Fast & Furious 6

Release: Friday, May 24, 2013 [Theater] This is my first time reuniting with the crew of car-crazed criminals since 2003, when 2 Fast 2 Furious riled up critics and seemed even to repel some of the fans of the original. I’ve gotta say, this was a hell of a way to get back in touchContinue reading “Fast & Furious 6”

The Hangover – Part III

Release: Thursday, May 23, 2013 [Theater] …..sigh. I suppose the momentum of the party had to slow down sometime. Too bad that it happened when we all needed energy the most. In a trilogy, it’s never a good move to make your third and final installment the weakest in the series, even though that’s usuallyContinue reading “The Hangover – Part III”

Star Trek: Into Darkness

Release: Thursday, May 16, 2013 [Theater] I still can’t decide whether or not that I wish I was a Trekkie now. On one hand, I feel like I was left out of the loop in terms of fully enjoying what has been largely deemed one of the more successful re-boot sequels ever made. On theContinue reading “Star Trek: Into Darkness”

A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III

Release: Friday, February 8, 2013 (limited) [Redbox] Okay. First of all, anything with Charlie Sheen’s name on it should be taken with a huge grain of salt. Actually, make that an entire shaker’s worth. If you ever saw the former-hit sitcom Two & A Half Men, you’d know his character in it was ridiculous and thatContinue reading “A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III”

The Great Gatsby

Release: Friday, May 10, 2013 [Theater] A colorful cast and crew give F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel its most contemporary treatment yet in 2013, with The Great Gatsby refocused through the lenses of Baz Luhrmann. With an alignment of stars that immediately gives its characters life, and a costume/make-up department that rivals (and could possiblyContinue reading “The Great Gatsby”

Mud

Release: Friday, April 26, 2013 (limited) [Theater] You can just call him ‘Mud.’ Sporting a tattered white collar tee shirt, ripped jeans and a hairdo that hasn’t been attended to in some time, Matthew McConaughey delivers a performance that might have single-handedly won me over as a fan. His work of the past, while I’d neverContinue reading “Mud”

Iron Man 3

Release: Friday, May 3, 2013 [Theater] “Did you see that?!” Yinsen, the doctor, implored a despondent Tony Stark to try and grasp the severity of the situation that lied before both of them, “Those are YOUR weapons. . . in the hands of those murderers! Is this what you want? Is this the last act toContinue reading “Iron Man 3”

Starbuck

Release: Friday, March 22, 2013 (U.S.) (limited) [Theater] Although the title might mislead (no, this actually isn’t about the expensive coffee….), what this film offers is nonetheless a hearty and warm mixture of comedy and paternal love. Starbuck, featuring charming performances from Patrick Huard, Antoine Bertrand and Julie Le Breton, is an uncommonly smooth cup-o-Joe.Continue reading “Starbuck”