You would think a cross between "Enchanted", "Mary Poppins" and "Hobo with a Shotgun" would be a match made in cinematic hell but the Katie Holmes star vehicle "Miss Meadows" is a delightful though very odd concoction.
Miss Mary Meadows (Holmes) is a schoolteacher who looks and acts like a Disney princess and speaks in metaphor and bible verse. She tao dances, says "toodaloo" instead of goodbye and is always happy and chipper.
She's also a gun toting vigilante.
I saw "Laggies", "Nightcrawler" and "Birdman" all in the same day. "Laggies" was ok but slight, "Nightcrawler" was great and featured a knock 'em out performance by Gyllenhaal but "Birdman" was as close to a masterpiece as you'll see at a multiplex theater this year, a crackling satire about celebrity, fame, ego and Michael Keaton's career as well as a rollicking comedy that reinvents what we see as cinema with an Altmanesque charm. The film, with it's roving camera and…
Damian Lee's "Breakout" is essentially an action movie version of "Of Mice and Men", which in and of itself is a cool idea but Lee's film is so badly made and the screenplay is both way too simple and way too confusingly convoluted.
Dominic Purcell plays a man trying to protect his mentally challenged brother (Ethan Suplee) at all costs, even if it means getting very violent. One day, Purcell gets very violent and kills someone. He is spotted by…