Going in Style

Release: Friday, April 7, 2017  [Theater] Written by: Theodore Melfi Directed by: Zach Braff Geriatric crime comedy starring three Academy Award winners and directed by former Scrubs star Zach Braff is a bit of an underachiever. Even that might be giving this, a remake of Martin Brest's 1979 caper of the same name, too much credit because I'm unconvinced this movie … Continue reading Going in Style

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Table 19

Release: Friday, March 3, 2017 [Theater] Written by: Jay and Mark Duplass Directed by: Jeffrey Blitz This is awkward for me because Table 19, a "dramatic" comedy written by the inimitable Duplass brothers about being low-priority wedding guests seated at the least desirable table at the reception, belongs at a rejects table of its own. Awkward because I want to like … Continue reading Table 19

Why Him?

Release: Friday, December 23, 2016 [Theater] Written by: John Hamburg; Ian Helfer Directed by: John Hamburg My biggest gripe with Why Him? It's actually not that it represents yet another painfully unfunny Christmas comedy. Well, it kind of is. I'm dismayed more because it is a painfully unfunny Christmas comedy starring James Franco and Bryan Cranston. Bryan Cranston! Also … Continue reading Why Him?

Central Intelligence

Release: Friday, June 17, 2016 [Theater] Written by: Rawson Marshall Thurber; David Stassen; Ike Barinholtz Directed by: Rawson Marshall Thurber I guess it's pretty difficult making an action-comedy work. Just because A Big Johnson and A Little Hart can save the world doesn't mean they can save this movie from becoming a centrally unintelligent, uninspired, unfunny mess. Prior to … Continue reading Central Intelligence

Keanu

Release: Friday, April 29, 2016 [Theater] Written by: Jordan Peele; Alex Rubens Directed by: Peter Atencio The Cat in the Hat. Garfield. Sylvester. Mewtwo. Mr. Bigglesworth. Shere Khan. These are but a few of the world's most famous felines. You can go ahead and add Keanu to this prestigious list, because he's the best thing about a full-length movie that's kinda-sorta-but-not-really-at-all … Continue reading Keanu

Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse

Release: Friday, October 30, 2015 [Theater] Written by: Christopher Landon; Carrie Evans; Emi Mochizuki Directed by: Christopher Landon Where will you be when the apocalypse happens? With any luck, within reach of your trusty Swiss Army Knife! Yes, I saw this film and yes I chose to watch it in a theater. Now that you're doubting my credibility, I'll … Continue reading Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse

Bad Teacher

Release: Friday, June 24, 2011. [Theater] Bad Teacher may be more aptly titled 'Bad Movie.' Granted, this was my choice to go see the movie at 12:25 opening night, a showing which effectively puts the audience in a role similar to that of a test screening (ergo the film is already at a disadvantage - … Continue reading Bad Teacher