Back in the Day: “Her Alibi” (Feb. 1989)

If you happen to remember seeing this bad 1989 film, all I can say is someone owes you two hours of your life back.  It’s my latest dig into the past for my series called “Back in the Day.”  To read the rest, click on the movie poster below…

“About Time” – film review (C)

I have said many times that I love time-travel stories.  I also have a great affinity for Rachel McAdams and British humor/humour, so I expected to very much enjoy About Time.  The problem is that with the same brush with which writer/director Richard Curtis used to paint some originality with time travel, he also painted…

Silver Linings Playbook

Too many films are set in Philadelphia and Boston, usually for the wrong reason.  Both cities have passion and character, but they also have fairly noticeable speech patterns.  I suspect some actors want to play characters from those cities only to make the audience say, “Wow, what a great (Boston or Philadelphia) accent!”  After about…

The Great Movie Post (4/6) For the Laughs

So, after all that good-hearted bickering and a poor excuse of a Presidential campaign, let’s find a way to smile again.  What better time than a review of the best comedies ever filmed? Please keep in mind that these categories were very loooosely created and adjusted in order for me to find a way to…

Ebertfest 2012 – Joe versus the Volcano

Wow.  Five days in beautiful, downtown Champaign, Illinois.  Too many commas there, and too many restaurants instead of home-cooked meals.  I’m sure I gained a few pounds, but it was worth it. For those of you who aren’t aware of film critic Roger Ebert, this is the 14th year in which he has held his…