Review: Eagle vs. Shark

It took me a while to write this review because I really wanted to like the film. Honestly, I did. Unfortunately, at the end of the day, for me it just didn’t work. Okay, to be fair, a lot of films don’t work. So why am I so concerned about this particular effort? Because it was so close to working that I want to reward the effort and encourage writer/director Taika Waititi to make more films! Continue reading “Review: Eagle vs. Shark”

Review: Nancy Drew

nancy_drewIf you are (or know) a girl between the ages of ten and fourteen, run out as quick as you can and see this movie. Seriously. This is the one all the kids will be talking about in homeroom (if you go to a year-round school, otherwise it’ll be the day-camp conversation of choice). The story, about girl detective Nancy Drew, brought to life by second generation starlet Emma Roberts, is easy to follow. Nancy’s dad, who doesn’t like her sleuthing, takes her along on a three month business trip to Los Angeles. Of course, Nancy, being a Drew (“Always put other people first” is her father’s mantra) makes sure they rent a house that comes complete with a mystery attached. Continue reading “Review: Nancy Drew”