‘Homefront’ is incomplete and underdeveloped

Jason Statham faces off against backwoods drug dealers in 'Homefront'
Jason Statham faces off against backwoods drug dealers in ‘Homefront’

[rating=2]Starring: Jason Statham, James Franco, Winona Ryder, Kate Bosworth, Izabela Vidovic
Director: Gary Fleder
Writer: Sylvester Stallone

While lately movies made from kids and teen books have been all the rage and able to develop as franchises, adult-oriented fare hasn’t been as lucky. Last year gave us the very disappointing Alex Cross and Jack Reacher, which likely stopped any plans for follow-ups dead in their tracks. Now Phil Broker comes to the screen in Homefront, and although not renaming the film after the character was a good start, more wrong choices were made than right.

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‘This Is The End’ has laughs, weed, and just maybe the end of the world

From left to right: James Franco, Jonah Hill, Craig Ferguson, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel and Danny McBride fight to survive the apocalypse in 'This is the End'
James Franco, Jonah Hill, Craig Ferguson, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel and Danny McBride fight to survive the apocalypse in ‘This is the End’

Seth Rogen and Jay Baruchel are very close friends in real life, and that friendship is where This Is The End begins. Jay’s come to the L.A. area to visit his friend Seth, and after spending hours smoking weed and doing other fun stuff, Seth wants to take Jay to a party at James Franco’s house. Jay doesn’t want to go, because he believes none of Seth’s friends like him. However Seth promises to stay by his side the whole time and Jay accedes to Seth’s desires and goes to the party.

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‘This Is the End’ has lots of laughs… and heart

James Franco, Danny McBride, Craig Ferguson, Jay Baruchel and Seth Rogen fight to survive the apocalypse in 'This is the End'
James Franco, Danny McBride, Craig Ferguson, Jay Baruchel and Seth Rogen fight to survive the apocalypse in ‘This is the End’

[rating=3]Starring: Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Craig Robinson, Danny McBride
Director: Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg
Writer: Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg

I’m a little mad at this movie. Mad because I had so many puns on the title to use to describe how terrible it is. But that’s not the case at all.

This Is the End accomplishes the basic goal of being funny, yet has depth to it that the serious disaster movies could learn a thing or two from.

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‘Oz The Great and Powerful’ is sweet candy for the eyes

Mila Kunis and James Franco in 'Oz: The Great and Powerful'
Mila Kunis and James Franco in ‘Oz: The Great and Powerful’

Not quite 113 years ago, a name named L. Frank Baum saw his novel “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” published. In 1939, the story was made into a movie that has remained a classic for more than 70 years.  The scene where the Wizard of Oz departs in a balloon near the end is indelibly etched into the collective consciousness of people who began viewing this film as children.  Now, a ‘prequel’ has come to the big screen.

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