Within the first minutes of watching “Tammy” we see Melissa McCarthy’s character, Tammy (hilariously) hit a deer and coax it back to ‘life,’ get fired, come home early and see her husband with the neighbor. Only Melissa McCarthy could make... Read more

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

“On your left.” The movie opens up with Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) taking a run around the Washington Monument like he does every other day. “On your left,” declares century-old Captain America (Chris Evans) again, passing Wilson without even... Read more


The third time is the charm for the most recent “Hairspray,” directed by Adam Shankman. Originally a 1988 John Waters film that launched Ricki Lake to stardom, then a Broadway musical made from the Waters movie, this new film takes on a new... Read more

World War Z

Beginning with various clips of environmental turmoil, celebrity gossip, and population anxiety overlaying images animals hunting and killing each other, bugs encompassing their next meal, and harried looks from news casters, the start or... Read more

It’s Kind of a Funny Story

“It’s Kind of a Funny Story” directors, Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (“Half Nelson” and “Sugar”), portray this bright, ambitious, albeit, a little bit too wrapped up in himself, teenager in a film based on Ned Vizzini’s young adult novel of the... Read more

The Monuments Men

“The Monument’s Men” starts in 1943 Italy, in the midst of World War II. We see George Clooney as Professor Frank Stokes explaining the necessity of art: it sustains the culture. The next thing we know, we see eight (getting on in life) men... Read more