Category: 1 Star Reviews

Quick Review: Bringing Up Bobby (2012)

BRINGING UP BOBBY BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLMAY 4, 2014 Many questions arise from watching “Bringing Up Bobby.” First, of which, is why did actress Famke Janssen decide to write, direct, and produce this film as her first directorial venture? A somewhat successful actress in her own right, you would assume either this was a passion project of hers or something she felt very strongly about. … Read More Quick Review: Bringing Up Bobby (2012)

Quick Review: Ghost Team One (2013)

GHOST TEAM ONE BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLDECEMBER 26, 2013 Not funny enough to be a complete satire and not serious enough to be a healthy evolution to the haunted house genre of film, “Ghost Team One” takes the found footage, “Paranormal Activity” approach to what can only be described as a failed raunchy comedy, with very little raunch and almost no comedy. With so much … Read More Quick Review: Ghost Team One (2013)

Quick Review: Grown Ups 2 (2013)

GROWN UPS 2 BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLNOVEMBER 3, 2013 With zero laughs and more bewilderment than anything, “Grown Ups 2” squanders the first film’s good fortune and makes it dreadful. Adam Sandler brings back the group of friends from the first film, including Chris Rock, David Spade, and Kevin James, as Sandler’s character Lenny has moved his family back to his hometown. It’s this setting … Read More Quick Review: Grown Ups 2 (2013)

Quick Review: The Silent House (2010)

THE SILENT HOUSE BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLJUNE 26, 2013 Questionable and not frightening in the least bit, “The Silent House” and director Gustavo Hernandez drop the ball with this lacking, wannabe thriller. Most of the time, when venturing back to see the original film that inspired the American remake, you find that it is far superior. Still, in this case, the American version is, without … Read More Quick Review: The Silent House (2010)

Movie Review: Don McKay (2010)

DON McKAY BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLJULY 10, 2010 “Don McKay,” the film, not the Canadian poet, was too odd for my taste (the poet might be too, but I do not know him enough to judge). Thomas Haden Church plays an ordinary janitor, Don McKay, who receives a letter at school (because apparently he doesn’t have a house) that tells him to come back to … Read More Movie Review: Don McKay (2010)

Movie Review: When In Rome (2010)

WHEN IN ROME BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLJUNE 22, 2010 Take all the romantic comedies you have ever seen and give them a whimsical Disney-like essence and you will get “When In Rome”. Much like this year’s “Leap Year”, they fail to have any sort of “wow” factor. Instead, they become drivel with “name” actors/actresses thrown into the molds, bringing no sort of character out of … Read More Movie Review: When In Rome (2010)

Movie Review: A Perfect Getaway (2009)

A PERFECT GETAWAY BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLDECEMBER 29, 2009 A visually stimulating, subpar suspense-thriller. From the start of the film, you know that you are in for scenic Hawaiian views with twists and turns, both literally and metaphorically. The film wastes no time delving into the rigamarole of the human perception. Almost in a tropical version of Clue, you try to decipher who the killers … Read More Movie Review: A Perfect Getaway (2009)