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...]
One of the surprise films to do better than some of the actual superhero adaptations to screen has to be Kick-Ass (I still have to give Super a second chance), so it was only a matter of time before this film got the sequel it deserved. And the trailer does not disappoint. See it, and my breakdown, after the break. [Read more...]
Robert Zemeckis’ third foray into the 3-D motion capture world is a retelling of the classic A Christmas Carol and the results are a beautiful and well executed version of the classic tale that could easily become many peoples “go to” version of the fateful night of Ebenezer Scrooge.
The tale of Scrooge doesn’t really need to be rehashed, we all know the stubborn hater of Christmas is visited by three ghosts of past, present, and future visit him over the course of a single night and forever change his views on the holiday. The question is how Zemeckis’ version is any different or better than the tales already out there. So is it different? Not really, it rarely strays from the classic tale and the most different thing about it is the filmmaking style it is told in. Better? Not sure about that either, but it is definitely not a weak entry into the telling of this tale.
So why should you want to see this version of a Christmas Carol? Well first off, you are unlikely to find a more beautiful and awe inspiring version of the tale. [Read more...]
Jim Carrey’s latest isn’t a wholly original piece of work, but it is funny, with a joke never really falling flat for this viewer.
Carrey plays a Carl, loan approver at bank and has no sign of upward mobility in his job, Carl avoids his friends, and says ‘no’ to just about everything. Enter a chance occurrence with a friend from his past who he finds is living life to its fullest. How you might ask, by simply saying yes to anything and everything. Carrey decides to attend the friends recommended seminar and we are introduced to the mastermind of the yes man program. He gets after Carrey a bit and gets him to agree to give the program a try. Carrey is quickly given a crash course in the program when a homeless man outside the convention center begins asking him for a ludicrous list of requests. Though, this little mis-adventure also happens to introduce him to Zooey Dechanel’s [Read more...]