Bruce Demara

All kinds of good reasons to sit this one out

It’s just human nature. If you tell someone — especially teenagers — that they should take a pass on a movie like The Sitter, they’re only going to want to see it even more.

  • Jan 27, 2012
In this film image released by Warner Bros. Pictures

Just more of the same in disappointing Sherlock Holmes sequel

Professor James Moriarty may be “the Napoleon of crime” and Sherlock Holmes’ arch-nemesis.

  • Dec 16, 2011
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Hugh Jackman shows Atom the robot some ring moves. Guess what happens next.

Real Steel is off to a Rocky start

In the near future, we’re told, robots will replace humans in the boxing ring. Hmm. Doesn’t seem that long ago that youngsters were gleefully duking it out with Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots.

  • Oct 11, 2011
Hugh Jackman shows Atom the robot some ring moves. Guess what happens next.
Friends with benefits? In human relationships

There’s no such thing as ‘casual sex’

Emma (Natalie Portman) is a doctor in residency looking for sex with no complications, determined not to end up with a broken heart and a bunch of her ex’s old T-shirts.

  • Jan 27, 2011
Friends with benefits? In human relationships
Jennifer Connelly and Vince Vaughn are shown in a scene from The Dilemma: it’s more stupid than funny.

No dilemma about this movie

Here’s a dilemma: what would you do after you find out your best friend’s wife is playing around behind his back and then learn he’s been making regular Thursday night visits to his local massage parlour staffed by exotic interchangeable flowers of the Orient?

Jennifer Connelly and Vince Vaughn are shown in a scene from The Dilemma: it’s more stupid than funny.
Aslan’s back

Dawn Treader takes the safe route

The Second World War rages, and brother and sister Edmund and Lucy Pevensie have been shuffled off from London to the relatives to ride out the remainder of it.

Aslan’s back
Noomi Rapace in her role as Lisbeth Salander

Books-to-movie series comes to its stomach-knotting end

When we last saw the enigmatic Lisbeth Salander (a mesmerizing Noomi Rapace), the hero of the Swedish crime thriller trilogy which began with The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, she was gravely wounded with three bullet wounds — including one in her skull.

Noomi Rapace in her role as Lisbeth Salander