Robert Pattison as a non-vampire in a teen romance
OUT OF HER LEAGUE
Spring break raunchy romp about a guy who hooks up with THE girl. What’s in it for him?
1. UP IN THE AIR:
George Clooney is superb in this Oscar-nominated story of a corporate hatchet-man who flies from city to city firing people en masse on behalf of his client companies who want an outsider to wield the axe. When a hot-shot female business school grad convinces the company that there is a better way – fire them by video conference and save the airfare, everything changes. Directed by Jason Reitman, and co-starring Vera Famiga. Good movie!! Rated 14A.
2. OLD DOGS:
A tired premise that is a lame buddy picture with Robin Williams and John Travolta learning that one of them is a dad and didn’t know it. With two kids yet! How did it happen? Well, this is a Disney film with a PG rating, so it has to the result of a very brief marriage, not a one-night stand. Have to protect the precious one’s sensibilities ya know! The usual summer camp and road trip scenes abound. Not a well-made film, but Travolta and Williams are quite watchable. Rated PG.
A very difficult movie to watch, and one that will leave you more depressed than uplifted as it focuses on the story of an overweight African-American teen (Gabourey Sidibie) and her life of abuse at the hands of her mother (Mo’Nique) and at the hands of mom’s paramours. Oprah is one of the producers. An important message, but you have to be in the right mindspace for this one. Rated 14A.
4. UP IN THE AIR:
The people in various fictitious companies being fired in this movie are not actors. They are actual people who recently lost their jobs, hired to play people who have just been fired. Great realism!
ERNEST GOES TO CAMP (1987)
A classic? Well, if “Old Dogs” is for you, you might want to rent this one more than two decades ago in which Jim Varney does much of what Travolta and Williams do … only maybe a little better!
ALICE IN WONDERLAND
A bizarre-but-endearing telling of the classic by Lewis Carroll. Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter are superb – may be frightening for young children
A dark, tough cop movie about New York’s finest that is not for the faint of heart.