There is no magic in theater during Magic in the Moonlight, the latest offering from Woody Allen. Although I’m a huge Colin Firth fan, as well as a fan of Emma Stone, both of them should have skipped this project. It was forgettable and anything but magical.
Is a man worth more than his words, a woman worth more than her pictures?
Words and Pictures is a romantic comedy with a bittersweet edge.
The Silver Linings Playbook is a painfully, funny film full of all too human characters. If you relate to a family that is quite a few degrees off-center, then you will probably love this movie.
The remake of Footloose is loose and getting people to tap their feet once again.
For one of the best films of the summer, go to see The Help. In addition to some amazing performances, a great script, and many hysterical moments; The Help will teach you about a difficult period of US History that you probably didn’t even know about, unless you lived through it.
No Strings Attached is a decidedly adult comedy, turning the tables on the idea that men are the only ones who want to have no strings attached sex.
The Kids Are All Right is an interesting story that deals with ordinary life in a not so ordinary household. When you are raising two teenagers in a lesbian home, eventually there are questions.
In Country Strong, Gwyneth Paltrow plays an aging country singer named Kelly Canter. Her husband and manager, James played by Tim McGraw is more interested in making sure that she performs than making sure that she is in one piece.
Eat, Pray, Love starring Julia Roberts, was supposed to be the story of a woman learning to accept her body, to quiet the noise and give thanks, and to open herself to love after a bad divorce. The journey spans three countries: Italy, India, and Bali, Indonesia, but the character doesn’t really seem to make that much progress.
The Sex and the City television show was fantastic. I will defend it until the end of time against its many detractors. Anyone who has ever seen the final season of Sex and the City knows what a cinematic show Darren Star created. Sadly, the movies have not lived up to what the show accomplished.
Essentially 500 Days of Summer is the story of how two people learn to grow in spite of their relationship. Tom makes a real attempt to define himself, just as I’m sure Marc Webb was trying to do with his debut film.