Thursday, December 5, 2013
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Bottom Line: Disney dazzles once again (for the third time in a row; along with TANGLED and WRECK-IT RALPH) with this gorgeously animated musical comedy based loosely on The Ice Queen by Hans Christian Anderson. Boasting an extremely talented cast, a beautifully envisioned 3D world, masterfully executed Broadway-like showtunes and a contemporarily hip self-awareness, this fun and festive cinematic adventure is a soon-to-be classic! The story is simple and the villains a bit thin, but it’s efficiently paced and accessible to the masses (yes, my boys couldn’t stop raving about how ‘awesome’ the princess movie was…). One of the most vibrantly delightful joys of 2013, FROZEN’s fiery charm is sure to warm the hearts of your entire family!
Friday, November 22, 2013
Friday, November 8, 2013
Friday, November 1, 2013
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Friday, October 18, 2013
Bottom Line: Like a somewhat polished, semi-plausible throwback to something either one of these muscle-bound movie gods would have considered filming back in mid- to late 80’s, ESCAPE PLAN aggressively toes the line of simplistic, B-level, you’ll-get-exactly-what-you-expect filmmaking. It’s not ground breaking cinema, it won’t change your life and it most certainly won’t win any awards – but there’s ample amounts of cheesily vacant fun to be had when these two start throwin’ their well-honed charisma around like a well-toned, well-tanned ton of bricks… It does all seem eerily familiar; the faces, the monosyllabic delivery of lines, the gratuitous violence and the ill-defined, MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE-esque vibe - but in committing to the concept, both Stallone and Schwarzenegger (particularly fun to watch here) add swagger to a ballistically action-packed and preposterously half-baked concept. Most of what you’ll see is done with fists, a wink and a smile. They’re having a blast, so why shouldn’t we (to some extent; let’s not get too crazy here)? The story may be expendable but these two aging, having-a-bit-of-fun-again stars are anything but… Stop whining! Don’t be a bum. Lower your expectations accordingly and get with (a matinee showing of) the PLAN!
Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jim Caviezel, Vincent D’Onofrio, Amy Ryan, Vinnie Jones and Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson
Directed by: Mikael Håfstrom (THE RITE)
Running time: 116 minutes
Story: One of the world's foremost authorities on structural security agrees to take on one last job: breaking out of an ultra-secret, high-tech facility called "The Tomb." Deceived and wrongly imprisoned, Ray Breslin (Sylvester Stallone) must recruit fellow inmate Emil Rottmayer (Arnold Schwarzenegger) to help devise a daring, nearly impossible plan to escape from the most protected and fortified prison ever built. (c) Summit