My almost 80-year-old aunt and I usually do not agree about movies, but we agreed on this one. And we didn’t like it. Of course, then we disagreed. I thought Meryl Streep, whose performance has been praised to the heavens even by those who didn’t like the movie, went all Julia Child when she slipped [...]
Movie reviews and articles
I’ll be building this section out over the next few months.
I wrote about movies for the International Herald Tribune and launched a TV and movie magazine for Bell ExpressVu.
Best Picture 2010 Nominees WINNER The King’s Speech Black Swan The Fighter Inception The Kids Are All Right 127 Hours The Social Network Toy Story 3 True Grit Winter’s Bone Best Actress 2010 Nominees WINNER Natalie Portman, Black Swan Annette Bening, The Kids Are All Right Nicole Kidman, Rabbit Hole Jennifer Lawrence, Winter’s Bone Michelle [...]
Moneyball (2011) Biography, Drama, Sport, 2 hrs 13 mins Plot Outline: Billy Beane , the general manager of the Oakland A’s and the guy who assembles the team, has an epiphany: all of baseball’s conventional wisdom is wrong. Forced to reinvent his team on a tight budget, Beane will have to outsmart the richer clubs. [...]
New On Demand Releases for week of Jan. 2 Here are the movies to keep you entertained now that the holidays are over: American Teacher (2011) Documentary, Biography, History, News, 1 hr 21 mins Plot Outline: Weaving interviews of policy experts and startling facts with the lives and careers of four teachers, American Teacher tells [...]
This list of the comedies you can watch on Rogers on Demand is not yet complete. Please leave a comment if you see anything that’s not correct. 17 Again Cast: Zac Efron, Matthew Perry, Leslie Mann, Thomas Lennon, Tyler Steelman, Alison Miller, Michelle Trachtenberg, Sterling Knight, Adam Gregory, Hunter Parrish, Mario Cassem Plot Outline: What [...]
New On Demand Releases for week of Dec. 27 Here are the movies to keep you entertained through the holidays: Apollo 18 Final Destination 5 Kung Fu Panda 2 Margin Call In the Name of the King II Game Time The Hunters Hostel Part III Pool Boys Reflections The Smell of Success Zombie Apocalypse Apollo [...]
New On Demand Releases for week of December 20: Colombiana Dolphin Tale Glee – The Concert Midnight in Paris Rise of the Planet of the Apes Spork Straw Dogs Warrior The Rainbow Tribe (December 22) Colombiana Cast: Zoe Saldana, Lennie James, Jordi Molla, Michael Vartan, Cliff Curtis, Beto Benites, Jesse Borrego, Cynthia Addai-Robinson, Callum Blue, [...]
The Smurfs Cast: Neil Patrick Harris, Hank Azaria, Jayma Mays, Sofia Vergara Plot Outline: The Smurfs make their first trip to the big screen in Columbia Pictures’/Sony Pictures Animation’s hybrid live-action and animated family comedy, The Smurfs. When the evil wizard Gargamel chases the Smurfs out of their village, they’re forced through a portal, out [...]
New On Demand Releases for week of December 13: 13 Fright Night Mr. Popper’s Penguins The Smurfs (Dec. 16) Moonlight & Mistletoe Daylight Robbery Freight Circumstance Since Rogers doesn’t give you this information, I do. Unfortunately, this is not as good a week for movie releases as last week when we got Hangover II, The [...]