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Reviewed by: Larry H | | movie
Dear Movie Fans, we must be patient until after the Oscars on February 27th. The second and third tier movies fill the void while we wait for the Academy Awards to be announced. Then the public rushes out to see the newly crowned Best Picture and the other winners. That process takes most of March and April and then things heat up again in May.
The “Sanctums” of the movie world meanwhile trudge along until help arrives. Now here’s the catch; occasionally there are really great movies that slip through the clouds and shine brightly because the Hollywood gurus didn’t realize that they had a blockbuster and/or a piece of art. We know that we could help them cull the losers and pick the winners if only “they” would show us the movies and put us in their focus groups.
Let’s get down to business. “Sanctum” is a Tier Two movie unlike the University of Houston which is Tier One. I know the Aggies and Horns are also Tier One but I want to give props to the Coogs. Even mentioning colleges is risky business because now the Red Raiders and Bears are miffed.
I attended “Sanctum” by driving slowly to First Colony AMC on Snow Day, but there was no snow. I’ve heard the explanations by the meteorologists about the warm air blah, blah, blah, but I wanted snow. You said that there would be 1-3 inches of snow; I didn’t see any snow. I stayed up late and left the lights on so I could marvel at the little flakes falling gently in the night. No snow.
So I went to the movies on Snow Day; did I mention that there was no snow? I saw “Sanctum” in IMAX 3D; ooh ah, how exciting! Not. The screen had areas that were fuzzy and out of focus and nothing jumped off the screen. The stage for this movie is an extremely deep cave and water and diving and treachery and …who cares.
“Sanctum” is ok for Tier Two and a pretty good Tier Three movie, but I want to see Tier One every time I go to the movies. But that’s why I’m paid the big bucks; I go to the movies as a sacrifice for you people. Geez, I just re-read this piece and it sounds like Andy Rooney wrote it. Rock ‘n Roll.
About "Uncle Larry"
Larry W. Harrison has been writing reviews since 1997 and hundreds of his reviews are archived on his web page at www.LarryHmoviereviews.com. Larry's passion for movies and the law began at an early age when he first saw Gregory Peck's memorable portrayal of Atticus Finch in To Kill A Mockingbird. His reviews typically have a humorous twist with a sprinkle of schtick, but he is serious about his dedication to the quality of movies. He writes under the name of "Larry H." and always concludes his reviews with his signature ending of "Rock 'n Roll." Larry is a native Texan and an Adjunct Professor at the Sugar Land campus of the University of Houston.
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