Review – Planes: Fire & Rescue

Dusty Crophopper (Dane Cook) has become a world renowned racer, leaving his days a crop duster behind.  When he learns an irreplaceable part of his engine is damaged, however, it looks like his racing days could be suddenly over.  On top of that, because of his carelessness, the fact that their airport isn’t up toContinue reading “Review – Planes: Fire & Rescue”

Review – Obvious Child

Humor can effectively be used to explore some of the darkest and most controversial topics.  The little known French film, The Train of Life successfully introduces us to the seemingly unthinkable genre of holocaust comedy.  Obvious Child, starring comedian Jenny Slate, is another example of approaching harsh topics by dealing with them with a senseContinue reading “Review – Obvious Child”

Review – Blended

Adam Sandler deserves some sort of award for this film.  Seriously – what sort of restraint did he have to maintain in order to make a movie that takes place in Africa, and not have a single animal urinating or defecating for laughs.  Seriously, it’s amazing.  Yes, we have rhinos humping and a giraffe stickingContinue reading “Review – Blended”

Review – Walking with the Enemy

Inspired by the true story of Pinchas Rosenbaum, (here, Elek Cohen portrayed by Jonas Armstrong) Walking with the Enemy tells of a young Hungarian Jew who saved countless lives during World War II.  Disguised as a Nazi officer, he reroutes those would have been destined for labor camps or worse.  Also featuring Ben Kingsley and BurnContinue reading “Review – Walking with the Enemy”

Review – Rio 2

I did not see the first Rio film (2011), but I generally heard good things about it.  So I was hoping the sequel would be at least entertaining.  Rio 2 certainly stacks the deck with a range of voice talent – something most animated films do these days.  Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway, Leslie Mann, BrunoContinue reading “Review – Rio 2”

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