All posts by Drew Turney

  • Finding Nemo 3D

    The critics (and audiences) fawened all over this movie, and while it is worthy of praise, it hasn’t really done anything above and beyond what...

  • Beasts of the Southern Wild

    After one of the standout debuts of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, writer/director/composer Benh Zeitlin’s ”Beasts of the Southern Wild” will draw a more circumspect...

  • W.E

    I’m going to be embarrassed to admit this to everybody after the opinions I’ve read and the critical pounding this film’s received, but I quite...

  • Tony Scott (1944-2012)

    The director of "Top Gun", "Days of Thunder", "True Romance" and "Unstoppable" committed suicide early today

  • Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion

    Interesting in that out of all the ”Friends” cast members’ first cinematic efforts, this Lisa Kudrow starrer was one of the only successes, along with...

  • High Fidelity

    I wonder what Nick Hornby thought of an American studio buying up one of his very British urban man novels and relocating it to the...

  • Zoe Kazan

    The star and screenwriter of the whimsical romance fantasy ''Ruby Sparks''

  • The Campaign

    As earnest, clean-living Carolina Senator Cam Brady, Will Ferrell is shown in a variety of photo ops with farmers, teachers and similarly noble professions, all...

  • Jay Roach

    The director of "Austin Powers" and "Meet the Parents" on his new political comedy "The Campaign"

  • Jay Roach says he and Mike Myers are still keen for Austin Powers 4

    "It's driven by Mike because it's his baby."

  • [Rec] 3: Genesis

    If the ”Lethal Weapon” films and the pre-Nolan ”Batman” franchise showed us anything, it’s that running with a movie series long enough usually sees it...

  • 50/50

    There’s a strange black hole of movie releases early in the year when they’re not going for the midyear videogame tie in blockbuster market and...

  • 21 Jump Street

    This was the sort of project that had everything working against it. The very mention of a film version of 21 Jump Street prompted many...

  • Drew’s Review of The Dark Knight Rises

    Is Jonathan Crane (aka The Scarecrow) in it? Is the character of Miranda Tate (Marion Cotillard) really Talia Al-Ghul? Does Bruce Wayne die at the...

  • Safety Not Guaranteed

    Like the best examples form the independent sci-fi genre lately, ”Safety Not Guaranteed” contains a great idea about something fantastical that turns out to merely...

  • Project X

    If you had any inkling the found footage craze was spluttering out, ”Project X” comes hot on the heels of ”Chronicle” to prove the big...

  • Ransom

    One of the first films to herald the arrival of Ron Howard into the really big leagues. After ”Backdraft” and ”Apollo 13” he could attract...

  • Sister Act/Sister Act 2

    If Whoopi Goldberg had the high point of her own franchise, this was it. “Sister Act” is the better of the two films, but not...

  • The Color of Money

    The film that spelled the breakout of a sincere new talent. There was always a good actor inside Tom Cruise struggling to get out, and...

  • Ruby Sparks

    In hindsight you wonder what took so long. Blurring the line between real and fictional is a beloved theme in literature and movies, everything from...

  • Walk Away Renee

    Jonathan Caouette’s 2004 film ”Tarnation” blazed hot and bright as its maker cleaned up kudos on the indie awards circuit. Central to the marketing buzz...

  • Do you believe in Robert De Niro’s magic? Drew’s review of Red Lights

    Just when Cortes seems to have built up a very decisive case one way or the other, he throws it all out in a showy...

  • Benh Zeitlin

    The writer/director of the alt-fairy tale-esque ''Beasts of The Southern Wild'', a favourite at Sundance 2012

  • Cocktail

    When describing the timeless success of Jaws in some interview or other, Steven Spielberg attributed it to the fact that they didn’t anchor the story...

  • A Few Best Men

    A pleasantly acted and pitched Australian comedy that mercifully didn’t rely on some pop culture meme to get a toehold (Abba, etc), but instead simply...

  • The Darkest Hour

    Some of the scenes in the trailer looked cool but I should have thought it out a bit better. Alien creatures made of… wait for...

  • Father of the Bride 1 & 2

    One of Steve Martin’s family comedies back when he was firmly entrenched in his new persona of sensitive, loving dad rather than the buffoon of...

  • Prometheus

    There are three things to keep in mind when approaching ”Prometheus”. First (and let’s be honest) even though Ridley Scott’s shadow looms large over alien...

  • Drew checks out Rock of Ages

    By Drew Turney Like Judy Garland, The Village People and Kylie Minogue, the institution of the musical is a well-known gay icon today. The challenge...

  • Prometheus

    The visuals are expansive and at times beautiful