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Movie reviews by LaRae Meadows

A review of Transcendent Man Live: a Conversation about the Future

A review of Transcendent Man Live: a Conversation about the Future

by LaRae Meadows
Voice in the Dark (theater)
October 11, 2011

A mixed bag of content, Transcendent Man Live: a Conversation about the Future perfectly illuminated the problem with discussing science in America.

A review of Nostalgia for the Light

A review of Nostalgia for the Light

by LaRae Meadows
Voice in the Dark (theater)
September 29, 2011

The Past is Now

A review of Attack the Block

A review of Attack the Block

by LaRae Meadows
Voice in the Dark (theater)
September 19, 2011

Cheeky Goodness

A review of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

A review of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2

by LaRae Meadows
Voice in the Dark (theater)
August 29, 2011

Unfortunately, what came in with a bang goes out with a whimper in this final installment of a much-loved series.

A review of Cowboys & Aliens

A review of Cowboys & Aliens

by LaRae Meadows
Voice in the Dark (theater)
August 29, 2011

It’s not dramatic, not cheeky, not funny; Cowboys & Aliens is the film of not.

A review of Forks Over Knives

A review of Forks Over Knives

by LaRae Meadows
Voice in the Dark (theater)
June 30, 2011

Forks Over Knives plays like a 1950s governmental instructional video, makes basic reasoning mistakes, and discredits itself ...

Review of Paul

Review of Paul

by LaRae Meadows
Voice in the Dark (theater)
April 13, 2011

Anyone calling Paul charismatic, humorous, or timeless is probably suffering a terrible case of confirmation bias.

Review of The Rite

Review of The Rite

by LaRae Meadows
Voice in the Dark (theater)
February 16, 2011

The Rite—isn’t

Review of Black Swan

Review of Black Swan

by LaRae Meadows
Voice in the Dark (theater)
January 10, 2011

Well-acted and disturbing, Black Swan is a film that gives fleeting, peripheral glimpses of greatness.

Review of Tron: Legacy

Review of Tron: Legacy

by LaRae Meadows
Voice in the Dark (theater)
January 5, 2011

Chock full of glamour and lacking in substance, Tron: Legacy is all sizzle and no sausage.

Hereafter

Hereafter

by LaRae Meadows
Voice in the Dark (theater)
November 9, 2010

If the events of Hereafter happened in real life, they would not make a rewarding drama but a tragic story used to show the maliciousness of blind...

Paranormal Activity 2

Paranormal Activity 2

by LaRae Meadows
Voice in the Dark (theater)
October 28, 2010

Sure, Paranormal Activity 2 offers nothing more than roller-coaster thrills, but what’s not to love about roller coasters?

Case 39

Case 39

by LaRae Meadows
Voice in the Dark (theater)
October 15, 2010

Case 39 is the perfect example of how to annoy, aggravate, and incense an audience to the point that its members intend to hunt down all involved...

Let Me In

Let Me In

by LaRae Meadows
Voice in the Dark (theater)
October 15, 2010

Chilling, edgy, and intimate, Let Me In is a heart breaking, heartwarming vampire drama that left me stirred.

The Last Exorcism

The Last Exorcism

by LaRae Meadows
Voice in the Dark (theater)
September 9, 2010

Even though I love to see skepticism positively portrayed in a movie, I can't help but feel disappointed by the shameless burglarizing of the history of horror.

The  Twilight Saga: Eclipse

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

by LaRae Meadows
Voice in the Dark (theater)
July 7, 2010

A bad script, a case of sequel-itis, and acting of an eye-rolling quality made wish someone would do me the merciful act of shooting me with a silver bullet

Jonah Hex

Jonah Hex

by LaRae Meadows
Voice in the Dark (theater)
June 29, 2010

Since the writers of Jonah Hex didn’t find it necessary to give me a reason to care about Jonah or the story, I won’t be bothered to do so, either.

Review of Splice

Review of Splice

by LaRae Meadows
Voice in the Dark (theater)
June 18, 2010

Scientists testing the boundaries of what is possible find themselves walking the line of what is ethical in Splice

Review of Iron Man 2

Review of Iron Man 2

by LaRae Meadows
Voice in the Dark (theater)
May 11, 2010

Even Iron Man is vulnerable to the double-edged sword of the past, and in Iron Man 2, Tony Stark feels both sides of the blade. Iron Man 2 is a thin...

Review of Clash of the Titans

Review of Clash of the Titans

by LaRae Meadows
Voice in the Dark (theater)
April 29, 2010

When the fragile egos of the Olympians are damaged by human indifference and defiance, the Olympians plan their revenge. Clash of the Titans is an...

Review of How to Train Your Dragon

Review of How to Train Your Dragon

by LaRae Meadows
Voice in the Dark (theater)
April 16, 2010

Children’s movies, especially those meant for small children, tell more about a society and their values than any other film genre. The emotional reaction of...

Review of Repo Men

Review of Repo Men

by LaRae Meadows
Voice in the Dark (theater)
March 23, 2010

In a world where corporations own people (or parts of them), falling behind on payments is a matter of life and death. Repo Men is like a NASCAR...

Review of The Wolfman

Review of The Wolfman

by LaRae Meadows
Voice in the Dark (theater)
February 19, 2010

It takes only one fateful bite to turn from ordinary theater actor into The Wolfman...

Review of Legion

Review of Legion

by LaRae Meadows
Voice in the Dark (theater)
February 4, 2010

In Legion, God is pissed, and it is all our fault. Incomprehensible theology, a bumbling bunch of characters, and a taffy-stretched plot...

Interview with Randall Keynes

Interview with Randall Keynes

by LaRae Meadows
Voice in the Dark (theater)
January 22, 2010

Keynes sat down on an extremely rainy Monday in San Francisco to discuss his book, the movie adaptation that hits theaters on Friday, and the controversy...

Review of Creation

Review of Creation

by LaRae Meadows
Voice in the Dark (theater)
January 22, 2010

In Creation, a film adaptation of Randall Keynes book of the same name, Charles Darwin comes to terms with the death of his daughter Annie...

Daybreakers

Daybreakers

by LaRae Meadows
Voice in the Dark (theater)
January 14, 2010

Daybreakers begins ten years after an outbreak causes vampirism, when the world is running out of humans necessary to feed the vampire population.

Review of Paranormal Activity

Review of Paranormal Activity

by LaRae Meadows
Voice in the Dark (theater)
November 23, 2009

Seeing what happens in the house while they sleep doesn’t make Katie and Micah rest any easier...

Review of Zombieland

Review of Zombieland

by LaRae Meadows
Voice in the Dark (theater)
November 19, 2009

Zombieland is half how-to video half tongue-in-cheek comic adventure.

Review of The Men Who Stare at Goats

Review of The Men Who Stare at Goats

by LaRae Meadows
Voice in the Dark (theater)
November 17, 2009

A heartbroken reporter stumbles onto a story about cold war Jedi in Iraq to whom no human, rock, or goat is immune.

Review of The Fourth Kind

Review of The Fourth Kind

by LaRae Meadows
Voice in the Dark (theater)
November 16, 2009

Aliens, hysteria, hallucinations, theology, ancient civilizations, and psychotherapy merge en mass in Nome, Alaska.