Muppets Most Wanted starts up exactly where the last one left off and in usual Muppet fashion, opens with a big, fun opening musical number about being a sequel which is guaranteed to have you laughing right from the start.
Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson team up to give us the back story on how Walt Disney finally managed to bring the story of Mary Poppins to millions of adoring fans in Saving Mr. Banks.
I was unsure whether the concept of a contemporary comedy based off The Lone Ranger would fly or not, but I thought if anyone could pull it off, it would be Depp. It turns out, I was right. The Lone Ranger is hysterical!
It appears that Rise of the Guardians may be a holiday sleeper. Don’t let it pass without taking the kids.
One of the surprises of the summer for me is The Rise of the Planet of the Apes, written by Amanda Silver, Rick Jaffa, and Pierre Boulle.
Join Harry, Hermione, Ron and the host of other amazing characters from Hogwarts, and celebrate the end of an amazing literary and film journey with the final installation of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
Thor is a great start to the summer of super heroes at the movies.
The latest version of the classic Beauty and the Beast tale is now in the theaters under the name of Beastly. Aimed squarely at the current Twilight-teen crowd, Beastly features a truly nasty rich brat named Kyle, played by Alex Pettyfer; who we recently reviewed in I Am Number Four.
By now people have come to expect certain things from a Johnny Depp and Tim Burton collaboration. Alice In Wonderland marks the seventh time the pair has worked together. It’s been twenty years since Edward Scissorhands, and Burton is still churning out films with his own particular brand of strange.
No honest list of the best films of this decade would be complete without The Lord of the Rings. I don’t want to specify which of the three chapters is my personal favorite, because it is really one body of work. Upon the release of the first film, Peter Jackson became a household name and part of an elite club of filmmakers that are able to please mainstream audiences as well as critics. The name Peter Jackson can be grouped with Steven Spielberg and George Lucas as visionaries.
There is something special about Good Night, and Good Luck that separates it from other modern movies. It is presented in black and white, but I don’t think that is one of the film’s defining features. Black and white in this day and age suggest a commitment to a vision. Filmmakers could almost always make more money with a color film; however, they occasionally choose not to take the easy path.