[box type=”alert” icon=”none”] Despicable Me 2 (MPAA Rating: PG) Cast: Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Benjamin Bratt Directors: Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud [/box] I have to say – there are few sequels that truly surpass the original, but Despicable Me 2 […]
[REVIEW] MIB franchise still delivers with Men In Black 3
[box type=”alert” icon=”none”] Men in Black III (MPAA Rating: PG-13 for sci-fi action violence and brief suggestive content) Cast: Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin Director: Barry Sonnenfeld [/box] Agents J, K, and K (?) are back in the […]
[REVIEW] A-Rated Avengers Amaze!
[box type=”alert” icon=”none”] The Avengers (MPAA Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action throughout, and a mild drug reference) Cast: Robert Downey, Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Tom Hiddleston Director: Joss Whedon […]
[MOVIE REVIEW] Yawn of the Titans
[box type=”alert” icon=”none”] Wrath of the Titans (MPAA Rating: PG-13) Cast: Sam Worthington, Rosamund Pike, Bill Nighy, Édgar Ramírez, Toby Kebbell, Danny Huston, Ralph Fiennes, Liam Neeson Director: Jonathan Liebesman [/box] Greek gods, minotaurs, and 2-headed dragons, oh my! Wrath […]
[MOVIE REVIEW] Real Steel Delivers
Real Steel (MPAA Rating: PG-13) Cast: Hugh Jackman, Dakota Goyo, Evangeline Lilly, Anthony Mackie, Kevin Durand Directed by Shawn Levy There are very few movies where I would tell you, go ahead, load up the minivan and bring the whole […]
[REVIEW] Can Colombiana Deliver?
Colombiana (MPAA Rating: PG-13) Cast: Zoe Saldana, Jordi Mollà, Lennie James, Amandla Stenberg, Cliff Curtis Director: Oliviera Megaton Before even seeing this film, you can see the Hollywood influences – La Femme Nikita, The Professional, Kill Bill, even Desperado comes […]
[REVIEW] Captain America: The First Avenger
Nostalgia With a Pinch of Fantasy Makes for A Great “Avengers” Set Up Captain America: The First Avenger (MPAA rating: PG-13) Cast:Chris Evans, Hayley Atwell , Sebastian Stan, Tommy Lee Jones, Hugo Weaving, Dominic Cooper Directed by: Joe Johnston Captain […]
[REVIEW] Cars 2: Not quite a lemon, but worth the ride?
Cars 2 (MPAA Rating: G) Voice Cast: Larry the Cable Guy, Owen Wilson, Michael Cain, Emily Mortimer, Eddie Izzard, John Turturro Directed By: John Lasseter, Brad Lewis I brought my almost-5-year-old to the theater for the Sunday matinee of this […]
[REVIEW] Kung Fu Panda 2: Stellar cast, but…
Kung Fu Panda 2 (MPAA rating: PG) Voice Cast: Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Gary Oldman, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, David Cross, James Hong, Michelle Yeoh Directed by: Jennifer Yuh The 2nd Panda movie answers the burning […]
[REVIEW] Is X-Men a First-Class Summer Blockbuster?
X-Men: First Class (MPAA rating: PG-13) Cast: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Kevin Bacon, Jennifer Lawrence, Rose Byrne, January Jones, Caleb Landry Jones Directed by: Matthew Vaughn The Muties are back! In this prequel to the very successful X-Men series, we […]
[MOVIE REVIEW] The Wolfman: This Move Is Fun!
The Wolfman (Rating: R) Cast: Benicio Del Toro, Anthony Hopkins, Emily Blunt, Hugo Weaving Director: Joe Johnston Joe Johnston’s The Wolfman breaks the remake mold and has brought back the popcorn thriller in an unexpectedly refreshing way. The story is based […]
[MOVIE REVIEW] Couples Retreat: Is It One?
One would think that a movie titled after marriage and relationships would be the ultimate chic flick, but having been written by Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau, this story is very much from the men’s point of view.
Vaughn (Four Christmases) plays Dave, the anchor of a group of friends at varying stages of married bliss. He has the most stable of the unstable relationships…
[OPINION] Why This Health Care Debate Is So Personal
I am mentally exhausted. I am horrified by what I see on TV and by what I witnessed at my own town hall meeting – these rabid detractors of health care reform who have been led to believe that covering […]
[MOVIE REVIEW] Funny People: Funny Enough?
Funny People (Rating: R) Cast: Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, Leslie Mann, Eric Bana, Jonah Hill, Jason Schwartzman Written/Produced/Directed by Judd Apatow Funny People does a lot of things. It officially welcomes the new crop of young movie comedians into Hollywood’s […]
[MOVIE REVIEW] Brüno: Can You Handle It?
How can you top a foreign “journalist” who comes to America and brings a bag of his own feces to the dinner table of Southern socialites? How about an Austrian “fashionista” who tries to make a sex tape with former Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul?