Jon Hamm

Friends with Kids

Friends with Kids Movie Review

Friends with Kids will certainly strike a chord with adults. While many prefer being marrying and then having children, not every one will experience it in that way, or even in that order. The modern climate has given additional avenues for those with baby fever to become a parent, and this film explores one particular route and poses contemporary questions along the way.

Bridesmaids

Bridesmaids

Bridesmaids is everything you would expect from a Judd Apatow production as of late: unmitigated raunch, constant improvisation, and plenty of heart to boot. Channeling his humor to a frat-house crowd, Apatow has mostly relegated the women in his films to supporting roles, either to instigate a change in the story or to merely react to the likes of his repertoire of male comedians. Bridesmaids turns said model on its head and foregrounds a variety of female comediennes, proving that women are just as game as their male counterparts and, oftentimes, even more hilarious.

Sucker Punch

Sucker Punch

Zack Snyder’s Sucker Punch is a myriad of loud, kinetic images tied together by a story that doesn’t fully work. It’s not the terrible, soul-crushing disaster that most critics and audience members are concluding as of late, but merely an entertaining misstep with better than good intentions. Snyder proves here that his visual style is unmatched, creating some truly vivid sequences that rival any 3D production, but he stumbles more than a few times in his thematic construction.