Archive for July, 2011

Horrible Bosses – ****ish

Sunday, July 10th, 2011

The horrible bosses: Kevin Spacey just WONDERFUL in psycho mode. Colin Farrell completely coked-out and American. Jennifer Aniston actually funny (surprise!). Plus Jason Sudeikis, Charlie Day, and Jason Bateman all playing to their strengths and very well with one another, and a ridiculous premise that just gets more screwed up from their inexperience and buffoonery. Of course, having Jamie Foxx in there being hilarious helps, too. It’s dirty as hell, but it made me laugh out loud numerous times, and few movies have achieved that recently. Rating: COOL

Mr. Popper’s Penguins – ***ish

Sunday, July 10th, 2011

Quick take:

If you though Liar Liar would be even better with more kids, a hotter ex-wife, and PENGUINS, you’ll like this movie. Jim Carrey’s not really stretching much from that “shitty dad realizes he’s missing his kid’s life and tries to change” formula here. But it is overall a fun movie, and the penguin scenes will keep the kids really happy. Since it’s about penguins, and it doesn’t really suck at all, it gets a rating of: COOL.

Cars 2 – ***ish

Sunday, July 10th, 2011

A quick review: Visually stunning. Story not quite up to Pixar standards. Still, a fun movie and the kids will probably enjoy it – probably even more than the first Cars, simply because this one’s more like an action movie. And I think that’s the problem with this one…not enough depth. Maybe too much Mater, too. I enjoyed it, though, even if it is a solid last place in the Pixar catalogue. Last place there is so far ahead of many other studios’ average that I still rate this: COOL