nd, 2009|Reviews|

Absurd from start to finish, this disaster film contained not a single enjoyable scene, and it was barely kept afloat by its snippets of memorable, albeit too predictable, ‘60s music. It was especially disappointing coming from Richard Curtis, who contributed to such prior favorites as Love, Actually, Notting Hill and Four Weddings and a Funeral. [...]

The Fantastic Mr. Fox – 6

2009-12-02T19:44:48+00:00December 2nd, 2009|Reviews|

The Harvard Lampoon used to put out issues that struck its editors, but few others, as hilarious. I felt in the presence of similar “inside” humor as I watched Mr. Fox trot on down the hill in post-Roadrunner cartoon style. Obviously, when you hire George Clooney and Meryl Streep to voice your characters more is [...]