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Silent House (review)

Elizabeth Olsen is, without question, one of the most intriguing, most thrilling young talents to burst onto the scene in years. I just wish the movie was kinder to her as a talent…

trailer break: ‘Frozen’

Take a break from work: watch a trailer… Ooo, it’s Open Water on a ski lift! See, this is what happens when you try to scam the ticket guy by lying about losing your credit card. And when do the zombie Nazis show up? I guess no one had their cell phone on them, eh? … more…

totally quotable: best. lines. ever, 2004 edition

Here, in one place, the most quotable movie lines of the year 2004. They’re not ranked — they’re all great. [Warning: May contain spoilers.] [click here for the funniest bad snippets of dialogue from 2004] “Only people from the Bronx care about the Oscars.” –Sandra Dee (Kate Bosworth), Beyond the Sea “I’ve never seen a … more…

Cellular (review)

That’s the kind of flick *Cellular* is: goofily obvious when it isn’t unexpectedly exciting. It’s one of those movies that succeeds partly by not being anywhere near as bad as you were expecting it to be — by being, really, not so bad at all, much to one’s shocked surprise. Seriously, I was anticipating two hours of that annoyingly pseudo-hip Elvis Costello-ish guy from the TV commercials who wanders around saying ‘Can you hear me now?’ into his cell phone — and why o why won’t someone kidnap *him*? — and instead the goofily obvious stuff is more than made up for by the suspense and the humor.