Tag Archives: Christina Applegate

A Bad Moms Christmas

Christmas is coming, and the three Chicago moms (Mila Kunis, Kathryn Hahn, Kristen Bell) face an additional challenge – a visit from their mothers. A quickly assembled sequel likely to satisfy fans of the first movie, even though there’s no real story, just scenes illustrating the many problems between three sets of mothers and two … Continue reading A Bad Moms Christmas


WHAT COULD GO WRONG? Rusty Griswold (Ed Helms) decides to recreate the road trip to Walley World that his parents took him on 30 years ago, this time with his wife (Christina Applegate) and two sons. A reboot of the original Vacation franchise that also plays pretty much like a remake of the first film. … Continue reading Vacation

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

IT’S KIND OF A BIG DEAL. After getting kicked out of a prestigious news job in NYC, Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) is offered to join the world’s first 24-hour news channel, and gets the old gang back together. Getting this sequel off the ground took its sweet time, and once again it seems impossible to … Continue reading Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked

THEY’RE GONNA ROCK THE BOAT! Dave (Jason Lee) and his chipmunks are on a cruise ship (surprisingly enough, so is their arch-enemy, Ian (David Cross))… but eventually they end up as castaways on a tropical island. The third movie in the series is a slight improvement on number two due to a change of scenery … Continue reading Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked

Hall Pass

GOOD FOR ONE WEEK OFF MARRIAGE. Tired of watching their husbands (Owen Wilson, Jason Sudeikis) still behave like college kids, Maggie and Grace (Jenna Fischer, Christina Applegate) give them a “hall pass” – one week off from marriage during which they can have sex with other women if they want. Die-hard fans of the Farrelly … Continue reading Hall Pass

Going the Distance

A COMEDY ABOUT MEETING EACH OTHER HALFWAY. Erin (Drew Barrymore) hooks up with Garrett (Justin Long) in New York City, but as their relationship becomes increasingly serious they need to deal with the fact that her life is in San Francisco. Nanette Burstein is actually a documentary filmmaker and this comedy does offer a romance … Continue reading Going the Distance

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel

When Dave (Jason Lee) ends up in hospital, Alvin and the chipmunks move in with his nephew (Zachary Levy) and go to high school where they face competition from three singing girl chipmunks. Kids may get something out of this sequel, but no one involved has put much of an effort into it. Not even David … Continue reading Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel


THE ’80S – UNPLUGGED. THE MURDERS – UNVEILED. THE LEGEND – UNZIPPED.  The year is 1981; former porn star John Holmes (Val Kilmer) is heavily into drugs and manages to get himself involved in the murder of four people. Director James Cox figured he could make a fast-paced, violent and complex look at what Holmes’s … Continue reading Wonderland

Surviving Christmas

SHARE THE WARMTH. Successful but lonely ad executive Drew Latham (Ben Affleck) suffers a crisis and pays the family that currently lives in his childhood home to spend Christmas with him. A bizarre plot to be sure, although it does highlight the desperation lonely people might feel at Christmas. Affleck’s part cries out for a … Continue reading Surviving Christmas

Jane Austen’s Mafia!

THE COMEDY YOU CAN’T REFUSE. Mob boss Vincenzo Cortino (Lloyd Bridges) has two sons, the psychopathic Joey (Billy Burke) and the enterprising Anthony (Jay Mohr), and they are both drawn into the family business… Jim Abrahams returns with another zany comedy in the vein of his Hot Shots! flicks and Bridges, in one of his … Continue reading Jane Austen’s Mafia!

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

HIS NEWS IS BIGGER THAN YOUR NEWS. San Diego, the 1970s; Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) is loving life as a popular local news anchorman, but the arrival of a female colleague (Christina Applegate) rattles Ron and the other boys at the station. This looks like one of those comedies where they have written an entire film … Continue reading Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy