Jayne Manfield's Car - Movie ReviewJayne Mansfield’s Car, which represents Billy Bob Thornton’s long-awaited return to the director’s chair, is many things. The story, which he co-wrote with long-time writing partner Tom Epperson, is a meandering slice-of-life snapshot that is funny, sad, depressing ...

Closed Circuit - Movie ReviewDespite trailers and a title that elude to a ripped-from-the-headlines thriller set in one of the world’s most CCTV-saturated countries in the world, Closed Circuit oddly has very little to do with closed circuit cameras, or even secret surveillance for that matter. Then again, ...

Kick-Ass 2 - Movie ReviewWhat grammatical fun to be had were Kick-Ass 2 to actually kick some ass. Any number of cunning bon mots come to mind. However, the sad truth is that it doesn’t kick ass. In fact, it barely even thumps ass, or perhaps just gently moves ass out of the way. Now, ...

Elysium - Movie ReviewThe convincing “downtrodden” world of District 9 is echoed.  Liberal ideas of “Free Health Care for all” is the message its good guys send.  More liberal ideas regarding immigration laws are defended by its bad guys.  Yet, it fails to make a substantial impact ...

2 guns - Movie ReviewWhy is 2 Guns, a film that features cops with guns, Navy officers with guns, CIA Agents with guns, and hoodlums with even more guns, called 2 Guns? After all, there are far more just two guns. The answer lies in its two leads who pack enough firepower to ...

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 ...

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