Sucker Punch

Fantastic meet boring
Emily Browning, Vanessa Hudgens and Abbie Cornish
Directed by Zack Snyder

Zack Snyder’s shortcomings as a director come through loud and clear in "Sucker Punch," a video game in search of a film. Emily Browning plays Baby Doll, a young woman committed to a mental institution by her evil step-father--or is it an upscale gentlemen's club? Baby tends to escape into her dream world a lot and for some reason a strip club where the evil psychiatrists and orderlies (Carla ... more >

The Uninvited

There's more than meets the eye
Emily Browning, Arielle Kebbel and Elizabeth Banks
Directed by Charles Guard and Thomas Guard

I'll start with an old war story from my earliest days of writing these things. This story is, above all, a confession of a lack of nerve. In my first few months of film writing, as I was just getting my feet under me, I watched a romantic comedy that I thought was far above the typical fare. I thought long and hard about giving it a four-star review. However, deep down, I accepted the “just a ... more >