On DVD: Still Life: A Three Pines Mystery (2014)

Few movies, including those made for TV, live up to the books they’re based on. Still Life is no different – of course it doesn’t help that it’s based on the first book in one of my favorite series. Overall, though, I think they did a good job. I recognized …

At the Movies: Lucy (2014)

Title: Lucy Director: Luc Besson Writer: Luc Besson In theaters: July 25, 2014  from Universal Pictures Genre: Sci-fi/Action Rating: R Rating: 2½ out of 5 stars A woman, accidentally caught in a dark deal, turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic. …

Thursday’s Tale: Maleficent (2014)

Title: Maleficent Director: Robert Stromberg Writer: Linda Woolverton In theaters: May 30, 2014 from Walt Disney Pictures Genre: Fantasy Rating: PG Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Maleficent explores the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain from the classic Sleeping Beauty and the elements of her betrayal that ultimately …

At the Movies: Muppets Most Wanted (2014)

Title: Muppets Most Wanted Director: James Bobin Writers: James Bobin and Nicholas Stoller In theaters: March 21, 2014 from Walt Disney Pictures Genre: Comedy Rating: PG Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Disney’s “Muppets Most Wanted” takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour, selling out grand theaters in some …

At the Movies: The Monuments Men (2014)

Title: The Monuments Men Director: George Clooney Writers: George Clooney and Grant Heslov Based on: The Monuments Men by Robert M. Edsel with Bret Witter In theaters: February 7, 2014 from Columbia Pictures Genre: Action-Adventure Rating: PG- 13 Rating: 4 out of 5 stars An unlikely World War II platoon …

Movie Night: The Heat (2013)

Title: The Heat Director: Paul Feig Writer: Katie Dippold In theaters: June 28, 2013 by 20th Century Fox Genre: Action, Comedy Rating: R Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Purchase: Amazon DVD | Amazon Instant Video Uptight FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn and foul-mouthed Boston cop Shannon Mullins couldn’t be …