Wednesday, May 30

Moonrise Kingdom

Director: Wes Anderson
 
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1748122/
 
Review: Falls a little thin overall but still has a lot of genuine sweetness and warmth to it.

Watch it if: You're a Wes Anderson fan.

And if you liked: Bottle Rocket, Fantastic Mr. Fox, War of the Buttons

Friday, May 25

Men in Black III

Director: Barry Sonnenfeld
 
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1409024/
 
Review: Some weak moments but mostly holds together as a fun and funny film.
 
Watch it if: You're not put off by the low quality of Men in Black II.
 
And if you liked: Men in Black, Back to the Future Part II
 
Check this out: The Men in Black

Sunday, May 20

The Raid

Director: Gareth Evans
 
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1899353/

Review: Very innovative and super inventive action that will make you jump and squirm in the best way.

Watch it if: You enjoy well choreographed martial arts.

And if you liked: Die Hard, Old Boy

Monday, May 7

Silent House (2011)

Director: Chris Kentis and Laura Lau
 
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1767382/
 
Review: A few odd touches but very well put together with strong tension, an engaging lead and genuine scares.
 
Watch it if: You can handle some very disturbing tension.
 
And if you liked: The Woman in Black, The Shining, Irreversible


Check this out: The Silent House

Saturday, May 5

American Reunion

Director: Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg
 
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1605630/
 
Review: A few minor chuckles but fairly dull and predictable otherwise.
 
Watch it if: You want to see John Cho steal every scene he's in (not very many).
 
And if you liked: The other ones...

Thursday, May 3

Pontypool

Director: Bruce McDonald
 
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1226681/
 
Review: Has some overly hysterical moments and a frankly baffling ending but holds an interesting idea at its core and presents some very good tension building scenes.
 
Watch it if: You're interested in horror experiments.
 
And if you liked: The Mist, Dawn of the Dead, Mercury Theatre's War of the Worlds
 
Check this out: Pontypool Changes Everything