Entries by Jill Florio

Movie review : The Switch

A very cute movie – and also a more grown-up version of a romantic comedy than we are used to seeing. Characters’ actions have consequences; personalities have depth. The Switch hit all the right notes to be a classic. Aniston finally has a vehicle that isn’t embarrassing – she’s fine in this film. And while […]

Movie review : The Other Guys

The Other Guys Buy the soundtrack for The Other Guys iTunes Amazon I’m not sure how to rate this movie. It started out brilliant, then lost all steam and comic coherence. The opening sequence with The Rock and Samuel L Jackson spoofing themselves is a wonderful riot. The scenes between Will Ferrell and Mark Walhberg […]

Movie review : Sex and the City 2

Sex and the City 2 Buy the soundtrack for Sex and the City 2 iTunes Purchase at Amazon Degrading to the characters, embarrassing to behold, this mess should never have gone past the storyboard. The characters are aging slowly downwards into caricatures of their former vivacious selves. Carrie’s sense of verve and fun has left […]

Movie review : Letters to Juliet

Letters to Juliet Buy the soundtrack for Letters to Juliet iTunes AmamAmazon Amanda Seyfried is adorable, and the travels across Italy are dreamy landscape porn. I adored this movie all out of expectation. A nice date film or girl bonding film, or even to just go see alone. Sometimes a film with minor aspirations just […]

Movie review : Furry Vengeance

Furry Vengeance Buy the soundtrack for Furry Vengeance iTunes Amazon This was a pretty silly movie, but the kids should like it and the eco-message is very good. Brooke Shields and Brendan Frasier gave it a good go, in a low-budget flick that elicited a few light chuckles here and there from the adults. The […]

Movie review : Date Night

Date Night Buy the soundtrack for Date Night iTunes Sigh. For the two funniest people on television, I was expecting very funny, not mildly amusing. The outtakes showed how enjoyable this film coulda, shoulda have been. I don’t blame the actors. I think the director told them to dial it back and play it straight […]

Movie review : The Bounty Hunter

The Bounty Hunter Buy the soundtrack for The Bounty Hunter Purchase at iTunes Purchase at Amazon With its convoluted plot, you’d think Bounty Hunter might be a waste of time. Who is after who? Which set of bad guys are we looking at? Why isn’t Milo a cop anymore? It doesn’t really matter. The game […]

Movie review : Our Family Wedding

Our Family Wedding Buy the soundtrack for Our Family Wedding iTunes Amazon Surprise sleeper hit! Excellent writing, gales of genuine laughter and an appealing ensemble cast. A+ all around, and an example of how a movie should be done. This was our favorite movie this year, so far. The fathers steal every scene from the […]