DESPICABLE ME 2

(PG) Of course this is the number one movie grossing over a zillion gazillion dollars at the box office – have you seen it yet? This is a film that is the true definition of family fun. It has laughs, minions, a storyline, family, minions, more laughs and did I say minions? Steve Carell returns as Gru – the mad scientist not-so-evil-anymore villain and Dad of three rambunctious girls who are growing up. Four tubs of popcorn out of five.

THE LONE RANGER

(PG-13) Something told me this wasn’t going to go over well with me and – it didn’t. I thought the film was insulting, screwed with an icon of many people’s childhoods in both radio and television and unnecessarily violent towards the Native Americans, long and miscast. Yea, wasn’t a good one for me. Two tubs of popcorn out of five.

THE HEAT

(R) Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy are fighting crime – to bad they can’t arrest this film. I don’t know what they were going for but besides a chuckle or two here and there I felt like I was watching a nightmare of MISS CONGENIALITY. Two tubs of popcorn out of five.

MONSTERS UNIVERSITY

(G) From Disney Pixar the guys are back! Sully and Mike take audiences back to when they first met in college. Same antics and same fun but not as good as the first. It’s a fun way to start the summer with the kids though. Three tubs of popcorn out of five.

WORLD WAR Z

(PG-13) Zombie lovers are flocking in droves to get their undead fix with Brad Pitt starring as a man determined to discover the beginnings of a virus turning the living into the dead. Action, suspense and a few lulls but nothing zombie enthusiasts will mind in the slightest! I may be a tad partial but I had fun with this film. Three and a half tubs of popcorn out of five.

WHITE HOUSE DOWN

(PG-13) Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx take on the bad guys who go out of their way to try and destroy the White House. Actions, adventure and totally what a summer blockbuster should be. Three and a half tubs of popcorn out of five.

MAN OF STEEL

(PG-13) From the planet of Krypton is another telling of the Superman tale at the helm of Zack Snyder of “300” fame. With Henry Cavill as Clark Kent he’s got two dads (both former Robin Hoods) with Kevin Costner and Russell Crowe who both want him to stay clear of General Zod (Michael Shannon). Action filled and number one – until the zombies arrive! Four tubs of popcorn out of five.

KEVIN HART: Let Me Explain

(R) This is the comedy film to see! Kevin Hart is funny, tells it like it is, has no problem making fun of himself, has advice for everyone and is funny. Yes, I said it twice because it’s true! Three and a half tubs of popcorn out of five.

THIS IS THE END

(R) I haven’t laughed this hard in a long time and all at stuff that is childish and gross glossed with the plot of the apocalypse among Hollywood’s young actors. Yet when you bring Seth Rogan, James Franco, Craig Robinson, Jonah Hill and Jay Baruchel together with cameo appearances by Emma Watson, Rhianna, Kevin Heart, Jason Segel and the outrageous Michael Cera it becomes clear why laughter will ensue. Well done guys! Four tubs of popcorn out of five.

NOW YOU SEE ME

(PG-13) The FBI and Interpol are out to catch some thieves – except the thieves are quick, talented and, well, magical! Three tubs of popcorn out of five.

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Jeri Jacquin covers film, television, DVD/Bluray releases, celebrity interviews, festivals and all things entertainment.

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