As the icing on the cake of the hugely successful "Despicable Me" movies, the Minions were in many ways the real stars of the show, providing standout moments of ingenious slapstick and wonderfully endearing comedy.
But unlike its Despicable predecessors this prequel, in which the little yellow goofballs take center stage, is sugary sweet but hollow. Children will find it a frequently hysterical romp, packed with explosions, pratfalls and even a smidgen of a history lesson. The Minions, it transpires,…
For the better part of three decades following the end of World War II was staple fare for virtually every major British and American studio, plundering every important event (and many minor ones too) of the war in order to spin outrageous yarns that often had little to do with the actual events. Some of them are so bad that they become unintentionally funny, running the full gauntlet from sanctimonious drivel to idiotic shoot-'em-ups that want nothing more than to…
WORLD WAR Z isn't so much scary as it is a big, epic-sized action-adventure zombie spectacle with some strikingly good, super-fluid CG compositions. It’s basically a globe-sprawling, much more expensive 28 DAYS LATER with a scruffy, broad-shouldered movie star running around attempting to solve the riddle. The zombies are like termites or locusts, a plague of biblical proportions. Plus I can't help to think that the film would have played better with a R rating. Basically an OK time at the movies.
If you've only seen Edward G. Robinson in gangster films, give this one a chance and see his range as an actor. Here he portrays German physician and researcher Paul Ehrlich, a pioneer at the turn of the 20th century in the treatment of infectious diseases and the man who found a cure for syphilis. Ehrlich starts out as a general practitioner employed by a hospital in order to provide a stable living for his family but whose real love…