Saturday, September 21, 2013
Friday, September 20, 2013
On the hottest day of the year on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, everyone's hate and bigotry smolders and builds until it explodes into violence.
Congenial study of racial tensions culminating myriad stories into one violent explosion.
Halliwell***: "Complex, witty, street-wise and passionate film about racism."
Maltin***: "Idealized, individualistic look at life in the black community of Bedford-Stuyvesant in Brooklyn, ...Entertaining and provocative, with a much-discussed (and troubling) finale."
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Aliens and their Guardians are hiding on Earth from intergalactic bounty hunters.
Sci-fi made for teens is as silly as it sounds and not at all exciting.
Maltin*1/2: "Another attempt to create a TWILIGHT-like series, only this is pseudo-science fiction rather than pseudo-horror. Despite the trappings, it's inferior and exploits its target audience. A waste of time, except for the alien beagle."
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Sunday, September 15, 2013
A 13 year old girl plays a game on her 13th birthday and wakes up the next day as a 30 year old woman.
Slight romantic comedy, quite likable, but utterly predictable as well.
Maltin**1/2: "Variation on (rip-off of?) BIG is plottier than it needs to be but is energized by the irresistable charm of Garner, in her first starring vehicle; Ruffalo is also good as her childhood pal grown up."