I am disappointed with the film Bully, not for the content but the lack of it. Centering on just a few examples, the documentary restricts opinions to those filmed and not the millions who have been affected by the awful demeaning acts of aggression. It’s a critical subject that feeds on the young making their futures bleak and uncertain. The absence of a ‘cure’ and only limited suggestions on how children can release themselves from the evils of bulling make this film weak, restrictive and quite powerless. The only benefit that comes from this film is awareness, but I guess it’s a start. Read more
Here’s a nice little comedy that should appeal to the ladies and gentlemen who accompany them. It’s called Life Happens and has a few twists I didn’t see coming. I enjoyed the performances by Krysten Ritter, Kate Bosworth and especially Rachel Bilson. Catch it while it’s hot! Read more
Comedy runs rampant in the sequel American Reunion, with the whole cast returning from American Pie. Although the film does provide a lot of laughs, it may be somewhat hackneyed with each of the characters getting into similar troubles like they did in the original film. But, if it’s just a mindless feature you want to clear out the emotions from a dull and uneventful day, then this film will do the trick. Um, actually American Reunion also turned out to be good humor medicine for me. Read more
One of the most compelling true stories has opened in theaters. The World War II film is called In Darkness and tells the incredible real account of the attempted slaughter of Jews in a Polish city. Intolerable, painful and realistic the tragic attempted extermination shows the heroism of some Polish citizens who sacrificed their own well being for the sake of others. Read more
The web-shooting crusader returns to theaters this July as Andrew Garfield takes on Peter Parker’s role as Spider-Man. Peter is the outcast teen once again fighting for good–and the girl—this time heatthrob Gwen Stacey (Emma Stone).
Now living with his Uncle Ben and Aunt May, Peter must unravel the mystery of his own past and win over his high school crush, Gwen. When Peter discovers a mysterious briefcase belonging to his father, he uncovers a secret that will ultimately shape his role as “Spider-Man” and bring him face to face with the alter ego of his father’s former partner–the Lizard. Read more
In this 5th installment of the Resident Evil franchise—in full 3D no less—Alice (Milla Jovovich) teams up with a resistance movement in the ongoing battle against Umbrella and the undead. Once again captured by Umbrella, Alice awakens in their facility to explore the complex, reveal more of her past, and ultimately find those responsible for the outbreak. This time, she joins forces with resistance teams from major cities around the world and discovers a stunning truth, one that forces her to do some soul searching about who she really is and role of the Umbrella Corporation.
This sequel called Wrath of the Titans happens to be one of those films that if you hadn’t seen the first one, you may get a little lost in the plot. Not, that the plot is very difficult here, but read the following film description and you male tweens to twenties should get the idea even if you haven’t seen Clash of the Titans. Read more
Here’s a surprising and imaginative dance film that’s a nice change of pace. It’s called Musical Chairs and I enjoy the creative way that Director Susan Seidelman handles the sensitive subject matter. It may be out of step for men, but the ladies will love this romantic drama that features some whimsy as well. Read more
A sincere coming of age film with a lot of a unusual romance comes to the screen, it’s called The Matchmaker and features fine acting and direction. The movie gives a heartwarming look into lives that were aching from the past atrocities of war that muddled their futures. If you like films that delve into a slice of life that’s continuously a hardship, it’s time you met The Matchmaker. Read more
This fun film comes out of left field changing wacky into wow. The movie is called Jeff, Who Lives at Home and stars Jason Segel in a role not too unfamiliar for him. The cool thing about Jeff, Who Lives at Home is the unexpected following of Jeff’s usual, unpredictable day. Read more
High energy, good acting and a diabolical plot turn Seeking Justice into a winner. Watching this film I found myself gasping for breath at times due to the impact that comes off the screen. It’s a ‘what if?’ kind of movie that creates panic as much as it amazes. If you like an adult thriller that never lets up, then your choice is easy, Seeking Justice. Read more
A sweet film with Audrey Tautou opens this weekend, and it’s one that women everywhere should enjoy. It’s called Delicacy, and features an age-old story, but told in an interesting new way. The touching little romance film sets up date night, and an opportunity for the guys to latch on the gal they have been wanting to sway and just go for it. Read more
What starts out as a horror flick turns into a terrifying mind-bender in the movie Silent House. Not a very good script and a bit too sophisticated for most fans of the genres, there’s little doubt that it will not last at the box office.
Technically John Carter shines as one of the better films I’ve seen in a couple of years. The CGI, make-up, puppetry, mixed with fine live action characterization alone is worth the watch. Melding all this technology with the amazing fantasy story by Edgar Rice Burroughs and you have an excellent movie going experience. Much like the film Avatar you don’t have to be a science fiction enthusiast to enjoy the adventure and fantasy.
It’s cute, fun loving and complicated, yes Friends With Kids has all the markings of a chick flick. Yet for men the film does play well to couples, so gals grab a fine guy and drag him to see this funny little romantic comedy.