A simple, straightforward kids movie made special by virtue of its casting.
You are not going to want to miss seeing Furious 7 in a movie theater full of paying customers this weekend, because it's going to be bananas. By now you've seen a little bit of the part where the whole team parachutes out of a C-130, in their cars. Show More Summary
We only have one movie on the docket this week, but it's a big enough release to warrant it. Dominic Toretto and his gang of racers are back a frolic through along the open road (and wherever else something on four wheels can go). Furious...Show More Summary
The little indie that could is starting to make waves, and we can only hope word of mouth continues to build. According to Variety, David Robert Mitchell’s It Follows (read my review), easily one of the scariest movies in a long, long while, is on pace to be the top-grossing film in Radius-TWC’s history after […]
Director Simon Curtis’ terrific new film, Woman In Gold opens April 1st and I will have a full video review of it on Monday. But the movie actually had its World Premiere February 9th at the Berlin Film Festival and critics came gunning for it. Show More Summary
Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart team up in the new comedy "Get Hard". Both are great comedic talents, so one would expect a film featuring them would be a laugh riot. Unfortunately, "Get Hard" is far from it. In the movie, Ferrell play James...Show More Summary
"They need to know that it was a woman that tamed the eagle." Sure.
Move over, E.T.: There’s a new lovable alien on Earth and ironically he’s in a movie called Home. This new DreamWorks Animation confection is the company’s only planned release this year, and as I say in my video review above it is out-of-this-world...Show More Summary
Kevin Hart plus Will Ferrell should equal comedy gold. But the superstar duo headline a new movie that is receiving attention for trafficking in stereotypes far more than humor. Get Hard isn't just terrible, according to many critics,...Show More Summary
The new DreamWorks animated film Home is a surprisingly moving tale of friendship and family, dressed up as an adorably frivolous sci-fi comedy. It kicks off on a cute-creepy note, with our cuddly, barrel-shaped, space-alien protagonist Oh (Jim Parsons) introducing his kind: the Boov, a species of intergalactic cowards constantly... More »
The new Will Ferrell–Kevin Hart comedy Get Hard is designed to provoke you, and maybe even piss you off a little. Does it cross the line into actual racism, and/or homophobia, as some contend? Maybe. Probably. Everybody’s threshold for offense is different, and the movie flaunts its “edge” like it’s going out... More »
I reviewed the Zellner bros' indie festival hit, Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter, for today's Washington Times. Here's how it opens: Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter” is a sad and lonely movie about a sad and lonely woman who embarks on an impossible...Show More Summary
Cobain: Montage Of Heck is a movie about the frontman of Nirvana, but it isn’t about Nirvana. The word Bleach is never uttered. Dave Grohl was not interviewed, and his entry into the band is not addressed; he’s just there all of a sudden as the archival footage shifts into the Nevermind era. Even the […]
Not sure about this one. Kevin Hart is terrific. Will Ferrell starts broad while setting up plot, but his performance is forced. Whereas Hart, who plays it straight, is a delight. Once the plot is in full swing Ferrell's comedic wings take off. Show More Summary
Step Brothers is one of those rare movies that gets funnier every time you watch it. That's probably why it received extremely mixed reviews when it came out, but has slowly become a cult classic – and widely considered to be one of the funniest movies of the 2000s. DVDs don't sell...
The cuddliest alien invasion movie ever, "Home" contains nifty turns of phrase and some actual, verifiable verbal wit, owing in large part to its source material, Adam Rex's 2007 children's book "The True Meaning of Smekday."
When I did my review of “Mr. Turner,” I remember Jonathan talking about how he had trouble getting into it, especially after he admitted that he wasn’t that familiar with director Mike Leigh’s other work. And, spurred on by this, and...Show More Summary
The movie breaks new ground in the faith-based category not only in genre but in its large number of impressive CG effects, which rival anything out of Hollywood. The storyline is fast-paced, the acting solid, and the 1776-era characters will entertain anyone who enjoys colonial history. Show More Summary
Laying out its anxieties right there in the title, While We’re Young is Noah Baumbach’s midlife crisis movie, a funny, talky portrait of an aging artist reaching for the vitality he sees in some younger friends. Coming from the neurotic...Show More Summary
DreamWorks Animation has established such a distinctive (and distinctively pandering) brand that its creative successes are defined principally by the degree to which they do not resemble a typical DreamWorks cartoon. By that metric, Home seems, at first, like their best feature since The Croods. Show More Summary