Review: Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014)

Alexander and the Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad Day

Genuinely entertaining live-action family films are hard to come by these days, which makes Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day a refreshing treat. Alexander (Ed Oxenbould) knows full well what it’s like to have a bad day, but his family don’t have a clue. That is, however, until they all suffer through a terrible, very bad day for themselves. Continue reading “Review: Alexander And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014)”

Review: Austenland (2013)

Austenland

Austenland, a well-intended 19th century-style romantic comedy that’s been adapted from Shannon Hale’s novel of the same name, marks the directorial debut of screenwriter Jerusha Hess. While it’s handsomely filmed, making good use of the stunning British countryside and landscapes, and features some gorgeous costumes, there’s little else, substance or otherwise, to entice audiences, let alone to truly reward those who do choose to invest their time and attention. Continue reading “Review: Austenland (2013)”

Review: American Reunion (2012)

Having settled down into stale married life with Michelle (Alyson Hannigan), Jim (Jason Biggs) finds himself back in the company of his father, Noah (Eugene Levy), and former friends – Kevin (Thomas Ian Nicholas), Oz (Chris Klein) Finch (Eddie Kaye Thomas) and Stifler (Seann William Scott) – for their high school reunion. Unable to control himself, Jim is propelled back into his former life – something that proves problematic for his relationship with Michelle. Continue reading “Review: American Reunion (2012)”