Tyler Perry Stars in Action Film, ‘Cross’

Stars: Tyler Perry, Matthew Fox Studio: Lionsgate One of the literary world’s biggest franchise’s gets a reboot with the release of Alex Cross. Loosely based on writer James Patterson’s book Cross,  the story is filled with Patterson’s signature plot twists. However, the choice to put Tyler Perry in the lead role is probably a twist […]

‘Frankenweenie’: Movie Review

Stars: Charlie Tahan,Winona Ryder Studio: Disney Studios Rated: PG In 1984, Tim Burton made a quirky, short film as an homage to Mary Shelly’s Frankenstein called Frankenweenie. Fast-forward nearly 30 years and Burton resurrects Frankenweenie  for the big screen in glorious black and white. In the film, a boy named Victor loses his dog, Sparky, […]

‘Pitch Perfect’: Movie Review

Stars: Anna Kendrick, Skylar Astin, Ben Platt, Brittany Snow and Rebel Wilson Studio: Universal Studios Beca (Anna Kendrick) is a high school, er, college freshman who is recruited for the school’s a cappella group. Yes, there are similarities to Fox’s “Glee,” (which is why it’s hard to think of the cast as matriculating college students) […]

‘Won’t Back Down’: Viola Davis Sizzles in New Film

Stars: Viola Davis, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Ving Rhames, Bill Nunn, Rosie Perez, Marianne Jean-Baptist Studio: 20th Century Fox Academy Award nominee Viola Davis (Best Actress, The Help) just might get an opportunity to nab another nomination, with her new film, Won’t Back Down, already garnering Oscar buzz. Davis plays Nona Roberts, a teacher and parent whose […]

‘Brave’: It’s the Girls’ Turn to Shine

‘Brave’: It’s the girls’ turn to shine (CNN) — Pixar has an unparalleled track record when it comes to family entertainment, even if they did hit a bump with “Cars 2” last year. But like many other Hollywood studios, the company is guilty of ignoring the half of the population who aren’t little boys at […]

Rihanna’s ‘Battleship’ Appearance Draws Fans

Stars: Alexander Skarsgard, Brooklyn Decker, Liam Neeson and Rihanna Studio: Universal Pictures Battleship director Peter Berg (Hancock) reportedly said this about casting pop princess Rihanna in the film: “I spent a lot of time … thinking about who would make sense and who would bring an urban swagger to this character … put a call […]

‘The Avengers’: Movie Review

The Avengers Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson Studio: Marvel Studios, Paramount Pictures Marvel comics are super popular, that much was evident when The Avengers dominated the box office when it opened on May 4, shattering the previous record and raking in $207 million in domestic receipts. The other obvious […]