Friday, March 22, 2013
Despite the presence of the brilliant Tina Fey, the film gets less than high marks.
"It’s hard to imagine anyone, anywhere, at any social stratum, not being simultaneously bored and irritated by 'Admission.' Actual alumni, parents and so forth of Ivy League institutions are not the audience envisioned for mainstream comedy, let’s face it, and will find this movie inane and lacking any satirical edge. And who outside that rarefied realm would even theoretically be interested in this story and its setting?" writes Andrew O’Hehir of Salon in his review of Tina Fey's new romantic comedy. In "Admission," Fey plays Portia Nathan, an up-tight, single, childless (maybe, maybe not!) admissions counselor at Princeton University. At the urging of a former college classmate, John Pressman (Paul Rudd), Portia travels to an alternative…
Friday, March 15, 2013
Critics say the movie could use a bit more magic.
What happens when two superstar magicians try to salvage their floundering careers? According to some critics, too few laughs and not nearly enough magic. "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" stars Steve Carrell and Jim Carrey. The movie is rated PG-13 and runs 100 minutes. Click here for Regal Mall of Georgia showtimes. Here's what the critics are saying: You might also be interested in reading:
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Nothing says fun like a bunch of big, lumbering, gross giants.
Shot in 3D and packed with CGI, director Bryan Singer uses his skills to create a whole new story in "Jack the Giant Slayer" that kids may love. Sure, there is a little romance and some gross-out vulgar humor but, hey, they are giants after all. The CGI is a bit over the top, but that is the way these fantasy movies are made these days. A great acting cast includes Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Bill Nighy, and Nicholas Hoult (who plays Jack). The giants are supposed to be scary, but, in fact, they seem a bit comical to me. Are there any flaws in this movie ? Sure…but I'm pretty confident this film is targeting a younger audience, so it should do just fine. The Flick-O-Meter gives "Jack the Giant Slayer" a 3 out of 5. Nothing says fun like …
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Critic says film generates a real desperation and fear as it shows a man getting in way over his head.
In "Snitch," Dwayne Johnson plays John Matthews, the divorced father of a teenage son, Jason (Rafi Gavron). The son gets strong-armed into a drug deal gone bad and ends up with a mandatory 10-year prison sentence. Ah, but there's a catch: dutiful, guilt-ridden Dad—who owns a successful shipping company--can infiltrate a drug cartel and get his son’s sentence reduced. Making the offer is U.S. Attorney Joanne Keeghan (Susan Sarandon), who’s also running for office. Rounding out the cast are Jon Bernthal as Daniel James, an ex-con and Matthews’ employee, who’s trying to go straight.; Michael Kenneth Williams as Malik, a cartel employee of Juan Carlos 'El Topo' Pintera (Benjamin Bratt ); and Barry Pepper as Agent Cooper, Matthews’ police …
Friday, February 15, 2013
"A Good Day to Die Hard" criticized for weak screenplay, lousy action sequences and flat wisecracks.
If Bruce Willis had planned to end the "Die Hard" series on a high note, perhaps he should've called it quits a movie or two ago. But no. Now the good John McClane is in Russia, trying to free his son Jack (Jai Courtney) from prison. Turns out his son is really a CIA operative. Let's leave the rest of the plot and the surprises to the brave souls who are really diehard fans of "Die Hard." They're the ones who should be applauded. Here's what the critics are saying: "A Good Day to Die Hard" is rated R and runs 120 minutes. Click here for Regal Mall of Georgia showtimes. You might also be interested in reading:
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Proceeds from movie production rental fees donated to Foundation for Ichthyosis & Related Skin Types, Inc. (FIRST).
Saturday, January 26
The Foundation for Ichthyosis & Related Skin Types, Inc. (FIRST) recently received a $35,000 contribution thanks in part to an upcoming Arnold Schwarzenegger movie. Mike Briggs, President-Elect for Foundation for Ichthyosis & Related Skin Types, Inc. (FIRST), was approached by a scouting crew and asked if his Lake Lanier home could be used as a location in “Ten,” an Arnold Schwarzenegger film slated for release in 2014. “I told them they were free to film at my home, as long as they agreed to donate all of the rental fees associated with the use of my property to FIRST,” said Briggs, who will become President of FIRST beginning in January 2013. “When the producers heard that, they decided to make the donation larger and have donated $35,…
Friday, January 18, 2013
Arnold Schwarzenegger's latest movie a "knock-down, guns-blazing approximation of an old-style western."
Friday, January 18
Actor - turned California governor - turned actor Arnold Schwarzenegger, 65, returns to the silver screen in Kim Jee-Woon's "The Last Stand." He plays Sheriff Ray Owens, who has moved from LA to a small, laid-back border town. Most of the town's residents have left to attend an out-of-town football game--just as the sheriff learns that a Mexican drug kingpin has broken out of prison and is heading for the border. Right through the sheriff's town. So it's Sheriff vs. Bad Guys, just as it was in "High Noon." It's a classic Western setup, with predictable outcomes. But way way more violent. Practically everything that can be shot, is shot. Here's what the critics are saying: A very welcome respite from the "Jason Bourne-ing" of most action …
Friday, January 11, 2013
Controversial movie tells the story of the hunt for Osama bin Laden.
"Zero Dark Thirty" was generating controversy long before it hit the movie theatres nationwide on Friday. Director-producer Kathryn Bigelow and writer-producer Mark Boal were criticized for showing CIA agents torturing inmates information leading to the whereabouts of Osama bin Laden. The movie claims to be factual, and the CIA insists that torture wasn't part of the mix. Bigelow and Boal also were thought to have allegedly obtained classified information, which they claim they didn't do. The movie follows a CIA female operative, Maya (Jessica Chastain), over the 10 years the U.S. hunted for Osama Bin Laden. She survives bombings and attacks, pouring over her computer and trying to assemble a coherent argument about Bin Laden's whereabouts…
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Find out what critics have to say about the first of three movies based on JRR Tolkien's "The Hobbit."
If the "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy left you wanting more, your wishes have now been granted with Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," the story of Bilbo Baggins and his adventures below and above ground. The movie is a flashback, with the older Bilbo (Ian Holme) talking with Frodo (Elijah Wood). We soon see the wizard Gandalf (Sir Ian McKellan) drawing a younger Bilbo (Martin Freeman) into an adventure that involves a long journey to a distant land, lots of dwarfs, trolls, orcs, elves, a dragon and, of course, more Gollum (the wonderful Andy Serkis). It's probably a good idea to read JRR Tolkien's books, including the appendices, before heading to the theatre. Here's what the critics are saying: "The Hobbit: An …
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Which one of these films do you most want to see?
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Several new movies open in theaters this weekend. Click the links below for more information about these new releases and watch the trailers for a preview. "Dredd" — In a violent, futuristic waste land where police have the authority to act as judge, jury and executioner, a cop teams with a trainee to take down a gang that deals a reality-altering drug. The movie stars Karl Urban as Judge Dredd. "End of Watch" — Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña portray two young officers are marked for death after confiscating a small cache of money and firearms from the members of a notorious cartel during a routine traffic stop. "House at the End of the Street" — A mother (Elisabeth Shue) and daughter (Jennifer Lawrence) move to a new town and find …