“RV”: What a Ride to Boredom

2.5 out of 5 stars (not totally awful, but not good either) Once upon a time Cassie (Jo-Jo Levesque) used to love her dad (Robin Williams playing Bob Munro) until puberty kicked in and she became a snot-nosed, typical teenager. Now she wants little to do with her dad or her mom, and she treats… Continue Reading

“The Wild”: Too Mild for My Taste

2 out of 5 stars (has some good moments, but is overall bad) Are good movies for 11 year-olds extinct these days? Samson (voiced by Keifer Sutherland) is a lion father whose son Ryan is tense because he can’t roar. They live in the New York City Zoo, and kids usually laugh at Ryan’s kitty-cat… Continue Reading

“Ice Age 2”: Freezingly Funny

2 out of 5 stars (has some good moments, but is overall bad) The gang from “Ice Age” is back in an all new adventure-”Ice Age-The Meltdown.” The Ice Age is beginning to end, and the animals are pretty happy until it starts to get too melted. Sid the sloth and his pals start to… Continue Reading

“Pink Panther” is the Cat’s Meow

From the 1963 Pink Panther, this remake is even better than the original. Steve Martin (Cheaper by the Dozen 2) is Inspector Clouseau, a French policeman who’s never getting anywhere because he’s an idiot. But Clouseau’s luck changes when he’s promoted to inspector by the chief. The chief, played by Kevin Kline, has promoted this… Continue Reading

“Nanny McPhee” Worth a See

3.5 out of 5 stars (above average) Note: in the years since this review, I have watched this film many times over and found it to be deeper than I originally realized.  All of the performances are first class, and the mixture of fantasy, comedy, and drama is perfect.  My rating would now be 3.9 out… Continue Reading

Red Riding Hood, Not so Little Anymore

Hoodwinked Poster

3.5 stars out of 5 (above average) Note: I was completely wrong about this film.  Hoodwinked is a film that was made to try and cash in on the “animated films with attitude” craze that was occurring in the early 2000’s.  This craze began with Antz in 1998, and continued until 2010 or so.  Currently, I… Continue Reading