42. This is the true story of Jackie Robinson, number 42, but unfortunately it “trickles through the thickets” and is “booted” by the filmmakers, who end up doing a “Barnum & Baily” on what should have been a great film.
Admissions. Paul Rudd continues his relentless campaign to appear in every lame comedy released in theaters. With Prince Avalanche, Almost Christmas, and This is the End still to be released this year, the question has to be asked: Has some evil genius who hates comedies cloned this guy?
Magic Mike. Cheaper than a “hen party,” safer than a bunch of “rope tricks,” and definitely less degrading than a “pervy hole,” the Misfits offer their review of Magic Mike, the story of a misunderstood male stripper. But if watching the “bump and grind” isn’t enough and you decide to take it all the way, remember to be sure and “cloak the captain.”
Chasing Mavericks. Some movies are more than the sum of their parts; This film is more than the sum of its too many parts. Despite too many characters, too many coincidences, and too many plot lines, it still manages to be a pretty decent film about surfing.
Bullet to the Head. Audiences might turn out to see one more Rambo or Rocky movie, but will they queue up at the theater for James Bonomo, the character Sylvester Stallone plays in Bullet to the Head?
Zero Dark Thirty. The title is a military term for thirty minutes after midnight. Why is this important? If you go to an eight o’clock show, the movie is so long that you might not get out until Zero Dark Thirty.
6 ‘n 90! Da Man Reviews six films in ninety seconds.
Hyde Park on Hudson. One thing’s for sure, “Happy days” are definitely not “here again.”
Killing Them Softly. Instead of saying, “he sleeps with the fishes,” it might be better to say, “he sleeps with the audience,” which is how you’d describe someone who’d been bored to death. Killings don’t get any softer.
6 ‘n 90! Da Man reviews six films in ninety seconds.
Cloud Atlas. Take six of Tom Hanks’ worst films, place them in different time periods, watch them all at the same time, and that’s sort of what Cloud Atlas is like.
Lincoln. It’s Steven Spielberg’s big screen version of “Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln.” Lucky for Spielberg, he’s got Daniel Day-Lewis instead of an animatronic robot.