Mel Valentin

SF Station Writer

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Ferrell Gets Serious
By Mel Valentin (Apr 12, 2011)
Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars. Will Ferrell delivers one of the finer performances of Ferrell’s acting career in the comedy-drama Everything Must Go. More »
A Mediocre Superhero
By Mel Valentin (Apr 05, 2011)
Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars. Superhero Summer, 2011 edition, officially kicks off with the first big-screen appearance of Marvel Comics’ [b]Thor[/b], the Norse god of thunder re-mythologized for the Marvel Universe as a super-powered, trans-dimensional, godlike alien. More »
Indie Art in the Wild West
By Mel Valentin (Apr 03, 2011)
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars. Water, and the search thereof, provides Meek’s Cutoff with a simple, but no less powerful, impetus for the central characters’ literal and metaphorical journey West. More »
Success in Excess
By Mel Valentin (Mar 29, 2011)
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars. Guilty pleasures don’t come any guiltier or more pleasurable than Universal’s decade-old Fast and the Furious franchise, which returns with a lucrative fourth sequel, [b]Fast Five[/b]. More »
Pattison's Circus Tearjerker
By Mel Valentin (Mar 23, 2011)
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars. [b]Water for Elephants[/b] marks the latest bid by Robert Pattinson to obtain middlebrow, mainstream success outside of the [b]Twilight[/b] franchise. More »
A Colorful Carnival
By Mel Valentin (Mar 14, 2011)
Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars. Rio, from Blue Sky Studios and directed by Carlos Saldanha, is a animated animal action-comedy set primarily in Rio de Jeneiro during Carnival season. More »
Redford's Courtroom Drama
By Mel Valentin (Mar 14, 2011)
Rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars. [b]The Conspirator[/b], Robert Redford’s first film in four years, focuses on the little-known aftermath of President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination. More »
A Dud Remake
By Mel Valentin (Mar 07, 2011)
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars. [b]Arthur[/b] centers on a thirty-something man-child with access to seemingly unlimited amounts of money and booze. More »
Teenage Assassin
By Mel Valentin (Mar 07, 2011)
Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars. On an assassin's mission, Hanna is an odd, disconcerting mix of Jason Bourne and naive, uncertain teenager. More »
From Zero to Hero
By Mel Valentin (Feb 31, 2011)
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars. The story of costumed vigilante the Crimson Bolt, [b]Super[/b] offer an unrestrained satire of the superhero genre so many of us love uncritically. More »
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