The Watch (2012)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - July 27th, 2012 - Movie Reviews

While the movie does have its share of laughs, and even though there are some inspired moments, overall The Watch is a shockingly middling affair that oftentimes feels haphazardly slapped together.

While the movie does have its share of laughs, and even though there are some inspired moments, overall The Watch is a shockingly middling affair that oftentimes feels haphazardly slapped together.

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - July 18th, 2012 - Movie Reviews

The final hour of The Dark Knight Rises is a kinetic whirlwind of Shakespearian tragedy mixed with a Puccini opera.

The final hour of The Dark Knight Rises is a kinetic whirlwind of Shakespearian tragedy mixed with a Puccini opera.

Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - July 13th, 2012 - Movie Reviews

Ice Age: Continental Drift isn’t very good, and if a fifth adventure ever ends up being made here’s hoping it follows in the footsteps of the other odd-numbered entries in the series and brings back the good-natured fun this fourth effort lacks.

Ice Age: Continental Drift isn’t very good, and if a fifth adventure ever ends up being made here’s hoping it follows in the footsteps of the other odd-numbered entries in the series and brings back the good-natured fun this fourth effort lacks.

Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - July 4th, 2012 - Film Festivals Movie Reviews

There is no closure to Beasts of the Southern Wild, nothing to hold on to that I felt was satisfying. I love the fire and the passion it must have taken for Zeitlin and Alibar to bring the film to life, but that wasn’t enough as far as I was concerned.

There is no closure to Beasts of the Southern Wild, nothing to hold on to that I felt was satisfying. I love the fire and the passion it must have taken for Zeitlin and Alibar to bring the film to life, but that wasn’t enough as far as I was concerned.

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - July 4th, 2012 - Film Festivals Four-Star Corner Movie Reviews

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World is a movie I’m going to be treasuring for a very long time.

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World is a movie I’m going to be treasuring for a very long time.

To Rome with Love (2012)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - July 4th, 2012 - Movie Reviews

To Rome with Love is overstuffed yet also oddly vague, and while the better bits are wonderful the lesser ones irritated me so much they made the final product a disappointing afterthought in the career of a justifiably lauded filmmaker we all know is capable of better.

To Rome with Love is overstuffed yet also oddly vague, and while the better bits are wonderful the lesser ones irritated me so much they made the final product a disappointing afterthought in the career of a justifiably lauded filmmaker we all know is capable of better.

The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - July 3rd, 2012 - Movie Reviews

For all The Amazing Spider-Man gets wrong the template it sets for the future and the actors it spotlights to bring it all to life are part of a fairly solid foundation so I’m curious to see what happens next.

For all The Amazing Spider-Man gets wrong the template it sets for the future and the actors it spotlights to bring it all to life are part of a fairly solid foundation so I’m curious to see what happens next.

Magic Mike (2012)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - June 29th, 2012 - Movie Reviews

Magic Mike is an emotionally complex rollercoaster ride overflowing in raucously euphoric highs. So many of them, in fact, I can guarantee this is one title I’m going to be talking about for the remainder of the year.

Magic Mike is an emotionally complex rollercoaster ride overflowing in raucously euphoric highs. So many of them, in fact, I can guarantee this is one title I’m going to be talking about for the remainder of the year.

People Like Us (2012)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - June 29th, 2012 - Film Festivals Movie Reviews

Banks is incredible, her performance the anchor that holds People Like Us together.

Banks is incredible, her performance the anchor that holds People Like Us together.

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