Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)

Released: December 18, 2013. Directed by: Adam McKay. Starring: Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd. Runtime: 119 min. Staying true to the original's colours, "Anchorman 2" starts out with absurd humour: Ron Burgundy being chased by a shark. But that's not how the story begins, it's just how the film begins; our story starts in [...]

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

Released: December 13, 2013. Directed by: Peter Jackson. Starring: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage. Runtime: 161 min. Many thought "The Hobbit" franchise would have peaked with the first chapter, last year's "An Unexpected Journey," but that isn't the case. Some may not find out because this made about $11 million less at the box [...]

About Time (2013)

Released: November 1, 2013. Directed by: Richard Curtis. Starring: Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams, Bill Nighy. Runtime: 123 min. "About Time" is not one's average romantic film. It might have some of the same messages, but most don't involve time travel. The story involves Tim (Domhnall Gleeson) who, on his 21st birthday, learns that he has [...]

Red State (2011)

Released: September 29, 2011. Directed by: Kevin Smith. Starring: Michael Parks, Melissa Leo, John Goodman. Runtime: 88 min. I must give respect writer/director Kevin Smith for giving us something we haven't seen from him before. There's only one laugh in the entire movie. It's a nice change of pace for him, but not a great [...]

Pumpkinhead (1988)

Released: January 13, 1989. Directed by: Stan Winston. Starring: Lance Henriksen, Jeff East, John D'Aquino. Runtime: 86 min. The title might make this seem like a destined Halloween classic. It's a bit unfortunate that the revenge demon is only called Pumpkinhead because the remains of it are buried in a pumpkin patch. The practical effects [...]

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)

Released: November 22, 2013. Directed by: Francis Lawrence. Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth. Runtime: 146 min. If you don't feel like reading this 11-paragraph review, the most hyperbolic sentence is probably: "This is immensely enjoyable and one of the year's strongest films." It's impressive when big blockbuster sequels can improve over their predecessor [...]