I like a kids’ movie that does what, in my mind, they’re supposed to do: Entertain and encourage. Rise of the Guardians does this very very well. Not as well as The Incredibles, the benchmark of all children’s movies for me, but close enough to make me compare them. I was prejudiced against this film because there was, recently, some crazy owl movie titled something something guardians, and it was another super dark kids movie. Which I will rant about in a moment.
Casa de mi Padre is a mess. I think I love it. The further away I get from the first viewing, the more sure I am. Oh, I will be buying it.
If you want to see Good Hair and you don’t live in a predominantly Black neighborhood you have to go to a predominantly Black neighborhood. This review will reflect my “Black Experience” (Version 2.0 – I took Intro To Black Experience when I taught Head Start in Milwaukee in 1990). The film was…
Wes Anderson has pulled off the slacker move of the decade in making a film that looks like he doesn’t care if you like it or not. But he obviously does. The Fantastic Mr. Fox is a stop-motion animation movie. By definition, if you make such a film, you care. You care deeply. It takes…
Writer/Director Nancy Meyers, in another installment of “Mingling Wrinkles” (you’ll remember her first episode, Something’s Gotta Give, with Jack Nicolson and Diane Keaton); older people “get it on.”
I’ve never taken one of those quizzes that tell you which Sex and the City star you most relate to, though I guess I always figured I’d be Miranda. Now that I’ve seen Sex and the City 2 I realize I’m the Arab guy that has Samantha arrested.
For the first time ever, animated costuming should get a nod from the Oscars.
It’s great to watch a documentary about something that you do which feels real and well done. This movie is a bit like Seinfeld’s Comedian, but better for me because she’s 45 years in and she shows that the “reason to do standup” doesn’t change…ever.
I asked to review this so it’s my fault.
I volunteered to see Easy A because I do a joke about Hester Prynne and The Scarlet Letter. And I love a teen romance movie.