Pitch Perfect 3: Third Installment an Aca-tastrophe Worth Seeing

Pitch Perfect 3 Poster

2 out of 5 stars (has some good moments, but is overall bad) Pitch Perfect 3 is the third installment in the musical comedy series about  a cappella and  the bonds of sisterhood.  If you enjoyed the other two and want one last hurrah with the Bellas, then you should embrace your inner completionist and seek this out.  And, even if you’ve never cared for this series, I would still recommend it purely to watch Continue Reading

These “Angry Birds” Should Have Flown Straight to DVD

Angry Birds movie poster

1 out of 5 stars (one of the worst of the year) The Angry Birds Movie is what happens when a studio takes an outdated property, finds some half-decent actors, and inserts unnecessary adult humor into a premise devoid of any cinematic potential.  The film is loud, overlong, and dull, with voice actors who alternate between trying way too hard and not trying at all.  That’s not to say that young kids won’t Continue Reading

“Days of Future Past” is X-hilarating

X-Men: Days of Future Past Poster

4.5 out of 5 stars (nearly a classic) X-Men: Days of Future Past is one of the best films of the long-running X-Men franchise.  It combines everything I love about the franchise: Interesting characters, good humor, and engaging action sequences, once again under the direction of Bryan Singer, the man who arguably started the public’s fascination with comic book films.  If you have not seen or have a general Continue Reading

“High School Musical” Graduates to the Big Screen

High School Musical 3: Senior Year poster

3 out of 5 stars (average) Note: Upon rewatching this film, I find it absolutely shocking that I once enjoyed it.  The acting and writing are laughable, (the former especially for Vanessa Hudgens) the music numbers, while well-produced, took me out of the films' reality, and the self-congratulatory ending is ludicrous.  I would give it 2 out of 5 stars today (has some good moments, but is overall bad).  Continue Reading

“Penelope”: Down and snout

2 out of 5 stars (has some good moments, but is overall bad) Penelope (played by Christina Ricci) is a girl with a pig snout for a nose. Many years before she was born, a witch put a curse on her family: the next newborn girl would have the face of a pig. The curse would only be broken when “one of her own kind” would come to love her for who she is. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vC315nmqgHc Penelope’s Continue Reading