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the worst movies of 2010

I’ve finally gotten through the last few films I needed to see for the year, and am now able to definitively declare that of the 208 new theatrical releases I saw during the award year (which doesn’t really end till the Oscars are handed out next month), these 10 are the very worst of the lot…

The Nutcracker in 3D (review)

You already know the score — duh da-duh-da-duh! duh da-duh-da-duh! — but in case you’ve forgotten, The Nutcracker in 3D will attempt to mainline it into your brain, fuel-injecting sugar-plum fairy juice into your festivus lobe at the drop of, um, a sugar plum. If you think that’s a horrendously mixed metaphor, it’s got nothing on this polar-express train wreck…

a few thoughts on the new season of ‘Eureka’

Damn you, Eureka. I had been enjoying Syfy’s Eureka since its beginning a few years ago. It has been perfect Friday-night TV: smart but not overly demanding, the kind of show that didn’t insult my intelligence but allowed me to relax with it. Nice, likeable characters (for the most part, aside from one or two … more…

Armageddon (review)

Oh, there will be those who say that Armageddon is mindless fluff, a complete waste of celluloid, a blot on humanity’s collective soul. Heed them not. Director Michael Bay and producer Jerry Bruckheimer have crafted as fine an educational experience as you will find these days.