21 Jump Street

Release: Friday, March 16, 2012 [Redbox] Jonah Hill, as of late, has been quite the man about Hollywood. The former chubster’s darting in and out of almost every movie that has a possible scene of comic lewdness in it, for the chance of boosting a paycheck a couple mil. Can’t say I necessarily blame him. InContinue reading “21 Jump Street”

In The Land Of Blood And Honey

Release: Friday, December 23, 2011 [Redbox] If nothing else, In The Land Of Blood And Honey is a long slideshow of violent periods in European history. While it focuses on the Bosnian conflict of the early 1990s, specifically the chaotic Siege of Sarajevo (1992), it barely rises to be anything more than a bloody documentary onContinue reading “In The Land Of Blood And Honey”

The Dark Knight Rises

Release: July 20, 2012 [Theater] Allow me to first give an acknowledgement to the families of the victims of the July 20, 2012 Colorado shootings at a screening of this very film. Tragically viewers lost lives while enjoying Nolan’s third installment of his Batman series and we’ll probably never know for what reason. My condolences toContinue reading “The Dark Knight Rises”

Wanderlust

Release: Friday, February 24, 2012 [Redbox] Something about Paul Rudd tricks me into watching more Paul Rudd movies. Some are good, a few, not so good and there’s the occasional one or two that are terrible and make me think twice for the future Rudd rentals or theater pilgrimages. From the three Ruddy options I hadContinue reading “Wanderlust”

Jeff, Who Lives At Home

Release: September 14, 2011 (limited) [Redbox] Jeff, Who Lives At Home may be as skimpy on the scenes/shots as a filmmaker may ever want to go without having to possibly reconsider his career in full-length features. With this new Duplass story, we meet, greet and then leave in under 80 minutes — if you don’t includeContinue reading “Jeff, Who Lives At Home”

Ted

Release: Friday, June 29, 2012 [Theater] I’ve been a guffawing fan of MacFarlane’s Peter Griffin for a long time now, so it was a natural transition for me, from apartment to car to Regal Cinemas West Town; even though I’d be seeing it quite after-the-fact. Still, entering the theater and leaving this one came with someContinue reading “Ted”

To Rome With Love

Released: Friday, June 22, 2012 (limited) [Theater] To put it kindly, this latest installment from Woody Allen had a lot going on in it. So much in fact that it was clear he didn’t know what to do with it all. Though I can’t say that anything about the film was insufferable or even really bad,Continue reading “To Rome With Love”

The Amazing Spider-man

Release: Tuesday, July 3, 2012 [Theater] It’s difficult not to style a review of The Amazing Spider-man in a compare-contrast manner; let’s face it, we only just got over seeing Tobey Maguire donning the red-and-blue a few years ago. However, let the record be set straight: there was so much room for improvement in the cartoonishContinue reading “The Amazing Spider-man”

Moonrise Kingdom

Release: Friday, May 25, 2012 (limited) [Theater] My complaint about this release is that it was not wide.  I had to seriously try hard to find a theater that was playing it. Then, when I made a plan to see it I wound up going to the wrong theater at first and nearly missed the showtime.Continue reading “Moonrise Kingdom”