A mysterious virus spreads across the globe killing its victims within days. There is no cure or vaccine in sight and society begins to break down.

Directed by Steven Soderbergh, he brings this visceral drama of a deadly outbreak and makes it as real and plausible for us to believe. Unfortunately, this documentary style film lacks suspense and any meaningful character development.

Rating: ★★★★★★★☆☆☆

The Change-Up

This raunchy comedy staring Jason Bateman and Ryan Reynolds is about two best friends who’s lives are different in every way and end up switching places with each other. Ironically, they end up learning more about themselves than each other.

Bateman plays Dave Lockwood, a family man and hot shot lawyer whose life is consumed by his work and children leaving him to neglect his wife and their relationship. Reynolds plays Mitch Planko, a reckless playboy who’s lack of ambition gets him nowhere in life. When the two magically switch places, confusion and hilarity ensue. In Dave’s body, Mitch must prove to himself that he’s no quitter. With Mitch’s body, Dave takes the opportunity to do all the things he missed out on while chasing his career.  Overall, this movie may not be the funniest movie of the year, or even the summer, but it’s entertaining and it will definitely give you a few laughs.

Rating: ★★★★★★★☆☆☆

Captain America

One of the most iconic Marvel Super Heroes has finally made it to the silver screen. Captain America, the future leader of the Avengers, battles Red Skull and a boatload of Nazis.

Fans of Captain America will love this movie, but what makes this movie standout compared to the other Marvel movies is that this film really focused on the character development of Steve Rogers. It’s not his super soldier powers that makes him such a likable guy, but it’s his unwavering integrity and loyalty to his country and friends.

If I had to fault this movie it would be that the second half of the film is not has solid as the first. Overall, this movie is fun and exciting and makes the upcoming Avenger movie more compelling.

Rating: ★★★★★★★½☆☆

Horrible Bosses

Charlie Day, Jason Bateman, and Jason Sudeikis play three average guys whose life is made miserable because of their bosses. One drunken night the guys come up with an idea to free themselves from their sadistic employer; kill their bosses. It turns out how no matter how well planned their scheme were their life only got worse.

This movie is a refreshing summer comedy that will keep you laughing from beginning to end.

Rating: ★★★★★★★★☆☆

Transformers: Dark of the Moon



Shia LaBeouf and his mechanical friends are back saving the world again. This 2 and a half hour car / Victoria Secret commercial does best the last Transformers movie, but it couldn’t out shine the original.  This movie is action packed and filled with explosions and destruction  as you would expect from Michael Bay.  Besides some corny moments and slow mo sequences the story line is decent and isn’t too over the top compared to the previous film, but nonetheless it’s still a Michael Bay movie, so who cares about movie plots?   It’s all about fireworks, hot girls and fast cars.

Rating: ★★★★★★★☆☆☆

Bad Teacher

Cameron Diaz plays Elizabeth Hasley, a superficial teacher looking to get breast implants and a sugar daddy to take care of her. Hasley takes advantage of every opportunity to make money to get her implants and anything to win the heart of the new substitute teacher (Justin Timberlake) who she sees can be her next sugar daddy.

Bad Teacher is funny but isn’t a compelling comedy compared to other ones recently. Overall the plot is weak and unoriginal.  I suggest watching it on DVD or Netflix when it’s available.

Rating: ★★★★★★☆☆☆☆

The Green Lantern

Ryan Reynolds plays Hal Jordan a fearless hotshot  fighter pilot. After a dying alien crash lands on Earth Hal is chosen to be a Green Lantern.  Being a Green Lantern gives Hal immense powers whose limits is his imagination.

Now Hal must use his new powers to save his planet from an evil monster who’s power is unmatched even against the legion of Green Lanterns.

Rating: ★★★★★★★☆☆☆

Super 8

Remember watching E.T, the Goonies, or Stand by me? As a kid those were my favorite movies, and if you grew up in the 80s then I’m sure you did too. Super 8 brings that nostalgia back albeit in a more modern and millions of dollars more in production value. Super 8 is about a group of middle school kids who, while making a zombie movie, captures a devastating training crash that releases something dangerous onto their town. Now, not only do they have to save their town they got to finish their zombie movie.   Overall, this movie is fun and exciting and after seeing it it’ll make you want to rifle through your VHS collection for a copy those old classics. Okay, maybe you can just Netflix it instead.

Rating: ★★★★★★★★☆☆

The Hangover Part 2

If you seen the first movie then the sequel won’t be much different for you. It’s almost exactly the same movie just in a different setting, instead of Las Vegas it’s Thailand. The first movie was a big hit because of it’s unassuming and hilarious random scenes. The Hangover 2 is much of the same as the first, but nothing about it was surprising.  The film, as unimaginative as it was, was still funny but it doesn’t carry as big of a comedic punch as the first movie.

Rating: ★★★★★★★☆☆☆

X-Men – First Class

For those who are expecting this movie to be a true origins film of the X-Men you will be disappointed.  But that’s not to say that this movie is not good. In fact, it’s an excellent movie. In this film you see how Professor X and Magneto became the men they are in the previous movies and how the school for “gifted youngsters” came to be.  X-Men – First Class managed to do what the other X-Men films failed to do, it made it fun and exciting and keeps you wanting more.

Rating: ★★★★★★★★½☆