Tag Archive: based on the novel

Review: “Gone Girl”

“Gone Girl” is a mesmerizing work of film, powered by a career-defining performance by Rosamund Pike.

Review: “The November Man”

Former 007 Pierce Brosnan makes his return to the spy thriller genre in the solid (but not spectacular) “The November Man.”

Clueless Movie Reviews: “Ender’s Game”

Ender’s Game has eye-popping visuals and compelling story elements that can compete with any seen in the glut of science fiction films that hit theaters this year. But what makes it stand apart from the pack is its commitment to delivering a message, or at least adding to the conversation, about the ever-evolving methods and ethics of waging war in the name of preserving peace and security.

Clueless Movie Reviews: “Safe Haven”

“Safe Haven” is a pretty film featuring a very pretty place and very pretty people living out a pretty fantasy about love and second chances. If that’s your cup of tea, then it’s the perfect choice for Valentine’s Day at the movies. If you’re looking for something more, however, best look elsewhere.

Clueless Movie Reviews: “Warm Bodies”

As a zombie film, “Warm Bodies” is certainly closer to “Zombieland” and “Shaun of the Dead” than it is to “Day of the Dead” or anything George Romero put into film. But it’s got one thing in abundance that very few hardcore zombie flicks have: romantic charm.

Clueless Movie Reviews: “Jack Reacher”

As a film, “Jack Reacher” reflects the aims of best-selling author Lee Child, who created the character in the mold of classic loner, knight errant types of westerns and other literary and film traditions. You’ve seen this type of hero, and this type of movie before, but when it’s done well, as is in Reacher, it doesn’t matter. it’s still enjoyable.