Film Review

Our Idiot Brother

Director: Jesse Peretz Starring: Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Emily Mortimer, Zooey Deschanel I have to admit that I’m a big time sucker for characters who are as likable  as Ned, the so called idiot brother in this film. Paul Rudd brings his comedic genius to the big screen once again as the detrimentally honest hippie … Continue reading

Film Review

Win Win

Director: Thomas McCarthy Starring: Paul Giamatti, Amy Ryan, Alex Shaffer Thomas McCarthy has directed 3 films now. I haven’t seen The Station Agent but have heard good things. The 2007 film The Visitor was one of the better surprises of the year as Richard Jenkins put on an awesome performance. Now, with Win Win he has made a … Continue reading

Film Review

Paul

Director: Mottola Starring: Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig It’s kind of amazing to me how relatively unsuccessful the 3 major films that pair Simon Pegg and Nick Frost together onscreen actually are. First, there was Shaun of the Dead which is about as brilliant as a zombie movie can get. Then, there was … Continue reading

Film Review

30 Minutes or Less

Director: Ruben Fleischer Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Aziz Ansari, Danny McBride, Nick Swardson I’m getting this review out a little later than normal because I was debating whether or not it was worth it to give this film the time it takes to actually review something. I was legitimately shocked at how much I did not … Continue reading

Film Review

The Change-Up

Director: David Dobkin Starring: Jason Bateman, Ryan Reynolds The premise of two completely different people switching bodies with each other is, to say the least, a little tired. In The Change-Up, there is a married guy and a bachelor. Jason Bateman plays Dave Lockwood, the married man who wakes up very early in the morning … Continue reading

Film Review

Cowboys & Aliens

Director: Jon Favreau Starring: Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Olivia Wilde Cowboys & Aliens sounds like it would be a perfect, mindless summer blockbuster doesn’t it? I mean, you have Cowboys and you have Aliens. In between the Cowboys and Aliens you have explosions and at least one beautiful woman. That sounds like a pretty simple … Continue reading