Magic Mike XXL – Review

“Magic Mike XXL” is in many ways a pretty enjoyable movie. Channing Tatum, despite seeming to be physically imposing, moves in a manner that belies his size and makes him seem really personable–more so than I am accustomed to seeing him–and the whole cast seemed to be having a good time, which shows. And for […]

’22 Jump Street’ Red Band Trailer

The trailer to the sequel to “21 Jump Street” is out and instead of high school, Jenko (Channing Tatum) and Schmidt (Jonah Hill) go to college.  I didn’t see the original film, because I thought it looked stupid, though at the time I had no idea how likable Tatum seemed to be. There’s a joke […]

‘Jupiter Ascending’ Teaser Trailer

“Jupiter Ascending” is the latest film from the Warchowski siblings, and appears to involve a girl named – I kid you not – Jupiter and some other stuff about other intelligent life in the  universe.  The effects look spectacular, though the narrative appears more than a little bit muddled. I assume that later trailers will […]

‘This Is The End’ Review

““This Is The End” Is An Odd Duck.  It’s Not Quite A Vanity Project, And There Are Even Hints Of A Good Idea Or Two Among The Occasional Demon Penis.” What to do…What to do. I originally set out this morning with the intention of seeing “The Lone Ranger,” because I couldn’t believe that it’s […]

‘G.I. Joe: Retribution’ Review

“”G.I. Joe: Retribution” isn’t a good film, though there’s enough things blowing up on screen to keep everyone entertained (which is kinda sad when you think about it).” To enjoy genre films, be they scifi, horror, fantasy, or anything for that matter, it’s necessary for the viewer to accept that the world that the story […]

‘White House Down’ Trailer

Just when you thought that we survived “Olympus Has Fallen,” here comes the more obviously titled “White House Down.”  This time instead of Gerard Butler, all we have is Channing Tatum standing between us and those that would destroy our way of life. God help the terrorists, especially considering that this is from Roland Emmerich, […]

Quite Possibly The Quickest Retirement Ever

The last I had heard of Steven Soderbergh, the director of “Sex, Lies & Videotape,” “Traffic,” the ‘Ocean’ films, and more recently, 2011’s “Contagion,” was that he had retired.  I guess success (of a box office nature) changes a person because Soderberg’s last film, “Magic Mike,” was huge (made on a budget of $7 million, […]