Tag Archives: Malin Åkerman

Rock of Ages

NOTHIN’ BUT A GOOD TIME. In 1987, small-town girl Sherrie Christian (Julianne Hough) arrives in Los Angeles and is hired as a waitress at a classic rock club that’s been targeted by the Mayor and his crazy-conservative wife (Catherine Zeta-Jones)… This adaptation of the jukebox musical was a box-office flop in spite of the fact … Continue reading Rock of Ages

The Proposal

HERE COMES THE BRIBE… When publishing exec Margaret Tate (Sandra Bullock) is about to be deported to Canada, she talks her assistant (Ryan Reynolds) into agreeing to marry her… but meeting his family in Alaska complicates everything. Anne Fletcher follows up on her 27 Dresses (2008) with another romantic comedy that adheres strictly to a … Continue reading The Proposal

The Invasion

DO NOT TRUST ANYONE. DO NOT SHOW EMOTION. DO NOT FALL ASLEEP. A short while after a space shuttle explodes on re-entry, psychiatrist Carol Bennell (Nicole Kidman) realizes that people around her are turning completely emotionless. German director Oliver Hirschbiegel’s first Hollywood flick is (yawn) another remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956), a … Continue reading The Invasion

Watchmen

THEY WATCH OVER US… BUT WHO WATCHES THEM? New York, 1985; after the murder of a retired superhero, the conservative and uncompromising Rorschach (Jackie Earl Haley), tries to find the killer. The filmmakers largely made the right decisions in adapting the classic graphic novel, even though some original, interesting touches are missing for obvious reasons. … Continue reading Watchmen

The Heartbreak Kid

HE WAITED ALL HIS LIFE TO GET MARRIED. TOO BAD HE DIDN’T WAIT ANOTHER WEEK.  Eddie (Ben Stiller) marries Lila (Malin Åkerman) after dating her for only six weeks; their honeymoon is spent in Cabo where Lila turns out to be a nightmare… and Eddie meets another attractive woman (Michelle Monaghan). The Farrelly brothers take on … Continue reading The Heartbreak Kid