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Quick Review: Riddick (2013)

RIDDICK BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLSEPTEMBER 7, 2013 Returning to most of its former glory, “Riddick” is a decent science fiction action film with a spirited showing from lead Vin Diesel. This third installment follows a similar plot to “Pitch Black” and abandons the shlock that was “The Chronicles of Riddick.” It brings back the survivalist element as Riddick (Diesel) attempts to adapt to an abandoned … Read More Quick Review: Riddick (2013)

Quick Review: The Chronicles Of Riddick (2004)

THE CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLSEPTEMBER 7, 2013 For about thirty minutes, “The Chronicles of Riddick” is edge-of-your-seat entertaining. The rest of the two-hour run-time is an overproduced and underwhelming jaunt into dense science fiction. What was first a minimalist, survival thriller in “Pitch Black,” became an adventure in an overproduced and underwhelming science fiction world with too many story-lines and much too … Read More Quick Review: The Chronicles Of Riddick (2004)

Quick Review: Pitch Black (2000)

PITCH BLACK BY CHRISTOPHER HASKELLSEPTEMBER 7, 2013 Entirely at home in this role, Vin Diesel delivers yet another stellar anti-hero performance, this time as Riddick, a man that can see in the dark, in his debut film, “Pitch Black.” Held captive on a spaceship that crashes on an unknown planet and forced to search for refuge, the crew discovers that there is more on … Read More Quick Review: Pitch Black (2000)

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)