Theater to Myself

Freelance film critic currently contribuiting to lonelyreviewer.com and nextprojection.com. Welcome to my personal world of television and film.

Draft Day Review - Next Projection

Draft Day starts off on decidedly the wrong foot, with an overly formulaic plot and bored performances. However, once it gets out of its own way, it becomes an entertaining and worthwhile watch, although it isn’t quite enough to make it better than just OK. Head to Next Projection for my review.

Film Review: Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Captain America: The Winter Soldier manages to be both entertaining and smart, commenting on larger political issues in a manner that is studied rather than heavy handed. It also may be the most important and bravest Marvel entry to date. Head to LonelyReviewer for my review.

Sabotage Review - Next Projection

Sabotage is nearly incomprehensible with the attention span of a hyper eight-year-old that just discovered how to swear. It is hateful, not only to its characters, but to its audience. Head to Next Projection for my review.

Film Review: Divergent

Divergent is nice to look at and has an impressive cast list, however it is poorly paced and lacking anything to set itself apart from a swath of post-apocalyptic teen action films. Don’t worry, it’s still going to make buckets of money. Head to LonelyReviewer for my review.

Review: In Fear (2013) - Next Projection

In Fear is somewhat crippled with its stale premise and derivative structure. However, it proves that even the staid can be elevated by strong execution. Head to Next Projection for my review.

Film Review: 300: Rise of an Empire

300: Rise of an Empire, by all accounts, should not exist. At times, the film seems to recognize this, and as it revels in the ridiculous, it is pretty fun. However, once it tries to be taken seriously, you stop laughing with it, and start laughing at it. Head to LonelyReviewer for my review.

Review: The Bag Man (2014) - Next Projection

The Bag Man mucks up the waters of plot with every complication it introduces, when it really should have made sure that its characters were adequately developed. Its prevailing stench of misogyny certainly isn’t helping things either. Head to Next Projection for my review.

Review: Alan Partridge (2013) - Next Projection

Alan Partridge isn’t always able to fulfill the needs of its dark plot, but its ability to build strong characters makes it more than enjoyable. No one knows Alan Partridge better than Steve Coogan, and his confidence in the character carries the film on a bed of laughter through its duller moments. Head to Next Projection for my review.

Review: Pompeii (2014) - Next Projection

For the most part, Pompeii is a forgettably bad bit of theater filler. But then it decides to end with a shot so ridiculously awful, as to transform a fart in the wind into a sealed room of noxious fumes. Head to Next Projection for my review.

Film Review: RoboCop

The RoboCop remake isn’t nearly as bad as it should be, but its over-polished exterior and minuscule thematic weight make it disappointingly unremarkable. It is a neutered version of the original, like a Ken doll with nothing but a shiny, smoothed over crotch region. Head to LonelyReviewer for my review.

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