I can’t fault Bill Murray for “Hyde Park on the Hudson.”
“Killing Them Softly” is an average crime thriller, with above average cinematography, a below average “message” and an overly inflated sense of self-importance. For those who like their messages applied with a sledgehammer bluntly and repeatedly this might be the movie for you.
“The Life Of Pi” is a feast for the eyes, with mush for brains. Based on a bestselling book, the story of a teenage boy and his Bengal tiger lost at sea isn’t the most obvious candidate for a holiday blockbuster, much less one in 3-D.
CBS 2′s Michael Walters says the final installment in the mega-successful “Twilight” franchise pretty much sucks.
James Bond “power-rankings,” from Cantankerous Critic Michael Walters.
“Skyfall” breathes new life into Bond and delivers one of the best Bond movies of all time.
By all accounts this should have been a home run, designed to tug the heartstrings and educate at the same time.
“Wreck-It-Ralph” is a sort of 8-bit “Toy Story,” populated by characters from classic video games, and is sure to warm the hearts of parents who spent too much time with the Nintendo as a child.
CBS 2′s Michael Walters is mostly up on “Flight,” thanks to the usual strong effort by Denzel Washington as a self-sabotaging airline pilot.
CBS 2′s Michael Walters says the offbeat “The Sessions” tells a difficult tale with warmth and humor — and Oscar-caliber performances.
CBS 2′s Michael Walters is impressed with “Argo,” Ben Affleck’s movie about a daring, seemingly improbable rescue during the Iran hostage crisis.
In “Here Comes The Boom” Kevin James pretty much said hey wouldn’t it be funny if I played a UFC fighter? And then they left it at that. But James and the jokes land with a resounding thud over and over and over again. “Here Comes The Boom” is more like Here Comes The Bomb.
“Taken 2” is a relentless machine of a movie that cares little for plot, characters, or competently filmed action sequences in its rush to get from point a to point b.
The “Cantankerous Critic” reviews “Frankenweenie”
“Hotel Transylvania” should be condemned. It’s a frightfully unfunny animated monstrosity that treats laughs as though they were garlic coated silver bullets.
“The Possession” Rated: PG-13 Grade: D “The Possession” tries to pass itself off as a Jewish “Exorcist,” but all it is is a second rate Exorcist rip-off in payot. This time the sweet innocent girl […]
Bootleggers have been an intriguing and entertaining subject for the movies since the glory days of James Cagney. So “Lawless,” the new drama about Moonshiners operating above the law in Appalachia, should have been terrific.
Robert Pattinson wants a haircut. And “Cosmopolis” takes us on a limo trip straight into the hell as he fights crosstown traffic to get one.
“Hit And Run” is a gear-head car chase comedy that doesn’t just run out of gas, it never even gets out of the driveway.
‘The Expendables 2′ Rated R Grade C+ By Michael Walters The Cantankerous Critic “The Expendables 2” is the guiltiest of guilty pleasures. This meathead extravaganza contains about 15 minutes of decipherable dialogue and about […]