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Mr. Peabody & Sherman (movie review)


I know, I know – the trailer is terrible.  Ignore it!

I gotta tell ya, I had no ambition to see Mr. Peabody & Sherman.  ZERO.  But, I heard it was good and I had the opportunity to see it for free (on a plane), so I gave it a chance and holy hell, was it worth it.  Read the rest of this entry

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (movie review)

No Hunger Games in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1? No problem! Read the rest of this entry

Transformers: Age of Extinction (movie review)

Why do I keep doing this to myself? Why do I keep watching these movies? Morbid curiosity, I guess. This time, I saw it for free on a plane, so that’s not much of a sacrifice on my part, and I guess this Transformers movie is better than the other ones, but that’s not saying much. Read the rest of this entry

Gambit (quick movie review)

How the hell did somebody screw up a movie starring Colin Firth, Stanley Tucci and Alan Rickman and featuring a Cohen Brothers screenplay? OK, Cameron Diaz’s atrocious southern accent isn’t helping, but it’s not the reason Gambit is terrible. Seriously, it’s in so bad it’s good/worst movies ever territory – I’m going to have to give it more thought to see if it gets anointed to such status. It’s that bad.

The pacing and story is shockingly loathsome! Colin Firth and Cameron Diaz insanely miscast! It’s a comedy/face that forgets to include actual comedy and farce! The one farcel scene is completely out of place (and suffers from some of the worst timing ever in a movie) in a by the numbers comedy that desperately wants to be an outside of the box/cutting edge caper movie!

This movie couldn’t be more awkward is Gambit from the X-Men made a cameo! These people thought they were making the farce version of Oceans Eleven, which may well be the worst idea for a movie EVER! Even people who think Colin Firth poops platinum will hate this movie.

Its. That. BAD!

Anyway, I didn’t like it and I don’t recommend that anyone else ever watches Gambit ever for the rest of human history.

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (movie review)

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*This review probably contains spoilers. But be real – you don’t care. You’re not going to see this movie unless you already read the book and are a fan, in which case you already know what happens and are thus unaffected by spoilers. Anyway, you’ve been warned.

In an effort to make the title sound less like a Harry Potter story, this latest installment of the series is entitled Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters – as you can see, they have cleverly removed the ‘and the’ from the center of the title. Other things that don’t appear in this movie include surprises, wit and a sea of monsters – see how I italicized the S? That was intentional. Read the rest of this entry

Captain America The First Avenger (movie review)

stars-fourThe fourth in a series of comic book movies to debut this year, Captain America The First Avenger stands just a little bit taller than the rest, and there are a ton of reasons why, but I’m not going to bother listing the short comings of Green Lantern, Thor or X-Men First Class again.  As the saying used to go, “Let’s rap with Cap!”

First off, as a life long Captain America fan, I’m still shocked anyone showed up to watch this movie.  Much to my surprise, people know who Captain America is!  I saw this at the local mall multiplex on Sunday night with a packed house, featuring many folks in Captain America t-shirts, including the ladies.  I never expected this, and it fascinated to the point where I almost asked folks if I could photograph them as this seemed to unlikely to be real.  But, I got it now:  people know who Captain America is – duly noted.  (Or, they are big fans of Dunkin Donuts.) Read the rest of this entry

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