Swing Vote Review

Twelve-year-old Molly is learning about civics in her fifth-grade classroom. And that’s about where this movie belongs. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a good movie, if you’re trying to teach voters about their civic duty and how in a billion-to-one fluke their votes might actually count. I do hope a G-rated version of the film…

Public Enemies Review

I loved “Public Enemies”. I love Johnny Depp and Christian Bale, and both were in top form. I love the fact that we still have actors who can look like they belong in a tailored suit. “Public Enemies” was like an old-fashioned Clark Gable gangster movie, an inspiration which was referenced in the film itself.…

Paul Blart: Mall Cop Review

If this was a spoof, it wasn’t spoofy enough. And if this was pure action escapism, I cringe at the puny imagination of whoever’s getting their kicks from “Paul Blart: Mall Cop.” Kevin James takes his average Joe act from the King of Queens straight into this movie. He stars as the overweight but fairly…

Igor Review

Everybody needs an Igor – this film could’ve used one, too. I think that’s the real lesson here, even though the trumpeted one was that “it’s better to be a good nobody than an evil somebody.” What the story really showed was that to DO anything at all you need someone focused on the job,…