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The PhilmGuy Reviews: ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Starring Christian Bale & Anne Hath...
"Mmmph blrrg grug Batman glogg freedom raaar!" –Christian Bane, The Dark Knight Rises The movie's gimp mask-wearing, MMA fighter-like villain no doubt has many profound things to say. But he talks like he's got an Egg McMuffin lodged …
The PhilmGuy’s DVD Review: ‘Casa de mi Padre’ Starring Will Ferrell
Casa de mi Padre — This bizarre, Spanish-language-with-subtitles mockery of Telemundo-style soap operas stars Will Ferrell as a Mexican rancher who struggles with his drug dealer brother (Diego Luna) for the favor of their father and the dealer's …
The PhilmGuy's DVD Review 'Margaret' Starring Anna Paquin & 'American Reunion' St...
American Reunion — The year is more than half over, and surprisingly this stands as not only my favorite comedy of the year so far, but my favorite movie, period. The entire cast from the original movie comes back — …
The PhilmGuy Reviews: ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ Starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone...
"Is this Spider-Man 4?" my 5-year-old son, Luke, whispered as the movie started. "No, it's Spider-Man 1," I replied, bracing myself for the inevitable follow-up. "But there already was a Spider-Man 1," he shot back, dissatisfied. "And …
The PhilmGuy's DVD Review 'Mirror Mirror' Starring Julia Roberts and Lily Collins
Barbarella Blu-ray — Jane Fonda's saucy 1968 space caper casts her as a super-sexual futuristic adventurer who faces off against the vile Durand Durand, which inspired the band Duran Duran. Fonda is a riot to watch, and the movie …
The PhilmGuy Reviews: ‘Ted’ Starring Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis
Seth MacFarlane is a clever bastard. He knows that the only way to get away with transferring his Peter Griffin voice to a walking, talking teddy bear in a movie is to acknowledge the party foul with a self-deprecating joke. …
The PhilmGuy’s DVD Review: '21 Jump Street’ starring Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum...
Deliverance Blu-ray — The stomach-turning 1972 horror flick probably permanently harmed rural Southern tourism. Burt Reynolds, Jon Voight, Ned Beatty and Ronny Cox play a group of city-slicker pals who brave the not-so-great outdoors, only to fall victim …
The PhilmGuy Reviews: ‘Seeking a Friend for the End of the World’ Starring Keira Knigh...
It would really suck if we found out a meteor was careening toward earth, set to end all life in a matter of days. But as Seeking a Friend for the End of the World teaches, there would be a …
The PhilmGuy’s DVD Review: ‘Wanderlust’ Starring Paul Rudd, Jennifer Aniston & Ju...
Big Miracle — The earnest-to-a-fault family flick recounts the true 1988 story of the rescue of whales trapped under an ice shelf in Alaska. John Krasinski and Drew Barrymore provide the star power and romantic intrigue, as a TV reporter …
The PhilmGuy Reviews: ‘That’s My Boy’ starring Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg and Leighton...
Way back in the olden days, Adam Sandler was the funniest man alive. He was so talented that he actually made Saturday Night Live a show that you looked forward to each week. Then he went and made Happy Gilmore…
The PhilmGuy’s DVD Review: ‘Episodes’ starring Matt LeBlanc, ‘Entourage,’ ‘Sherlock Ho...
Entourage: Season 8 — HBO's comedy about a superstar actor (Adrian Grenier) and his buddies living the Hollywood dream hit its peak a couple seasons ago, but manages a soft, fairly satisfying landing as it wraps up its …
The PhilmGuy Reviews: ‘Prometheus’ starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender & Ch...
A note to future space explorers: When searching out the galaxy for intelligent life, steer away from planets filled with aliens with mouths inside of mouths who like to pop out of peoples' bellies. Stuff your ship's air ducts with …
The PhilmGuy’s DVD Reviews: ‘John Carter’ starring Taylor Kitsch and 'Breaking Bad'...
Breaking Bad: Season 4 — In the latest season of AMC's drama about a meth-dealing, cancer-stricken teacher (Bryan Cranston), the plot abandons the dual-life issue it juggled for each of its first three seasons, shifting squarely into …
The PhilmGuy’s DVD Review: ‘True Blood: Season 4’ Starring Anna Paquin
Goon — In a departure from his usual cutup roles, Seann William Scott plays a directionless thug who stumbles onto a tryout with a local minor league team. He evolves into a popular player, copes with his disapproving parents and …
The PhilmGuy Reviews: ‘Men in Black 3’ Starring Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones and Josh B...
Men in Black 3 is not only a time travel movie, but a time machine that takes you back to when a Men in Black movie could actually be good. Too bad it can't erase Men in Black 2. …
The PhilmGuy’s DVD Review: ‘This Means War’ Starring Reese Witherspoon
Red Tails — Executive produced by George Lucas, this by-the-numbers war film tells the story of the Tuskegee Airmen, a squadron of black World War II pilots who fought for their country and civil rights by battling the Axis. …
The PhilmGuy Reviews: 'The Dictator' Starring Sacha Baron Cohen
A lot of brilliant movie comedians blow their loads early in their careers with their best stuff, collecting enough fans to stick by them as they get less funnier with each movie. It's happened to Adam Sandler, Will Ferrell …
The PhilmGuy’s DVD Review: ‘The Vow’ starring Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum
The Big C: Season 2 — In the Showtime series that seems to be the feminine answer to Breaking Bad, Laura Linney plays Cathy, a cancer patient who re-examines all facets of her life as she seeks experimental …
The PhilmGuy’s DVD Review: ‘New Year’s Eve’ starring Zac Efron, Ashton Kutcher and Kat...
Clueless Blu-ray — In this subversive 1995 satire of teen solipsism, based on The Taming of the Shrew, Alicia Silverstone plays a popular high school girl who befriends an outcast (Brittany Murphy) in hopes of lifting her …
The PhilmGuy Reviews: ‘The Five Year Engagement’ Starring Jason Segel and Emily Blunt...
There’s got to be more than just one of Jason Segel. There’s no way one dude can juggle a starring role in a sitcom along with writing, producing and acting in multiple movies a year. If there is a …