Archive for October, 2012


Starring: Adelaide Clemens, Sean Bean, Kit Harington, Carrie-Anne Moss & Malcolm McDowell
Written and directed by Michael J. Bassett

When her father is kidnapped, a teenager must confront the truth about her past and journey to the nightmarish town of Silent Hill to rescue him.


Grotesque creatures scare,
but you’ll run screaming from the
acting, dialogue.

Grade: C+


c2012
By Daniel J. Hoag
Silent Hill: Revelation is now playing in theaters nationwide.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0938330/

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Starring: Steve Carell, Keira Knightley, Adam Brody, Derek Luke & William Petersen
Written and directed by Lorene Scafaria

As an extinction-level asteroid heads toward Earth, two unlikely companions set out together to find loved ones.


Steve Carell faces
a fate worse than the last two
years of The Office.

Grade: B-


c2012
By Daniel J. Hoag
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World is available on Blu-ray and DVD tomorrow.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1307068/

Haiku Review: Argo (2012)

Starring: Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, Alan Arkin, John Goodman, Victor Garber & Tate Donovan
Screenplay by Chris Terrio
Directed by Ben Affleck

The true story of a CIA agent who set out to rescue six endangered American diplomats during the Iran Hostage Crisis by creating an elaborate cover that involved posing as the producer of a Hollywood science-fiction film.


On-screen roles aside,
Affleck can direct the f@#%
out of a movie.

Grade: A


c2012
By Daniel J. Hoag
Argo is playing now in theaters nationwide.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1024648/

Starring: Mike Birbiglia & Lauren Ambrose
Screenplay by Mike Birbiglia, Ira Glass, Joe Birbiglia & Seth Barrish
Directed by Mike Birbiglia & Seth Barrish

The semi-autobiographical tale of a burgeoning stand-up comedian who feels such pressure to marry his long-time girlfriend that it exacerbates an increasingly dangerous sleep disorder.


Common side-effect
of marriage: hurling oneself
out a closed window.

Grade: B+


c2012
By Daniel J. Hoag
Sleepwalk with Me is playing now in select cities.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2077851/

Starring: Rachel Weisz, Tom Hiddleston & Simon Russell Beale
Adapted & directed by Terence Davies

Shortly after World War II, the wife of British judge finds herself trapped between her passionless marriage and an affair with a troubled Royal Air Force pilot.


Great expectations!
Being happy’s hard when you’re
repressed and oppressed.

Grade: A-


c2012
By Daniel J. Hoag
The Deep Blue Sea is available now on Blu-ray and DVD.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1700844/