Tag: Jack Black

Movie Review - Kung Fu Panda 2 (***1/2)

KUNG FU PANDA 2.  92 mins.  PG.  Directed by Jennifer Yuh.  Written by Jonathan Aibel & Glenn Berger. Another summer weekend, another sequel.  When the first Kung Fu Panda was released three years ago, I think it caught audiences by surprise.  Though it looked like a broad, one-joke comedy, the actual movie was a beautifully... Read more »

5 Actors in Need of a Reboot

Hollywood is rebooting everything these days, even film franchises that just got the “reimagination” treatment a few years ago like Spider-Man and Superman.   Some actors’ careers could rebooting of sorts as well. Here we go.  Five actors who need to reevaluate what they’ve done to their careers:

Year-End Movie Reviews Pt. 2: True Grit, Yogi Bear, Gulliver's Travels

TRUE GRIT (****) This remake of the John Wayne-starring film is a refreshingly old-fashioned, straight-up Western.  Though it comes from the Coen Brothers, apart from some typically clever verbal sparring among the characters, you’d be hard pressed to recognize it as such.  This is probably the Coens’ most vanilla, crowd-pleasing effort yet, and it’s sure to... Read more »