Reviews

Fun ‘Green Hornet’ is a Superhero ‘Superbad’ (Review)

Thursday, December 30, 2010
Fun ‘Green Hornet’ is a Superhero ‘Superbad’ (Review)

The Green Hornet is a fun movie, but not excellent, whereas something like The Dark Knight is excellent but not necessarily fun. I'd say it's this year's Kick-Ass. »

‘Little Fockers’: Enjoyable but Uneven Sequel

Sunday, December 19, 2010
‘Little Fockers’: Enjoyable but Uneven Sequel

Ben Stiller leads an overstuffed cast in 'Little Fockers', a bag of mixed results that works best when treading familiar ground. »

Deliver yourself to ‘Due Date’ (****)

Sunday, November 21, 2010
Deliver yourself to ‘Due Date’ (****)

Todd Phillips continues with the right formula in Due Date starring Robert Downey Jr and Zach Galfininakis. »

Jason Bateman Takes over in ‘The Switch’

Monday, August 30, 2010
Jason Bateman Takes over in ‘The Switch’

Jason Bateman possibly gives his best performance in The Switch since Arrested Development »

Ferrell and Wahlberg Charm in ‘The Other Guys’

Friday, August 27, 2010
Ferrell and Wahlberg Charm in ‘The Other Guys’

The Other Guys may not be as funny as Anchorman or Step Brothers. It may not even be the year’s funniest comedy , but it symbolizes the bounce-back year and gives fans great excitement for the future of the Pack. »

‘Middle Men’ Worth a Look for Luke Wilson Fans

Thursday, August 12, 2010
‘Middle Men’ Worth a Look for Luke Wilson Fans

Middle Men is a well-intentioned attempt at an quirky crime drama about the early days of selling pornography on the internet, and is worth a look if you're a fan of Wilson or the genre or subject matter. »

‘Scott Pilgrim’ is a Visually Stunning Comedy Classic

Monday, August 9, 2010
‘Scott Pilgrim’ is a Visually Stunning Comedy Classic

In Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Michael Cera's usual prototype is updated into a cartoonish action hero, headlining a razor-sharp all-star cast in one of the year's best films. But the real star is director Edgar Wright, who elevates himself as one of comedy's most visionary filmmakers. »

Hilarious ‘Dinner for Schmucks’ is Best Farce in Years

Saturday, August 7, 2010
Hilarious ‘Dinner for Schmucks’ is Best Farce in Years

Dinner for Schmucks pairs Steve Carell and Paul Rudd for the third time and the results are a hilarious film that is the best farce in years. »

‘Dinner for Schmucks’ Preview Review

Monday, July 19, 2010
‘Dinner for Schmucks’ Preview Review

I caught a free advanced screening in Boston about two weeks ago. After seeing the film, I was pleasantly surprised that it was funnier than the trailers made it out to be and not as mean-spirited. However, I would not call it this year’s Hangover. »

Reilly, Tomei Lead Accolades for ‘Cyrus’ (****)

Sunday, July 18, 2010
Reilly, Tomei Lead Accolades for ‘Cyrus’ (****)

Mark and Jay Duplass bring their brand of improvizational filmmaking to the world of the Frat Pack with their indie comedy Cyrus, with mixed but mostly positive results. »