Posts Tagged ‘nick rogers’

Chernobyl Diaries

Despite sound, atmospheric production values, you get the fatalistic sleaze you pay for in a vaguely exploitative Eastern European take on "The Hills Have Eyes."
The Dictator - inside

Assessing Sacha Baron Cohen

Chris, Nick and special guest stars Bob Bloom and Richard Propes take a look at the career of Sacha Baron Cohen.


The Dictator

People will be talking about "The Dictator" in 10 years — just about whether it emboldened Sacha Baron Cohen to greater challenges or mired him in mediocrity.

Dark Shadows

Mostly self-assured in its silly-serious storytelling, "Dark Shadows" is pitched somewhere between a timeless play's tragedy and '70s pop-song punch.


The Raven

This macabre, occasionally mournful tale of Edgar Allan Poe's pain & fear doesn't quite go into darkness peering. But it's no thriller at which you're jeering.
Dana (Kristen Connolly) and Holden (Jesse Williams) in THE CABIN IN THE WOODS.

The Cabin in the Woods

Clever and comical, but cold and clinical, "Cabin" is a pleasant, if passionless, puzzle — a fan dance for fanboys that delivers the goods while tweaking them.



Taken on terms of arrested-adolescence action movies, "Lockout" finds itself in pass-fail territory. Consider it a success by way of social promotion.

21 Jump Street

Channing Tatum is an unexpected riot. The script has some fun, winking touches. The film is brazen, brash and blustery. Too bad it's not more of a blast.


The Three Musketeers (2011)

Always beautiful to look at, but always an empty shell, "The Three Musketeers" is a busy, noisy gobbledygook of goofy action and dopey dialogue.

Silent House

Too arty to settle for home-invasion scares and too laughably literal to unsettle with subtext, all that's left is an impressive technical exercise.


Project X

Far less ambitious and audacious than it thinks it is, "Project X" is the sort of party where there's too much booting and not enough rallying.

Act of Valor

Great and awful aren't helpful extremes here. More applicable is whether it lets us think for ourselves or insist upon with-us-or-against-us patriotism.


Honoring the Trident: A Navy SEAL Assesses ‘Act of Valor’

The Film Yap asks a SEAL to determine whether "Act of Valor" lives up to alleged authenticity.

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance

There's elation to the way Nicolas Cage exaggerates in this sequel. It's a method to make a disposable movie entertaining and a reason to not give up on him.