Under The Skin

Under The Skin

I have to admit that this film has some very good spots and some very bad ones. Director Jonathan Glazer (Sexy Beast) definitely gets points for trying something original with this one, but not quite sure it’s for everyone. The plot is that an alien(Scarlett Johansson) takes the form as a human and pretty much ..

The Fault In Our Stars

The Fault In Our Stars

Between the rollercoaster of emotions and engaging self-aware characters that you will instantaneously fall in love with, John Green’s young adult book, “The Fault in Our Stars,” will make anyone tear up. Like many film adaptations of popular novels, Josh Boone’s film version is less gripping. This might have to do with the fact that ..

Tammy

Tammy

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 those seemingly depressing events seem comical and though the movie is indeed a comedy, there ..

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

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 being slightly out of breath. “On your left,” he says as helaps Wilson…again. This opening scene ..

Hairspray

Hairspray

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 look staying true the 1960’s. We wake up with the ever-bubbly Tracy ..

World War Z

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 “World War Z” throws us right into the disorder of the day. What is a seemingly normal day in Philadelphia, Gerry ..

It’s Kind of a Funny Story

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 same title. Craig Gilner (Keir Gilchrist) is a depressed teenager obsessing about his ..

The Monuments Men

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 suiting up for a war—montage style. Their sole purpose is to ..