Chef (***1/2) is a plea to be recognized right out in the open

Chef - 2014 Written and Directed by Jon Favreau Starring Jon Favreau, Sofía Vergara, John Leguizamo, Scarlett Johansson, Oliver Platt, Bobby Cannavale, Dustin Hoffman, Robert Downey, Jr., Emjay Anthony One has only to look at Jon Favreau's Carl Casper's delicate handling of a menu that he's made for no one while his staff makes a 10 year menu for a packed house to realize … Continue reading Chef (***1/2) is a plea to be recognized right out in the open

Machete Kills (*): Garbage in…garbage out

Machete Kills - 2013 Director Robert Rodriguez Starring Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez, Sofía Vergara, Amber Heard, Antonio Banderas, Lady Gaga, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Walt Goggins, William Sadler, Demián Bichir, Mel Gibson Screenplay Kyle Ward "I have high hopes for you, Mr. Machete.  Higher than you can mentally ascend to." Ah, Machete.  Ah, humanity. The first thing we see in Machete Kills is a trailer indicating that … Continue reading Machete Kills (*): Garbage in…garbage out

The Three Stooges is a win, any way you figure it

The Three Stooges - 2012 Directed by Bobby and Peter Farrelly Starring Chris Diamantopoulos, Sean Hayes, Will Sasso, Jane Lynch, Larry David, Sofia Vergara, Craig Bierko, Stephen Collins, Lin Shaye, Brian Doyle-Murray, The Cast of the Jersey Shore Screenplay by Mike Cerrone and The Farrelly Brothers Never having been a fan of The Stooges, I was nonplussed when … Continue reading The Three Stooges is a win, any way you figure it

If you see one annoying movie this season, take the kids to see The Smurfs

The Smurfs in 3D - 2011 Directed by Raja Gosnell Starring Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mayes, Hank Azaria, Johnathan Winters (v), Katy Perry (v), Anton Yelchin (v), Frank Welker (k), George Lopez (v), Alan Cumming (v), Sofia Vergara, Written by J. David Stern, David N. Weiss, Jay Scherick, David Ronn Neil Patrick Harris is a … Continue reading If you see one annoying movie this season, take the kids to see The Smurfs