Julián Hernández directed the film I Am Happiness on Earth (Yo soy la felicidad de este mundo). Born in 1972 in Mexico City, this is Hernández's fourth feature. Hernández spoke by phone with the help of a translator about this film.
Yes, it shares a lot of its DNA with Star Wars, but, given its level of humor, co-writer and director James Gunn has placed this film somewhere between George Lucas' very first action-adventure and Mel Brooks' spoof Spaceballs (1987). More>>
Philip Seymour Hoffman's final full performance before he died was as Günther Bachmann, a middle-age, German spy who is overweight, who smokes a lot and who plays the piano, as he does as he says, "make the world a safer place." Based on the novel by John le Carré!
Gabriel Iglesias is a Mexican-American comedian. A lot of people might have first seen him in 2002 during the first of his three appearances on The Tonight Show. The following five years, he toured and had several TV roles. Comedy Central gave him his first standup special Gabriel Iglesias: Hot and Fluffy (2007).
Keira Knightley plays Gretta, a British singer-songwriter who moves to New York City with her American singer-songwriter boyfriend Dave Kohl, played by Adam Levine. Mark Ruffalo plays Dan Mulligan, a music executive who works for a smaller record label and is essentially an A&R representative. More>>
The musician in question is James Brown, a man of many monikers, most notably "the Godfather of Soul." A title card in the end refers to Brown's music being some of the most sampled, having influenced a generation or more.
Despite this movie's title, the boy in question is the least interesting character in these series of vignettes. The actor who plays the boy in question is the least interesting and least capable actor. More>>
Melissa McCarthy stars as the titular character, Tammy, a fast food employee who has an incredibly bad or incredibly unlucky day. It spurs her into a road trip to Niagara Falls with her boozy grandmother Pearl, played by Susan Sarandon. More>>
If you're a lover of films or would like to take your family to an inexpensive night out, there are several theaters on Delmarva where you can see movies on the big screen either for FREE or for as little as $1 all summer long, from June to August.
Tom Cruise is a leaner, meaner, sexier version of Bill Murray in Groundhog Day (1993), or he's what you get if you threw way more money at Source Code (2011), added beefed-up alien robots à la the Sentinels from The Matrix Reloaded (2003) and made it an allegory for World War II.
It wants to be this generation's Love Story (1970), starring Ali Graw and Ryan O'Neal, but without all the drama and heated passion. It trades conflict for cutesy and adorable acts to get the audience to love the two leads. Yet, as one supporting character points out, it's only annoying, and it remains annoying and eye-rolling for more than half the film.
It's a Hatfields and McCoys kind of scenario. It mostly plays out in rural Virginia, but the movie kicks off on Delmarva, specifically on the shores of Delaware.
Writer-director Chris Hansen approaches Richard Linklater's notable romantic drama in that his movie is a near two-hour-long conversation between a man and a woman where they walk and talk, getting to know one another and ultimately falling in love with each other.
The premise of this movie is that a dying man transfers his mind or consciousness into a computer where he exists as a digital program without a body. This idea of mixing a man's head with that of a machine isn't new.
The opening scenes are breath-taking of the Alaska peninsula. All of the landscapes that follow are equally so. From snow-covered mountains to high-grass meadows to sandy beaches to a literal golden pond, any nature photographer worth his salt can craft beautiful visuals out of this.
I wrote a review to this sequel's previous film, and I feel like almost everything I said a year and a half ago about that previous film, I could say again. The exception is that I didn't enjoy this second-go-round. This film was too long and it revels in violence and brutality to a degree that became extremely unappealing. The Raid 2 is more martial arts porn that showcases and is a vehicle to see a ton of guys get killed. This would have been fine, if the film didn't try to be more than jus... More>>
This is by far the best film produced by WWE Studios. It also might end up being the best horror film of the year. It's certainly the best horror film for me since The Conjuring. Even though there's so much to it that is predictable, the performances are good and director and co-writer Mike Flanagan is able to use great film-making techniques to maintain interest and keep audiences on edge. In the most complimentary way imaginable, Oculus is like a really good episode of The Twilight Zone or... More>>
Steve Rogers, played by Chris Evans (Fantastic Four and Cellular), is still a man out of time. He was taken from 1944 to 2011, nearly 70 years removed. He meets Sam Wilson, played by Anthony Mackie (Pain More>>
Wes Anderson's camera moves are almost robotic. The precision and the fluidity seem to come from a pre-programmed computer, executing turns, pans and tilts, tracking and dolly shots with mechanical perfection. More>>
Like the recent The Lego Movie, this animated feature is very derivative of a lot of other things. What makes this better is its main characters feel realized. They feel like actual flesh, rather than More>>
There is plenty about the premise that poses more questions than this film provides answers. First, we see the city of Chicago in ruins and the whole place is surrounded by a large fence that looks like More>>
The better Tyler Perry films are ones that don't contain his character of Madea. This film is one such. This film is particularly better because it doesn't involve any crazy plot twists or anything of More>>
Del Shores has built a bit of a following, having created Sordid Lives and having been a writer-producer on Queer As Folk. He has also done a few one-man shows establishing himself. This movie, directed More>>
Kevin Hart is the same age as I am. He's from the same city. I think that under different circumstances he and I could have been friends. I know that he has two hit films under his belt: Think Like a More>>
Samuel L. Jackson is doing his version of Stephen Colbert on The Colbert Report. His character is Pat Novak, the host of a slightly futuristic spin of The O'Reilly Factor. His show is "The Novak Element" More>>
Lotfy Nathan is a 20-something, white male who came to Baltimore to study fine arts and become a painter. While there he noticed this group of young black males riding motorcycles and All-Terrain-Vehicles More>>
We are perhaps living in the era of Kevin Hart. His one-man, stand-up, comedy special Laugh at My Pain (2011) was such a success that he caught Hollywood's attention. Hollywood is usually only interested More>>
My first thought was that all three actors here were miscast. I felt that Zac Efron, Michael B. Jordan and Miles Teller were all too young for their roles. I was particularly struck with this criticism More>>
Because of the presence of Julia Roberts, I got echoes of Steel Magnolias (1989). There are men in this movie, but it's the women who are dominant. It's not set in the south but instead the Midwest, More>>
What's strange is that the value of this movie is no greater than Steven Spielberg's E.T. the Extra Terrestrial (1982). An alien being enters a little boy's life and he falls in love with it. That alien More>>
Truth (2014) begins with a young man in prison. A doctor comes to talk to him. She's not a lawyer. She's possibly a psychologist, which should be some indication of the young man's mental state. The More>>
Oscar-nominated director David O. Russell has made a film that is superficially about the Abscam operation by the FBI in 1978. However, this movie is really about movie-making. Russell has made it clear More>>
This movie takes place in 1980, which is the year that the cable news network CNN first went on the air, and the movie is essentially a comedic and satiric look at how that network started and thirty More>>