Contraband, Stupid, but Fun

January, 13, 2012
Contraband, Stupid, but Fun

Last week in my review for The Devil Inside, I was bemoaning the fact that January is a dumping ground for the film studios’ mistakes. While watching this week’s wide-release Contraband, the newest action flick starring Mark Wahlberg, I suddenly remembered one thing that this month is actually good for when it comes to movies; for some odd reason, it has become the unofficial release month for stupid but fun shoot-‘em-ups.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

December, 21, 2011
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Swedish journalist Mikael Blomkvist (Daniel Craig) has just been disgraced in a libel case as the film opens, being slammed with a 700,000 euro fine that wipes out his savings. He is hired by a wealthy industrialist (Christopher Plummer) to help investigate the disappearance of his young niece 40 years earlier.

The Muppets, a Joy

November, 23, 2011
The Muppets, a Joy

You would think Christmas had arrived one month early for everyone over the age of thirty.

Voice Actors Shine in Shrek Spin off “Puss in Boots”

October, 28, 2011
Voice Actors Shine in Shrek Spin off “Puss in Boots”

Fun.  Even for your cynical self.

“Johnny English Reborn” Unredeemable

October, 21, 2011
“Johnny English Reborn” Unredeemable

Yes, someone actually ponied up the cash to make a sequel to 2003’s Johnny English.

Review: Drive

September, 16, 2011
Review: Drive

Drive is a tale of crime and possible redemption in the dirty underbelly of Los Angeles. Starring Ryan Gosling and Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston.

Review: Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest

August, 12, 2011
Review: Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest

Director Michael Rapaport follows the group on their 2008 tour. The film opens today at the Chelsea, Colony and Galaxy theaters.

Review: Cowboys and Aliens

July, 29, 2011
Review: Cowboys and Aliens

It only took ten minutes for the first parent to drag their child out of the theater Tuesday night. But with a killer supporting cast and great direction, this is a unique comic book movie.

Cowboys & Aliens Preview Giveaway

July, 19, 2011
Cowboys & Aliens Preview Giveaway

Harrison Ford is a cowboy.

Review: Bad Teacher

June, 24, 2011
Review: Bad Teacher

Cameron Diaz is a junior high school teacher looking for a wealthy fiance.

Review: Cars 2

June, 24, 2011
Review: Cars 2

Cars 2 is a huge improvement over its predecessor.

The Kings Speech

December, 23, 2010
The Kings Speech

One of my many weaknesses as a critic is the fact that it is much easier for me to write a review for a film I hate than one I love.

“Burlesque” Review

November, 24, 2010
“Burlesque” Review

Weeks weighs in, caught off guard by the newest cinematic musical.

“For Colored Girls” Review

November, 05, 2010
“For Colored Girls” Review

You’re a successful black woman who probably votes Republican and thinks your husband might be gay.

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