Movie Review: 'Magic Mike XXL'<img src="https://cbsphilly.files.wordpress.com/2015/06/1c2bd.jpg" align="right"/>Thongs, <em>Magic Mike XXL</em> has got plenty of. The problem is that this sequel comes up short in ju st about every other department.
Movie Review: 'Pitch Perfect 2'<img src="http://cbsphilly.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/2c2bd2.jpg" alt="(2½ stars out of 4)" align="right"/>This sequel is another enjoyable musical comedy that hits almost all the right notes -– fewer than the 2012 original did, but enough to entertain fans of that film.
Movie Review: 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1'<img src="https://cbsphilly.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/32.jpg" align="right"/>Interrupting the narrative momentum and asking the audience to wait a year for the conclusion may make commercial sense, but it also undermines and dilutes the theatrical experience.
Movie Review: 'The Lego Movie'<img src="http://cbsphilly.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/22.jpg" align="right" />Make no mistake about it: this is a hundred-minute toy commercial.
Movie Review: 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'<img src="http://cbsphilly.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/3c2bd.jpg" align="right"/>This first sequel delves deeper into the resonant themes introduced in its predecessor, expands the mythology, reflects the horrors in its titular “entertainment,” and further fleshes out the primary characters.
Movie Review: 'Movie 43'<img src="http://cbsphilly.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/c2bd.jpg" align="right" />This contemptible compilation comedy is simply offensive, despite the array of A-list stars.
Cuddly, Raunchy Weekend At The Box OfficeIt was certainly a unique weekend at movie theaters, with a trash-talking teddy bear and male strippers lighting up the box office to the tune of nearly $100 million.
Movie Review: 'People Like Us'<img src="http://cbsphilly.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/35.jpg" align="right" />In a summer movie season full of comic book superheroes and supernatural creatures, it’s a relief to get the occasional movie focused on people like us.
Your Summer Movie Preview<img src="http://cbsphilly.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/blank_placeholder.jpg" align="right" />So what do June, July, and August have in store for us as mainstream attractions compete for box office dollars? Plenty!
Movie Review: 'What to Expect When You're Expecting'<img src="http://cbsphilly.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/23.jpg" align="right"/>When all is said and done, "What to Expect When You're Expecting" boasts about as much depth as a slick commercial aimed at a well-defined demographic.
Movie Review: 'The Hunger Games'<img src="http://cbsphilly.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/3c2bd.jpg" align="right" />Jennifer Lawrence hits the thespian bull's-eye once again as the "girl on fire," carrying the movie on her shoulders with a never-a-false-move star turn.
Movie Review: 'Man on a Ledge'<img src="http://cbsphilly.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/2stars.jpg" align="right"/>That nothing is quite what it seems, a familiar approach in this kind of thriller, is fine. We only wish that the eventual revelations were more interesting and satisfying.