Scene-Stealers Editor-in-Chief Eric Melin and a gaggle of guest reviewers take on Zack Snyder‘s (300, Watchmen) latest cinematic assault, the girl-powered action fantasy “Sucker Punch.” Will Snyder’s fetish for stylized sexuality and violence translate into something bigger than the sum of its pop-art influences? Find out in this review of Sucker Punch (2011) starring Emily [...]
Here’s my video review of the “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1″ from KTKA-49. With “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1,” we’re now seven movies and 10 years into the enormously popular film series about the boy wizard. But as J.K. Rowling’s books have progressed, so have their page counts. This [...]
Here’s my video review of the Todd Phillips-directed comedy“Due Date” starring Zach Galifianakis and Robert Downey Jr. from KTKA-49. It takes a special kind of director to make Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis not funny and apparently, Todd Phillips is that director. From Phillips—the man who brought us the runaway surprise summer hit “The [...]
Here’s my video review of the action comedy“Red” starring Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren, and John Malkovich from KTKA-49. Hollywood action movies, it seems, have come full circle. Back in the 1980s, shooting a never-ending stream of bad guys and cracking inappropriate one-liners was the exclusive domain of burly, muscle-bound tough guys like Sylvester [...]
Here’s my video review of Ben Affleck‘s “The Town” from KTKA-49. Like his directorial debut “Gone Baby Gone” from three years ago, Ben Affleck’s newest movie “The Town” is a crime drama set in his hometown of Boston. More specifically, the Charlestown neighborhood—which has more bank robberies per capita than any other place in the [...]
Here is Eric’s KTKA-49 review of “The American” starring George Clooney. His print review of the movie is right here: Movie Review: The American
Here’s Eric’s on-camera review of Robert Duvall and Bill Murray‘s “Get Low.” from ABC KTKA-49. His more in-depth print review of “Get Low” is right here.
Watch Eric’s review from ABC KTKA-49 above or check out his more detailed print review of “The Switch,” starring Jason Bateman and Jennifer Aniston.
Eric Melin from Scene-Stealers and Aaron Weber from DadsBigPlan review “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,” starring Michael Cera and directed by Edgar Wright. Will the visual inventiveness and stylistic trappings of a movie within a videogame kill the movie or does the film succeed as a metaphor for an entire generation? Watch clips from “Scott [...]
Here’s Eric’s on-camera review of Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg‘s new comedy “The Other Guys” from ABC affiliate KTKA-49. See this clip on the 6pm news tonight. Eric’s full print review of the movie is here.
Here is Eric’s review of “Dinner For Schmucks” for ABC KTKA-49. You can catch his reviews every Friday night on the 6pm news. Even though the new comedy “Dinner For Schmucks” is based on a positively rude French farce, director Jay Roach plays this American remake pretty safe. In fact, the tone never quite seems [...]
This review is from ABC KTKA-49, where Eric’s reviews run every Friday night on the 6′ o clock news. His rating for “Despicable Me” — the Swiss Fist — stands for complete neutrality and is very rarely used; only in the most mediocre of circumstances. “Despicable Me” is the first computer-animated film from a new [...]
With the exception of “Toy Story 3,” the last two months have produced some really underwhelming and mediocre summer movies. All that changes as “The Last Airbender” enters theaters this weekend. We now have the summer’s first bonafide stinker—a supposed fantasy adventure that has all the magic and mystery of a bologna sandwich. Adapted from [...]
Eric’s print review of this Tom Cruise-led action comedy can be found right here, but this video review with clips is from KTKA-49.
Eric Melin and Trevan McGee review the latest from Pixar, “Toy Story 3.” It’s been 11 years since “Toy Story 2,” and true fans of the series may be worried that there was no reason to revisit Woody (Tom Hanks), Buzz (Tim Allen), and the rest of Andy’s toys for another installment. Is “Toy Story [...]