Tag Archives: Jane Lynch

Ralph Breaks the Internet

Ralph and his best friend Vanellope enter the Internet, hoping to find a steering wheel and thereby saving the arcade game that is home to Vanellope and many other game characters… The sequel to Wreck-It Ralph (2012) is an improvement on the original, throwing its characters into an Internet that takes physical form, providing brilliant … Continue reading Ralph Breaks the Internet

Manhunt: Unabomber

FIND THE TRUTH BEHIND THE HUNT.  In 1995, rookie FBI agent Jim Fitzgerald (Sam Worthington) is recruited to join the team that’s hunting the Unabomber, a man who’s been mailing bombs to targets all over the country… but Fitzgerald’s unconventional thinking clashes with his superiors. A miniseries that takes us behind the long investigation that … Continue reading Manhunt: Unabomber

The Fugitive: Doc on the Run

A MURDERED WIFE. A ONE-ARMED MAN. AN OBSESSED DETECTIVE. THE CHASE BEGINS.  If you ever come to Sylva, North Carolina, there is at least one must-see tourist attraction – the train wreck from The Fugitive (1993). After shooting this expensive action scene that had a bus colliding with a train, the crew left the wrecks … Continue reading The Fugitive: Doc on the Run

Mascots

FROM THE SIDELINES TO THE SPOTLIGHT. Director Christopher Guest delivers another mockumentary, this time focusing on more or less ridiculous sports mascots who take their work very seriously and are now gathering for a national championship. Perhaps this visit to the well is one too many though. There are laughs and many of Guest’s veteran … Continue reading Mascots

Rio

1 OUT OF EVERY 8 AMERICANS IS AFRAID OF FLYING. MOST OF THEM DON’T HAVE FEATHERS. Blu, a domesticated member of the critically endangered species of Spix’s Macaw, journeys with his owner to Rio de Janeiro where the bird hopefully will mate with another macaw, Jewel. The Ice Age director delivers another grand adventure that will please kids. … Continue reading Rio

Role Models

THEY’RE ABOUT TO GET MORE THAN THEY PLEA-BARGAINED FOR. Wheeler and Danny (Seann William Scott, Paul Rudd) are sentenced to community service and join a network of big brothers; their chosen protégés pose very different challenges. A comedy in the vein of Judd Apatow’s work, with a couple of thirtysomethings waiting to grow as human … Continue reading Role Models

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs

THE SUB-ZERO HEROES ARE BACK, ON AN INCREDIBLE ADVENTURE… FOR THE AGES.  When he finds three huge eggs, Sid’s parental instincts kick in; however, the eggs belong to a dinosaur who comes looking for them – and takes the whole gang to a land of the lost. It takes a while for this third chapter to … Continue reading Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs

Shrek Forever After

IT AIN’T OGRE… TIL IT’S OGRE. Shrek is going through a midlife crisis and becomes an easy victim for Rumpelstiltskin and his wicked plan. The fourth film in the series is in widescreen and 3D, but nothing else has changed. Much like Shrek the Third (2007), the filmmakers take us down our favorite ogre’s path to maturity and … Continue reading Shrek Forever After

For Your Consideration

As veteran actors Marilyn Hack and Victor Alan Miller (Catherine O’Hara, Harry Shearer) are working on a movie together, they learn that their performances are generating Oscar buzz for the first time ever in their careers. Another mockumentary from director Christopher Guest, who probably objects to that term since he and co-writer Eugene Levy clearly have … Continue reading For Your Consideration