Category: 2/4

Mediocre

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 […]

Soul Surfer [2011] ★★

“Soul Surfer” could best be described as a cheesy, uninspired mess that rings so false, I found it hard to believe that it was actually based on a true story. It’s a well meaning film for sure, but the positive message is overshadowed by lazy writing and painful […]