Cars 2 (2011)

There have been plenty of times in the past when I have mentioned that sequels sometimes ruin great ideas, and those attempts to make extra money off of us back fires. Cars 2 is really the pinnacle of those feelings because we never needed this movie, but got one anyways. Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) and … More Cars 2 (2011)

Puss in Boots (2011)

Antonio Banderas will be remembered for a lot of roles, but to an entire generation he will simply be Puss in Boots. Let’s be honest, he didn’t really fit in Shrek’s world because he’s not a fable, but in his own world, fables don’t really fit. Dreamworks took probably the coolest character from one franchise … More Puss in Boots (2011)

Take Shelter (2011)

There many different kinds of films, those driven by character performances, those driven by story, and those with no real direction at all. Take Shelter was recommended to me many years ago and I finally got around to watching it the other night. Michael Shannon is really one of this generation’s most talented actors, despite … More Take Shelter (2011)

Blue Crush 2 (2011)

If someone would have told me this was surfing movie “sequel”, I would have asked how the first one played out. Instead I didn’t have to because Blue Crush 2 had a completely different cast with a really awesome adventure story as the main force driving the movie. Surfing draws a unique crowd of people … More Blue Crush 2 (2011)

Beastly (2011)

7/10 Beastly is a modern-day version of the epic love story involving a beauty and a beast. I understand there are many flaws with this story, including how unrealistic it really it is. Our heroine is not actually held captive, yet goes along with the situation because she hopes for a brighter future. The main … More Beastly (2011)

Sucker Punch (2011)

8/10 Sucker Punch may not rank up there with some of the best fantasy movies of all-time, even though it deserves credit for being an alternate reality visual masterpiece. Our lead character just closes her eyes and we are whisked away to worlds filled with fire-breathing dragons, giant ninjas, and the bloody trenches of World … More Sucker Punch (2011)

Chalet Girl (2011)

8/10 Based on a recommendation from my girlfriend’s sister, we sat down to watch what turned out to be a very delightful movie. Despite it’s kind of predictable story, I really enjoyed this film. Sure I love all things winter, but the way Felicity Jones’ character struggled in her new environment really drew me in … More Chalet Girl (2011)