Ant-Man and the Wasp

Release: Friday, July 6, 2018 →Theater Written by: Chris McKenna; Erik Sommers; Paul Rudd; Andrew Barrer; Gabriel Ferrari Directed by: Peyton Reed You’ve read it everywhere: Ant-Man and the Wasp is a refreshingly lightweight summer adventure that offers up more laughs than big character moments. It’s more of a superhero side dish than an entrée. But that’s okayContinue reading “Ant-Man and the Wasp”

The Little Prince

Release: Friday, August 5, 2016 (Netflix) [Netflix] Written by: Irena Brignull; Bob Persichetti Directed by: Mark Osborne The Little Prince is a gem. It’s a crime it never received a theatrical release. It’s a heartwarming journey rivaling anything Pixar has created on an emotional and intellectual level, and perhaps it’s the complex, multi-layered animation that truly sets theContinue reading “The Little Prince”

The Fundamentals of Caring

Release: Friday, June 24, 2016 (Netflix) [Netflix] Written by: Rob Burnett Directed by: Rob Burnett A long time ago I made some comment to the effect of being frustrated by how easily I’m tricked into watching movies starring Paul Rudd. This knee-jerk reaction was inspired by a viewing of the terrible 2012 comedy Wanderlust which paired him with Jennifer Aniston.Continue reading “The Fundamentals of Caring”

Captain America: Civil War

Release: Friday, May 6, 2016 [Theater] Written by: Christopher Markus; Stephen McFeely Directed by: Anthony & Joe Russo Standing in a line of about 200 rabid fans an hour before the screening I was asked by a woman in line — a hot mom actually — if this was the line for the Avengers movie. I really wanted to tellContinue reading “Captain America: Civil War”

Ant-Man

Release: Friday, July 17, 2015 [Theater] Written by: Edgar Wright; Joe Cornish; Adam McKay; Paul Rudd Directed by: Peyton Reed Well, it’s official. After watching this, stepping on ants for me is a thing of the past. Stepping on ants is murder. If someone were to ask me what would be the strangest superhero for Marvel Studios to baseContinue reading “Ant-Man”

TBT: Romeo + Juliet (1996)

It’s a little difficult to outfit TBT with a ‘romantic’ theme without turning the spotlight on *the* romance movie. . . or at least without recognizing one of cinema’s most popular, ill-fated couples. I’m sure if I were to ever nominate the Baz Luhrmann adaptation as the romance film to end all romance films I could expect to see that commentContinue reading “TBT: Romeo + Juliet (1996)”

Prince Avalanche

Release: Friday, August 9, 2013 (limited) [Netflix] Mumblecore may not be a lost artform, but it’s pretty clear it’s on the fringes, particularly when the recent entries are as minor as this. David Gordon Green, after directing more mainstream, sillier things like Pineapple Express, The Sitter and Your Highness, switches gears by creating a story dependentContinue reading “Prince Avalanche”

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

Release: Wednesday, December 18, 2013 [RPX Theater] Baxter! Bark twice if you’re in this movie! “Woof-woof!” . . .and, oh how he is! Baxter and the entire Channel Four News team assemble for the much-anticipated follow-up to Adam McKay’s 2004 smash hit. Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. . .is, to put it completely unbiased-like and everything,Continue reading “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues”

TBT: I Love You, Man (2009)

This may be pushing the limits that I sort-of (but not really at all) established about how recent a movie can be to qualify for this throwback feature, but darn it if today’s entry doesn’t qualify for one of the more memorable buddy-comedies. . . ever. It’s a slight film, but it’s also infectiously feel-good,Continue reading “TBT: I Love You, Man (2009)”

This Is 40

Release: Friday, December 21, 2012 [Theater] I do like Judd Apatow but I’m going to veer off-course here, just like his directing does in this film, by saying this is in no way one of his best features. It’s certainly one of his longest. Clocking in at over two-hours, This Is 40 is a chance to exploitContinue reading “This Is 40”