| Oct 18, 2012
Not that we needed it, and pardon the trace elements of contempt regarding the familiarity of this particular narrative hook, but: Yet another serial killer movie hits theaters this week.
In "Alex Cross," Tyler Perry, way, way out of his signature drag...
| Oct 18, 2012
Zero stars (out of four)
Without referencing early 1990s rappers Kris Kross, I see no way to write a less-menacing tagline than the one on the poster for “Alex Cross”: “Don’t ever cross Alex Cross.”
This thriller plays like...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 9:25 PM
OPENING TONIGHT AT 9
Paranormal Activity 4
Mockumentary filmmakers Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman (Catfish) know a thing or two about misdirecting an audience, as they proved again with 2011’s ‘‘Paranormal Activity 3.’’...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 10:49 AM
The best-selling novels by James Patterson are back on the big screen; and they got Tyler Perry to take off the wig.
It’s a buddy cop flick, with a serial killer that has more twitches than any killer you may have ever seen on screen. It probably...
| Oct 20, 2012
| 2:46 PM
"Alex Cross" (PG-13). A serial killer pushes a detective/psychologist for the Detroit Police Department (Tyler Perry) to the edge. With Edward Burns, Matthew Fox, Jean Reno, Carmen Ejogo, Cicely Tyson, Rachel Nichols and Werner Daehn....
| Oct 25, 2012
| 7:05 PM
The essence of enjoying a scary movie is that we can hit our target heart rate while enjoying large quantities of snacks. Cardio and candy — a win-win.
I was predisposed to find "Paranormal Activity 4" a total waste of time, aside from my...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 11:12 AM
ALEX CROSS (2012/C/Directed by Rob Cohen/Starring Tyler Perry, Matthew Fox, Rachel Nichols, Edward Burns, Jean Reno, Carmen Ejogo, Cicely Tyson/Summit/Rated PG-13/Thriller/101 minutes).
In previous films, Morgan Freeman brought focus and gravitas...
| Jun 15, 2012
| 1:24 PM
Jennifer Westfeldt reprises her acting and writing skills from "Kissing Jessica Stein," adding directing this time, in this enjoyable comedy. She and Adam Scott play two friends who decide to see if they can handle parenthood without an emotional...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 4:46 AM
* *1/2 (B-)
Directed by Roger Donaldson
Starring Nicolas Cage, Guy Pearce, Harold Perrineau, January Jones
Anchor Bay//Rated R//Thriller//105 minutes
Available on: DVD, Blu-ray, Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack, on demand, digital download...
| Mar 8, 2012
| 1:21 AM
** (out of four)
Considering the overlap in the casting department (Kristen Wiig, Jon Hamm, Maya Rudolph, Chris O’Dowd), “Friends with Kids” seems like a cousin of “Bridesmaids.” Unfortunately, “Friends” merely...
| Apr 27, 2012
| 11:39 AM
This melodrama stays true to its title, though there's a bit more to it. Sam Worthington plays the man literally perched on a New York ledge, an ex-cop who's the prime suspect in a diamond theft.
While his precarious position draws the attention of the...