Altitude (2010)

Altitude (2010)

Directed by: Kaare Andrews. Starring: Jessica Lowndes, Landon Liboiron, Julianna Guill. Released: October 3, 2010. Runtime: 1h 30 min. I’m spooked of heights – like roller coasters and the works – but I’m not too bad on airplanes. That is, commercial airplanes. I haven’t been on many plane rides in my life, but I don’t think you’d ever catch me dead in [...]

29 Days of Romance, Review #29: Leap Year (2010)

29 Days of Romance, Review #29: Leap Year (2010)

Directed by: Anand Tucker. Starring: Amy Adams, Matthew Goode, Adam Scott. Runtime: 1h 40 min. Released: January 8, 2010. Anna (Amy Adams) has been dating Jeremy (Adam Scott) for your years and still no proposal. Her father (John Lithgow) shows up for two minutes to tell her an Irish tradition that if a woman proposes [...]

29 Days of Romance: Review #6, Blue Valentine (2010)

29 Days of Romance: Review #6, Blue Valentine (2010)

Directed by: Derek Cianfrance. Starring: Ryan Gosling, Michelle Williams, Mike Vogel. Runtime: 1h 52 min. Released: December 29, 2010 (US limited release) I had tweeted before watching this film that Blue Valentine is a first-time watch and I wasn’t sure if I was emotionally ready for it. That’s because I’ve heard that it’s a “feel-bad” [...]

29 Days of Romance: Review #5, Never Let Me Go (2010)

29 Days of Romance: Review #5, Never Let Me Go (2010)

Directed by: Mark Romanek. Starring: Carey Mulligan, Keira Knightley, Andrew Garfield. Runtime: 1h 43 min. Released: September 15, 2010. I think the most pleasant surprise about Mark Romanek’s Never Let Me Go for is when I remembered it was written by Alex Garland when I saw his name in the credits. He adapts Kazuo Ishiguro’s [...]

29 Days of Romance: Review #4, Dear John (2010)

Directed by: Lasse Hallström. Starring: Channing Tatum, Amanda Seyfried, Richard Jenkins. Runtime: 1h 48 min. Released: February 5, 2010. I don’t consider myself a fan of Nicholas Sparks adaptations, but there have been 11 big-screen adaptations of his novels and I’ve seen eight of them. That number includes today’s review, Dear John, as it wouldn’t [...]

Anniversary Review: Legion (2010)

Anniversary Review: Legion (2010)

Legion. Directed by: Scott Stewart. Starring: Paul Bettany, Dennis Quaid, Lucas Black. Runtime: 1h 40 min. Released: January 22, 2010. Since this is a 10th Anniversary Review, I’ll be discussing some spoilers, but I’ll still include a spoiler warning when I really spoil the plot.   Frustrated that humans are just generally terrible people, God [...]

Kick-Ass (2010)

Released: April 16, 2010. Directed by: Matthew Vaughn. Starring: Aaron Johnson, Nicolas Cage, Chloë Grace Moretz. Runtime: 117 min. The superhero niche genre is a prominent one in Hollywood these days. Whether it follows a big name hero like Batman or Superman, or if it's a critical disaster like something akin to "Green Lantern," they [...]

Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010)

Released: February 12, 2010. Director: Chris Columbus. Stars: Logan Lerman, Alexandra Daddario, Brandon T. Jackson. Runtime: 118 min.Since the "Harry Potter" franchise was almost finished, this studio beat the new crowd of Young Adult adaptations. "Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief" headed that crowd.Percy Jackson (Logan Lerman) is an average New York teenager [...]

Grown Ups (2010)

Release Date: June 25, 2010. Director: Denis Dugan. Stars: Adam Sandler, David Spade, Kevin James. Runtime: 102 min. "Grown Ups" doesn't have the strongest plot; or any evident plotline, for that matter. It's really just a movie about... Five guys, who sound like they want to grow up, but they're really just big kids at heart. They're reuniting [...]