New “Kid” Kicks in the Right Direction

3.5 out of 5 stars (above average) In 1984, there was a story of a teen that learned kung-fu from a maintenance man because the kid got beat up by bullies. That was the plot of “The Karate Kid” then, and now.  This version, set in modern-day China, is better in pace and action.  Great… 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… Continue Reading