July 2013 | Casey's Movie Mania | Movie Reviews, Features & Others

Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Review: R.I.P.D. (2013)

Boy, real man don't hold just one gun.
R.I.P.D. is dumb, lazy and terribly uninspired MEN IN BLACK rip-off.
 

Saturday, 27 July 2013

Review: THE WOLVERINE (2013)

Grrr... How many times have I told you not to make fun of my hairstyle?
THE WOLVERINE has its moments, but the movie suffers from inconsistent pace, draggy mid-section and strangely anticlimactic ending.
 

Saturday, 20 July 2013

Review: ONLY GOD FORGIVES (2013)

 You idiot... I'm asking for an American beer, not a tom yum-flavored beer...
A stylish cinematic triumph of color, mood and sound, ONLY GOD FORGIVES is one mesmerizing, if heavily flawed viewing experience elevated by Kristin Scott Thomas' and Vithaya Pansringarm's scene-stealing performances.
 

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Review: MAN OF TAI CHI (2013)

MAN OF TAI CHI is fairly exhilarating when comes to fight scenes but Keanu Reeves' directing debut is as robotic as his acting, coupled with weak storyline and Tiger Chen's wooden performance.
 

Saturday, 13 July 2013

Review: PACIFIC RIM (2013)

Hello, citizens of Hong Kong, come give Gipsy Danger a hug!
Flimsy script and mostly cardboard characters aside, PACIFIC RIM delivers enough spectacular robots vs. monsters smackdown to earn this as one of the most entertaining summer movie blockbusters of the year.
 

Friday, 12 July 2013

Review: BLIND DETECTIVE 盲探 (2013)

BLIND DETECTIVE is messy in tone, overlong and sometimes annoying as well -- but this Johnnie To's madcap comedy thriller is one entertaining mess largely saved by Andy Lau's and Sammi Cheng's playful performances.
 

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Review: NEW WORLD 신세계 (2013)

NEW WORLD has flashes of brilliance that recall the work from THE GODFATHER, INFERNAL AFFAIRS and ELECTION, but this South Korean cops-and-gangsters drama is mostly a tedious effort.
 

Review: THE LONE RANGER (2013)

 Justice, my ass, Tonto.
THE LONE RANGER is a big-budget misfire suffered from dull script, exhausting length and Armie Hammer's bland performance -- with Johnny Depp's typically eccentric performance, William Tell Overture and the elaborate train sequence in the finale being the only saving grace.
 

Saturday, 6 July 2013

Review: THE BERLIN FILE 베를린 (2013)

THE BERLIN FILE is blessed with some stunning action set-pieces, but this big-budget South Korean espionage thriller suffers from an overstuffed plot, labored pace and underdeveloped characters.
 

Friday, 5 July 2013

Review: DESPICABLE ME 2 (2013)


Ba-ba-banana...
DESPICABLE ME 2 is reasonably fun and entertaining, but lacks the heart and soul of its predecessor.