Tag: steven spielberg

Late to the party

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The calendar reads mid-January and I haven’t written a review since my shattering disappointment in Skyfall back in November. I could list a variety of excuses for this but that wouldn’t preclude them from being just that. I will say…

Scientific improbability

Logan Marshall-Green, Noomi Rapace, and Michael Fassbender

It’s been a depressing half-decade for Ridley Scott fans. His track record has been bleak ever since 2007’s American GangsterĀ and from thereĀ he’s been accelerating down an ever-steepening slope that bottoms out with Prometheus, the new film with which he has…

Too many cooks…

The cast of 'The Avengers'

If you played Marvel Studios’ scavenger hunt that began with Jon Favreu’s excellent Iron Man in 2008 through the penultimate Captain America: The First Avenger last year, I hope you took ample notes. If you skipped them all (the remainder…

How the West Was No Fun

Harrison Ford, Daniel Craig and Olivia Wilde in 'Cowboys & Aliens'

You’re probably aware by now that Jon Favreu’s epic genre mashup Cowboys & Aliens was met this weekend with a resounding, “eh,” a sentiment reflected in the less than blockbuster take at the box office. This is an apt reaction…