The Other Guys

  Starring: Will Ferrell (“Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy”, “Step Brothers”) Mark Wahlberg (“Boogie Nights”, “Rock Star”) Directed By: Adam McKay ((“Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy”, “Step Brothers”) Rating: 6.5 out of 10 Recommendation: Watch/Rent There’s great cops known for their daring heroics, regular cops who spend their time looking up to and […]

Saint John of Las Vegas

Starring: Steve Buscemi (“Fargo”, “Youth in Revolt”) Romany Malco  (“Baby Mama”, “The 40 Year-Old Virgin”) Sarah Silverman (TV’s “The Sarah Silverman Program”, “School of Rock”) Directed by: Hue Rhodes Rating: 5 out of 10 Recommendation: Maybe Rent A slight take on Dante Alighieri’s Inferno, Saint John is the story of an ex-gambler (Steve Buscemi) working […]

Grown Ups

  Starring: Adam Sandler Kevin James Rob Schneider David Spade Chris Rock Directed by: Dennis Dugan (“Problem Child”, “I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry”) Recommendation: Rent Rating: 6 out of 10 The Happy Madison crew is back with another comedy film.  In Grown Ups, five childhood friends reunite in their hometown for the funeral […]

The Shinjuku Incident

Starring: Jackie Chan A great departure from his usual comedic kung fu roles, Jackie Chan takes on a more serious and dramatic role as a Chinese illegal immigrant turned gangster.  The story basically follows Chan, an honest tractor repairman, as he emigrates to Japan in search of his missing girlfriend.  Having lost his identification documents, […]

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Starring: Nicholas Cage (“Kick-Ass”, “Raising Arizona”) Jay Baruchel (“She’s Out of My League”, “Tropic Thunder”) Alfred Molina (“Spider-Man 2″, “Frida”) Directed By: Jon Turteltaub (“The Kid”,”National Treasure 1 & 2″) Disney is at it again, taking some of its old properties and turning it into a feature film to make an extra buck. Unlike the […]

Inception

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio (“Titanic”, “Shutter Island”) Joseph Gordon-Levitt (“Brick”, TV’s “3rd Rock from the Sun”) Ellen Page (“Juno”, “Whip It”) Directed By: Christopher Nolan (“Memento”, “The Dark Knight”) In a world where the technology to enter someone’s dreams exists, a highly skilled thief and fugitive (Leonardo DiCaprio) finds a chance for redemption and a ticket […]

196 down, 169 to go…whew!!

Ok, so it’s been a while since my last post.  At this point in the challenge, I’m only 10 or so films behind.  Here’s the list of excuses as to why I’m behind on my movie watching and not blogging: 1. Chicago Blackhawks making it through the playoffs and winning the Stanley Cup. (W00T!) 2. […]

Kick-Ass

Dave Lizewski is an unnoticed high school student and comic book fan who one day decides to become a super-hero, even though he has no powers, training or meaningful reason to do so. Vic’s Review: After seeing the leaked Comic-Con red-band trailer, I was extremely excited to see this movie; that however, worried me.   Whenever […]

Brooklyn’s Finest

Three unconnected Brooklyn cops wind up at the same deadly location after enduring vastly different career paths.  Eddie (Richard Gere – Chicago, Nights in Rodanthe) is a beat cop on the verge of retiring from the police force and life.  Tango (Don Cheadle – Traitor, Oceans 11) is an officer deep undercover in a gang […]

Hot Tub Time Machine

In 2010, four good friends have had a string of bad luck with their adult lives: Adam (John Cusack – 2012, High Fidelity) has been dumped by his girlfriend; Lou (Rob Corddry – W., What Happens in Vegas) is a party guy who cannot find the party; Nick’s (Craig Robinson – The Goods: Live Hard, […]