Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Short Review: Hit and Run

Grade: C+

A man under witness protection risks it all in order to drive his girlfriend to LA.

Enjoyable movie. Not as funny as it could have/should have been. Few superfluous scenes.

Dax Shepard, Kristen Bell, Bradley Cooper, Kristin Chenoweth, Tom Arnold and more.

Attention span must last 1 hour 40 minutes to enjoy.

Short Review: Premium Rush

Grade: B+

A Manhattan bike messenger gets a mysterious package that attracts the attention of a dirty cop who chases him through the city.

A fun and sometimes exciting movie. Surprisingly funny. A bit over the top (in a fun way usually) with a few unnecessary scenes.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Shannon, Dania Ramirez, Aasif Mandvi and more.

Attention span must last 1 hour 31 minutes to enjoy.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Short Review: The Expendables 2

Grade: A

A team of mercenaries seek revenge for the death of one of their men against a mysterious foe.

Awesome over the top action. Absolutely hilarious. So much fun to watch.

Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Terry Crews, Jean-Claud Van Damme, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Chuck Norris and more.

Attention span must last 1 hour 42 minutes.

Short Review: ParaNorman

Grade: A

A young boy who can speak to the dead must use his abilities to fight zombies and adults in order to stop a centuries old curse.

Extremely entertaining and well made movie. Very smart and funny. Highly recommended. They snuck in a lot of adult humor.

Voices of Kodi Smit-McPhee, Anba Kendrick, Jeff Garlin, John Goodman, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Leslie Mann, Casey Afleck and more.

Attention span must last 1 hour 33 minutes to enjoy.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Short Review: The Campaign

Grade: A-

Two candidates duke it out during an election.

Very funny movie. However, a very bitter pill to swallow. Only 10% less silly than our current presidential campaigns.

Will Ferrell, Zach Galifianakis, Jason Sudeikis, Dylan McDermott and more.

Attention span must last 1 hour 30 minutes to enjoy.

Short Review: The Bourne Legacy

Grade: A

Aaron Cross must fight for his life after the events of the previous Bourne movies.

A very fun and entertaining movie. Great action spy movie. Could have stood on its own but oh we'll.

Jeremy Renner, Rachel Weisz, Edward Norton, Stacey Keach, Albert Finney, more.

Attention span must last 2 hours 15 minutes.

Short Review: Total Recall

Grade: A-

A factory worker becomes convinced he is a spy after visiting a company that implants fake memories.

Very entertaining sci-fi action movie. A fun, albeit unnecessary, remake of the original 1990 movie. Great visuals and awesome fight scenes.

Colin Ferrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Bryan Cranston.

Attention span must last 1 hour 58 minutes to enjoy.

Short Review: The Watch

Grade: C

A neighborhood watch group fights off an alien invasion in their suburban town.

Some funny moments but not enough. Richard Ayoade is the only consistently funny person in it and really the only reason to watch.

Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill, Richard Ayoade.

Attention span must last 1 hour 42 minutes to enjoy.