Mr. Peabody & Sherman

March 5th, 2014

***½

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Old friends, new tricks!

Mr. Peabody & Sherman

Swift shot: A fantastic trip through time with some old friends . . . with some new contemporary twists!  I grew up watching The Bullwinkle Show, and while I enjoyed all the different parts and characters, the “Peabody’s Improbable History” segments were my favorite.  It’s probably why I became a history major, well, that and my math skills weren’t the best.  So, I was expecting to not like this film, for fear it would (to use modern movie-critic parlance) “ruin my childhood,” like a movie could possibly do that! I was pleasantly surprised, and it should be noted Jay Ward’s daughter, Tiffany was instrumental in keeping everything in line with her father’s legacy.  I think he’d be proud.

Mr. Peabody (Ty Burrell) is the smartest dog in the world, he wields his genius like a weapon.  His son, (yes I said son) Sherman (Max Charles) loves his father, but he can’t ever seem to do the right thing, especially once school starts and he meets his first bully, Penny (Ariel Winter).  Things go from bad to worse as an incident very similar to Carnage leads Mr.Peabody to invite Penny’s folks over to dinner to smooth things over.  Of course Sherman and Penny steal the WABAC machine and get lost in time.

With a wonderfully painted tapestry of enthusiasm, the historical worlds are unique and bring together characters both famous and infamous from history.  There are too many to list in this brief review, but the history nerd in me was delighted to see Robespierre, Agamemnon, Leonardo da Vinci, and even a cameo by Einstein (see if you recognize the voice)!

The more mature nature of the conflict may be lost on younger audiences, and when the real threat of death is upon our heroes, I am not sure how very young children will react.  Still, there are plenty of classic laughs for audiences of all ages to enjoy.  This is a film about love, challenging yourself and growing, and about a dog and his boy.

 

 

 

Prisoners

March 3rd, 2014

****½

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“Pray for the best, prepare for the worst.”

Prisoners

The H-Bomb:  What would you do if your child went missing?  Would you not do anything and everything in your power to get them back?  Even if it meant going to any extreme, …

Non-Stop

February 28th, 2014

***½

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“I’m not hijacking the plane, I’m trying to save it!”

Non-Stop

The H-Bomb:  Air Marshall Bill Marks (Liam Neeson), an edgy alcoholic with a tragic back-story, is barely keeping his shit together on an overnight flight to London when he receives text …

Mitt

February 28th, 2014

****

It sucked!It'll be on cable.I liked it.It was good!It was awesome!! (2 People gave this 2.00 out of 5)
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mitt

Put aside your political views, your religious beliefs, and for a moment, see the inner workings of a campaign for the presidency.

Mitt Romney, with his soulful eyes and greying hair that vaguely allude to his age, is a gentleman, witty …

Son of God

February 27th, 2014

****

It sucked!It'll be on cable.I liked it.It was good!It was awesome!! (2 People gave this 4.00 out of 5)
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“He’ll be forgotten in a week.” – Pontius Pilate.

Son of God

Swift shot: Last year, The History Channel released a ten episode miniseries titled The Bible.  It was the most popular miniseries of the year and led to countless copies of …

Rise of the Fellowship

February 26th, 2014

***

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What do you think would turn four friends into adventurers? In December 2013, we were shown exactly what would do that: An epic quest!

Rise of the Fellowship

Directing this 92 minute adventure/comedy/fantasy is Ron Newcomb.

Some of the adventurous cast is: Justin …

The Hunt

February 18th, 2014

****

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Guilty until proven innocent.

The Hunt

The H-Bomb:  Danish school teacher Lucas (Mads Mikkelsen) is in the middle of putting his life back together after a divorce, working in a kindergarten and trying to win full custody of his son.  He is …

Robocop (2014)

February 12th, 2014

***

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I’d buy that for a dollar… and not a penny more.

RoboCop 2014

The H-Bomb:  In the year 2028, America’s wars are fought by combat droids developed by the robo-tech giant, OmniCorp.  Having proven to be very successful overseas, OmniCorp’s CEO Raymond …

The Lego Movie

February 7th, 2014

*****

It sucked!It'll be on cable.I liked it.It was good!It was awesome!! (2 People gave this 5.00 out of 5)
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“Everything is awesome!”

The Lego Movie

Swift shot: For the record, I love Lego – watching my son put a Lego set together makes me the proudest dad.  And now at six, he doesn’t even need my help anymore. But the Lego …