“This Is the End” is a riotously funny movie about six comedic stars trapped in one mansion as the Apocalypse unfolds around them. The personalities are funny, the situation is funny, everything is funny.
The first great comedy of 2013.
A new Superman inherits the cape in an epic, dark, angst-filled drama.
I struggled with the somber tone of “Man of Steel”, but have to concede that it’s a potent, action packed film.
In a fictional near future, the government has created a night where all crime is legal, including murder. Called “The Purge”, it’s a release valve for people’s rage and way to violently cleanse the country of those who can’t protect themselves. A night where literally “Only the strong survive”.
When the tables turn on a family that’s benefitted from the policy, the result is a home invasion horror movie with a heavy dose of political commentary.
No computer skills? Over 40? No problem! If you can BS, you can make it into one of the most competitive internships in the country!
Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson take their fast talking scam duo act to the most innovative employer in the country in this safe, sweet, mildly funny comedy.
After crash landing on the long abandoned planet Earth, a father and son must work together to face the dangers of the planet and find their way to rescue.
In the hands of M Night Shyamalan, it winds up less interesting than it sounds.
Four magicians are assembled by a mysterious benefactor in order to pull of high stakes crimes using their skills of deception and illusion.
Unfortunately, the filmmakers aren’t as good at movie magic. “Now You See Me” is entertaining, but wouldn’t withstand the slightest scrutiny.
“Epic” is an animated action/adventure movie from the people who brought you the “Ice Age” franchise and “Rio”. In it, a plucky young girl finds herself magically miniaturized and thrown into the middle of a battle for the future of the forest.
Up tempo, occasionally humorous and brightly animated, “Epic” is sure to fit the bill for families and kids looking for a trip to the movies.
So The Rock has to get the Fast and Furious gang together to help him stop this guy who’s stealing… I don’t know, something… but his crew is a bunch of high stakes drivers so The Rock needs Toretto and his crew to help, and Letty is back, but she’s with the bad guys now so they want to save her, and Dom has to like talk her out of it “We’re family” he tells her, but she doesn’t listen at first cause she has amnesia and there’s all kinds of car chases and one of them has a TANK involved and then another time they’re on a runway racing a plane, and Vin Diesel gives this guy a flying headbutt and then he and the Rock are fighting dudes together while Paul Walker and everyone are like racing around underneath the plane engines…
It was awesome.
In 2009, Todd Phillips and co. had a surprise smash hit with “The Hangover”, a movie about three men who awaken from a night of blackout drinking to find they’ve lost one of their friends. They then have to recreate the events of the night before in order to retrace their steps and find their friend. In 2011, Todd Phillips and co. had another smash hit with “The Hangover Part II”, a movie about three men who awaken from a night of blackout drinking to find they’ve lost one of their friends. They then have to recreate the events of the night before in order to retrace their steps and find their friend.
“Part II” was widely criticized for being a regurgitation of the first film. It was nearly a note for note facsimile, and critics punished it accordingly. In response, Phillips and co. pledged “The Hangover Part III” would not be “the same old thing”. Instead, they made a movie that has little to do with anything fans love about the first two films.
No drunken debauchery, no blackout, no “Hangover”.
Worst of all, few to no laughs.
JJ Abrams strikes back with a darker film than the first chapter of his “Star Trek” reboot.
Kirk and co. fight for survival in space as they face their greatest enemy yet in a big budget action packed summer spectacular.