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April is upon us, and it appears to be a time for quiet reflection between the blockbuster releases of March and May, because almost nothing of interest is being released this month. We have only one surefire hit in April,…
“While I sincerely doubt that the film will spawn many imitators, I’m glad it exists, because it does what great transgressive art should do: shock the audience out of complacency.”
Tuesday in the blurbs
“I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: no one does borderline psychotic military commanders quite like the South Africans.”
Maleficent (2014). Meh.
“The movie as a whole is like getting a gift card for Christmas: perfectly acceptable, but not requiring a whole lot of thought.”
“Europa Report is a bit like a Shakespearian tragedy: everybody dies, and everybody knows it.”
In 2010, a great action movie adaptation of a hit 1980s action TV show was panned by critics for a crime it didn't commit. It promptly went to DVD, where it remained mostly forgotten. Today, still disliked by a majority of major film "critics", it survives as a movie loved by true fans of action-adventure and comedy. If you never saw it, if you had only heard bad things, and if you didn't know any better than to blindly trust the critics, maybe you should watch: The Cinema Slob's review of The A-Team!
“Last summer saw the release of the big budget adaptation of the ‘80s cheese ball television classic The A-Team. Given the rather underwhelming reception it received at the box office, I think we can safely say there won’t be a sequel, so this is as good a time as any to examine what the filmmakers got right and what they got wrong.”