Buried

Had Buried been the simple horror film with a gimmick that it promised, I think I would have been much more satisfied with the movie. It is not, however. And it spends its one hundred minute run time moving sloppily between attempting to thrill with claustrophobia and running out the clock, and hitting the viewer over the head with it’s redundant political agenda. You see, Ryan Reynolds is Paul Conroy, a civilian truck driver in Iraq. As... Read More

The Proposal

I have an odd love/hate relationship with Sandra Bullock.  I think her comedic timing and humor are quite excellent.  But the projects she does are, well, it’s not that they’re just extremely low-brow, it’s that they’re mostly just insulting.  It was refreshing to see her take a small, but not self-important role in the wildly overrated Crash of 2005, but she quickly burned through any credibility that that film might have... Read More

Adventureland

The Sundance darling of 2009 was clearly decided before it even started. People have been waiting for Greg Mottola’s followup to Superbad for quite a while now, and Adventureland is it. Although the film shouldn’t have been purchased before the festival (or at least not before the P.I. screenings), trailers for Adventureland were played nationwide before Doubt.  It’s crap like this that give all those naysayers ammo when they... Read More