Category: 2/4

Mediocre

The Cabin In The Woods [2012] ★★

Start hating me now, horror fans. But the gory, predictable and plodding “Cabin in the Woods” is one of the most disappointing movies of the year. Disappointing why? Because judging from every review on the planet, I expected something memorable. Something huge. Something so damn exciting I couldn’t […]

Goon [2012] ★★

I’ve tried to make my peace with what is known as “The New Vulgarity”, as Hollywood has jumped on the R-rated comedy bandwagon, but it isn’t always easy. Luckily enough, Sean William Scott (a.k.a “The Stiffmeister)  gives it his best as a hockey player whose main function is to […]

The Sitter [2011] ★★

“The Sitter” is far from the disaster it’s been made out to be in some reviews…nor is it an unqualified success. How you feel about it will have a lot to do with your age and gender. Younger audiences might think it was the greatest movie ever made, […]

Young Adult [2011] ★★

Compared to Jason Reitman’s other films, like “Juno”, “Thank You For Smoking”, and “Up in the Air”, “Young Adult” doesn’t stand a chance.  Charlize Theron delivers a bold performance, playing an extremely unlikable character (she did it before in “Monster”). An author of young adult fiction, she lives […]

This Means War [2012] ★★

“This Means War” is the movie equivalent of fast food; familiar, enjoyable, but easily forgotten. If you’re a fan of the comedy generated by Reese Witherspoon and Chelsea Handler, you’ll either be the perfect audience for this movie or you may find the humor overly familiar. I’m not […]

Father Of Invention [2011] ★★

Kevin Spacey is a pleasure to watch in anything. Ok maybe not in “Fred Claus” or…anyway you see where I’m going. Who doesn’t like Kevin Spacey? The Spacey appeal is what makes the otherwise forgettable “Father Of Invention” go down easy. Spacey plays Robert Axel, one of those […]

Your Highness [2011] ★★

Another comedy set in the middle-ages? Seriously? From the peak of “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” to the low of “Robin Hood: Men In Tights”, we’ve seen it all. Really. We have. The makers of “Your Highness” tells us we’ve never seen the R-rated version. Now it’s […]