Author Archive for Noah S. Lee

Film review: Humor, action run rampant in ‘Thor: The Dark World’

Film review: Humor, action run rampant in ‘Thor: The Dark World’

“Thor: The Dark World” surpasses its predecessor in terms of action-packed grandiosity, brief moments of comedy, and intriguing character arcs, and stars Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston never stop at being their best.

Producer heads overseas to bring ‘Art of War’ to TV screens

Producer heads overseas to bring ‘Art of War’ to TV screens

In 525 B.C., renowned Chinese military commander Sun Tzu penned “The Art of War,” a military treatise that describes the nature of warfare in painstaking detail.

Film review: ‘Ender’s Game’ is best of both worlds

Film review: ‘Ender’s Game’ is best of both worlds

With a combination of remarkable visuals, electrifying sci-fi action, a captivating story, and a solid ensemble cast, “Ender’s Game” captures the spirit of Orson Scott Card’s bestselling novel.

Film review: Powerful writing doesn’t save ‘The Counselor’

Film review: Powerful writing doesn’t save ‘The Counselor’

While Cormac McCarthy’s writing gives it a powerful boost, “The Counselor” is passable at best, making it one of Ridley Scott’s not-so interesting ventures.

Film review: Not the president’s men

Film review: Not the president’s men

Vigorous performances splash “The Fifth Estate” across the front page, but after reading between the lines, it becomes apparent that the mechanical way in which history is written has nothing truly revolutionary to witness.

Film review: Cult status is what  propels ‘Machete’ sequel

Film review: Cult status is what propels ‘Machete’ sequel

Entertaining but over the top to a fault, “Machete Kills” makes no lies about its nature as an exploitation B-movie.

Film review: Best bet: Skip ‘Runner, Runner’

Film review: Best bet: Skip ‘Runner, Runner’

With a name power-only cast and a less than acceptable story, “Runner, Runner” strands the audience in a boring game of chance that nobody wants to play.

Film review: ‘Don Jon’ has heart, but film skips a beat

Film review: ‘Don Jon’ has heart, but film skips a beat

While “Don Jon” is funny, unorthodox and engaging in its first half, the film loses steam in the second half, leaving leaves a lot to be desired.

Film review: ‘Prisoners’ is a gripping tale

Film review: ‘Prisoners’ is a gripping tale

Two powerful performances from Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal propel the ominous, compelling thriller known as “Prisoners” into an exciting moral predicament that few movies have dared to explore.

Film review: This ‘Family’ is definitely worth a visit

Film review: This ‘Family’ is definitely worth a visit

An ironic tale about a mobster’s post-career lifestyle, “The Family” doesn’t have to worry about sleeping with the fishes anytime soon.