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Review - Shrek Forever After (***)

Shrek Forever After.  93 mins.  PG.  Directed by Mike Mitchell.  Written by Josh Klausner & Darren Lemke.  Starring the voices of Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Antonio Banderas, and Walt Dohrn. The fourth movie in the ever-popular Shrek franchise is being billed as “The Final Chapter,” and that’s probably a good thing.  Having exhausted... Read more »

Review - MacGruber (***)

MacGruber.  99 mins.  R.  Directed by Jorma Taccone.  Written by Will Forte & John Solomon & Jorma Taccone.  Starring Will Forte, Kristen Wiig, Ryan Phillipe, Powers Boothe, and Val Kilmer. It’s a shame that people are dismissing MacGruber so instantly upon hearing of it.  Yes, movies based on SNL characters typically suck (It’s Pat, anyone?),... Read more »

Weekly Movie News Round-Up: May 17-21

I follow all the news so you don’t have to… Here’s what you may have missed: (1) Megan Fox Booted from Transformers 3.  She says it was her choice to leave.  Michael Bay and Paramount are suspiciously vague about it.  Not terribly surprising given her verbal spat with Bay after Transformers 2 came out.  I... Read more »

Robin Hood (**1/2)

Robin Hood.  148 mins.  PG-13.  Directed by Ridley Scott.  Written by Brian Helgeland.  Starring Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, Mark Strong, Mark Addy, William Hurt, Max Von Sydow, and Danny Houston.  The latest version of Robin Hood is an odd duck.  On one hand, you have to congratulate the filmmakers for fighting the urge to give... Read more »

Weekly Movie News Round-Up: May 10-14

I follow all the news so you don’t have to… Here’s what you may have missed: (1) Brad Bird is confirmed to direct M:I-4.  I love this choice.  One of the great things about the Mission: Impossible franchise is how flexible it is.  All three movies have had a different director, each with their own... Read more »

The Essentials: 1981

In 1981, man first walked on the moon.  Okay, maybe not.  But he did in an MTV promo!  ’81 was the year that MTV was launched, and I’m guessing nobody back then could have guessed where the cable network would be today (and how far it has fallen from grace).  Also in ’81?  Lady Di... Read more »

Iron Man 2 (***)

Iron Man 2. 124 mins. PG-13. Directed by Jon Favreau. Written by Justin Theroux. Starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Scarlett Johansson, Mickey Rourke, Sam Rockwell, and Samuel L. Jackson. Let’s get this out of the way first: Iron Man 2 Is not Spider-Man 3.  I was concerned there  for a while when... Read more »

MCHammerCast: Episode 13 - Top 5 Movie Cameos

This week on MCHammerCast, Matt and John are joined by Joe Newbold to discuss their top 5 favorite movie cameos.  Whether that cameo is better than the movie it’s in (Hot Shots Part Deux), or just the best part of an otherwise great movie (Zombieland), there’s no shortage of fun celebrity cameos to draw from.  The big... Read more »

Weekly Movie News Round-Up: May 3-7

I follow all the news so you don’t have to…   Here’s what you may have missed: (1) Chris Nolan’s third Batman film hits theaters July 20, 2012.  Mark your calendars now. (2) Spierig Brothers directing Power of the Dark Crystal.  How cool is this?  A sequel to The Dark Crystal nearly three decades after... Read more »

A Nightmare on Elm Street (**)

A Nightmare on Elm Street.  98 mins.  R.  Directed by Samuel Bayer.  Written by Wesley Strick and Eric Heisserer.  Starring Jackie Earle Hayley, Rooney Mara, Kyle Gallner, Katie Cassidy, Thomas Dekker, and Kellan Lutz. Hollywood’s obsession with trampling all over our cherished memories of ’80s favorites continues with this stylish but dour remake of Wes... Read more »