Movie Review: ZOOLANDER 2

ZOOLANDER 2 | © 2016 Paramount

Rating: PG-13 Stars: Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Will Ferrell, Penelope Cruz, Cyrus Arnold, Kristen Wiig Writers: Justin Theroux & Ben Stiller and Nicholas Stoller and John Hamburg, based on characters created by Drake Sather & Ben Stiller Director: Ben Stiller Distributor: Paramount Release Date: February 12, 2016 Ben Stiller’s epically airheaded supermodel character Derek Zoolander, created by the actor and his then-writing partner, the late Drake Sather, began life in the ‘90s in sketches created for the VH1 Fashion Awards. In 2001, ZOOLANDER got his own movie, with the character jockeying for position with fellow male supermodel Hansel, played by […]Read On »

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CD Review: TOWER HEIST soundtrack

TOWER HEIST soundtrack | ©2011 Varese Sarabande R

Brett Ratner might not have the best tastes in p.c.-friendly sound bytes, but he certainly can make fun movies like three RUSH HOUR pictures, let alone have the geek love to get a legit movie jazz master like Lalo Schifrin to score those Chan / Tucker buddy cop pairings. For whatever reason, Schifrin’s not among the crew of TOWER HEIST picture that stands at the height of Ratner’s multiplex-pleasing skills. But if you can’t get the old pro, then a relatively Young Turk like Christophe Beck will do nicely. Beyond being the king of Hollywood’s party down, rock-funk sound with […]Read On »

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TRON: LEGACY is one of the Blu-ray and DVD Picks this week

TRON LEGACY | © 2011 Walt Disney

Your time is short. We know this. So in order to expedite your buying and Netflix decision making, we provide you with a list of the cool and not-so-cool titles coming out for movies, television and everything in-between. So put your feet up, grab some popcorn and check out this week’s selections. MOVIES TRON: LEGACY – This is a fun film. It has all the elements from the original classic but with current technologies used to create the special effects and the environments. It is like watching the classic but with a new coat of fresh pain. Jeff Bridges does […]Read On »

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CD Review: LITTLE FOCKERS soundtrack

LITTLE FOCKERS soundtrack (c) 2010 Varese Sarabande Records

It’s not easy to follow in the footsteps of Randy Newman, even for Randy Newman, given the diminishing returns of the sequels to the undeniably great MEET THE PARENTS. And while the third time isn’t a charm for the at-times amusing LITTLE FOCKERS, composer Stephen Trask certainly does his darndest to make things funny. Given his broadest comedy to score for his fourth pairing with director Paul Weitz after their clever work with IN GOOD COMPANY, AMERICAN DREAMZ and THE VAMPIRE’S ASSISTANT, Trask makes the wise choice of stepping into Randy Newman’s shoes at first. It’s a nice job of […]Read On »

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