November 17, 2011 |
*1/2 (out of four) It's a miracle! Not one of those happy miracles, though. More like, “Sorry, Bella, there's now a vampire growing inside you.” That's because 18-year-old Bella (Kristen Stewart) and her new, much-older-than-that vampire husband Edward (Robert Pattinson) didn't think she could get pregnant. Their error puts a major damper on a Brazilian honeymoon that cools off after Edward decides any more sex will make him murder his wife. So after just a few days of bliss following a rushed,...
February 27, 2013 |
As a fan of pro wrestling, I'm incredibly excited to present you the following column, written exclusively for Geek To Me, in advance of the Ring of Honor events coming up in Chicago this weekend. Not only do I have this compelling piece where ROH talent Jimmy Jacobs calls out the biggest names of Ring of Honor , along with a few from the WWE, but also a chance for readers to attend the Ring of Honor TV taping on Sunday, March 3rd at the Frontier Fieldhouse in Chicago Ridge !
April 11, 2013 |
*1/2 (out of four) For a B-movie about street fighting, titles don't get much better than “Welcome to the Punch.” Unless you call your movie, I don't know, “The Time Your Balls Met My Foot.” Sadly, the Punch is just a location in “Welcome to the Punch,” which is actually a serious and seriously clichéd British crime flick with cops and criminals who have never heard of a trap. Obsessive cop Max Lewinsky (James McAvoy, pulling double duty with this week's “Trance”)
December 10, 2013 |
In the first season of "Chosen" ( 2:01 a.m. Thursday, crackle.com; 3 stars out of 4 ), a Los Angeles lawyer and his family couldn't avoid a deadly game of kill-or-be-killed, finally succumbing to the twisted desires of the mysterious puppet master who was pulling their strings. The second season continues the story of Ian Mitchell (Milo Ventimiglia), his ex-wife Laura (Nicky Whelan), and their daughter, who are all on the run after Laura received an order she did not wish to carry out in the Season 1 cliffhanger.
July 12, 2012 |
Zero stars (out of four) A Chicago-native filmmaker with any loyalty to hometown crowds should never, ever claim a scene takes place in Detroit while blatantly displaying the exterior of Ukrainian Village's Rainbo Club and the Division Street sign. In director/co-writer Bob Meyer's horribly written, shockingly amateur “Drunkboat,” the embarrassment to our city doesn't end there. Following an introductory scene in which he wears a mop on his head, Vietnam vet Mort (John Malkovich)
November 1, 2012 |
**1/2 (out of four) What a week for bad behavior. While Denzel Washington's heroic, drug- and alcohol-addicted pilot in “Flight” is getting raves, “The Details” presents a character study with rougher edges and more to say than, “It's difficult but important to admit when you have a problem.” Doing no favors for stereotypes about priorities that drive the male brain, Jeff (Tobey Maguire) digs himself into an increasingly deeper hole with multiple fouls. He sleeps with his gorgeous friend,...