Monday, July 8, 2013

'Lone Ranger' No Es Tonto

Gore Verbinski's "The Lone Ranger" is not as bad as you may have been led to believe by the angry reviews that poured in last week. I mean, the film is far from perfect and a little long to boot.

But, God forbid, Verbinski does a little something different than you'd expect than your average run-of-the-mill western - all the while paying homage to everyone from John Ford to Sergio Leone.

It's an ambitious, and not wholly successful, but overall enjoyably strange western.

I also dug "The Way, Way Back," a coming of age tale that breaks no new ground, but handles its material well and features some solid performances.

Here are my Patch reviews.

This coming weekend, I'll definitely catch up with the acclaimed "Fruitvale Station" as well as Guillermo del Toro's "Pacific Rim" and, yes, "Grown Ups 2."

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