Unfinished Business (**) is jumbled, strange and sincere

"Whether one enjoys this film or not depends on how drawn one is to Wilkinson, Price and Vaughn and how much someone can withstand Franco. Don't rent this if you are looking for a comedy, but don't expect to be as disappointed as you've heard. "

The Butler (***1/2) – Broad strokes don’t work as well as fine detail

The Butler - 2013Directed by Lee Daniels Starring Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Terence Howard, David Oyelowo, Elijah Kelley, David Banner, Mariah Carey, Adriane Lenox, Yaya DaCosta, Alex Pettyfer, Vanessa Redgrave, Clarence Williams III, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Lenny Kravitz, Colman Domingo, Robin Williams, James DuMont, Robert Aberdeen, James Mardsen, Minka Kelly, Liev Schreiber. John Cusack, Alex Manette, Colin … Continue reading The Butler (***1/2) – Broad strokes don’t work as well as fine detail

CPE and Em (and El): Hop is for those who prefer the visual equivalent of corn syrup

Hop - 2011 Directed by Tim Hill Starring James Mardsen, Kaley Couoco, Gary Cole, Elizabeth Perkins, Russell Brand (voice/cameo), Chelsea Handler, David Hasselhoff, Voices Hugh Laurie, Hank Azaria Screenplay by Ken Daurio, Brian Lynch, Cinco Paul I am getting pretty tired of Russell Brand.  It probably happened for me about the same time it did with Katy … Continue reading CPE and Em (and El): Hop is for those who prefer the visual equivalent of corn syrup