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“Teddy Bear” Review

“Teddy Bear” Review

By Victoria Alexander, Film Critic Las Vegas Informer “TEDDY BEAR’s” breakout star, Kim Kold, began a career as a competing amateur bodybuilder in 1996. Kold gained some fame after winning several bodybuilding competitions around Europe until he was chosen by a casting agent for a short film, “DENNIS.” The incredible YouTube success of “DENNIS” led […]

“Lincoln” Movie Review

“Lincoln” Movie Review

By Victoria Alexander, Film Critic Las Vegas Informer Long, cheesy political monologues and crucifies the Lincoln legacy. What a torture! Director Steven Spielberg and screenwriter Tony Kushner turn the hallowed figure of Abraham Lincoln into a dreary sop. The list of well-established actors who show up in cameos must have quickly sized up Daniel Day-Lewis’s […]

“Skyfall” Review

By Victoria Alexander, Film Critic Las Vegas Informer Skyfall keeps mocking 007 as old and out-of-touch. Bond is stripped of his aristocratic manners, womanizing and gadgets. He goes unshaven and fails his physical! The ice-cold erotic charge of an immaculately groomed Bond is dead. Ian Fleming’s ‘blunt instrument’ has bad knees. He’s one of us now. Thank […]

“Chasing Mavericks” Review

By Victoria Alexander, Film Critic Las Vegas Informer At best, Butler (as the Mr. Miyagi of surfing) got to learn how to surf from a professional. How could a film be marketed as an ”inspirational true story” when the surfing phenom-legend Jay dies in 2001 at age 22 after drowning while “free diving” in the […]

“Alex Cross” Movie Review

By Victoria Alexander Film Critic Matthew Fox is terrifying and awesome while Perry proves he cannot act, especially in emotional close-ups. I did like the phantasmagoric story. Who wants a hulking, fat action star clearly having a stunt double do his running in the opening scene? Considering what Detective Dr. Alex Cross (Tyler Perry) actually […]

“The Master” Movie Review

“The Master” Movie Review

By Victoria Alexander Film Critic Homoerotic obsession with a very dangerous man. Hoffman plays a seductive, likeable Master. I remember the Lifespring terror tactics in the 80s. The criticism identifies Lancaster “The Master” Dodd (Philip Seymour Hoffman) as a con man in writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson brilliant film. The trailer’s crucial line “Don’t you know he’s making it all […]

“The Possession” Movie Review

By Victoria Alexander Film Critic As Fox Mulder’s poster proclaimed, “The tooth is out there” applies here, or is that the leap-off for the sequel? It’s scary and real. I know two people with similar experiences with spirits contained in non-living objects. I left the screening and asked my husband, “Do you think it would […]

“KILLER JOE” Movie Review

“KILLER JOE” Movie Review

By Victoria Alexander Film Critic McConaughey eviscerates his rom-com/”MAGIC MIKE” legacy with an astonishing, terrifying performance. Makes Frank Booth and Max Cady look like the choir boys of seduction. Friedkin is back! I was briefly forewarned “KILLER JOE” was “well-done sexual exploitation” and “wait until to see what Gina Gershon does.” My movie companion said, […]

The Dark Knight Rises Review

The Dark Knight Rises Review

By Victoria Alexander Film Critic Nolan created a nihilist anthem. He dumped Batman gadgetry. Makes every past superhero movie look like a boy’s backyard staging of Star Wars. Bane takes the movie. Nolan plays to Bale’s need to get badly beaten up. Eight years have passed and Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) is a Howard Hughes recluse, […]

The Amazing Spider-Man Review

The Amazing Spider-Man Review

By Victoria Alexander Film Critic All hail the screenwriters who turned around a rotting franchise by bringing forth a troubled superhero and his conflicted nemesis. The love interest failed. After enduring Tobey Maguire’s painful Spider-Man three times, I was less than interested in seeing THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN starring Andrew Garfield. I went to see SAVAGES […]

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