Entries tagged with “Film Journal International”.


Last week’s big animated release Rango is one of my favorite films so far this year.  This week’s Mars Needs Moms, on the other hand, is currently tops my list of the year’s worst.  (Though, to be fair, I never saw Season of the Witch or The Rite.)  Read my review over at Film Journal and spend your money on something else this weekend.  May I recommend Rango?

Simon Pegg and Nick Frost team up for their third big-screen outing, the sci-fi road comedy Paul, but sally forth without the aid of their longtime collaborator Edgar Wright.  Stepping into Wright’s place is director Greg Mottola, best known for helming Superbad and Adventureland.  I spoke with Mottola about the task of bringing Paul (which also stars Seth Rogen as the voice of the titular alien) to the big screen for Film Journal InternationalRead the feature here and look for my review closer to the film’s March 18 release date.

Like most people, I assumed the Farrelly Brothers’ best days were behind them.  So imagine my surprise when their latest comedy, Hall Pass, turned out to be a modest pleasure.  It’s no There’s Something About Mary but at least it’s also no Shallow HalRead my review over at Film Journal.

MacGruber!  The Saturday Night Live character becomes a major movie star.  MacGruber!  I was hoping it would be really funny but it’s only kind of so-so.  MacGruber!   My review is posted at Film Journal.  MacGruber!

There’s only one word for this poster: Awwwwww.  Judging the movie itself, on the other hand, requires about 700 words.  Read my review over at Film Journal.

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