CATEGORIES Reviews, Cinematical


Here's a quick and handy guide to what's coming out in theaters this weekend, courtesy of the insatiable film junkies here at Cinematical.

'Tron: Legacy' -- "There is an undeniable singularity to the accomplishments of first-time director Joseph Kosinski and his cast and crew that really does make it a special, vaguely nostalgic but also futuristic fable ... A surprising film for many reasons, not the least of which being that it contains more substance than is easily explored – if also to some extent, articulated - in just one viewing." Todd Gilchrist (full review)

'Yogi Bear' -- "Turns out Aykroyd and Timberlake do really good impressions of these 50-year-old cartoon characters, which means there is one (and precisely one) aspect of the film worthy of praise. ... the film is faithful to the old cartoons, in that it's grating and tiresome and not suitable for anyone over the age of 4. The animation is better, though." -- Eric D. Snider (full review)



'Rabbit Hole' -- "It's simply wonderful to see two seasoned actors letting down their guard in a heartfelt and subtle film that never once goes for the easy cliche or predictable platitude ... I can't remember the last time a "little drama movie" left me overflowing with this sort of affection. -- Scott Weinberg (full review)



'How Do You Know' -- "There are no great women in 'How Do You Know,' at least not on par with Holly Hunter's Jane Craig, but as James L. Brooks descends from 'Terms of Endearment' to movies like 'Spanglish' and now this, it's clear to see just what ['Broadcast News'] meant about incrementally lowering standards being the work of the devil." -- Jenni Miller (full review)



'Casino Jack' -- "It's Kevin Spacey's offbeat duality that makes the character palatable, it's Nelson's screenplay that keeps pointing out how absurd this whole affair is, and it's Hickenlooper's deft balancing act that makes the flick, well, kinda fun. And that's not really what we expect from a fact-based biopic that deals with lobbyists, finance, and the shameless fleecing of the American taxpayer."-- Scott Weinberg (full review)