If you want to read lengthy, drawn-out reviews of the movies in theaters now (or soon to be) then this isn't the blog you should be reading. Most of the posts from The Other Critic are short, sweet and to the point; that's how we roll here.

We also don't just focus on current movies. Let's face it, there are plenty of good movies that have been made, and sometimes viewers have a tendency to forget that there is more to life than movies in the theaters.

With all that said, please enjoy the short and concise, and sometimes opinionated reviews. If you don't like them, that's okay—we won't hold it against you.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


I'm going to come right out and say this, going against many of the critics reviews. Drive was bad. It was like watching a bipolar film. One minute everything's exciting, the next minute the most exciting thing was searching the faces in the audience to see if anyone else felt the way I did.

This might be okay as a Red Box rental, but I would advise against spending money at the theater to watch it.

—The Other Critic

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Scream 4

The term beating a dead horse applies to movies as well, and judging by the condition of the Scream stallion, it looks like ending this saga should have taken place after the first one.

Definitely glad I didn't waste money to see this bomb in the theater. Not even a fairly decent cast could keep Scream 4 afloat.

I say if you've seen the first Scream movie, then you've seen this one as well.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The Next Three Days

Ah, how I do enjoy watching films starring Russell Crowe. I don't think he's done anything that I haven't liked—at least not that I have seen. This was a great story with action, twists and turns—it really brought me in and made me part of the story.

This is probably one of the best movies I have seen this year. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a nail-biting thriller.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Quick Look

So, I have discovered the joy of Netflix, and with that have been watching a lot of movies. With that, I have decided to implement a quick and easy way to review handfuls of movies that you may, or may not have seen. Most likely, these are shows that I have already seen at one time, but it's always nice to watch them again. With that said, here we go with Quick Look:

Outsourced This is where the television sit-com got it's start. I was actually really excited, and ready to have a good laugh. Unfortunately, all I got were a few chuckles here and there and a whole lot of drama. I'll stick with the sit-com, until it gets canceled.

Over the Top I don't even know where to begin with this one. Sylvester Stalone in his younger years playing a arm wrestling trucker. This movie was lame. I wish I could get the time back that I wasted watching it.

Insomnia Ah, this is a classic macho-cop Al Pachino flick. While I like, and appreciate, Pachino's talent as an actor, I felt that Robin Williams' character in this film was awesome. I thought it was interesting that Williams was chosen to play the villain. Typical Pachino cop flick, but a good show.

I'll review a few more films in the next day or so.

Saturday, February 19, 2011


If you are a fantasy movie fan and haven't seen Stardust, shame on you. If you have seen it, good for you.

This is a great, feel good fantasy adventure filled with witches, princes, lightning pirates, and a fallen star that has one of the best endings I have ever seen. Supporting acting talent from Robert Deniro and Michelle Pfifer helps as well.

If you liked The Princess Bride, I think you'll like Stardust.

The Other Critic Writes Again

Friday, February 18, 2011


Ah, this movie was even better the second time around. Not exactly a totally original idea, but I think the best that's out there—so far. Gerard Butler is classic in this. It is definitely not a movie for the faint of heart, though. Definitely one of the more violent movies out there.

Great movie, but for me, I'll be just as content to play Call of Duty.

Friday, February 4, 2011

World Trade Center

You know how there actors that are hit and miss with their movies? You know the ones. I feel like Nicholas Cage is one of those actors. He's done some super awesome movies, and then he's done some real stinkers.

This review is of the movie World Trade Center, which tells the survival story of two port authority cops caught in the ruble and aftermath of 9/11. There were a lot of familiar faces that appeared in this movie alongside NC, and I think that was a good move. Let him share the spotlight. This was a great film and I am glad that it was made. I thought they did a good job of not dwelling on the actual attack of 9/11, but more on the story of the survival and rescue of the main characters. I think what helped me really connect with this story was the fact that NC and company weren't playing fictional characters, but living, breathing human beings.

Great job, NC. Hope you continue to not disappoint, but that's to be determined by what you choose to do next.