Tag Archives: Ray Romano

Ice Age: Continental Drift

When the continent breaks apart, Manny and his family and friends are separated; the quest to reunite is fraught with dangers. Much like the third movie, this fourth chapter is in 3D and was a huge hit… but the seams are beginning to show. A sense of fatigue is creeping into the increasingly outlandish adventures … Continue reading Ice Age: Continental Drift

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

Funny People

GEORGE SIMMONS WAS PREPARED TO DIE, BUT THEN A FUNNY THING HAPPENED. Star comedian George Simmons (Adam Sandler) is told that he has a terminal disease; since he has no friends but tons of money, he hires a struggling stand-up talent (Seth Rogen) as an assistant. Director Judd Apatow’s most serious film to date would … Continue reading Funny People

Ice Age: The Meltdown

THE CHILL IS GONE. Manny, Sid and Diego realize that the ice age is about to end and set out to save themselves from drowning. Carlos Saldanha, who worked on the first film, stepped up to direct a sequel that is pretty good in the genre of second-rate CGI comedies. There is flow in the animation that makes … Continue reading Ice Age: The Meltdown

Everybody Loves Raymond

One of the best-loved sitcoms of its time, Everybody Loves Raymond successfully avoided the schmaltz that seems to be obligatory whenever a family with small children is depicted on a TV show. The kids were rarely seen around the household; the stories were almost always about the adults. Ray and Debra (Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton) lived next-door … Continue reading Everybody Loves Raymond

Ice Age

THE COOLEST EVENT IN 16,000 YEARS. During the last ice age, a mammoth, a sloth and a saber-toothed tiger with a hidden agenda try to bring a human baby back to its “herd”. This is Fox seriously challenging DreamWorks and Pixar in the field of computer-animated movies, an adventure reminiscent of older Disney flicks that would … Continue reading Ice Age

Welcome to Mooseport

THE TOWN ISN’T SMALL ENOUGH FOR THE BOTH OF THEM. Ex-president Monroe “Eagle” Cole (Gene Hackman) moves to a small town and agrees to run for mayor; his opponent is an affable plumber (Ray Romano) with commitment issues. That sounds just like Romano’s character on Everybody Loves Raymond, and he does indeed play the plumber … Continue reading Welcome to Mooseport