Four Movie Reviews
4 movie reviews worth watching from drama to comedy.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Greg Heffley, the kid who made “wimpy” cool, is back in this sidesplitting sequel based on the second installment of the best-selling book series!
Having rid himself of the “Cheese Touch,” Greg enters the next grade with his confidence and friendships intact, and an eye on the “new girl in town, Holly Hills.” But at home, Greg us still at war with his “older brother, Rodrick,” so their parents have handed down the toughest “punishment” imaginable—forcing the boys to spend quality time with each other!
“Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules” is a must-see movie or any teen-ager faced with sibling rivalry, peer pressure, and everything else in between.
The Hangover 2
Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms), Alan (Zach Galifanakis) and Doug (Justin Bartha) travel to exotic Thailand for what they believe is for Stu’s wedding. But they end up on a wild ride as they discover what really happened the night before when they thought all they had was just one beer. After trying to find Stu’s fiancée’s brother after a drunken night partying before the wedding, they are go on a wild chase to find out what really happened and get back in time for Stu’s wedding before all hell breaks out. “The Hangover 2” will leave you laughing at the antics provided by director Todd Phillips. From a monk on a vow of silence to a cute monkey carrying a message, this one will leave you rolling in laughter as you watch.
Steve Martin is at his best in “The Jerk.” “Born a ‘poor black child’,” Navin Johnson (Martin) goes from rags to riches and back to rags, as he learns he was actually adopted by a black sharecropper family. After falling in love with a lady motorcycle racer, survives a attack by deranged killers, marries the love of his life (Bernadette Peters), and ultimately becomes a millionaire overnight by inventing the “Opti-grab” handle for eyeglasses—this is one movie that will make you laugh. Martin is absolutely funny in “The Jerk.”
The Painted House
Base on John Grisham’s 12th novel, “The Painted House” is a based on Grisham’s life-affirming story of childhood memories and “local lore” from his Arkansas roots.
Until September 1952, Luke Chandler had never kept a secret or told a single lie. But during that long, hot summer, 10-year-old Luke comes of age when two migrant workers—also two dangerous men—come through the Arkansas delta to work on the Chandler Cotton farm. That’s when mysteries flood Luke’s world. A murder leaves the town seething in gossip and suspicion. Even a beautiful young woman manages to catch Luke’s eye. A fatherless baby is born, and someone begins painting the Chandler home, slowly and painstakingly bathing the run-down structure in white. As the world around Luke changes before him, the secrets that he keeps could shatter lives and change his family and the town forever.