Posts from the ‘Children's/Family’ Category

When Was The Last Time You Went To a Movie with Expectations?

Well, if you have high expectations for “Tron Legacy,” Then you should be very happy. One person told me they loved it and it was the best thing they’ve ever seen while another told me it was like they did a remake of the original film.

Now that you have watched every trailer, heard every interview and now is the time to see this masterpiece.
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REVIEW: The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

Yes, there is a Santa Claus, and he’s brought us a new chapter of Narnia – The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader.

Personally, I love these movies. They are well written, well acted and very fun to watch, but you have to be into fantasy films. No the third and ‘so-called’ final installment of the Chronicles is NOT worth paying for 3-D. – It’s just another film and personally looks great without wearing the glasses.

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Death at a Funeral (2010)

Review by Peter Ricci – Flix|Critic

Unfortunately Death at a Funeral misses the mark and fails to deliver the comedic veracity of Ryan (Martin Lawrence) the younger brother to Aaron (Chris Rock). Aaron is married to Michelle (Regina Hall) his ever so understanding wife, which came off as filler. Regina is much more than that; this movie didn’t do her justice at all. Both men have had enormous success separately, but the two together are not funny. Where is the smarts of “I Think I Love My Wife,” or the down home hilarity of “Roscoe Jenkins,” because you won’t find it here. It’s a movie that shows you all the comedy between the two leads in the trailer, epic fail.

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How to Train Your Dragon

Review by Peter Ricci – Flix|Critic

From the riff, “How to Train Your Dragon,” may look like another fun-filled 3-D action kiddy film, but wait, this one soars above the rest. The story is filled with heart, thrills and enough adult humor to keep your grand daddy awake at a Saturday morning matinée. It’s complete fun for all the family. I was truly amazed with this action packed film, that the first go around of preview didn’t due it justice. Dragon is filled with swift action, a smart script, stunning animation and a group of voices that really come together to make this one heck of a blockbuster on the IMAX 3-D screens.

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Alice In Wonderland

Review by Peter Ricci – Flix|Critic

“Alice in Wonderland” is one of my favorite childhood films and to me; Tim Burton’s vision is extraordinary and immaculately on point. The film has some interesting adjustments, but you have to remember this is Alice (Mia Wasikowska) years latter. It’s her second time back down the rabbit hole and back to wonderland, except after years of her father and doctor telling her they were delusions; Alice doesn’t believe she’s truly back in wonderland.

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Percy Jackson and the Lightening Theif

Review – Peter Ricci- FlixCritic writer

Where do I start on this film? It struggles to find a consistent balance throughout the 2 hours of screen time. Even with Uma Thurman [Medusa] and Rosario Dawson’s cameo in the film, it still had so many major flaws, such as director Columbus.

Percy aka by Logan Lerman, the Zac Efron look-alike who instantly annoyed me from the jump, he’s too cocky, irritating and snider to be a teenager who’s deal with identity. He’s was not the right person to be cast as Percy, there had to be someone better, Logan just didn’t get it, not at all.  Logan is tiresome as Percy, son of Poseidon (Kevin McKidd) and a mortal (Cathleen Keener) who subsequently married a local lout (Joe Pantoliano) in order to,” mask the smell of Percy’s blood.” I was disappointed with Cathleen’s acting as it came off weak.

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The Tooth Fairy

Review by Peter Ricci – Flix|Critic

First off, Why Dwayne Johnson, – Why did you do this film? This is what ‘The Rock’ should have asked himself when reading this flop in the making. I was so disappointed, especially after so many hits have come our way on-screen with Dwayne Johnson. This movie is another let down for the box office, so stop the madness and wait till DVD, this one is NOT worth a penny of your time.

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