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About Last Night Stars: Kevin Hart, Michael Ealy, Regina Hall, Joy Bryant In this sexy, smart remake of the 1986 film that starred Rob Lowe and Demi Moore, Bernie (Kevin Hart), introduces his friend Danny (Michael Ealy), to his girl Joan’s roommate, Debbie, played by Regina Hall and Joy Bryant, respectively. Poor Danny hasn’t had…

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RoboCop Stars: Joel Kinnaman, Douglas Urbanski, Abbie Cornish, Gary Oldman, Michael K. Williams, Samuel L. Jackson In the not-too-distant future, 2028, to be exact, a Detroit cop sustains horrific wounds after being injured on the job. And just like in the original 1987 film, doctors put him back together with a combination of weird science…

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Stars: George Clooney, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, Cate Blanchett During World War II, Adolf Hitler’s Nazis stole thousands of priceless works of art from private owners and museums across Europe. To stem the losses, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt ordered that a special platoon be put together to recover the stolen art and to move many…

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Stars: Will Arnett, Elizabeth Banks, Craig Berry, Will Ferrell, Morgan Freeman Children will love this animated film about a garden-variety LEGO figure named Emmet who through a happy accident is thought to be the MasterBuilder, aka “The Special.” With appearances from Batman, Han Solo, C-3PO, Gandalf, the Green Lantern and Abraham Lincoln, adults will have fun sorting out all of the characters being voiced by…

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That Awkward Moment Stars: Zac Efron, Michael B. Jordan, Miles Teller, Imogen Poots Jason (Zac Efron), Daniel (Miles Teller) and Mikey (Michael B. Jordan) are best friends navigating the treacherous waters of romance as only guys can do; with lots of raucous banter and behavior, and questionable decisions layered with copious amounts of alcohol. Oh…

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Labor Day Stars: Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin, Gattlin Griffith, Clark Gregg A single mom and her son offer a ride to a wounded escaped convict. OK, “offer” is not exactly how it goes down in this drama with a soft underbelly. The mom is depressed to the point of being completely disengaged with life. So…

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I, Frankenstein Stars: Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy, Mirando Otto, Virginie Le Brun This isn’t your granny’s Frankenstein. First of all, he’s not made of cadaver parts and plaster of paris. Oh no, this Frankenstein seems to have been cast from equal parts Samson, Superman and Thor. He’s a ripped, beefy monster who looks very human.…

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Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit Stars: Chris Pine, Kevin Costner, Keira Knightley, Kenneth Branagh Jack Ryan (Chris Pine), a character created by the prolific New York Times best-selling writer Tom Clancy (The Hunt for Red October, Patriot Games), is a CIA analyst who stumbles on a Russian plot to destabilize America’s financial markets with a terrorist…

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Ride Along Stars: Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, Tika Sumpter, John Leguizamo, Laurence Fishburne School security guard Ben (Kevin Hart) wants to marry his girlfriend, Angela (Tika Sumpter), but her overprotective hard-nosed cop brother, James (Ice Cube), is not about to sign off on that. So Ben decides to try to win James over by joining…

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One Chance Stars: James Corden, Alexandra Roach, Julie Walters, Colm Meaney It’s a sad fact of life that those seen as “other,” i.e., those who don’t fit a prescribed societal “norm” oftentimes face a hellish life of torment and ridicule. Such was the case for Paul Potts (James Corden), a timid, kindhearted shop staffer who…

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Stars: Andrew Jacobs, Molly Ephraim, Richard Cabral, Crystal Santos It will be interesting to see how this latest film in the Paranormal Activity franchise does at the box office, given America’s predilection for cinema apartheid and the fact that the cast is largely Hispanic. A big brouhaha was made over the fact that USA Today…

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Grudge Match Stars: Robert De Niro, Sylvester Stallone, Kevin Hart, Kim Basinger, Alan Arkin, LL Cool J Let’s face it, Sylvester Stallone has never been much of an actor, his mouth full of marbles diction makes him incomprehensible, and the Botox has made his face immovable, rendering his expressions unreadable. But there are multiple reasons…

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The Wolf of Wall Street Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, P.J. Byrne, Jon Favreau, jonah hill, Spike Jonze The “wolf” of the film’s title is Jordan Belfort, a real-life Wall Street stock broker who was convicted of securities fraud and money laundering in 2003 and served 22 months of a four-year sentence. Then, he wrote a book,…

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Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom Stars: Idris Elba, Naomie Harris, Terry Pheto, Robert Hobbs Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela had a remarkable life. After being unjustly imprisoned for nearly three decades, Mandela was released and guided his nation, South Africa, from apartheid to freedom as the country’s first black president. Idris Elba’s portrayal of the beloved Madiba (Mandela’s…

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American Hustle Stars:  Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Jeremy Renner Flimflammer Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale) and his partner, Sydney Prosser, (Amy Adams) are dragooned into working with FBI agent Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper) and end up being thrust into the shadowy world of politicos and the mafia. Not an enviable spot to…

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Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues Stars: Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Paul Rudd, Steve Carell, Meagan Good Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell) the top news guy in San Diego, returns to New York via a motorcoach carrying bowling balls and tarantulas, and predictably, the motorcoach flips and chaos ensues. Even when you see the gag coming a…

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Stars: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Ken Stott In the latest installment of the blockbuster Lord of the Rings franchise, the dwarves attempt to reclaim their beloved homeland, Erebor. Aided by their friends Bilbo Baggins and Gandalf the Grey, the dwarves set out to wrench their land from…

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Tyler Perry’s a Madea Christmas Stars:  Tyler Perry, Anna Maria Horsford, Tika Sumpter, Chad Michael Murray, Larry the Cable Guy Madea as Santa Claus? That’s a recipe for Christmas trauma for children. Madea, arguably actor-director Tyler Perry’s most popular character, is also the lightening rod for criticism, and no doubt this movie will likely draw…

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Oldboy Stars: Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen, Samuel L. Jackson, Sharlto Copley Director Spike Lee had trouble getting financing to make this film, (and why is a director of his caliber still struggling to get his movies made?) and he had difficulties retaining his original cast, but despite the fact that the project was beset by…

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Delivery Man Stars: Vince Vaughn, Chris Pratt, Cobie Smulders, Jack Reynor One reviewer questioned whether the title of the film was disgusting. We disagree. The ick factor here lies more in the subject matter — David (Vince Vaughn), who fathered hundreds of children (through donations to a fertility clinic) is sued by more than 100…

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