Wednesday, March 23, 2011



In this engaging sci-fi thriller, Bradley Cooper stars as Eddie Morra…a down and out writer who discovers a pill that can activate 100% of a person’s brain (experts claim we only use 20%)…making it possible to learn, understand, and process information much faster.
Creative visual effects capture Eddie’s movement through time and his access of memories.
The movie seems a little glib about the subject.
There is a subplot about a murder that raises questions…that don’t get answered.

Rated PG-13
1 hr. 45 min.

Visit the website and watch the trailer!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

The Adjustment Bureau


In this romantic thriller (based on Philip K. Dick’s “Adjustment Team”)…politician David Norris meets and falls in love with Elise Sellas (solid performances by Matt Damon and Emily Blunt).
Since this relationship is not part of Norris’ destiny, according to “The Chairman,” the Adjustment Bureau intervenes.
The story moves from excitement to silliness…ridiculous conversations between the men of The Bureau (wearing magical fedoras and acting like robots) and Norris who is determined to change “The Chairman’s” (God’s) plan.

Is it metaphysical…is it science fiction (not really)?
It’s mostly just a movie that doesn’t work.

1 hr. 49 min.
Rated PG-13

Visit the website and watch the trailer.

Monday, March 14, 2011



Johnny Depp turns in a terrific performance as Lars, a pet chameleon who (after an accident that separates him from his human family) ends up in the town of Dirt where he creates a new persona for himself…Rango…the brave hero of the West.
The residents of Dirt, devastated by the mysterious disappearance of all their water, welcome Rango as their new sheriff.

The animation is exceptional and the film offers laughs for young and old…the owl mariachi band was a favorite.


Parents need to observe the PG rating…as some of the content may “cross the line” (rude humor, some adult language, action, and smoking).

Even though 3D has been overused in the last few years…a 3D version of Rango would have been fun!

Rated PG
1 hr. 47 min.

Visit the "Rango" website and watch the trailer!