‘Five Year Engagement’ laugh baggage salvages dragging story
The best stories aren’t always about saying everything that needs to be said, but finding a way to convey the overall message in a package audiences are not going to zone out of before it’s over.
‘Timothy Green’ sprouts wholesome message
While it may be more of a guilty pleasure than my usual high octane action fare, I must admit every now and again even I enjoy watching a good old fashioned sappy family film.
‘Expendables 2’ blows away mediocre beginnings
A rarity in the film industry certainly would include the chance for a sequel to make up for a first chapter that didn’t meet its own hype.
‘Dictator’ suppresses decent punch lines
No matter how terrible certain infamous leaders have been throughout their small sample in despicable history, there’s always going to be for some unexplainable reason someone who thinks they’re just swell.
‘The Campaign’ more horrible truth than comedy
Be it never ever humble, there’s plenty to remind us there’s no place with screwy elections quite like home.
‘Contraband’ a worthy thief of free time
Properly feeding an unhealthy movie addiction can certainly come with plenty of chances to see the best submissions each year, but getting that fix means watching quite a few cookie cutter plot trips.
‘Ted’ hilarity finds no line too sacred to cross
Despite the best efforts of the hyper politically correct crowd, I’ve yet to let them ruin my daily search for laughs at the expense of society’s fails.
‘ParaNorman’ rises beyond expectations
As a fan who never has outgrown the animated storytelling format, there are plenty of offerings in any given year I make a point to visit a nearby theater to see.
‘Bourne Legacy’ a marathon of action excellence
Power is one of those things an individual can accomplish a lot of positive goals with, but it is often power that turns the best intentions for the “greater good” into disaster.
‘Machine Gun Preacher’ a blunt advocate against apathy
In a society where the problem of Bullies is less seen as just an acceptable part of life than what it might have been before, it is often not doing anything which can be more harmful than taking some form of action.
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