13 Going on 30 (2004)

This article is for all the guys out there. I say this because 13 Going on 30 needs no defending among females. Actually, I can say with confidence that I have never met a woman who dislikes Gary Winick’s magic...

Bandslam

You’ve probably heard of Bandslam. It’s the one with Vanessa Hudgens. The one that was marketed at the end of summer 2009 like a cheap High School Musical rip-off. The one that was a huge box office bomb. Y...

Tim Burton movies

Edward Scissorhands (1990): Considered by many to be Tim Burton’s stylistic and narrative masterpiece, Edward Scissorhands is one of the most uniquely beautiful visions ever captured on film. Burton’s movie is...

Elizabethtown

Along with most of America, I hated Cameron Crowe’s Elizabethtown the first time I saw it. However, upon the urging of a friend, I watched Elizabethtown again and something quite peculiar happened: I fell in ...

The best of Martin Scorsese films

Taxi Driver (1976): Scorsese’s tale of an alienated Vietnam veteran (Robert De Niro) who descends into madness is as uncompromising as it is brilliant. De Niro’s “You talkin’ to me?” dialogue is still widely r...

Valentines Day brings the love

True love is said to occur when the stars align, and boy do they in Garry Marshall’s Valentine’s Day. Although the stars in question are not pieces of astrological matter, they sure do shine within a clichéd sc...

buzz’s Movies of the Year

Up: Is it a surprise whatsoever that Disney/Pixar's Up has made this list? Not even a little bit. Eye-popping animation takes a backseat to heartwarming story as curmudgeonly Carl Fredricksen takes to the sk...

A lifetime of terror

Michael? Give me a break. Jason? Yeah, right. It’s all about Freddy. Freddy Krueger, the horrifically burned, razor-gloved maniac of A Nightmare on Elm Street, is by far the most terrifying slasher to ever grac...

Spend fall with the tube

Gossip Girl Blair (Leighton Meester) and Chuck (Ed Westwick) are finally together. It’s the moment that all Gossip Girl fans have been waiting for. Thus, the new season is set to open to extremely high expecta...

Overlooked Zodiac compels audiences

It is a crime of cinema that David Fincher received more attention and awards for the vastly overrated The Curious Case of Benjamin Button than for his quiet, startlingly compelling 2007 film Zodiac. Focusing n...

Horror movie sequels

Scream 2 (1997) Scream singlehandedly revived the slasher genre in 1996 while simultaneously dissecting and commenting on the tired “rules” of horror films. Scream 2 continues the tradition by proudly displayi...
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Point Break (1991)

The plot of Kathryn Bigelow's 1991 film Point Break almost sounds like a parody of the action genre: a cop named Johnny Utah (played by none other than Keanu Reeves) goes undercover as a surfer to catch a band ...