Archive for December, 2012

“Not Fade Away” – 4 stars

Monday, December 31st, 2012

“Not Fade Away” is very good. Interesting American period piece, bit dark, fine performances, good music, classic 65 Pontiac GTO.

Parental Guidance – 3 1/2 stars

Friday, December 28th, 2012

“Parental Guidance” is entertaining for all ages.  Laughs throughout, fine performances, family oriented story, nice finale.

“Les Miserables” – 3 1/2 stars

Tuesday, December 25th, 2012

“Les Miserables” is good. Fine performances, top sound track, interesting story, but half hour too long.

“Jack Reacher” – 5 stars

Saturday, December 22nd, 2012

“Jack Reacher” is excellent. Suspenseful story, plethora of action, Tom Cruise exceptional, surprise ending, nice Chevelle SS.

“This Is 40” – 3 stars

Saturday, December 22nd, 2012

“This Is 40” is good. A bit predictable, humorous at times, solid performances from a fine cast, entertaining story.

“Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away” – 2 stars

Friday, December 21st, 2012

Although I respect the demonstrated physical abilities, and artistic expression, “Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away” is not my cup of tea.

“Monsters, Inc. 3D” – 5 stars

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

“Monsters, Inc. 3D” is excellent. Same fine story, top voice casting, quality animation, and lovable characters with a nice new 3D enhancement.

“The Guilt Trip” – 3 1/2 stars

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

“The Guilt Trip” is good. Laughs scattered throughout, fine performances, interesting story, Streisand gives an excellent performance.

“Hyde Park on the Hudson” – 4 stars

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

“Hyde Park on the Hudson” is very good. Entertaining story, fine performances, pulled no punches, Bill Murray is excellent

“The Hobbit” – 4 stars

Friday, December 14th, 2012

“The Hobbit” is very good although about a 1/2 hour too long. Excellent performances, true to book, top effects, 48 fps is controversial.