There are only so many puns that one can make in a world where an individual’s “time” serves as both “life” and “money,” but “In Time” somehow manages to nail them all. Keeping time, saving time, spending time, take your time, lifetime, killing time—it’s 110 minutes of punning and not much else.
“Contagion” succeeds as a film about a virus, but not so much as one about people. With ingredients like a stellar cast, a talented writer, exotic locations, an Oscar-winning director, and a proven premise, this movie should have been capable of more than just holding its own.
“African Cats” may have been better off as a 30-minute IMAX film to be displayed in science museums instead of being inflated into a dragging full-length feature that desperately reaches for an elusive theme.
With her cheerful tone and soft Irish accent, Saoirse—which means ‘freedom’ in Irish and is pronounced ‘Sear-shuh’—is anything but intimidating. She expresses an acute artistic sensibility and an impressively professional demeanor.
As the 11th of the duo’s 14 collaborations, “Yeomen” is one of librettist W. S. Gilbert and composer Arthur Sullivan’s most critically acclaimed works—but this production could have done it a bit more justice.
For Sandler fans who enjoy the likes of “Click” and “Mr. Deeds,” “Just Go With It” will not disappoint; as far as Sandler movies go, it’s safe to call this one a success. At the same time, for those who eschew slapstick, no review is really needed to suggest that this film will most likely bore and offend more refined cinematic sensibilities.
Most moviegoers have only a vague notion of this key aspect of filmmaking, for which even Webster’s dictionary gives an unhelpfully nebulous definition: “the art or science of motion-picture photography.” To remedy this confusion, an Oscar primer is in order.