Dinner For Schmucks – A surprisingly likeable piece of fluff from director Jay Roach and stars Steve Carrell and Paul Rudd. Carrell plays Barry, a nerdy but innocent guy with a somewhat unusual hobby who befriends office-drone Rudd. To make it into the corporate inner-world, Rudd must invite the biggest loser he can find to a [...]
There are those who hold the venerable 1969 John Wayne/Kim Darby/Glen Campbell western “True Grit” as a classic, and justifiably so. For its time, it was a standout achievement and won Wayne his one and only Academy Award for Best Actor. In time, however, all good things come to an end – or at least are supplanted. [...]
These boys are on the trail of some money-counterfeiting plates, from Bagdad to Germany to places in between.
After the armed robbery that opens the film, Jem becomes convinced that bank manager Claire saw something, so Doug, who wore a disguise at the time, sets out to make sure she doesn’t tell FBI agent Frawley
The loosey-goosey structure works especially well when Wahlberg is needling his partner’s squareness or marveling, in wonderfully awestruck tones, at the unbelievable hot-i-tude of Ferrell’s wife
He soon runs afoul of his hardened heart when he inherits the chore of taking care of three misfit children. Despite the rocky beginning and the tired bad-guy-turns-good storyline, this movie will win your heart and generate enough warm fuzzies to keep you toasty throughout this holiday season.
The reality-altering special effects are cool and Leo delivers on his intense acting once again but “Inception” is a one-timer at best. Still, a solid B+ and Worth Renting.
In a perfect world, the climax of an endearing and incredibly popular film franchise should provide some sort of dramatic payoff – some kind of closure, an ending that says it was worth the wait.