‘Tammy’ Review: Starring Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon & Kathy Bates

Posted in Film, Reviews by - Jul 01, 2014

Melissa McCarthy has been front and center among Hollywood comedians since her breakout role in 2011’s Bridesmaids. Bridesmaids made its mark in cinema as one of the best female led comedies of all time and McCarthy earned an Academy Award nomination for her performance as the fun, sassy, but brutally honest bridesmaid Megan.

Ever since, McCarthy has earned small roles in 2012’s This is 40 and 2013’s The Hangover Part III, and starring roles in 2013’s Identity Thief, a painfully awful “comedy” and later that year was opposite Sandra Bullock in The Heat, a screenplay that also wasn’t fantastic, but more …

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‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ Review: Starring Mark Wahlberg, Stanley Tucci & Kelsey Grammer

Posted in Film, Reviews by - Jun 26, 2014

Shia LaBeouf and Megan Fox…you were really missed. The Transformers films have just not been the same since Fox left the franchise after 2009’s Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. 2007’s Transformers is everything a good action movie should be and it certainly has the best screenplay and storyline out of all four films. Even though everyone thinks that sequel was garbage, at least we had LaBeouf and Fox’s electric chemistry that carried the human storyline throughout the film. 2011’s Transformers: Dark of the Moon provided a more coherent storyline, a decent villain and had several fun action sequences that would …

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’22 Jump Street’ Review: Starring Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill & Ice Cube

Posted in Film, Reviews by - Jun 12, 2014

Is there a better on-screen bromance than Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill? Or a better off-screen bromance for that matter? When we all learned that Tatum and Hill would be joining forces in 2012’s 21 Jump Street, a few things went through our mind: These two actors are completely different, how will they act together? Is Channing even funny? Why did Jonah lose all that weight for the role? Why is a major movie studio re-doing another old TV show? But the end result surprised us all because 21 Jump Street was incredibly clever, a major success for both actors …

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‘How to Train Your Dragon 2′ Review: Starring Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera & Cate Blanchett

Posted in Film, Reviews by - Jun 12, 2014

Sorry Daenerys Targaryen, but Toothless may be the most adorable dragon ever. He won over our hearts in 2010 when DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon was released and now four years later he’s back with his dragon training bestie Hiccup (Jay Baruchel). When it comes to animation, it’s especially hard to match the magic of the first film, but How to Train Your Dragon 2 does just that and is a wonderful continuation of the story. It’s heartfelt, surprising, daring; the 3D is gorgeous and just like the first film, its fun for all ages.

After watching Hiccup and …

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‘The Fault in Our Stars’ Review: Starring Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort & Laura Dern

Posted in Film, Reviews by - Jun 05, 2014
‘The Fault in Our Stars’ Review: Starring Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort & Laura Dern

Novel adaptations are steadily on the rise in Hollywood. From Harry Potter to The Hunger Games and most recently Divergent (also starring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort), these films have been some of Tinseltown’s most successful. Later this year the popular novels “If I Stay” and “The Maze Runner” will also be released on the big screen. John Greene’s novel “The Fault in Our Stars” is the latest to have this treatment and director Josh Boone (2013’s Stuck in Love) gives us faithful readers exactly what we want to see on screen: Hazel and Gus.

Hazel Grace Lancaster (Shailene Woodley) is …

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‘A Million Ways to Die in the West’ Review: Starring Seth MacFarlane, Charlize Theron & Amanda Seyfried

Posted in Film, Reviews by - May 29, 2014

The main problem with Seth MacFarlane’s (2012′s Ted) newest film is that there needed to be way more jokes about the West and way less gross-out humor that we have seen a million times before. Luckily we have Seth MacFarlane and Charlize Theron’s undeniable chemistry and charm that manages to carry the film.

Set in Arizona in 1880, A Million Ways to Die in the West tells the story of Albert (Seth MacFarlane), a super-sweet sheep farmer with no gun-fighting skills whatsoever. When his gold-digging girlfriend Louise (Amanda Seyfried) leaves him after he backs out of a gunfight, Albert tries anything …

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‘Maleficent’ Review: Starring Angelina Jolie, Elle Fanning & Sharlto Copley

Posted in Film, Reviews by - May 29, 2014

Is there a bigger Queen in Hollywood than Angelina Jolie? It’s amazing how the actress who wore a vial of Billy Bob Thornton’s blood around her neck and was kissing her brother after her Oscar win is the same actress who is now engaged to Brad Pitt, has six children, remains at the top of the Hollywood A-list and is basically Mother Earth. Of course, none of this plays into how Jolie is as an actress, but the fact that this woman can juggle all of her personal responsibilities and still remain a fantastic actress after a break in movies …

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