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Cash Monster

by Ann Morrow December 19, 2013


  Smaug the dragon is the fearsome evil in J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit, written before his Lord of the Rings epic and intended for a younger readership. Yet in The Desolation of Smaug, part two of ...


by Ann Morrow April 4, 2012

The gods of Olympus are a bunch of Tinkerbells. Or so it seems in Wrath of the Titans, a frenetic, imbecilic action movie that just happens to involve Zeus and his extended family of deities. ...

Goodbye, Harry

by Ann Morrow July 20, 2011


Three young wizards enter the formidably guarded vaults of  Gringotts, casting spells and avoiding being spellbound themselves, plunging at breakneck speed deep into a cavern guarded by an ancient creature that is the most authentic ...

Robot Smash

by Shawn Stone July 6, 2011

At this late date, is there a point to getting upset at anything in a Michael Bay film? Set aside the fact that the new Transformers movie couldn’t possibly be worse than the last, it’s ...

Time For a Recall, Pixar

by Laura Leon June 29, 2011

The summer blockbuster seasons roars into theaters with Cars 2, the rip-snorting sequel to the popular Pixar film that made “Lightning McQueen” and “Mater” household names. Well, that is, if your household is overrun with ...