Film Reviews

Jumping the Broom (**)

Two families come together for a wedding at Martha’s Vineyard. The Watson's are a wealthy family and the Taylor's lower income family. And guess...

Sucker Punch (0 Stars)

Zack Snyder has described "Sucker Punch" as "'Alice In Wonderland' meets machine guns."  The film's tag line says "You Will Be Unprepared."  Hmmm... I have...

Friends with Benefits (Multiple Reviews)

Joey Magidson’s Review (***) The second “opposite sex friends who decide to have emotion-less sex and stay just friends until love inevitably gets in the...

The Guard (***½)

An Irish action-comedy that balances the two genres so well that it’s not just one of the funniest films of 2011 but one of the...

The Lincoln Lawyer (***)

At one time, Matthew McConaughey was viewed as the next big thing. Emerging from a notable turn in the cult classic and 1993 stoner-comedy...

Madea’s Big Happy Family (*½)

In every script that Tyler Perry writes, he knows how to create over the top drama. And he knows how to diffuse the drama...

Rango (**)

I like the concept at its most basic level…An animated western. Simple, not really ever done before as best I can tell. Directed by...

Red Riding Hood (½)

“Red Riding Hood” is not just a bad film. It is a spectacularly bad one; one which serves as the visual equivalent of a...

Mars Needs Moms (**)

The latest motion-capture film from Robert Zemeckis’ ImageMovers studio, “Mars Needs Moms” is an ambitious film that provides impressive visual landscapes at the cost...

Limitless (**½)

Despite his ascension to A-list status and high profile appearances in “The Hangover” and “The A-Team”, Bradley Cooper has still been waiting for his...

Red State (***½)

With ‘Red State’, Kevin Smith has a done a complete 180 as a filmmaker.  The writer/director known for being a premiere comedy auteur has made...

Bellflower (****)

Bellflower’ is easily the most unique film that I’ve seen in 2011 to date.  It’s also one of the very best of the year...

The Tree of Life (Multiple Reviews)

Joey Magidson’s Review (**½) After what seems like an eternity, Terrence Malick’s 5th film has finally reached theaters.  The Tree of Life is a great...

Larry Crowne (Multiple Reviews)

Michael Ward’s Review (**) Two of the biggest superstars on the planet, Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts, join together for the romantic comedy, Larry Crowne,...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (Multiple Reviews)

John Foote’s Review (****) And so what began ten years ago comes to an end, after seven outstanding books and eight very good, bordering sometimes...

Passion Play (*½)

It’s almost hard to believe how bad Passion Play is.  Aside from a rather amusing supporting performance by Bill Murray, every single other element...

Trust (***)

Director David Schwimmer (yes, Ross from Friends) takes a subject tailor made for a crummy Lifetime Original Movie and manages to make a compelling...

Scre4m (***½)

Quite possibly the most openly meta horror film that I’ve ever seen, Scre4m functions as not just an effective sequel to the horror franchise,...

Prom (**½)

An earnest yet corny and clichéd teen movie, Prom wants to feel like modern John Hughes but ends up feeling like something more at...

Jane Eyre (***)

In general, I’ve always been lukewarm on Jane Eyre as a whole, be it in book or movie form.  It’s just always been something...

Arthur (**)

A remake that seems to miss the point of what made the original a success, Arthur is a big misfire that completely wastes the...

Hanna (***)

A surprisingly successful action flick, Hanna shows some interesting range for director Joe Wright.  The story itself isn’t all that different from any other...

Water For Elephants (**½)

One of the most beloved and best selling romantic novels of recent years, Sara Gruen's "Water For Elephants" has had a legion of fans...

Bridesmaids (***½)

Refreshingly honest and as insightful as it is hilarious, “Bridesmaids” is a terrific comedy. With a winning cast led by Saturday Night Live (“SNL”)...

Your Highness (*)

Danny McBride’s rise from a bit player in edgy and button-pushing comedies to the star of his own HBO comedy series, “Eastbound & Down”,...

Thor (***)

One of the most eagerly anticipated films of 2011, “Thor” arrives with a lot riding on its well-defined shoulders. For starters, “Thor” represents the...

Fast Five (**1/2)

On the way to the screening for "Fast Five", it dawned on me that not only is this the fifth film in the "Fast...

Pirates Of The Caribbean – On Stranger Tides (**½)

For the first time in four years, the “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise returns to the big screen with a revamped cast and for...

Rio (***)

“Rio” is one of those films that sneaks up on you. You are watching it, enjoying it, appreciating that it is entertaining and not...

The Hangover Part II (**)

The inevitable sequel to the massively successful 2009 Golden Globe-winning comedy, “The Hangover” has arrived amid much speculation and excitement. The first film, budgeted...

Source Code (***½)

Possibly the most purely entertaining film of 2011 so far, Source Code shows that director Duncan Jones is already one of the better filmmakers...

Hall Pass (***)

Bob Farrelly and Peter Farrelly are the dynamic duo of comedy. They know how to make a film fun and enjoyable. And they proved...

Crazy, Stupid, Love. (Multiple Reviews)

Michael Ward’s Review (***) Crazy, Stupid, Love. is as wonderfully entertaining a film as it is frustrating. There are moments that grab your heart in...

Super 8 (Multiple Reviews)

Joey Magidson’s Review (***½) Super 8 is a real throwback of a summer movie.  If I didn’t know better, I would have thought for...

Midnight in Paris (Multiple Reviews)

Joey Magidson’s Review (***½) When dealing with a legendary director’s newest film, it’s always dangerous to compare the work to their classics.  One walks a...

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