Crazy Rich Asians (***1/2) leaves you wanting…happily

Like anything, though, it's a vote to see better films of a various cultures when one supports a variety of films from those different cultures. I enjoyed learning a bit about the history of Singapore and I look forward to discovering more. At some point, perhaps we'll get more epic stories. For now, I will settle for being entertained, a bit more educated...and happy.

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Despicable Me 2 (***): The great average

Despicable Me 2 - 2013 Directors Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud Starring Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Benjamin Bratt, Miranda Cosgrove, Elsie Fisher, Dana Gaier, Russell Brand, Steve Coogan, Ken Jeong Screenplay Cinco Paul, Ken Daurio It's a simple premise.  Put a threadbare story involving super criminals, make one a loveable doof who can't resist cute kids (who can?), throw in some adorable Igor types and then you've … Continue reading Despicable Me 2 (***): The great average

The Hangover Part III and Kick-Ass 2: Delightful if not so funny

The Hangover Part III - 2013 Director Todd Phillips Starring Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Ken Jeong, Heather Graham, Jeffrey Tambor, Justin Bartha, Jamie Chung, John Goodman Screenplay Todd Phillips, Craig Mazin Kick-Ass 2 - 2013 Writer and Director Jeff Wadlow Starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Chloë Grace Moretz, Jim Carrey, Clark Duke, Olga Kurkulina, Lindy Booth, John Leguizamo, Morris Chestnut, Donald Faison Two notable comedies had sequels in the summer of 2013, and both … Continue reading The Hangover Part III and Kick-Ass 2: Delightful if not so funny

Turbo is kind of slow on the uptake

Turbo - 2013 Director David Soren Starring (Voice) Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti, Michael Peña, Snoop Dogg, Maya Rudolph, Michelle Rodriguez, Samuel L. Jackson, Bill Hader, Snoop Dogg, Luis Guzmán, Richard Jenkins, Ken Jeong, Michael Bell Screenplay David Soren, Robert Siegel, Darren Lemke Taking elements from one of the least artistically successful Pixar films (Cars) and one of the Pixar films most people forgot (Ratatouille) we have a … Continue reading Turbo is kind of slow on the uptake