Saturday, April 27, 2013
The ensemble comedy, opening this weekend at Regal Hamilton Mill 14, features four Academy Award winners.
Saturday, April 27
The premise, courtesy of the film's official website: With an all-star cast lead by Diane Keaton, Robert De Niro, Susan Sarandon, Robin Williams, Katherine Heigl, Amanda Seyfried and Topher Grace, "The Big Wedding" is an uproarious romantic comedy about a charmingly modern family trying to survive a weekend wedding celebration that has the potential to become a full blown family fiasco. To the amusement of their adult children and friends, long divorced couple Don and Ellie Griffin (De Niro and Keaton) are once again forced to play the happy couple for the sake of their adopted son's wedding after his ultra conservative biological mother unexpectedly decides to fly halfway across the world to attend. With all of the wedding guests looking …
Friday, April 12, 2013
Here's a trailer and reviews of the movie starring Harrison Ford and Chadwick Boseman.
There are people around who remember when Jackie Robinson entered major league baseball by joining the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. My father was one of them. As someone for whom ability trumped race, Daddy talked about Robinson's skills as a first baseball, a hitter, and most of all, his incredible speed and wily base stealing. He also mentioned the vile, violent reaction many people had to a black man desegregating white baseball. Academy Award winning screenwriter Brian Helgeland directs "42," a baseball biopic about Jackie Robinson during his first season with the Dodgers. The subtitle is "The Story of an American Legend," and it rings true, because Robinson was. He was recruited by Dodgers owner Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford) and told not…
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson stars as Roadblock in the G.I. Joe sequel.
Saturday, March 30
"The Rock is, no question, a charisma machine, the uncontested heir apparent to Schwarzenegger, and when he pursues Ray Stevenson’s Firefly (whose secret weapons are exploding fireflies) in a tank, on foot and then on a boat is something of an energy surge. Unfortunately, there’s a lot of dead space between these sexy moments," writes Jordan Hoffman of ScreenCrush about "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," a follow-up to the 2009 blockbuster "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra." In "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," according to the film's official website, the team is "not only fighting their mortal enemy Cobra, but they are forced to contend with threats from within the government that jeopardize their very existence." Here's what critics are saying: "G.I. Joe: …
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 9, 2013
Critic says spinoff may not be great, but is "powerfully entertaining."
Saturday, March 9
"Oz the Great and Powerful" is rated PG and opens this weekend at the Regal Mall of Georgia cinema located at 3333 Buford Drive, Buford, Ga. The premise, courtesy of IMDb: Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz. At first he thinks he's hit the jackpot — fame and fortune are his for the taking. That all changes when he meets three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams), who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone's been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late. What …
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:
Friday, February 8, 2013
Find out what the critics have to say about the Melissa McCarthy, Jason Bateman flick.
"Unfortunately, 'Identity Thief' is a depressingly predictable road-trip buddy comedy that's far more interested in car chases, lame shootouts, physical shtick and cheap schmaltz than creating anything original," according to Richard Roeper of the Chicago Sun-Times. You've got to feel sorry for Sandy Patterson (Jason Bateman). Practically everyone who meets him makes fun of him for his "girl" name. He's a Milquetoast of the first order, a number cruncher in Denver whose boss is ripping him off, probably wondering why he has a girl's name. Through a series of credit problems, he learns that his identify has been stolen by a woman (Melissa McCarthy) living the high, white-trash, big-haired life in Florida. To retrieve his life, and to avoid …