The Incredible Burt Wonderstone should be better than it is, but it betrays audiences by giving us an unredeemable lead character and projects every joke from a mile away. [Read more...]
For the past few weeks I have agonizingly pouted over email after email announcing upcoming screenings that I could not make it to in my broken state, so by the time The Change-Up rolled around I was at my breaking point. With the giddiness of a child refusing to stop believing in Santa come Christmas Day I sat in my seat waiting for the movie to begin. Unfortunately I should have taken one more week off… [Read more...]
The Rizzo’s are a traditional Brooklyn family, loud, fighting, and everyone is a tad dysfunctional. Whether they are keeping their smoking from one another, sneaking off to acting class, stripping, or trying to embrace the urge to feed a fat woman every Rizzo has a quirk. But when an unlikely house guest is brought home by the father Vince their slightly dysfunctional world gets an extra spin of insanity which begins building towards a climax of misconceptions.
Steve Carell stars as Maxwell Smart in this classic TV show adaptation that falls fairly flat unless a joke or gag involves the lead character.
Maxwell Smart is an analyst for the secret government organization, Control, which monitors and international activity, especially that of Chaos, which has plans for world domination. Max finally has a high enough score to make field agent after his 8th try, but the Chief (Alan Arkin) needs him to stay an analyst; as he is the best. Circumstances change after Chaos breaches Control, which they don’t show at all oddly, and all of the agents are compromised, moving Max into the role of agent. [Read more...]