Neighbors is hilarious. The raunchy comedy, which topped the box office this past weekend, pits a young couple with a baby against a fraternity that moves in next door. It’s dad Seth Rogen versus dude Zac Efron, but thankfully it’s much more than that, with a great ensemble including Rose Byrne and Dave Franco, who give their best work to date.
We weren’t sure how to incorporate Neighbors into a… Continue reading Film Face-off: Seth Rogen vs. Zac Efron
Kevin Costner’s Draft Day opened wide this past weekend, and Nicolas Cage’s Joe is currently in limited release. Both of their last names start with a “c.” Both men are in their 50s (Costner is 59 years old, Cage is 50). Most importantly, these guys normally fall into a love and/or hate category with audiences. Let’s see what happens when they fight to the death in this week’s Film Face-off.
Life’s a happy song when you’re dealing with a rainbow connection. Life’s also pretty good when a new Muppet sequel battles the original Muppet sequel in this week’s Film Face-off.
Muppets Most Wanted continues where The Muppets (2011) leaves off. It also marks the eighth theatrical film for the Muppets. I’m a big fan. I teared up the first two times I watched The Muppets and we have a minimalist Muppets poster… Continue reading Film Face-off: 'The Great Muppet Caper' vs. 'Muppets Most Wanted'
Liam Neeson has a specific set of skills. Namely, he can look stern and kick ass. We didn’t always know he had this capability. He was a doctor alongside Jodie Foster in Nell. He was Mr. Schindler in Schindler’s List. But I’ve never seen either of those films, one of which is my dirty movie secret (the definition of a dirty movie secret is the film you should be most… Continue reading Film Face-off: 'Taken' vs. 'Non-Stop'
Part man. Part machine. All cop. I don’t know if I’m remembering a tagline from the 1987 film, or if I just made that up. After rewatching the ’87 version, I realized I fell into the category of “RoboCop just kind of blended together for me with the first three films, the TV show, the animated series and everything else.” I wasn’t part of the fanboy cry that felt their… Continue reading Film Face-off: 'RoboCop' 1987 vs. 'RoboCop' 2014