Scott Weinberg

Weinberg Reviews CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER

The Marvel comic book company has no shortage of colorful characters to choose from when constructing a new film, but as far as the most popular leading men are concerned, we may soon be hitting a drought. Obviously the company... More »
  

Weinberg Reviews TALES OF AN ANCIENT EMPIRE

Here's the story of how I waited for 29 years to see a sequel ... that turned out to be one of the worst films I've ever seen. As a very young movie freak, I was madly in love with... More »
  

Weinberg Reviews HORRIBLE BOSSES

Producers try to force it all the time, and the results are often unpleasant. It's called "chemistry," and as any science professor can tell you, some elements have it, others do not. And when several incongruous elements fight for chuckles... More »
  

Weinberg Reviews LARRY CROWNE

Tom Hanks' Larry Crowne feels like it used to be something else. It arrives in theaters an outrageously misshapen, tone-deaf, and entirely grating experience. It's so clunky it starts to feel like it was once a musical, like James... More »
  

Weinberg Reviews TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON

This is more or less a pointless film review. I'm not about to talk anyone out of seeing Transformers: Dark of the Moon, and (as you'll soon find out) I'm sure as hell not about to convince anyone to... More »
  

BREAKING: Ryan Gosling Joins Cast Of Nicolas Winding Refn's ONLY GOD FORGIVES

We have it on very good authority that filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn (Bronson, Valhalla Rising) is about to team up (once again) with lead actor Ryan Gosling (Blue Valentine, The Notebook) for an indie thriller called Only God Forgives. (Their... More »
  

Exploring The Twilight Zone, Episode #12: "What You Need"

The Twilight Zone, Episode 12: "What You Need" (airdate 12/25/59) The Plot: A shifty and mean-spirited loser discovers a kind old man who can tell the future ... in a way. The Goods: Another simple yet pointed morality tale delivered... More »
  

Weinberg Reviews MIDNIGHT IN PARIS

As far as old-school movie geeks are concerned, it is those who love Woody Allen the most who hold him to the highest standard. So when I offer the opinion that the outrageously prolific filmmaker has been a little "off... More »
  

Weinberg Reviews GREEN LANTERN

All the major superheroes have been claimed. The most popular ones -- the characters that will thrill young people but also hold some sway with the grown-ups -- have already had their movies and their sequels ... and are... More »
  

Exploring The Twilight Zone, Episode #5: "Walking Distance"

The Twilight Zone, Episode #5: "Walking Distance" (airdate 10/30/59) The Plot: A harried businessman stops for gas near his beloved little hometown, only to discover that you CAN go home again. Sorta. The Goods: One of the earliest nostalgia-based episodes... More »
  

Exploring The Twilight Zone, Episode #4: "The Sixteen Millimeter Shrine"

The Twilight Zone (Episode #4): "The Sixteen Millimeter Shrine" (airdate 10/23/59) The Plot: An aging movie star yearns for her all-but-forgotten days in the celluloid sun, and alienates everyone in the present in the process. The Goods: The awesomely bitchy... More »
  

Exploring The Twilight Zone, Episode #3: "Mr. Denton on Doomsday"

The Twilight Zone (Episode #3): "Mr. Denton on Doomsday" (airdate 10/16/59) The Plot: A pathetic town drunk finds a mysterious gun ... as forces beyond his control battle for the man's soul. The Goods: Once again, Serling takes a simple... More »
  

Exploring The Twilight Zone, Episode #2: "One For the Angels"

The Twilight Zone (episode #2) -- "One for the Angels" (airdate 10/09/59) The Plot: An aging street salesman has a war of wits with one of the afterlife's more persistent minions. The Goods: A quick and sweet little tale about... More »
  

Exploring The Twilight Zone, Episode #1: "Where Is Everybody?"

The Twilight Zone (Episode #1): "Where Is Everybody?" (10/02/59) The Plot: A mysterious man (Earl Holliman) has amnesia, and if that's not bad enough ... he seems to be the last living person on Earth. The Goods: I'm all... More »
  

Weinberg Reviews X-MEN: FIRST CLASS

First, a little history. It was Bryan Singer's X-Men (2000) that more or less heralded the massive superhero movie renaissance we're currently enjoying (or mired in, depending on your tastes), and while it was hardly the first or even... More »
  

Weinberg Reviews KUNG FU PANDA 2

We're all different types of movie freaks, of course, but generally what we all want from a big, flashy summer movie is:1. Action (or at least energy)2. Humor (or at least wit) 3. Heart (or at least character)4. Spectacle (in... More »
  

Weinberg Reviews PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: ON STRANGER TIDES

It happens to every film franchise eventually -- even our new favorites -- and we, the hardcore movie-addicts must simply chalk it up to a hazard of this particular hobby, shrug our shoulders, and move on. Here's how it works:... More »
  

Classic THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN Coming to Blu-ray

As an adolescent movie freak, I counted the 1957 science fiction film The Incredible Shrinking Man among the true classics of the genre -- right up there with The Day the Earth Stood Still, War of the Worlds, Forbidden Planet,... More »
  

Twitch Poll: The "Worst Horror Remake Ever"

When I say "horror remake," you say "yuck," right? Probably, and in most cases I'd certainly agree. But if we have to muddle through five or six pieces of junk to discover and then savor David Cronenberg's The Fly, John... More »
  

Weinberg Reviews THOR

Certain superheroes have very little difficulty in making the leap to the big screen. Sure, you need a little set-up for Superman, Batman, and Spider-Man to work as a movie, but visually speaking, these are special guys who wear cool... More »
  
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