All posts for the month May, 2007

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End

Movie review by Greg Carlson Following the messy, incoherent, and bloated second installment of the wildly popular Disney franchise, “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” manages to be just as messy, incoherent, and bloated as “Dead Man’s Chest.”  Obviously, this will not stop audiences of all ages from attending the movie or attempting to […]

Away from Her

Movie review by Greg Carlson “Away from Her,” based on a short story by Alice Munro, marks a strong directorial debut for performer Sarah Polley, who evidently picked up a thing or two when working for filmmakers like Atom Egoyan.  Egoyan happens to serve as one of the executive producers of “Away from Her,” which […]

The Ex

Movie review by Greg Carlson “The Ex” could have been a bitingly funny satire of young adult insecurities that occur in the first flush of parenthood, job loss, and relocation. Instead, it is an intermittently funny trifle that largely wastes the formidable talents of its cast in favor of a series of up and down […]

Spider-Man 3

Movie review by Greg Carlson The first major studio release of the 2007 summer blockbuster season, “Spider-Man 3” proves that a movie’s ability to stuff a bank vault has nothing to do with the actual quality of the goods.  Word of mouth is not likely to be kind to Sam Raimi’s third outing with the […]