DVD Releases: January 23, 2011

The Change-Up (Review)

Director: David Dobkin

Starring: Jason Bateman, Ryan Reynolds & Olivia Wilde

Dave is a married man with two kids and a loving wife , and Mitch is a single man who is at the prime of his sexual life. One fateful night while Mitch and Dave are peeing in a fountain when lightning strikes and they switch bodies. Continue reading “DVD Releases: January 23, 2011”

Review: The Change Up (2011)

The body-swap comedy has become somewhat a staple in Hollywoodland of late. While some films find intriguing and interesting ways of exploring the subject, for example Freaky Friday and 17 Again, others seem to struggle from the offset, falling into an unoriginal heap of bad jokes, one dimensional characters and despair. The Change Up, unsurprisingly written by the duo responsible for The Hangover – have you seen the posters?! – falls into the latter pile.

Dave (Jason Bateman) and Mitch (Ryan Reynolds) are two guys with entirely different lifestyles. Dave, a married, middle-aged lawyer, yearns for Continue reading “Review: The Change Up (2011)”

Cinema Releases: September 16, 2011

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Director: Tomas Alfredson

Starring: Gary Oldman, Benedict Cumberbatch and Colin Firth Continue reading “Cinema Releases: September 16, 2011”

US Box Office: August 12 – 14, 2011

1. Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes – $27.5M

2. The Help – £25.5M

3. Final Destination 5 – $18.4M Continue reading “US Box Office: August 12 – 14, 2011”

US Box Office: August 5 – 7, 2011

1. Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes – $45M

2. The Smurfs – $21M

3. Cowboys & Aliens – $15.7M Continue reading “US Box Office: August 5 – 7, 2011”