Archives: Movies

Wrath of the Titans: the Titan is wroth

Lavamen, demon guys, and three dimensions–what more could you want from a classic Greek tale? A lot, I guess?

The Hunger Games: may cause mass weeping

This past Friday, nearly an hour before showtime, the line for The Hunger Games was several dozen people deep. Some of those people were wearing homemade puffy-paint adorned Hunger Games T-shirts.

21 Jump Street: adorably adolescent

While it may not resemble the original 1980s television show, 21 Jump Street serves up, surprisingly, more LOLs than you can cram in your mouth.

John Carter: A man walks into a Barsoom

A Civil War vet from Virginia ends up on Mars. Why would you not want to see this movie?

The Artist: everything you ever wanted to know

For the record, I really wanted this review to have no words in it, but I was shot down.

The Secret World of Arrietty: girls can have adventures too

What’s the secret of the Secret World of Arrietty? It’s that girls are awesome, pins make excellent swords, and cats are mean (sometimes)!

The 84th Academy Awards: RVANews picks

The 84th edition of the Oscars are this Sunday, and we’ve done our best to give you the info you need to dominate your office Oscar pool.

Chronicle: don’t EVER give teenagers superpowers

I decided to take a break from movies about rape, sex, crossdressing, and British people, and check out Chronicle. I learned that you should never give teenage boys superpowers.

Shame: the least sexy sex movie ever

Shame is Steve McQueen and Michael Fassbender’s second project together, and follows a man who has an irresistible, all-consuming, and constant compulsion for sex. Oh also, it’s rated NC-17!

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy: it’s not about a soldier/spy

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, the newest film from Swedish director Tomas Alfredson, is about the hunt for a Soviet mole who’s infiltrated MI6. It’s methodically paced, but totally worth it.