Archive for the ‘Movies’ Category

Reviewed by Mister Critic Rarely, if ever, do I feel bad for a king. There are those movies that attempt to tug at my heart strings with the, “Oh, look at the poor royals, with their big castles, and all their money. They must be so lonely and miserable.” Rubbish. You want to talk about miserable? Try going out and shopping at a major retail […]

Glengarry Glen Ross

Posted: 12th February 2011 by Mister Critic in Movies
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by Mister Critic “A-B-C. A-Always, B-Be, C-Closing. Always be closing, always be closing.” Based on the play by David Mamet, this movie gives a glimpse into the world of real estate sales. It is a perfect depiction of the trials and tribulations felt by most in the workplace. That struggle to be the best, the […]

Reviewed by Mister Critic Well it is Academy Awards time soon, and although we here at Mister Critic don’t get out much to see very many of the chosen ones, I’m trying to review as many as I can by show time. I will post em as I see em. Also I want to announce […]

Toy Story 3

Posted: 9th February 2011 by Mister Critic in Movies
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Reviewed by Mister Critic According to The Cure, “Boys don’t cry.” However,  The Cure didn’t  see Toy Story 3. Buzz and Woody and all the toys we love are back again. This time with themes surrounding the end of childhood and moving on to a new purpose in life. The child we have known since […]

A Single Man

Posted: 16th December 2010 by Mister Critic in Movies
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As a story about one day in the life of one man, the movie, A Single Man, is able to capture all of the raw and viseral emotions connected with love and loss, and is an excellent exploration of the meaning of life. Colin Firth plays George Falconer, a man who struggles with the death of a loved one. Based on a novel by Christopher Isherwood, the […]

Dreamscape (1984)

Posted: 14th September 2010 by Mister Critic in Movies
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I meant to post this right after the Inception post, but life got the better of me.  By happenstance (or was it fate?), I stumbled upon Dreamscape on Netflix Instant movies right before seeing Inception. Apparently, I missed the Dreamscape boat on the first go around back in 1984. But look at that cover! This looks […]

Inception (2010)

Posted: 7th August 2010 by Mister Critic in Movies
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Reviewed by Mister Critic “You mustn’t be afraid to dream a little bigger, darling.” The above line from the movie Inception was one of my favorite, and it is apparent that Christopher Nolan took those words to heart when he wrote and directed Inception. Simply said, I loved this movie. A thoughtful plot with fun […]

Reviewed by Mister Critic So director Guy Richie brings us a new Sherlock Holmes. Not the lanky, nerdy Holmes from those boring books with words and stuff. No, a Holmes that is ripped, kicks butt and solves crimes. He is an expert fighter, throwing punches in slow-mo, breaking bones, blowing stuff up, and shootin’ thangs. Don’t worry, he’s still really […]

Baghead (2008)

Posted: 9th June 2010 by Mister Critic in Movies
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Reviewed by Mister Critic I really did not know what to expect with this movie. So I went in not expecting too much, and I was pleasantly surprised. Baghead is an independent film of the comedy/horror genre, and I would say it leans more to the comedy side than horror.  I found out after watching the […]

Alice in Wonderland (2010)

Posted: 3rd June 2010 by Mister Critic in Movies
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“’Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe; All mimsy were the borogoves, And the mome raths outgrabe.” Excerpt from “Jabberwocky” by Lewis Carroll When I was in about fifth or sixth grade, my teacher sent us home with the instruction to memorize a poem and the next day we […]