Asa Butterfield in The Space Between Us (2017)

The Space Between Us Is Dumb and Cheesy, and I’m Weirdly Into It

I totally assumed The Space Between Us was based on a YA novel when I saw the trailer. Turns out, it’s not. It’s an original screenplay and story written by Allen Loeb (Just Go with It, Collateral Beauty). And while the script might be a hot mess riddled with plot holes, convenient “get from Point A to Point B” solutions, and dated slang that feels more 2005 than 2034, I can’t bring myself to give it the hate that other reviewers have been (The movie’s at 15% on Rotten Tomatoes as of writing this). I guess what I’m saying is I’m grading on a curve since this isn’t another remake or sequel. Continue reading “The Space Between Us Is Dumb and Cheesy, and I’m Weirdly Into It”

Tomorrowland Is Smug, Self-Congratulatory Crap from Disney

When optimist and science lover Casey (Britt Robertson) sees a futuristic world after touching a pin she discovers among her stuff, she teams up with inventor Frank Walker (George Clooney) to find Tomorrowland and save the world from imminent destruction. Continue reading “Tomorrowland Is Smug, Self-Congratulatory Crap from Disney”

Cobie Smulders and Vince Vaughn, Delivery Man

Delivery Man Doesn’t Deliver

Can you tell it was a dead week? Yeah, I would not have chosen to see Delivery Man otherwise. Although the trailer sold a decent story (with indie-pop music), I’m just not a Vince Vaughn fan. In fact, I’m convinced he doesn’t actually act anymore; he just chooses roles where he can be variations of himself. So let’s not waste any time. This will be a short review (because this movie was a yawnfest). Continue reading “Delivery Man Doesn’t Deliver”