Movie Review of Pain and Gain

Movie Review of Pain and Gain

THE SETUP: It’s the 90s! Spandex, fitness freaks, and the ME decade.  And what’s the best way to get to the top without even trying? Kidnap a rich dude, make him give you all his money, convince him not to press charges, drop him off somewhere and ride off into the steroid sunset. Unfortunately, this […]

Review: The Impossible

Tsunami disaster flick

THE SETUP: All they wanted to do was spend a little family time in Thailand, all they got was a face full of Tsunami, followed by heartache, survival and loss. I think that resort lost their business. (WARNING: the below trailer tells a little too much of the movie) THE THOUGHTS: Holy crap. Holy crap. […]

DVD Release Rundown: TED, Bourne and Nolan’s First

Mark Wahlberg Mila Kunas and a talking teddy bear

Today’s home releases cover a few movies you might be interested: one of the biggest comedies of the year, an attempt to keep a kickstart an action franchise and the continuing struggles of prehistoric cartoons. Now, to be honest, I haven’t seen the last one, which is the latest in the Ice Age series, so […]

Review: The Fighter

Mark Wahlberg as boxer Micky Ward

A fairly traditional boxing story with few surprises but the great acting and strong characters really connects with the audience. Based on the true story of “Irish” Micky Ward, focusing on his fight against his family’s downward spiral and his rise to take part in some of the most entertaining, Cinderella fights in boxing history. (check […]

Review: The Other Guys

Will Farrell Mark Wahlberg cop satire comedy

It’s been a good long while since we’ve been treated to a decent buddy cop movie. Well, now we have, and even a little more than decent. Adam McKay and Will Ferrell, who previously did Anchorman, Talladega Nights and Step Brothers, try their best at the buddy cop formula…succeeding a lot and failing at a […]