THE HUNGER GAMES Review 7

THE HUNGER GAMES Review

Release Date: March 23, 2012
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Gary Ross
Film Pulse Score: 7/10

When I first discovered The Hunger Games, I thought to myself, oh great another young adult novel turned into a

BRAKE Review 3

BRAKE Review

Release Date:  March 23, 2012
Director:  Gabe Torres
MPAA Rating:  R
Film Pulse 
Score:  3/10

Anyone who sees Stephen Dorff in Brake will have difficultly avoiding comparisons to Colin Farrell in Phone Booth, Ryan Reynolds in Buried, and

GOON Review 6

GOON Review

Release Date: March 30, 2012
MPAA Rating: R
Directors:  Michael Dowse
Film Pulse Score: 6/10

Based on a book by real-life hockey Enforcer Doug Smith, Goon doesn’t try to break any new ground, nor does

ATTENBERG Review 7

ATTENBERG Review

Release Date: March 9, 2012
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Director: Athina Rachel Tsangari
Film Pulse Score: 7/10

Attenberg is the latest in a recent string of bizarre, yet captivating Greek films that explore many aspects of

JOHN CARTER Review 5

JOHN CARTER Review

Release Date: March 9, 2012
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Andrew Stanton
Film Pulse Score: 5/10

Based on the Edgar Rice Burroughs book that was published more than 100 years ago, the adventures of John Carter

THE LORAX Review 5

THE LORAX Review

Release Date: March 2, 2012
MPAA Rating: PG
Directors: Chris Renaud, Kyle Balda
Film Pulse Score: 5/10

“The Lorax,” a lovely, candy-coated film that’s beautifully animated and chock-full of cuteness, isn’t really

HIGH ROAD Review 6

HIGH ROAD Review

Release Date: March 6th, 2012 (DVD & On-Demand)
Director: Matt Walsh
MPAA Rating: R
FilmPulse Score: 6/10

High Road is a completely improvised comedy debut from veteran comedic actor, now turned director Matt Walsh. When it

BOY Review 9

BOY Review

Release Date: March 2, 2012
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Taika Waititi
Film Pulse Score: 9/10

Boy is a pitch perfect film that has something for everyone. The seamless juxtaposition between joy and sadness, comedy and

WANDERLUST Review 6

WANDERLUST Review

Release Date: February 24, 2012
MPAA Rating: R
Director: David Wain
Film Pulse Score: 6/10

It’s no secret that I’ve been a huge fan of David Wain’s films since Wet Hot American Summer, which has

OSLO, AUGUST 31ST Review 7.5

OSLO, AUGUST 31ST Review

MPAA Rating:  Not Rated
Director: Joachim Trier
FilmPulse Score: 7.5/10

Oslo, August 31st is the newest adaptation of the novel Le feu follet by Pierre Drieu La Rochelle. The novel was adapted for the screen before in 1963 by none

A SEPARATION Review 9

A SEPARATION Review

Release Date: December 30, 2011 (Limited)
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director:  Asghar Farhadi
FilmPulse Score: 9/10

A Separation is nominated for two Oscars – one for Best Foreign Language Film and one for Best Original Screenplay. It also won the