Ian's Movie Reviews
Short Reviews of Movies, Board Games, and Other Stuff

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The Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

December 28, 2011

I know these movies have made a gazillion dollars, but I was still kind of surprised when I heard a fourth Pirates of the Caribbean was announced. After all, everything was wrapped up at the end of the third. But I underestimated Hollywood’s ability to keep on flogging that horse. On Stranger Tides sees Captain […]


August 15, 2011

This was an odd little movie, but that’s all a part of its charm. Rango is about a domestic chameleon who thinks he’s an actor, and when he ends up in the desert by accident, he pretends he;’s a gunslinger to fit in with the townsfolk. What we get after this is a rather interesting […]

Alice in Wonderland

April 16, 2011

Lewis Carroll’s two Wonderland books are whimsical, charming, and complete and utter nonsense. Tim Burton’s movie adaptation is disappointingly regular. And therein lies the major flaw of this film: it is far too conventional. It doesn’t at all match the absurd nature of the original tale except perhaps only in the art design. Its a […]

Public Enemies

January 23, 2010

I’m not sure what it is about ganster films that seem to excite people so much that boat loads of them get made, yet which also has a tendancy to bore me to tears. Public Enemies is no exception. It was a pretty boring, by-the-numbers ganster film with some, but not a lot, going for […]