Pixar Inches Back On Track: Monsters University, Reviewed.

Monsters University isn't amazing. Yet it is bright, shiny, amusing, and charming, and after the disappointing Cars 2 and Brave, it's a relief to leave a Pixar movie feeling properly entertained. It wasn't always that way; the animation studio once delivered gems on a consistent basis. But Pixar spoiled us,… » 6/18/13 5:25pm 6/18/13 5:25pm

What Happened To The Jokes? The Hangover, Part III, Reviewed.

1. The Hangover, Part III is better than Part II, but not by much, and really only because it didn't just recycle, almost beat for beat, the plot of the first film. The plot it lands on this time isn't much better, though, and all told, it doesn't have much more energy than that film did. The two sequels to The… » 5/22/13 6:45pm 5/22/13 6:45pm

Ben Affleck's Only Weakness As A Director: Casting Ben Affleck. Argo,…

1. Argo is such a terrific, jaw-dropping true-life tale, with such a natural, seamless movie storyline, that anyone who knows the story would beg the filmmakers not to screw it up. So it's a relief that they absolutely do not do that. There are so many tones to juggle here; this is a film that veers from political… » 10/09/12 6:08pm 10/09/12 6:08pm