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Speedy Snail Enters Indy 500 in Animated Adventure

Theo (Ryan Reynolds) is ridiculed by his friends for dreaming the impossible dream of competing in the Indianapolis 500. Even his brother, Chet (Paul Giamatti), suggests that, “The sooner you…

Sequel Has Reformed Gru Helping the Anti-Villain League

When we last saw Gru (Steve Carell), the diabolical bad guy had abandoned his plan to steal the moon, turned over a new leaf, and settled in suburbia to raise…

Backup Singers Finally Get Some Recognition in Pop Music Documentary

Do the names Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer, Darlene Love, Claudia Lennear, Tata Vega, or Lynn Mabry ring a bell? Probably not, yet you are undoubtedly very familiar with their work…

World War Z: Horror Film Pits Pitt Against Zombies in Planet-wide Pandemic

After a career spent risking his life in international hotspots like Bosnia and Liberia, Gerry Lane (Brad Pitt) resigned from his dangerous post at the United Nations in order to…

This is the End: Celebrities Play Themselves in Zany Apocalyptic Comedy

When Jay Baruchel was picked up at the Los Angeles airport by his close friend and fellow Canadian Seth Rogen, he was disappointed to learn that instead of unwinding, they…

Man Of Steel: Superman’s Roots Revealed in Remake of DC Comics Series

For my generation, Superman was “a strange visitor from another planet” who was “faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, and able to leap tall buildings in…

The Kings of Summer: Runaway Teens Build Shack in the Woods in Quirky Comedy

Freshman year of high school has just ended for Patrick (Gabriel Basso) who isn’t looking forward to spending the summer under the same roof as his over protective parents (Megan…

The Wolfpack Ventures to Vegas for Yet Another Zany Adventure: The Hangover Part III

When we last left the wolfpack, (Doug, Stu, Phil, and Alan), the boys were in Thailand for the wedding of Stu (Ed Helms) and Lauren (Jamie Chung). Of course, before…

Thor Heyerdahl Replicates Historic Migration to Polynesia

At the beginning of the 20th century it was generally agreed that Polynesia had been settled by Asians arriving from the Far East. But it’s one thing for a professor…

The Great Gatsby: DiCaprio Is Gatsby in 3-D Adaptation of Literary Classic

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby is an era defining literary masterpiece that captured the decadence, debauchery, and self-destruction of privileged elites living in the lap of luxury at the height…