Warm Bodies

Director:  Jonathan Levine Principle Cast:  Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, Rob Corddry, Dave Franco and John Malkovich Rated:  ‘PG-13′ for zombie violence and some language Nothing says “I Love You” to a girl like killing her boyfriend and eating his brain, engorging on it’s ooey gooey center and, at the same time, stealing his memories.  Well,…

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

Director:  Kenneth Branagh Principle Cast:  Chris Pine, Kenneth Branagh, Keira Knightley and Kevin Costner Rated:  ‘PG-13′ for intense action, brief strong language and sequences of violence Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit follows author Tom Clancy’s fictional CIA analyst Jack Ryan (Pine) into Moscow where he works to prevent a foreign attack on the United States.  An original story,…

Frozen

Director:  Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee Principle Cast:  Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad, Santino Fontana Rated:  ‘PG’ for some action and mild rude humor Frozen is a loose retelling of author Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Snow Queen.”  It’s a throwback to those Disney films of yesteryear, before Pixar ruled the world, with animation at it’s…

The Princess Bride

Director:  Rob Reiner Principle Cast:  Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Christopher Guest Rated:  ‘PG’ for mild language and mild fantasy violence “Hello.  My name is Inigo Montoya.  You killed my father.  Prepare to die” is just one of many, many memorable lines from Reiner’s, now cult classic, The Princess Bride.  Set within…

American Hustle

Director:  David O. Russell Principle Cast:  Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Jennifer Lawrence Rated:  ‘R’ for pervasive language, some sexual content and brief violence American Hustle is a fictional romp into the FBI “Abscam” operation that took place in the late 1970s.  An amalgam of comedy and crime drama, it’s comprised…

Delivery Man

Director:  Ken Scott Principle Cast:  Vince Vaughn, Cobie Smulders and Chris Pratt Rated:  ‘ PG-13′ for thematic elements, sexual content, some drug material, brief violence and language David Wozniak (Vaughn) works as a delivery man for his father’s meat shop.  He’s also in debt, owing thousands of dollars to some shady people.  Then one day…

The Holiday

Director:  Nancy Meyers Principle Cast:  Cameron Diaz, Jude Law, Jack Black and Kate Winslet Rated:  ‘PG-13′ for sexual content and some strong language Iris (Winslet) finds out her boyfriend of three years has become engaged to another woman.  Amanda (Diaz), too, learns that her boyfriend has been sleeping with his receptionist.  Iris in England and Amanda…

Oldboy

Director:  Park Chan-wook Principle Cast:  Choi Min-sik, Kang Hye-jung and Yoo Ji-tae Rated:  ‘R’ for strong violence including scenes of torture, sexuality and pervasive language Oh Dae-su (Min-sik) is kidnapped and held captive in an apartment-like prison for 15 years, where he’s drugged and tortured.  Then, without warning, he’s just set free.  With no knowledge of why he…

12 Years a Slave

Director:  Steve McQueen Principle Cast:  Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender and Brad Pitt Rated:  ‘R’ for violence/cruelty, some nudity and brief sexuality The year is 1841, in the antebellum United States.  Solomon Northup (Ejiofor) is a skilled carpenter and violin player.  He’s also a free black man from upstate New York.  One day, Solomon is abducted and sold…

About Time

Director:  Richard Curtis Principle Cast:  Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams and Bill Nighy Rated:  ‘R’ for language and some sexual content At age 21, Tim’s (Gleeson) father (Nighy) tells him that the men in their family possess the unique ability to travel in time.  Tim, at first, uses his ability to acquire a girlfriend (McAdams).  But, throughout…