Contains all of the elements for a wonderful sequel yet wrecks them with some questionable decisions and a silly finale.
CAST: Bill Hader
The Angry Birds Movie misses the mark and instead caused me to exclaim, “What the flock!”
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them is a very confused mixed bag.
A lonely introvert finds comfort in the “arms” of his new, highly-advanced cell phone operating system in Her. Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix) is demoralized by the breakup of his marriage to his first love, Catherine (Rooney Mara). It doesn’t help matters that his job as a creative letter writer requires him to be fully in […]
A nerdy high school senior decides to apply her ample scholastic skills to a new project — becoming sexually savvy before heading off to college in The To Do List. Brandy Klark (Aubrey Plaza) is everything most parents dream about. She’s smart, dedicated, problem-free and a virgin. She’s even earned the distinction of class valedictorian. What’s […]
The unoriginal plot meandered its way along like a stoned senior looking for a snack.
I avoided the fraternities and sororities in college except for the parties. Some of those were quite wild and involved all kinds of drinking stunts and things I wouldn’t even consider today. That kind of spirit infuses Monsters University, but the emphasis is on scares instead of drinking. This is the first prequel to a […]
Animated films should be a gold mine for most filmmakers because parents almost blindly drag their kids to these movies as an easy activity for families. Add in those extra 3D dollars, and any company should clean up and at least recoup their production costs. It’s pretty hard to make an awful animated film because […]
So, in what will amount to much surprise for my friend Luke, this weekend I saw Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. What surprised me most about my participation is that the film stars Michael Cera. I’ve had a long-running grudge against the actor from his earliest roles, as he seems to always play the same […]
We saw the comedy Tropic Thunder this weekend. It’s the latest movie starring Ben Stiller (who also directed). It also stars Robert Downey Jr, Jack Black and a host of other noted personalities. The basic storyline revolves around a movie shoot that focuses on trying to get the very best performances from some difficult movie stars […]
A heart-broken musician heads to Hawaii to escape his breakup in Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Let me say right now that my least favorite part of this movie is its title. It’s the most forgettable part of the film. The story comes to us from it’s lead actor Jason Segel who we’ve seen in lesser roles […]
Another Friday, another movie. This time we checked out Superbad, the new Judd Apatow comedy. It still amazes me that this guy has so many awesome hit movies and failed so notably (and surprisingly) with TV shows. It makes no sense. The great part for me is that I confused this movie as being the […]