Grown Ups 2: High Fiving White Guys…and Chris Rock

Grown Ups 2 - 2013 Director Denis Dugan Starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade, Salma Hayek, Maya Rudolph, Maria Bello, Nick Swardson, Tim Meadows Screenplay Adam Sandler, Tim Herlihy, Fred Wolf It's got Shaquille O'Neal, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Andy Samberg, Milo Ventimiglia, Taylor Lautner and Cheri Oteri.  It even has one of Schwarzenegger's kids.  It even has Nick Swardson, doing what he does … Continue reading Grown Ups 2: High Fiving White Guys…and Chris Rock

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The Way Way Back Sam Rockwell’s take on Bill Murray

The Way Way Back - 2013 Written and Directed by Nat Faxon, Jim Rash Starring Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Allison Janney, AnnaSophia Robb, Sam Rockwell, Maya Rudolph, Liam James, Rob Corddry, Amanda Peet There are some laughs nestled in this summer home coming of age in the age of divorced parents melodrama.  There's a fair amount of depressing stuff in here too.  The Way Way Back … Continue reading The Way Way Back Sam Rockwell’s take on Bill Murray

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

Friends with Kids: I’m pretty sure they’re cooler than we are

Friends with Kids - 2012 Written and Directed by Jennifer Westfeldt Starring Adam Scott, Jennifer Westfeldt, Jon Hamm, Kristin Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Chris O'Dowd, Megan Fox, Edward Burns From the moment the camera starts, we are treated to a cover of the book, The God Delusion, by Richard Dawkins.  That's life in the big city.  You get … Continue reading Friends with Kids: I’m pretty sure they’re cooler than we are