‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Interviews

Kevin McCarthy sat down with Joss Whedon, Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, James Spader, Paul Bettany, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Jeremy Renner and Cobie Smoulders to geek out about “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” Watch the Interviews

What’s Your Number?

Genre: Comedy
Released: 2011

Rating: ★½☆☆☆ 

While Anna Farris’ bubbly personality helps keep the movie barely afloat, the film is predictable, unfunny and forced. You can always tell when a movie is trying too hard. I felt like the film was winking at the audience like, “hey look, we have an R-rating! Watch what we can say!”

Most R-rated raunchy comedies have a natural feel and flow to them. Look at The Hangover or Bridesmaids, as recent examples. They are R-rated and it feels natural. The jokes don’t feel forced. It really feels like those characters would say those lines of dialogue. In What’s Your Number? I felt that everything was being said just because they had an R-Rating. These raunchy moments didn’t fit the over all film which made the film ultimately feel unrealistic. Continue reading

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Genre: Action/Adventure/Comedy/Fantasy/Romance
Released: 2010

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

Imagine if you took the comedic/well-written value of 500 Days of Summer and blended it together with a Super Nintendo system playing “Street Fighter 2: Turbo;” you would have Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World. Even though the film is much more, that is essentially Scott Pilgrim in a nutshell. Edgar Wright, who is responsible for “Spaced”, Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, has brought you the ultimate fan-boy action flick. Scott Pilgrim is going to be the type of film that everyone either loves or hates. There is a specific built in audience of people who love video games that are going to go completely Lady GaGa over this film. Everything from the highly-stylized action to the numbers of combo hits being shown on screen are a sure thing to please any gamer. Though, what makes the movie work is the love story. That is where the film becomes a film for everyone. It can please all audiences. Oddly enough, that love story does kind of get lost in all of the insane and quirky action but Wright brings it back perfectly at the end. Continue reading

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Genre: Action/Adventure/Comedy/Fantasy/Romance
Released: 2010

Rating: ★★★★☆ 

Imagine if you took the comedic/well-written value of 500 Days of Summer and blended it together with a Super Nintendo system playing “Street Fighter 2: Turbo;” you would have Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World. Even though the film is much more, that is essentially Scott Pilgrim in a nutshell. Edgar Wright, who is responsible for “Spaced”, Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz, has brought you the ultimate fan-boy action flick. Scott Pilgrim is going to be the type of film that everyone either loves or hates. There is a specific built in audience of people who love video games that are going to go completely Lady GaGa over this film. Everything from the highly-stylized action to the numbers of combo hits being shown on screen are a sure thing to please any gamer. Though, what makes the movie work is the love story. That is where the film becomes a film for everyone. It can please all audiences. Oddly enough, that love story does kind of get lost in all of the insane and quirky action but Wright brings it back perfectly at the end. Read full review