| Aug 29, 2011
| 7:41 AM
"Our Idiot Brother" is a movie where you can figure out the ending halfway through the trailer.
Paul Rudd plays Ned, a dumb burnout who has to crash with his three sisters (Emily Mortimer, Elizabeth Banks and Zooey Deschanel). He inadvertently...
| Oct 19, 2011
| 12:03 AM
Steve Coogan, who was so hysterical in The Trip earlier this year and always cracks me up, wasn’t given a lot to do in this movie. His biggest laugh came from the shocking view of him bending over while nude.
Many of the sisters of this “...
| Oct 20, 2011
| 1:05 AM
2-D and 3-D
Matthew MacFadyen, Luke Evans and Ray Stevenson are the titular trio, made a quartet by the addition of the hot-headed D'Artagnan (Logan Lerman) and facing off against baddies played by Christoph Waltz and Orlando...
| Oct 27, 2011
| 1:18 PM
Paul Rudd has the less-than-glorified title role in this comedy carried largely by the skill of its cast.
Newly paroled, the sibling seeks shelter with each of his three sisters (Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, Emily Mortimer), invariably causing...
| Nov 22, 2011
*** (out of four)
“Hey, kids! Wouldn’t you love to see a movie that touches on the early days of filmmaking? You might learn about how frames are spliced together to create an illusion on screen! And there’s lots of steam coming out...
| Nov 22, 2011
Rich and stimulating even when it wanders, director Martin Scorsese's first 3-D effort, "Hugo," takes place mostly within the confines of a railway station modeled on Montparnasse. The story, developed by screenwriter John Logan from Brian Selznick's...
| Nov 25, 2011
| 2:14 PM
Martin Scorsese is not the first name that pops to mind when you say “family entertainment.” But he is a great director, and his new “Hugo” proves that his reach extends beyond hard-edged urban films (“Taxi Driver,”...
| Nov 26, 2011
| 11:24 AM
I’ll start by telling you my problems with Hugo, before heaping all the praise on this whimsically wonderful film.
They took a kids book (The Invention of Hugo Cabret) by La Jolla resident Brian Selznick (relative of film legend David O. Selznick,...
| Sep 30, 2011
| 11:26 AM
The plucky automobile Lightning McQueen (voice of Owen Wilson) goes international in this entertaining Disney-Pixar sequel to one of the most successful animated movies to date.
He enters a Grand Prix that also lands him in the midst of a spy mission,...