Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

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Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Review (-/10)
(By Brian Orndorf)

Bigger in every way, except where it's needed, 'Fallen' represents Michael Bay at his most unrestrained and confident since "Bad Boys II", and certainly his most ridiculous to date. Often bypassing any logic or reason let alone character or depth, this utter mess of an action opus is only sporadically entertaining thanks to all the visual flair that $200 million worth of computer-generated fighting robots can buy, but holds no real value beyond that ...


My Bloody Valentine 3-D

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My Bloody Valentine 3-D

Review (-/10)
(By Brian Orndorf)

While a boisterous member of the facepalm school of needless horror remakes, I’m sure “My Bloody Valentine 3-D” won’t raise the blood pressure of the average horror nut. After all, the original 1981 film wasn’t, ya know…any good. Atmospheric, perhaps, but not a breathtaking, hallowed genre creation. This 2009 update isn’t interested in manufacturing a severe facelift, instead holding tight to the dog-eared ...




Torino Tops The Box-Office Race

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Torino Tops The Box-Office Race

The first weekend of new releases for the year is usually quiet, though at times it has seen even some poorly reviewed schlock like "White Noise" open to a solid $20 million or so. This year it was a bumper time with each of the top three films clearing the $20 million mark.

In first place was Clint Eastwood's "Gran Torino" which expanded into wide release and nabbed a stellar $29 million, an excellent $10,337 per screen average, and a $40.1 million total so ...