Author Archives: Victoria Alexander

About Victoria Alexander

Member of Las Vegas Film Critics Society: www.lvfcs.org/. Victoria Alexander lives in Las Vegas, Nevada and answers every email at victoria.alexander.lv@gmail.com. For a complete list of Victoria Alexander's movie reviews on Rotten Tomatoes go to: http://www.rottentomatoes.com/author/author-3571/ Contributing to: FilmsInReview: http://www.filmsinreview.com FilmFestivalToday: http://www.filmfestivaltoday.com Las Vegas Informer Group: LVInformer.com Member of Las Vegas Film Critics Society: www.lvfcs.org

Film Review: The Boy

Mothers of lifelike dolls, known as “Reborns” will love this creepy, twisty horror movie. I immediately brought the premise of THE BOY, that a wealthy, elderly couple would hire a live-in nanny to care for their “son” – a life-sized, … Continue reading

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Film Review: “ELYSIUM”

“Rich people plan for three generations. Poor people plan for Saturday night.” Gloria Steinem Elysium takes place a hundred years from now and Earth is one big, over-crowded slum. It doesn’t matter what happened but it must have been nuclear. … Continue reading

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PACIFIC RIM

It’s about lost shoes and bloody noses. Alien creatures called Kaiju, larger than the Burj Khalilfa, rise from the oceans and destroy cities all over the world. America’s answer is to build 25-story-high robots, called Jaegers, to fight the menacing … Continue reading

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World War Z

An intelligent zombie movie that’s a thriller. A social scientist might look at the global moviegoer’s appetite for movies based on superhero comic books, graphic novels, and YA novels, and conclude that humans are dissatisfied with the slow pace of … Continue reading

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The Hangover Part lll

Stale. Rated “R” for what? Doesn’t just end the franchise, Part lll murders it. I laughed once. Our favorite R-rated, shockingly vulgar “wolfpack” is now domesticated. No more drugs, black-outs, sex with Hunts Point hookers, or Thai ladyboys. The funniest … Continue reading

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K-11

Who knew there was a special K-11 inmate division for LGBT criminals to run the dormitory, take drugs, dress up and have sex with the guards? What is not to love here? It’s about she-men in jail ruled over by … Continue reading

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The Place Beyond the Pines

Morality is flexible and self-interest is paramount. Another terrific collaboration between director and star. Luke (Ryan Gosling) is a motorcycle stunt rider in a “circus-style” county fair traveling show. In a Cirque du Soliel type of circular cage, Luke, along … Continue reading

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TRANCE

Convoluted and deliciously twisty but worth even a second viewing. I’ve been placed under hypnosis and it’s not like this at all. Why isn’t Vincent Cassel a huge star in the U.S.? Simon (James McAvoy) is a fashionable star fine … Continue reading

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The Call

Thrilling, then it goes Hollywood stupid and then the best ending ever! Berry’s hair co-stars and chews the scenery. Jordan Turner (Halle Berry) is a 911 operator in L.A. This 911 center is called “The Hive” and the degree of … Continue reading

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The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

Jim Carrey walks off with the movie and he knows it. My bona fides: I live in Las Vegas, formerly the domain of Siegfried and Roy, now the Cirque du Soliel fiefdom. My husband and I are friends with many … Continue reading

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