Film and Television Reviews

Reviews By Paul Kates

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The Lucky One Theatrical Review
The Lucky One   The Lucky One Theatrical Review
(Paul Kates)  04/20/2012 10:16 PM EDT
There was a time when a movie starring Zac Efron also meant attendance by a flock of screaming teenage girls. Well, teenage girls mature and grow up, and after seeing Efron's latest offering "The Lucky One", it seems that the teenage idol has also, as he plays the role of a Marine returning from Iraq. Efron certainly looks the part of... Read More

Mirror Mirror Theatrical Review
Mirror Mirror   Mirror Mirror Theatrical Review
(Paul Kates)  03/29/2012 9:37 AM EDT
In 1937, the genius that was Walt Disney, released what was to become an all-time classic, the first full-length, animated feature film, Snow White. No doubt this was a movie that has stood the test of time and is as much loved by children and adults alike today as much as it was in those pre-war years. Fast forward to the present day, and 2012 wil... Read More

Ghost Rider Spirit of Vengeance Theatrical Review
Ghost Rider Spirit of Vengeance   Ghost Rider Spirit of Vengeance Theatrical Review
(Paul Kates)  02/18/2012 5:57 PM EDT
Nicolas Cage is back as the Ghost Rider; and after his 2007 original outing as Johnny Blaze, I didn't think I would be saying that.  Johnny Blaze, the stunt rider who sold his soul to the devil in a pact to save his dying father and in return got cursed, has resided in Eastern Europe for the last five years. Five years of trying to repress the... Read More

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island Theatrical Review
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island   Journey 2: The Mysterious Island Theatrical Review
(Paul Kates)  02/09/2012 8:57 AM EDT
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island runs along the same format as the 2008 Journey to the Centre of the Earth. Josh Hutcherson comes back as Sean Anderson while Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson takes on the father figure or I should say step-father character Hank, while Michael Caine adds some class playing Sean's Grandfather Alexander.Sean obvious... Read More