Going into this one, I expected a cheap modern riff of The Flintstones with comedy reflecting the intentionally misspelled title. This family friendly cave-man tale ended up being a pleasant surprise.
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Review – Admission
A dramedy about college admissions, this Tina Fey and Paul Rudd vehicle is surprisingly short on laughs but big on heart.
Review – Olympus has Fallen
The first of two “The White House is being attacked by terrorists” movies coming out this year, Olympus has Fallen stars Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, and Morgan Freeman in an action movie so over the top and outrageous, you have to see it to not believe it.
Weekend Preview – March 15, 2013
This is the part of the show where I tell you that there are two wide releases this weekend and give you a little heads up on what to expect. Steve Carell, Steve Buscemi, Olivia Wilde, Jim Carrey, and Allan Arkin make this magicians comedy a star studded event. Carell and Buscemi are two oldContinue reading “Weekend Preview – March 15, 2013”
Review – The Call
“You can be the difference between someone living and someone dying,” Halle Berry‘s character Jordan says near the beginning of this thriller. As a 911 operator, she struggles to come to terms with the latter part of the sentiment when, possibly due to her actions, a young girl is murdered. Fast forward a bit downContinue reading “Review – The Call”
Weekend Preview – March 8, 2013
The weekend is upon us and with it brings the first big event movie of the year, along with a lesser known film, both of which I enjoyed. Oz the Great and Powerful Last week we got a new take on the old tale of Jack and the Beanstalk. This week sees the release ofContinue reading “Weekend Preview – March 8, 2013”
Review: Dead Man Down
When a damaged young French woman (Noomi Rapace) observes her neighbor (Colin Farrell) killing a man, she takes the opportunity to coerce him into taking care of a piece of business for her as well. Soon she realizes that his is a more complicated story than she thought and finds herself caught up not onlyContinue reading “Review: Dead Man Down”
Review: Oz the Great and Powerful
Last week we got a new take on the old tale of Jack and the Beanstalk. This week sees the release of a prequel to the beloved Wizard of Oz. Director Sam Raimi tells the story of how carnival magician Oscar Diggs (James Franco) finds himself whisked away to a magical land where he meetsContinue reading “Review: Oz the Great and Powerful”
Exclusive Interview – Cory Edwards
Escape from Planet Earth is currently playing in theaters and I had the opportunity to talk to Cory Edwards (who also wrote and directed Hoodwinked), one of the writers behind the story. FH As I understand it, you and Tony Leech wrote the original script for Escape from Planet Earth but both left the productionContinue reading “Exclusive Interview – Cory Edwards”
Weekend Preview – March 1, 2013
March starts off with a bang with four wide releases competing for your box office dollars, though none of them seem destined to make a terribly loud noise. 21 and Over What would happen if the writers of The Hangover wrote Project X with some Harold and Kumar thrown in? Apparently this movie. When studiousContinue reading “Weekend Preview – March 1, 2013”