“Man Up” is a pretty standard romantic comedy on paper, featuring all the tropes of the genre: the meet-cute, the wacky friends, the spontaneous dance routine, etc. But the charismatic Lake Bell and Simon Pegg have such sparkling chemistry, they make this predictable trip worthwhile. Bell, in Bridget Jones mode as a lonely London singleton, […]
They’re trolls … in boxes. The painstaking stop-motion animation is impressive, but the overall tone of this family-friendly action comedy is rather grim and joyless. There’s a grotesquery to the characters and settings that can be darkly amusing at times but eventually feels smothering. We’re all kinda scattered on this one.
This is my favorite part of being a critic: the privilege of choosing the 10 best films of the year. In a year like 2013, it’s incredibly hard to narrow it down to just 10. I probably could have picked 10 more, easily — but the internal debate is part of the fun. I hope […]
Matt, Alonso and I can’t remember the last time we had this much fun at a movie. “The World’s End” is a must-see.
Focus Features Rated R for pervasive language including sexual references. Running time: 109 minutes. Three and a half stars out of four. Finally — finally! — the most entertaining movie of the summer arrives, just as August is coming to a close. Actually, “The World’s End” might be the best time you’ll have at the […]