‘Arthur’ remake won’t please fans of the original

Admirers of the original 1981 flick written and directed by Steve Gordon might want to steer clear of the recent remake of "Arthur." No longer filled with subtle humor, this rom-com remake is evidence of a clear generation gap.


A world at war: “Battle Los Angeles”

Fair warning - if your nerves are easily jangled, stay far away from the new action flick "Battle: Los Angeles." 15 minutes after the opening credits I was chewing at my fingernails. By the middle of the film, my hands were actually shaking. Right from the beginning, this movie takes off and doesn't let up until the final credits roll.


McConaughey can act

It's been 18 years since Matthew McConaughey made his debut in the cult classic "Dazed and Confused" and since then he's been lost in a haze of gooey romantic comedies. In his newest film, his first since 2009's "Ghosts of Girlfriends Past," McConaughey demonstrates what many have long since dismissed - he's actually a pretty good actor.


“Beastly” updates a classic romance

Often cliché, but at times extremely witty, "Beastly" is a modern take on a tale as old as time, expertly adapted by writer and director Daniel Barnz ("Phoebe in Wonderland") from the novel by Alex Flynn.


Seeing behind the curtain with “The Adjustment Bureau”

You don't have free will, only the appearance of free will," Thompson, the mysterious hat-wearing, fate-changing character tells David Norris in "The Adjustment Bureau," which opens March 11.


Topher, you could do better than “Take Me Home Tonight”

Regular viewers of the now defunct "That 70s Show" can tell you that Topher Grace was always too good for the show. I got the same feeling watching his new 80s comedy, "Take Me Home Tonight."


The Soderbergh experience: an evening with Steven Soderbergh

As the Holland Performing Arts Center filled on Sunday, Feb. 20th and the clock ticked closer to 6:30 p.m., the room began buzzing with the conversations of movie buffs excited to see one of the most gifted directors in the world, Steven Soderbergh.


Just Go With It

"Just Go With It" opened Feb. 11 and can be seen in theaters everywhere, but is it worth the nine bucks?  The film is actually a remake of Oscar-winning "Cactus Flower" from 1969, but I don't think Adam Sandler will be walking away with any awards for his take on the movie.