Rebellious Rating: By Film Editor Lisa Weidenfeld Time travel movies! After you see them, you get to spend the next half an hour picking out the paradoxes. Is it even possible to make a time travel movie without some paradoxes? Writer/director Rian Johnson’s &ldq..
Rebellious Rating: By Film Editor Lisa Weidenfeld “Pitch Perfect” is about the competitive collegiate a cappella scene, an apparently vicious place filled with college students more interested in performing a perfect rendition of the Ace of Base classic “The Sign&rd..
Rebellious Rating: By Film Editor Lisa Weidenfeld "Bachelorette" tells the story of a group of high school friends who all come together for a wedding in Manhattan. Add a ton of cocaine, an abortion subplot, a suicide attempt and an extensive amount of cursing, and let the j..
Rebellious Rating: By Film Editor Lisa Weidenfeld I can’t say I remember many of the characters’ names in "Premium Rush." There’s Wiley, the lead (Joseph Gordon Levitt), and you can remember his name because the characters say it so often and keep making coyote r..
Rebellious Rating: By Film Editor Lisa Weidenfeld "Hope Springs" suffers from some confusing marketing. The previews positioned it as similar to "Something’s Gotta Give" or "It’s Complicated." Even the poster has a cutesy "Get ready for the jokes!" vibe. Be prepared: T..
Rebellious Rating: By Film Editor Lisa Weidenfeld “Ruby Sparks” bears a more than superficial resemblance to the 2006 movie, “Stranger Than Fiction.” Both feature previously renowned authors in the ..
Rebellious Rating: By Film Editor Lisa Weidenfeld Is it even possible to write a normal review of “The Dark Knight Rises” at this point? It’s certainly difficult to see it without thinking of what happened in Aurora. I’m not one to say our decadent nih..
Rebellious Rating: By Film Editor Lisa Weidenfeld Part fairy tale, part Hurricane Katrina tale, “Beasts of the Southern Wild” provides a lovely antidote to all the explosions and spandex-wearing of summer movies. It’s the story of 6-year-old Hush Puppy and her dad..
Rebellious Rating: By Film Editor Lisa Weidenfeld Is “Magic Mike” the best movie about Channing Tatum as a stripper that could have been made? It’s possible. Director Steven Soderbergh somehow maintains a loose, goofy charm throughout the movie without de..
Rebellious Rating: By Film Editor Lisa Weidenfeld You know how when you watch Paul Konerko (http://www.nesn.com/2012/06/white-sox-first-baseman-paul-konerko-doesnt-get-the-credit-he-deserves.html) bat, you kind of want him to hit a home run every time? ..
Rebellious Rating: By Lisa Weidenfeld “Safety Not Guaranteed” is about a man who posts a classified ad indicating that he’s ready to time travel and looking for a partner. The ad was real (you can read the..
Rebellious Rating: By Lisa Weidenfeld "Prometheus" stands somewhere at the border between the kind of science fiction that uses a fantastical construct to ask big, important questions about humanity and the kind of sci-fi that wants to pick off space ship crew m..
Rebellious Rating: By Lisa Weidenfeld “Snow White and the Huntsman” is not good, exactly, but it’s not terrible. The movie, ambitious and prosaic by turns, benefits from director Rupert Sanders’ eye for beauty and compelling images, like the moment whe..
Rebellious Rating: By Lisa Weidenfeld “Hysteria” tells the story of the invention of the vibrator, heavily fictionalized. It’s a tongue-in-cheek look at a group of Victorians treating “hysteria” in England by means of “pelvic massage..
Rebellious Rating: By Lisa Weidenfeld This may sound like an insult, but “The Avengers” is about as good as it could reasonably be expected to be. It’s a big summer movie, it’s got a huge cast, and it’s essentially serving as a sequel f..
Rebellious Rating: By Lisa Weidenfeld “The Five Year Engagement” is that rare romantic comedy where the characters actually seem like real people. They make dumb mistakes and they interact with each other in a way that feels real, if a lot funnier than r..
Rebellious Rating: By Lisa Weidenfeld “Damsels in Distress” takes place in a world that doesn’t much resemble this one. Its college-age characters wear old-fashioned clothes and talk in oddly formal ways, but seem to live in a..
Rebellious Rating: By Lisa Weidenfeld “Cabin in the Woods” is a movie that is a little difficult to review, because once you really get into the details, you’ve totally ruined the movie. There are other reasons besides the twisted plot to enjoy this movie, but ..
Rebellious Rating: By Lisa Weidenfeld "Mirror Mirror" is the first of two Snow White film adaptations heading to theaters this spring. If you’re confused, this is the one with Julia Roberts as the evil queen. "Snow White and the Huntsman" comes out in June and has C..
Rebellious Rating: By Lisa Weidenfeld Film adaptations of books are funny things. Sometimes all you can see is what got left out, but sometimes seeing something you’ve read translated onto the screen can bring a great deal of extra emotional resonance. For instance..