IT WAS THE PERFECT HOUSE… UNTIL HE DECIDED TO FIX IT. After getting married, Nick and Suzanne (Ice Cube, Nia Long) start looking for a house in the suburbs… but the place they find needs more work than they can imagine. The sequel to Are We There Yet? (2005) is also a remake of Mr. … Continue reading Are We Done Yet?
HE MADE A BET. SHE MADE HISTORY. In the early 1970s, retired tennis pro Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) wants to get back into the limelight and proposes a challenge match against the number one female player, Billie Jean King (Emma Stone). The Little Miss Sunshine (2006) directors got back together with Carell for this reality-based … Continue reading Battle of the Sexes
ALCATRAZ. ONLY ONE MAN HAS EVER BROKEN OUT. NOW FIVE MILLION LIVES DEPEND ON TWO MEN BREAKING IN. When a group of rogue Marines threatens to attack San Francisco from Alcatraz with chemical weapons, the FBI puts the only man who ever broke out of the prison and survived in charge of a Navy SEAL … Continue reading The Rock
100 % PURE ADRENALINE. Rookie FBI agent Johnny Utah (Keanu Reeves) goes undercover to infiltrate a group of surfers who might have ties to a series of bank robberies executed by a gang who call themselves ”the Ex-Presidents”. A film that didn’t get much attention when it premiered, but has become a cult item over the … Continue reading Point Break
DON’T EVER CROSS ALEX CROSS. Detroit cop and psychologist Alex Cross (Tyler Perry) is hunting a brazen, sadistic man (Matthew Fox) who has tortured and killed a businesswoman. The third Cross adaptation after two previous Morgan Freeman films is a reboot that pleased nobody. This one makes Cross younger and is a chance for Perry … Continue reading Alex Cross
This very likable single-camera sitcom reminded me a lot about Parker Lewis Can’t Lose (1990-1993), a show with a similar sense of quirky humor. The setting was a teaching hospital and over the years we followed a group of medical students evolve into fine doctors. They included best friends JD and Turk (Zach Braff, Donald … Continue reading Scrubs
FOUR GUYS FROM THE SUBURBS HIT THE ROAD… AND THE ROAD HIT BACK. Four middle-aged suburbanites decide to take a road trip on their motorcycles, but end up in a feud with a dangerous biker gang in New Mexico. Getting Tim Allen, John Travolta, Martin Lawrence and (especially) William H. Macy together in a comedy … Continue reading Wild Hogs
THEY AIMED TO BUILD THE ULTIMATE FIGHTING MACHINE… THEY MISSED. Some time during the late 1980s, Lieutenant Colonel James Burton (Cary Elwes) is assigned to test the new Bradley fighting vehicle and discovers it is a disastrous project. This HBO TV movie tells the utterly absurd story of how the Bradley came to be. The … Continue reading The Pentagon Wars