Posts tagged "The Reviews Are In"

‘Jack The Giant Slayer': What Do Critics Think Of Ewan McGregor’s Fairy-Tale Adventure?

Although no one at Celebuzz has yet seen Jack the Giant Slayer, we have to admit that we’re not altogether excited for it: despite the appealing presence of director Bryan Singer, not to mention its two handsome leads Nicholas Hoult and Ewan McGregor, this update of the popular fairy tale seems too heavy on computer-generated…

By: Todd Gilchrist / February 28, 2013

‘Dark Skies': How Scared Are Critics Of Keri Russell’s Horror Film?

On Friday, February 22nd, Dark Skies hits theaters nationwide, arriving on the heels of three horror-themed projects which did well for themselves at the box office. Although it’s scarcely been two full months since 2013 began, the genre has consistently dominated its competition: Texas Chainsaw 3D, Mama and Warm Bodies all exceeded commercial expectations, if…

By: Marcelle Luna / February 23, 2013

‘Snitch': How Much Do Critics Like Dwayne Johnson’s New Crime Thriller?

The movie repertoire of Dwayne Johnson is nothing if not a roller coaster of ups and downs. With each good film, there seems to be a smattering of bad films — in the eyes of critics, at least. However, Johnson’s latest movie, Snitch, could be a serious “up” for the actor.

Scheduled for release…

By: Marcelle Luna / February 22, 2013

‘Beautiful Creatures': Is It The Next ‘Twilight’ — And Is That A Good Or Bad Thing?

Is it possible that the public really has a new young-adult book adaptation worthy of their fandom, devotion, and money?

According to critics, Beautiful Creatures has a pretty good shot at being a replacement for Twilight. The film, which is being released on Valentine’s Day, revolves around a teenage witch who falls in love…

By: Marcelle Luna / February 15, 2013

‘Identity Thief': How Do Critics Like Jason Bateman And Melissa McCarthy As A Comedic Couple?

After reading reviews for this weekend’s new comedy, Identity Thief, it’s like the critics challenged each other to a contest of who can come up with the most creative way to dislike the movie.

Bridesmaidsbreakout star, Melissa McCarthy, joins Jason Bateman in director Seth Gordon’s follow-up to Horrible Bosses. In Thief, McCarthy…

By: Phil Pirrello / February 8, 2013

‘Side Effects': How Did the (Prescription) Drug-Fueled Thriller Affect Critics?

The less you know about Side Effects, the better.

At least that’s what the critics recommend for the twisted new film from director Steven Soderbergh, starring Channing Tatum, Jude Law and Rooney Mara.

Effects centers on Mara’s character, Emily, who finds herself suffering from depression when her husband (Tatum) is released…

By: Phil Pirrello / February 7, 2013

‘Bullet to the Head': Is Sylvester Stallone’s Latest a Bullseye or a Bomb?

Writer/director/professional ass-kicker Sylvester Stallone returns to screens this week in the 1980’s action throwback Bullet to the Head. Starring as a New Orleans hitman, Stallone teams with a D.C. detective (played by Sung Kang) to avenge the deaths of their respective partners. If you’ve seen the trailers, you already know that at some point Stallone…

By: Todd Gilchrist / February 1, 2013

‘Warm Bodies': Did the Zom-Rom-Com Charm Critics?

It’s probably no easy task to create a coming-of-age film around a character who no longer ages. By virtue of being, you know, well, dead. But Warm Bodies offers up a romantic comedy about a zombie in love – a zom-rom-com, if you will – in which a beautiful, blonde-haired survivor played by Teresa Palmer

By: Celebuzz / February 1, 2013

Is ‘Movie 43′ Really THAT Bad?

It’s safe to say that Movie 43 has the largest ensemble cast of 2013 yet.

With stars Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Kate Winslet, Justin Long, Anna Faris and about 40 other A-list names featured in the film, the movie is expected to garner a lot of attention. Surprisingly though, there has not bee…

By: Laide Akao / January 26, 2013

‘Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters': Did Jeremy Renner’s Latest Cast a Spell Over Critics?

Watch static. Hang out at the DMV. Visit a dairy and see how milk is processed…

The above are all things that movie critics encourage you to do — twice — before daring to see Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters once.

Witch Hunters stars Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton as the grown-up versions of the Grimm…

By: Phil Pirrello / January 25, 2013

‘Parker': Do Critics Think Jason Statham’s New Action Movie Kicks Ass?

Like most action heroes, Jason Statham is virtually invincible — especially when it comes to critics.

From The Transporter to The Expendables 2, Statham’s core fan base consistently shows up to support their favorite owner of the best ‘80s cocaine beard ever.

But if reviews for this weekend’s Parker are any…

By: Phil Pirrello / January 25, 2013

‘Broken City': Is Mark Wahlberg’s New Thriller a Worthy Follow-Up to ‘Ted’?

Mark Wahlberg follows up the biggest box office hit of his career, last summer’s Ted, with the crime thriller Broken City.

In the film, Wahlberg plays a fallen New York cop-turned-private eye who gets caught up in big city corruption centered around the Mayor (Russell Crowe) and his philandering wife, played by Catherine Zeta-Jones.

By: Celebuzz / January 19, 2013