Reviews

‘Prince Avalanche’ Arrives on Home Video This Week (4/5 stars)

Saturday, November 9, 2013
‘Prince Avalanche’ Arrives on Home Video This Week (4/5 stars)

This week's home video release of David Gordon Green's Prince Avalanche provides an opportunity to check out one of 2013's most unusual but satisfying films, featuring Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch. Prince Avalanche is an effective dramedy that has some surprisingly emotional moments alongside lighter elements. »

‘The Watch’ is a Hilarious Return to Form for Frat Pack Stars (*****)

Saturday, July 28, 2012
‘The Watch’ is a Hilarious Return to Form for Frat Pack Stars (*****)

Despite the release troubles and despite the lack of groundbreaking characters or performances you most definitely should seek out The Watch, which is very very funny. Funniest performances by Stiller and Vaughn in years, Jonah Hill's fresh character steals the show. »

Paul Rudd Gives Best Performance of his Career in Charming ‘Our Idiot Brother’ (****)

Monday, August 29, 2011
Paul Rudd Gives Best Performance of his Career in Charming ‘Our Idiot Brother’ (****)

Our Idiot Brother is a charming film about family dynamics, featuring Paul Rudd as a lovable loser. But Rudd also delivers his best performance ever, including a shockingly dynamic scene that delivers dramatically on the themes of the film. »

Ensemble Cast Makes ‘Horrible Bosses’ Among the Year’s Funniest Films (5/5 stars)

Saturday, July 9, 2011
Ensemble Cast Makes ‘Horrible Bosses’ Among the Year’s Funniest Films (5/5 stars)

Horrible Bosses does an effective job creating a familiar premise and twisting it in ways that seem fresh, delivering a riotous ensemble comedy that is among the year's funniest films. The true strength of the film is the on-screen chemistry by the three male leads, Jason Bateman, Charlie Day, and Jason Sudekis. »

‘Bad Teacher’ is the Funniest Film of the Year (so far…)

Thursday, July 7, 2011
‘Bad Teacher’ is the Funniest Film of the Year (so far…)

Bad Teacher features a cast of creative professionals with which we're familiar, and in nearly every way they rate with high marks in front and behind the camera. I found the movie to be hilarious and greatly enjoyed the film. »

Review: Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop

Sunday, June 26, 2011
Review: Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop

Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop is a fascinating portrait of an entertainer‘s exhausting journey, both in distance and in spirit. Even in unflattering tense moments, O’Brien has allowed cameras to capture his 3-month tour in the wake of his much-publicized Tonight Show meltdown. »

Your Quest for Fun Leads to ‘Your Highness’ (****)

Saturday, April 16, 2011
Your Quest for Fun Leads to ‘Your Highness’ (****)

Fans of the Danny McBride's previous roles as arrogant Taekwondo instructor Fred Simmons, or arrogant pitcher Kenny Powers will see plenty of parallels to Prince Thadeous in Your Highness. But, give Danny McBride credit: he knows what works for him. »

Uneven ‘Hall Pass’ is Worth a Look

Sunday, March 6, 2011
Uneven ‘Hall Pass’ is Worth a Look

Hall Pass has some funny moments and several great characters that are well worth seeking out, but you might be better off waiting for home video than blowing $11 at the theatre. »

Helms, Reilly Shine in ‘Cedar Rapids’ - Best Film So Far in 2011 (****)

Monday, February 21, 2011
Helms, Reilly Shine in ‘Cedar Rapids’ - Best Film So Far in 2011 (****)

Though it might at first glance appear that Ed Helms' new film Cedar Rapids is mining familiar territory, this is no "Hangover 1.5." If you're looking for a great time with some fun characters and you're up for a little life-lesson in friendship then Cedar Rapids is a no risk policy. »

‘The Dilemma’ Review: Caught Between a Vaughn Comedy and Character Study

Friday, January 14, 2011
‘The Dilemma’ Review: Caught Between a Vaughn Comedy and Character Study

'The Dilemma' is faced between a balance of Vince Vaughn studio comedy and dark relationship drama. It's not a bad film, but with the talent involved, it should have been a great one. »