Rad Bennett

Rad Bennett  |  Sep 09, 2011  |  0 comments

People usually remember where they were and what they were doing at the time of an earthshaking event. It’s likely you remember for September 11, 2001. I know I do.

Rad Bennett  |  Jul 15, 2011  |  0 comments

The first animated movie by Pirates of the Caribbean auteur Gore Verbinski, Rango isn’t your average cartoon. Above all else, it’s a western, having so many references, tributes, and in-jokes about the old American frontier that you expect Frankie Laine to come in on the soundtrack, singing his theme song from Tim Conway’s 1967 sitcom of the same name.

Rad Bennett  |  Jun 15, 2011  |  0 comments

Fairy tales have been reinterpreted throughout history, often with great success. Little Red Riding Hood has been updated by artists from Tex Avery to Stephen Sondheim; it was even presented as a very funny Fractured Fairy Tale on the Rocky and Bullwinkle show. Unfortunately, Catherine Hardwicke’s new version doesn’t belong in such high-class company.

Rad Bennett  |  May 12, 2011  |  0 comments

Friends with benefits: Is that kind of modern-day relationship really possible? No Strings Attached looks into that question for almost an hour before ending up in typical Hollywood rom-com land.

Rad Bennett  |  May 03, 2011  |  0 comments

What if you saw your best friend’s wife cheating on him? Should you tell him? It’s an interesting premise that might fuel either a dramatic movie or a comedic one. Which one? Director Ron Howard hasn’t solved that dilemma, coming up with a film that isn’t funny enough to be a comedy nor dark enough (in its entirety) to be a drama.

Rad Bennett  |  Feb 25, 2011  |  0 comments
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The titular relationship is that between the U.S. and the U.K., and it also refers to the working rapport of their leaders.

Rad Bennett  |  Feb 25, 2011  |  0 comments
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 The dictionary defines a “minion” as an underling. Despicable Me has turned Minions into superstars.

Rad Bennett  |  Feb 23, 2010  |  0 comments
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Rad Bennett  |  Mar 25, 2009  |  0 comments
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I watched the Blu-ray Disc of my favorite animated film of a