What should I be doing instead of this?

Playing For Keeps

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Playing for Keeps, about a former soccer star struggling to stay relevant to his young son while fighting off the attention of a host of soccer moms, sadly, doesn’t look like a keeper, at least not for the lads, despite the tantalizing presence of Jessica Biel.  

Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 19, 2012
For fans of the live Cirque du Soleil experience, complete with example after example of grace and athleticism, it would seem to be a no-brainer to construct a narrative and capture the wonder as only film can  

The Guilt Trip

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Screenwriter Dan Fogelman (Crazy, Stupid, Love.) and director Anne Fletcher (The Proposal) team up behind the scenes of this tag-team road trip tracking an overbearing mother (Barbra Streisand) and her son (Seth Rogen) as they cross the country.  

Jack Reacher

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Jack Reacher (Tom Cruise), a hardass military investigator, is the creation of author Lee Childs and, like James Patterson’s Alex Cross, a franchise-in-the-making, so it seems worth asking why screenwriter-director Christopher McQuarrie (The Way of the Gun) hitched his wagon to Cruise who, at 50, might be approaching the period of his career when it would behoove him to settle into a more dramatic phase rather than the frantic running and gunning of the extreme action thrillers.  

Parental Guidance

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Fluffy family friendly alert! Old school grandparents (Billy Crystal and Bette Midler) agree to take care of their three grandchildren when their daughter (Marisa Tomei) and her husband (Tom Everett Scott), a high-achieving new millennial working couple, are forced to jet off to high-pressure assignments.  

Django Unchained

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Much like Inglorious Basterds, his revisionist take on Jewish revenge on the Nazis, Quentin Tarantino tackles the curious American institution of slavery in Django Unchained.  

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 12, 2012
The cynical play here would be to knock the “unexpected” nature of this enterprise because, after the overwhelming success of Peter Jackson’s justifiably epic Lord of the Rings saga, why wouldn’t Jackson and New Line seek to replicate that run with The Hobbit?