Colossal, A Monster Drinking Problem

Weird connections
Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis and Austin Stowell
Directed by Nacho Vigalondo

The premise of Nacho Vigalondo’s "Colossal," a Godzilla monster comedy starring Anne Hathaway, is such a creative burst that the movie earned a decent review just by getting to paper. A drink-til-you-drop party girl gets dumped by her boyfriend, moves home to a small town, takes a job as a waitress, and tries to sober up. Meanwhile across the world, a giant lizard creature appears and disappears ... more >



Stephan James, Jason Sudeikis, Jeremy Irons and William Hurt
Directed by Stephen Hopkins

The story of Olympics legend Jesse Owens has always stuck with me. Not because of the glory of winning four gold medals at the 1936 Berlin games, setting records in front of Adolf Hitler. It has stuck with me because it haunts me – that a man could be a national hero one day and then struggle in the longer RACE of life. RACE doesn’t cover much of Owens’ life outside of his athletic peak. Being ... more >

Hall pass

Delivers most of the goods
Owen Wilson, Jason Sudeikis and Christina Applegate
Directed by Bobby Farrelly

Could "Hall Pass" be the nail in the coffin for the Farrelly brothers' careers? A long time ago these guys used to be able to reach into the bottom of the barrel and pull out a real gag--now they just settle for cheap shocks. Their script, which they wrote with Pete Jones and Kevin Barnett, is a good idea that, put in more capable hands could have been a much better movie. Instead, it’s ... more >