January 11, 2006
For this review, I'm going to ask a few questions and supply my answers. How valuable is your time? Very. Life is too short. Does sitting in a movie theater for more than three hours sound like a good time to you? Maybe. It depends on the movie and who I'm with. Do you like nonstop senseless action and overblown special effects? No! Did you enjoy the remake of "King Kong"? Not really. It's overrated. "King Kong" is Peter Jackson's remake of the classic 1933 film of the same title.
February 25, 2009
?The International? is a smart and glossy thriller with a multinational cast. While the screenplay by Eric Warren Singer has topical subject matter, it is afflicted with too many confusing subplots. Directed by Tom Tykwer of ?Run Lola Run? fame, the film is filled with explosive car chases, gut-wrenching energetic gun play, and visually is a treat for the senses. The original music by Reinhold Heil, Johnny Klimek and Tykwer builds to exciting climaxes and adds to the overall suspense.
October 23, 2002
Summer Field Grindle, 18, of La Crescenta attends Cal State Northridge. Without the charm of William Castle or the intelligence of M. Night Shyamalan, director Gore Verbinski ("The Mexican") still manages to freak out an audience with his remake of "The Ring." Although most of the scary moments have been blatantly taken from "Psycho," "The Exorcist" and "The Blair Witch Project," "The Ring" is very unique. The suspense is relentless, and so is the acting.
March 23, 2005
"The Ring Two" had everything going for it. It was a sequel to a critical and commercial hit, and the star, Naomi Watts, had returned, as did the writer and producers. The original director had been replaced by Hideo Nakata, director of the Japanese "Ringu" trilogy on which the two American versions are based. Still, "The Ring Two" falls very short of greatness. Picking up six months after the first film, we catch up with Rachel Keller (Watts) and her son, Aidan (David Dorfman)