Fruitvale Station - Movie ReviewIn the early morning hours of New Year’s Day 2009, the horrific shooting of an unarmed black man named Oscar Grant by a Bay Area transit police officer in Oakland, California sent the area into a raging tizzy of protests, riots, rallies, and marches. Though young ...

The Wolverine - Movie ReviewJames Mangold’s The Wolverine is a comic book movie that attempts to atone for the sins of 2009’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine by bringing a more grounded and wounded Weapon X to the story while, at the same time, promising to be more adventurous and ...

Grown Ups 2 - Movie ReviewWho is to blame for Grown Ups 2? Yes, blame. As in holding responsible for. Finding fault with. Because let’s face it, cinema has hit a new bottom with this bar-lowering piece of defilement from Happy Madison, the studio that has done more to ...

White House Down - Movie ReviewWhen it was first announced that Piranha, the 1978 original spoof of Jaws, which was directed by Joe Dante, written by John Sayles, and produced by Roger Corman was going to be remade, an audible groan was heard from the masses. This would never work so...

Monsters University - Movie ReviewWhile Pixar is certainly no slouch as it releases its 14th feature film and has rubbed elbows for the last dozen or so years with the mightiest of established studios, what is truly amazing is that its latest cartoon features more heart and sentiment and its digital characters walk ...

Man of Steel - Movie ReviewAs a child of the 70’s, the cinematic version Superman means a lot to me.  He is, in fact, my favorite and most meaningful superhero to date.   Every couple of years, I find myself defending what Bryan Singer did in Superman Returns, as well as defending Superman ...

The Internship - Movie ReviewThe comedic duo of Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson team up once again, only this time they turn in their R-rated Wedding Crashers shenanigans for a little teen-friendly romp through the Google campus in The Internship, a thoroughly predictable summer ...

After Earth - Movie ReviewNo matter how much effort the marketing team puts into covering M. Night Shyamalan’s involvement with the Smith-family vanity project After Earth, there is simply no wiping the fading filmmaker’s fingerprints from this disaster. The Sixth Sense director has been ...

Now You See Me - Movie Review

Abracadabra it isn’t. French director Louis Leterrier (The Transporter, The Incredible Hulk) goes “mental” this month with the release of his tricky Now You See Me.  Audiences are asked – at the beginning of the barely-registering film – to pay close attention ...

The Hangover Part III - Movie Rview Responding to criticism that his second film in the Hangover franchise was nothing more than an unimaginative rehash of the first, director Todd Phillips goes totally off-script - so to speak - with his third installment that has nothing to do with drinking or its ill effects ...

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