April Fool’s Day: Six Surprisingly Good Movies

Surprisingly good movies

Happy Prank Day. Or Screw Over Your Friends Day. Or Lies are OK Day. (I never did get this day right). Anyway, it’s the time of year when you trick your friends and customers through elaborate (and if you’re good, funny) pranks. So to join in on the fun, I’ve compiled a list of surprisingly […]

Review: The Hobbit – An Unexpected Journey

Peter Jackson Tolkien adventure

THE SETUP: Sixty years before the events of Lord of the Rings, a much younger Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) does pretty much the same thing as his nephew Frodo (Elijah Wood)…gets sucked into an adventure he didn’t know he wanted to go on. Just add dwarves. THE THOUGHTS:  If this were a movie that stood […]

Review: Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Planet of the Apes prequel

THE SETUP: A scientist (would you believe James Franco?), trying to find the cure for Alzheimer’s, discovers that he’s actually boosted the intelligence of one of the apes (Andy Serkis) he was experimenting on. What happens next? Did you read the name of the movie? THE THOUGHTS: You may have noticed on the movie poster […]