December 21-23 Box Office Predictions

Plot: Monsters generate their city's power by scaring children, but they are terribly afraid themselves of being contaminated by children, so when one enters Monstropolis, top scarer Sulley finds his world disrupted. Why pass up the chance to see this again in theaters? In 3D? And about six months before the upcoming prequel? It's a [...]

The Guilt Trip (2012)

The Guilt Trip Release Date: December 19, 2012 Director: Anne Fletcher Stars: Seth Rogen, Barbara Streisand, Kathy Najimy Runtime: 95 min Tagline: Get ready for one mother of a road trip Around the holiday season, there is usually that one memorable, smart and fresh comedy that everyone is dying to see. Then there's sometimes a [...]

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Release Date: December 14, 2012 Director: Peter Jackson Stars: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage Runtime: 169 min Tagline: From the smallest beginnings come the greatest legends A curious Hobbit of The Shire, Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) is confronted by the magnificent wizard, Gandalf the Grey (Ian McKellen), who wonders [...]

The Lucky One (2012)

The Lucky One Release Date: April 20, 2012 Director: Scott Hicks Stars: Zac Efron, Taylor Schilling, Blythe Danner Runtime: 101 min Nicholas Sparks' films are just that old extended fable: love conquers all. This is just another one of his predictable, boy meets girl and then loses girl, romantic love stories. None have yet achieved [...]

The Dictator (2012)

The Dictator Release Date: May 16, 2012 Director: Larry Charles Stars: Sacha Baron Cohen, Ben Kingsley, Anna Farris Runtime: 98 min (Extended Version) The Republic of Wadiya is ruled by an eccentric and oppressive leader named Hafez Aladeen. Aladeen is summoned to New York to a UN assembly to address concerns about his country's nuclear [...]

DVD Court: December 11

Nick over at The Cinematic Katzenjammer holds a cool little feature called 'DVD Court' every Tuesday. A jury made up of twelve film bloggers, including myself, deliver a verdict on the week's releases. The verdict delivered could either be 'Buy It', 'Rent It', 'Skip It', or 'Burn It'. You can see this week's verdicts by [...]

This Means War (2012)

Release Date: February 17, 2012. Director: McG. Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine, Tom Hardy. Runtime: 1hr, 37 min. Tagline: It's SPY Against SPY. Best buddy CIA agents FDR [Franklin] (Chris Pine) and Tuck (Tom Hardy) are marked for death by Heinrich, an enemy of the CIA. He marks them for death because they killed his brother. They get pulled out [...]