Movie Reviews

Film Review: “The Switch”

Posted on · (Miramax. 1 hour, 40 minutes. Rated PG-13 for mature thematic content, sexual material including dialogue, some nudity, drug use and language. Directed by Josh Gordon and Will Speck.) Jennifer Aniston (Kassie), Jason Bateman (Wally), Jeff Goldblum (Leonard), Patrick Wilson (Roland), Juliette Lewis (Debbie), Thomas Robinson (Sebastian). Music by Alex Wurman.

Movie Reviews

Film Review: “Get Low”

Posted on · (Sony Pictures Classics. 1 hour, 40 minutes. Rated PG-13 for some thematic material and brief violent content. Directed by Aaron Schneider.) Robert Duvall (Felix Bush), Sissy Spacek (Mattie Darrow), Bill Murray (Frank Quinn), Lucas Black (Buddy). Music by Jan A.P. Kaczmarek.

Movie Reviews

Film Review: “Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World”

Posted on · (Universal Pictures. 1 hour, 52 minutes. Rated PG-13 for stylized violence, sexual content, language and drug references. Directed by Edgar Wright.) Michael Cera (Scott Pilgrim), Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Ramona Flowers), Kieran Culkin (Wallace Wells), Chris Evans (Lucas Lee), Anna Kendrick (Stacey Pilgrim), Brandon Routh (Todd Ingram), Alison Pill (Kim Pine), Jason Schwartzman (Gideon Gordon Graves), Ellen Wong (Knives Chau). Score by Nigel Godrich; songs by various others.

Movie Reviews

Blu-Ray Review: “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”

Posted on · (Sony Pictures Classics. 2 hours. 1 disc. Color. Widescreen. Rated PG-13 for martial arts violence and some sexuality. Directed by Ang Lee.) Chow Yun Fat (Master Li Mu Bai), Michelle Yeoh (Yu Shu Lien), Zhang Ziyi (Jen Yu), Chen Chang (Lo/Dark Cloud). Music by Tan Dun with Yo-Yo Ma.

Movie Reviews

Film Review: “The Other Guys”

Posted on · (Columbia Pictures. 1 hour, 47 minutes. Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content, language, violence and some drug material. Directed by Adam McKay.) Will Ferrell (Allen Gamble), Mark Wahlberg (Terry Hoitz), Eva Mendes (Dr. Sheila Gamble), Michael Keaton (Captain Gene Mauch), Steve Coogan (David Ershon), Ray Stevenson (Roger Wesley), Samuel L. Jackson (P.K. Highsmith). Music by Jon Brion.

Movie Reviews

Film Review: “Dinner For Schmucks”

Posted on · (Paramount Pictures. 1 hour, 54 minutes. Rated PG-13 for sequences of crude and sexual content, some partial nudity and language. Directed by Jay Roach.) Steve Carell (Barry), Paul Rudd (Tim), Zach Galifianakis (Therman), Jemaine Clement (Kieran), Stephanie Szostak (Julie). Music by Theodore Shapiro.

Movie Reviews

Film Review: “Salt”

Posted on · (Columbia Tri Star. 1 hour, 39 minutes. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action. Directed by Philip Noyce.) Angelina Jolie (Evelyn Salt), Liev Schreiber (Theodore Winter), Chiwetel Ejiofor (Peabody), Daniel Olbrychski (Orlov), August Diehl (Michael Krause), Hunt Block (President Lewis), Andre Braugher (Sec. of Defense), Olek Krupa (Russian President Matveyev). Music by James Newton Howard.

Movie Reviews

Film Review: “Winter’s Bone”

Posted on · (Roadside Attractions. 1 hour, 40 minutes. Rated R for drug material, language and violent content. Directed by Debra Granik.) Jennifer Lawrence (Ree Dolly), John Hawkes (Teardrop), Kevin Breznahan (Little Arthur), Dale Dickey (Merab), Sheryl Lee (April), Sarah Byrd (Jessie), Kip Niven (Dentist). Music by Dickon Hinchliffe.

Movie Reviews

Film Review: “The Kids Are All Right”

Posted on · (Focus Features. 1 hour, 44 minutes. Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity, language and some teen drug and alcohol use. Directed by Lisa Cholodenko.) Julianne Moore (Jules), Annette Bening (Nic), Mark Ruffalo (Paul), Mia Wasikowska (Joni), Josh Hutcherson (Laser). Music by Carter Burwell, Nathan Larson and Craig Wedren.

Movie Reviews

Film Review: “Inception”

Posted on · (Warner Bros. 2 hours, 28 minutes. Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and action throughout. Directed by Christopher Nolan.) Leonardo DiCaprio (Dom Cobb), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Arthur), Ellen Page (Ariadne), Tom Hardy (Eames), Ken Watanabe (Saito), Dileep Rao (Yusef), Cillian Murphy (Robert Fischer, Jr.), Tom Berenger (Browning), Marion Cotillard (Mal), Pete Postlethwaite (Maurice Fischer), Michael Caine (Miles), Lukas Haas (Nash). Music by Hans Zimmer.

Movie Reviews

Film Review: “I Am Love (Io Sono L’Amore)”

Posted on · (Magnolia Pictures. 2 hours. Rated R for sexuality and nudity. In Italian with English subtitles. Directed by Luca Guadagnino.) Tilda Swinton (Emma Recchi), Alba Rohrwacher (Elisabetta Recchi), Marisa Berenson (Allegra Recchi), Edoardo Gabriellini (Antonio Biscaglia), Pippo Delbono (Tancredi Recchi), Flavio Pacenti (Edoardo Recchi Jr.). Music by John Adams.

Movie Reviews

Film Review: “The Last Airbender”

Posted on · (Paramount Pictures. 1 hour, 43 minutes. Rated PG for fantasy action violence. Directed by M. Night Shyamalan.) Noah Ringer (Aang), Dev Patel (Prince Zuko), Nicola Peltz (Katara), Jackson Rathbone (Sokka), Shaun Toub (Uncle Iroh), Aasif Mandvi (Commander Zhao), Cliff Curtis (Fire Lord Ozai). Music by James Newton Howard.