Nicolas Cage continues his string of poor script choices with this rote 3-D action yarn about a father trying to hunt down the men who killed his daughter.
Nicolas Cage continues his string of poor script choices with this rote 3-D action yarn about a father trying to hunt down the men who killed his daughter. Say, didn’t Mel Gibson just star in this movie when it was called “The Edge of Darkness”? Oh, well, at least we still have “Kick-Ass” around to remind us of how great Cage can be when he tries.
Peter and Bobby Farrelly return to their gross-out roots with this gimmicky comedy about two pals, Owen Wilson and Jason Sudeikis, who are granted a week off from marriage by their flustered wives, played by Jenna Fischer and Christina Applegate. Of course, the best-laid plans of horny husbands on the prowl often go awry, and in this movie, that’s abundantly true, as the not-so-dynamic duo confront naked men, defecating dames and pot-laced brownies, all in the pursuit of having sex with someone other than their gorgeous wives. Also lending their services to a very impressive cast are Richard Jenkins, J.B. Smoove and Red Sox legend Dwight Evans, who has a cameo playing Fischer’s father.
A SOMEWHAT GENTLE MAN
Stellan Skarsgård plays an ex-con trying to go straight after his release from a Norway prison. Against his better judgment, he meets up with the local crime boss (Bjørn Floberg), who arranges a job fixing cars. But he wants something in return that Skarsgard’s Ulrik isn’t willing to give, especially now that he’s finally reconnecting with his ex-wife and son. Hans Petter Moland (“Aberdeen”) directs this dark, but heartwarming comedy.
Danny Glover, Nia Long and Roger Guenveur Smith star in this fact-based story about a young Muslim man (Diana Ross’ son, Evan) caught in the backlash after the 9/11 attacks.
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