‘The Last Stand’ Review 4/10

‘The Last Stand’ Review

Release Date: January 18, 2013
Director: Jee-woon Kim
MPAA Rating: R
Film Pulse Score: 4/10

To say I was not expecting much from Arnold Schwarzenegger’s return to a starring role would be

‘Mama’ Review 5/10

‘Mama’ Review

Release Date: January 18, 2013
Director: Andrés Muschietti
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Film Pulse Score: 5/10

Director and co-writer Andrés Muschietti created a short film entitled Mama (2008) about two young sisters who

‘Gangster Squad’ Review 4/10

‘Gangster Squad’ Review

Release Date:   January 11th, 2013
MPAA Rating:   R
Director:   Ruben Fleischer
FilmPulse Score:   4/10

Gangster Squad is Ruben Fleischer’s third feature-length and involves a group of misfit police officers tasked with taking down

ZERO DARK THIRTY Review 8

ZERO DARK THIRTY Review

Kathryn Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty is a film that has garnered more attention than possibly any other film this year, whether it be for better or worse. From those criticizing the depiction of torture, or how accurate it is, or the Senate’s investigation into the film, it seems that everyone is weighing in on this one. Setting all the buzz and talk aside, is this a film worthy of being on so many top ten lists and the most certain awards nominations that it will likely receive? The short answer is yes, yes it is.

‘Les Miserables’ Review 7.5/10

‘Les Miserables’ Review

Release Date: December 25th, 2012
Director: Tom Hooper
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Film Pulse Score: 7.5/10

Movie musicals have always been a tricky business.  To be successful, the production has to fully commit to an

DJANGO UNCHAINED Review 10

DJANGO UNCHAINED Review

Django Unchained marks the eighth feature film from director Quentin Tarantino, and is easily one of the best movies of the year. Tarantino proves once again that he is a master filmmaker, and nearly every shot of this 165 minute near masterpiece oozes with style and technique.

‘This Is 40’ Review 6/10

‘This Is 40’ Review

Release Date:   December 21st, 2012
MPAA Rating:   R
Director:   Judd Apatow
Film Pulse Score:   6/10

This Is 40 is the self-proclaimed ‘sort-of sequel’ to Judd Apatow’s 2007 hit Knocked Up, following the

‘Storage 24’ Review 2/10

‘Storage 24’ Review

Release Date: January 11, 2013 (Limited)
Currently Playing On Demand
Director: Johannes Roberts
Film Pulse Score: 2/10

Storage 24 is the latest alien-based horror comedy from director Johannes Roberts. This UK film

‘The Baytown Outlaws’ Review 4/10

‘The Baytown Outlaws’ Review

Release Date: January 18, 2013 (Limited)
Currently Showing via OnDemand Platforms
Director: Barry Battles
MPAA Rating: R
Film Pulse Score: 4/10

I know nothing about Barry Battles who directed and co-wrote

AMOUR Review 10

AMOUR Review

Michael Haneke’s most recent achievement is a wondrous film entitled Amour, i.e., “Love.” It is with love that I watched the film and with love that I write about it now. For Amour, the acclaimed Austrian director picked up his second Palme d’Or at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival and the Best Foreign Language film award from the New York Film Critics Circle this week. The film is Austria’s official selection to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and I believe it has a strong chance of receiving the Oscar as 2012’s Best Foreign Film.