Hathaway and De Niro are full-time enjoyment in ‘The Intern’

Triple-threat writer, producer, and director Nancy Meyers (The Parent Trap, Something’s Gotta Give, It’s Complicated) always seems to turn her movies into a grown-up, first world problem-laden production. Each problem has a happy resolution, despite how difficult it is. Unfortunately, the real world doesn’t always work like that but in the world of films, there is aContinue reading “Hathaway and De Niro are full-time enjoyment in ‘The Intern’”

‘Trainwreck’ is charmingly original with relatable characters and sharp humor.

I’m not one for comedy films but I do like my fair share of them. Ones with characters the audience can relate to, a decent story and a little bit of raunchiness in-between. Amy Schumer’s big-screen comedy, directed by Judd Apatow (Knocked Up, The 40-Year-Old Virgin) covers all of the proper bases in Trainwreck.  AmyContinue reading “‘Trainwreck’ is charmingly original with relatable characters and sharp humor.”

Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man’ surpasses general expectations as the MCU prepares for ‘Civil War’

Marvel’s had a great run of films since Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury met with Downey’s Tony Stark at the end of Iron Man. Since then, Marvel Studios launched the Marvel Cinematic Universe and dominated the box office with each new film that has a connection to the previous film. Iron Man was a riskContinue reading “Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man’ surpasses general expectations as the MCU prepares for ‘Civil War’”

‘Terminator Genisys’ proves the franchise is old but not obsolete

In case anyone has noticed, Hollywood seems to be going through a nostalgia phase right now by rebooting or retooling classic franchises from the seventies and eighties for a new generation to enjoy. While some directors wont let their franchises be tampered with (Thank you, Robert Zemeckis!), others are ready to be re-branded for aContinue reading “‘Terminator Genisys’ proves the franchise is old but not obsolete”

Still hilarious but ‘Ted 2’ was not needed.

Picking up shortly after the first film left off, Ted (voiced by Seth MacFarlane) tied the knot with the gum-chewing townie Tami-Lynn (Jessica Barth) while John (Mark Wahlberg) is depressed after breaking up with his wife (played by Mila Kunis in the first film). Within a year, the honeymoon phase is over and in orderContinue reading “Still hilarious but ‘Ted 2’ was not needed.”

‘Jurassic World’ roars to the biggest worldwide opening of all time

When Steven Spielberg first opened the park for a test run with Jurassic Park in 1993, he added to his list of perfectly engineered popcorn movies that have withstood the test of time. With 1997’s The Lost World, Spielberg had the task of building on what he started. Was it bigger with two T-Rexes? Yes. Better?Continue reading “‘Jurassic World’ roars to the biggest worldwide opening of all time”

‘San Andres’ shakes California and rocks expectations

I’ve never been to Los Angeles or California at all. I’ve always wanted to go to San Diego or maybe San Francisco. I’ve seen how beautiful the beach and the cities are but I just don’t think the West Coast is right for me. One thing that always worried me about being California is theContinue reading “‘San Andres’ shakes California and rocks expectations”

‘Tomorrowland’ flies with uneven storytelling during Memorial Day Weekend

This Memorial Day weekend was one of the worst that Hollywood has seen in years with mediocre films headlining the three-day holiday. I thought the Walt Disney picture would be a summer dark horse in the early part of the season but it looks as though that title will go to another film. The Brad-BirdContinue reading “‘Tomorrowland’ flies with uneven storytelling during Memorial Day Weekend”

‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ is paved with explosive insanity

Sorry that I haven’t been able to update but I hope that everyone is doing well. We’re really hitting the road hard with the summer movie season and quite frankly, the best movie of the summer, possibly the year, came racing into theaters this past weekend. Max (Tom Hardy) is out in the Australian wasteland,Continue reading “‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ is paved with explosive insanity”

Avengers: Age of Ultron makes a novelty exciting again

The movie event of the summer, possibly the year, has arrived. Months of anticipation and buildup after the first team-up, the crowning jewel of Marvel Studios’ phase two blasted into theaters this weekend. All the key players from the first Avengers have returned, led by the genius writer-director Joss Whedon. The movie centers around UltronContinue reading “Avengers: Age of Ultron makes a novelty exciting again”