The Do-Over

Release: Friday, May 27, 2016 (Netflix) [Netflix] Written by: Kevin Barnett; Chris Pappas Directed by: Steven Brill I will never be duped by another Adam Sandler movie again. I will never be duped by another Adam Sandler movie again. I will never be duped by another Adam Sandler movie again. I will never be duped by another Adam SandlerContinue reading “The Do-Over”

Stretch

Release: Friday, March 21, 2014 [Netflix] Written by: Joe Carnahan Directed by: Joe Carnahan Where this guy’s going, he’s definitely going to need roads . . . and a lot of luck. Joe Carnahan’s Stretch is best enjoyed when your guard is down, when you’re in the mood for watching something that, taken scene by scene, makesContinue reading “Stretch”

Focus

Release: Friday, February 27, 2015 [Theater] Written by: Glenn Ficarra; John Requa Directed by: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa The scent of expensive colognes and perfumes robbing the theater of breathable air undoubtedly seduced me into thinking the new Will Smith movie was better than it really is. To focus on the negatives in a film that is this much fun isContinue reading “Focus”

Fifty Shades of Grey

Release: Friday, February 13, 2015 [Theater] Written by: Kelly Marcel Directed by: Sam Taylor-Johnson The reaction to the filmic adaptation of E.L. James’ best-selling phenomenon Fifty Shades of Grey has been like a car wreck. And so here I am, craning my neck to see just how bad. Fifty Shards, excuse me — Fifty Shades of Grey — is moreContinue reading “Fifty Shades of Grey”

A.C.O.D. (Adult Children of Divorce)

Release: Friday, October 4, 2013 [Redbox] If ever you wanted to test the limits of your moviegoing patience and goodwill, rent a little flick by the name of Adult Children of Divorce, or A.C.O.D. for short. A nail biter, a fist-clencher, an intensely palm-sweating experience for all of the wrong reasons, first-time director Stu Zicherman’s romanticContinue reading “A.C.O.D. (Adult Children of Divorce)”

RoboCop

Release: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 [Theater] It takes guts to be RoboCop. Almost quite literally, nothing more and nothing less. Swedish hunk Joel Kinnaman assumes the iconic role of Detroit police officer Alex Murphy in José Padilha’s controversial decision to ignore the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” mentality, as it were. Kinnaman (The GirlContinue reading “RoboCop”