Ride Along (The Long and Short of It)

Ride Along starring Kevin Hart and Ice Cube, directed by Tim Story

  Ben (played by Kevin Hart) is a security guard who wants to marry his girlfriend, Angela (played by Tika Sumpter), but it’s important to her to he first get the approval of her big brother. James (played by Ice Cube) is an Atlanta police officer who thinks Ben is a joke of a man, […]

The Wolf of Wall Street (The Long and Short of It)

The Wolf of Wall Street

  Leonardo DiCaprio plays Wall Street heavy hitter Jordan Belfort in this Martin Scorsese-directed biopic. Under the tutelage of Matthew McConaughey’s Mark Hanna, Jordan, a man from humble-beginnings, quickly learns how to talk his clients into buying just about any stock he wants them to buy, even the worthless ones. When he loses his job […]

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Review

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

  There are three ways to think about The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. The first is as a prequel to the amazing Lord of the Rings trilogy. Next is as a sequel to The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Last is as a stand-alone movie. Your opinion will vary depending on the angle from which […]

My Month With MoviePass: November 2013

My Month With MoviePass - November 2013

What a fine month November was for movie viewing. I saw nine movies in theaters, visited a new theater in Annapolis, MD, and got to watch a live Q&A with the funny Steve Coogan. Not bad at all (even if I did have my heart set on seeing ten movies). What’s even greater is the […]

Black Nativity Review

Black Nativity

  When single mother Naima Cobbs (played by Jennifer Hudson) learns that she and her teenage son Langston (played by Jacob Latimore) are being evicted from their Baltimore home, she sends the boy to New York City to spend Christmas with grandparents he’s never met. This doesn’t go so well. His grandfather, Reverend Cornell Cobbs […]

The Amazing Spider-Man’s Alternate Costumes

Andrew Garfield in The Amazing Spider-Man

It’s probably not shocking that the people behind the Spider-Man costume for the The Amazing Spider-Man came up with several designs before they settled on the one Andrew Garfield ended up wearing last summer. Now we finally get to see what Spider-Man’s alternate costumes would have looked like. None of them look bad, but I […]

Ender’s Game Review

Ender's Game Featured Image

  Years ago a bug-like alien race, nicknamed the Formics, tried to invade Earth for the planet’s resources, but thanks to Commander Mazer Rackham’s smart thinking, the humans defeated them. Recent surveillance of the aliens’ planet has shown them regrouping in even greater numbers. In reaction, mankind has been developing more powerful weapons and has […]