There have been almost 15 years between “Zoolander” films, with the first releasing in late September of 2001 and the second hitting theaters this week. Put another way, there have been not one, not two, but three “Star Wars” films… Read More ›
Movie Review: "Deadpool" (2016)
Ryan Reynolds and director Tim Miller have been promising since they got the green light on “Deadpool” that they weren’t going to make your average comic book superhero movie. Well, for better or worse, they delivered on that promise. Generally… Read More ›
Movie Review: "Misconduct" (2016)
Today, February 5th, Academy Award winners Al Pacino and Anthony Hopkins are appearing in a new film, “Misconduct.” Also appearing are Josh Duhamel, Alice Eve, Malin Akerman, and Julia Stiles. A limited theatrical release, it’s also available on demand starting… Read More ›
Movie Review: "Hail, Caesar!" (2016)
I love movies about movies. Is that because I love movies in general or because I like the whole meta nature of it or, perhaps, both? Whatever the case may be, tell me I’m gong to watch a movie about… Read More ›
Movie Review: "The 5th Wave"
Leaving “The 5th Wave” screening, I asked my daughter (nine-and-a-half) if she enjoyed the movie. She said that she did, that it was really fun and she was looking forward to a sequel. So, clearly Chloë Grace Moretz and company… Read More ›
Movie Review: "Ride Along 2"
The 2014 Tim Story-directed film, Ride Along was a success, and a sizable one. It should therefore come as no surprise that the Kevin Hart-Ice Cube film now has a sequel. Ride Along 2, which reunites Hart, Cube, and Story,… Read More ›
Movie Review: "Moonwalkers" (2016)
Sometimes things just don’t work out. Maybe the should. Maybe they could. They just don’t. That is the biggest takeaway message both in and about “Moonwalkers” (2016). Directed by Antoine Bardou-Jacquet from a screenplay by Dean Craig, “Moonwalkers” hypothesizes that… Read More ›
Movie Review: "Daddy’s Home" (2015)
I love comedies. I love the light-heatedness of them. I love knowing that I’m going to sit down and watch a movie and that by the time it ends, everything is okay to be okay. There is something exceptionally comforting… Read More ›
Movie Review: "Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip"
I don’t take film recommendations from my son, but it is worth noting before you read anything below that my son loved “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip.” Two full days after the screening and he’s still talking about… Read More ›
Movie Review: "Concussion" (2015)
Football is dangerous. There is just no way to think that it isn’t, no matter how many pads someone wears. It flies in the face of logic to think that someone can be hit repeatedly for decades on end and… Read More ›
Movie Review: "The Revenant" (2015)
The ability to accomplish something on a technical level is fantastic, but movies are about more than technical ability. Watch Alejandro González Iñárritu’s latest, “The Revenant,” and you will, unquestionably, marvel at the technical feats of three-time Oscar winner Iñárritu… Read More ›
Movie Review: "The Night Before" (2015)
Being funny isn’t always enough. Or, maybe more accurately, being occasionally funny isn’t enough. At least for movies. If a person is occasionally funny and not a complete drag the rest of the time, that’s probably acceptable. It doesn’t work… Read More ›
Movie Review: "The Peanuts Movie"
Nostalgia can be a dangerous thing. It offers us a rose-tinted memory off what was rather than a true depiction. Consequently, when we return in the present to that which we are nostalgic for, the potential for disappointment is great… Read More ›
Movie Review: "Momentum" (2015) Offers Little Excitement
Some movies open with such promise, such fun and amusement that you are instantly intrigued. Unfortunately, sometimes these great opening sequences are not followed by anything remotely as enjoyable. Such is the case with Stephen S. Campanelli’s “Momentum” (2015). Starring… Read More ›
Movie Review: "Goosebumps"
There is something unsettling about the Rob Letterman directed “Goosebumps,” and it isn’t the scares that it offers. At first glance, the new film about the monsters R.L. Stine creates in his books coming to life feels like an updated… Read More ›
Movie Review: "Room" (2015)
Some movies devastate you. You watch them and you wonder about humanity and what you would do in a similar situation and are just shaken for hours after the experience. If that isn’t your kind of thing, don’t watch “Room”… Read More ›
Movie Review: "Hotel Transylvania 2"
Sometimes a movie fails not because the story isn’t fun or because the characters aren’t interesting, nor because the actors aren’t enjoying themselves. Sometimes a movie fails because the message it is sending, whether intentional or not, is horrid. This… Read More ›
"Fantastic Four" – They’ll Get’em Next Time
Light spoilers throughout the piece – nothing major, but I tell you because if you’re going to be angry at me, it shouldn’t be for that. Yesterday, I did something both necessary and regrettable – I went to see the… Read More ›
Movie Review: "Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation"
At first blush, it ought to be easy to make a good, high octane, spy movie, it’s just a matter of ingredients. You need attractive and/or charismatic cast members, exotic locations, a few fun set pieces, gadgets, some banter, and… Read More ›
Movie Review: "Paper Towns"
Forgive the slightly different format today, this was originally intended for elsewhere… There is a common theory that teenage boys (and many men in general) only need a pretty girl to smile at them to make them turn into a… Read More ›