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Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer [Write Your Own Review]

I’ve seen the title of Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer a lot more than I’ve seen anything about the movie. While the title has appeared on upcoming movie lists, the marketing for the movie has been virtually absent. Aside from seeing at trailer a few weeks ago in front of Kung Fu Panda 2 (which hasn’t exactly been selling tickets like expected), I haven’t seen anything... 

Something Borrowed [Write Your Own Review]

While action films may be getting off to a great start with the new summer season (Thor is getting tremendous praise and riding high in critic reviews), things aren’t so great for romantic comedies. The first offering of the summer, Something Borrowed, is at the low end of the spectrum, with a big ol’ 16% at Rotten Tomatoes. The movie is centered around a character played by Ginnifer Goodwin,... 

Jumping the Broom [Write Your Own Review]

It’s release weekend, and I still haven’t seen a single advertisement for Jumping the Broom. I have a friend who announced on Facebook they were going to see it, and my wife had no idea what the movie even was. How’s that for low key marketing? Especially as the description resembles something Tyler Perry might come up with, I can’t say I think it was best to go with such a low marketing approach,... 

Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil [Write Your Own Review]

Say what you want to about my girl Anne Hathaway, but she knows when to get off a sinking ship. The actress provided the voice of Red in 2005′s Hoodwinked, yet she is the single primary player not to return for this 2011 sequel – a sequel nobody asked for and it appears very few wanted to see. Pushed into theaters on the heels of the success of Hop and Rio, there really wasn’t any... 

Prom [Write Your Own Review]

A movie about one of the biggest events of the high school experience is obviously not marketed at the Widescreen Warrior staff, even with some of us as teachers in our day jobs. This is a teenage-marketed picture, aimed at the same crowds Disney found great success with in their High School Musical franchise. That high school experience may be finished, but Disney can still milk parts of it, as they’ve... 

Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Big Happy Family [Write Your Own Review]

Madea’s Big Happy Family is the only movie Tyler Perry has listed for release in 2011 – a big step down from the prodigious product he’s put out over the past few years. I wonder if Perry is running out of steam or simply pulling himself back. Regardless, for fans of the filmmaker, this will be his trademark character’s sole appearance on screen this year. This year’s Perry movie returns... 

Soul Surfer [Write Your Own Review]

I can’t recall seeing any marketing for Soul Surfer, aside from the poster featuring the shark-bitten surfboard. I’m familiar enough with the story since the poster recalls the cover of the book the movie is based on, and while I haven’t read the book any more than I’ve seen the movie, I do at least know the basis of the story. I fully expect Soul Surfer appeals to a certain... 

Hop [Write Your Own Review]

People ask me why we do these “Write Your Own Reviews”. The answer is easy: we think all movies should have the opportunity for discussion, analysis, and rating, even if the movie is a ridiculous animated comedy that reflects just how low James Marsden’s career has gone. Still, despite a 24% cumulative rating at Rotten Tomatoes, Hop has done pretty well at the box office this weekend,... 

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules [Write Your Own Review]

I know the Diary of a Wimpy Kid franchise has a target audience. I also know that I’m not really in that target audience. While I’ve heard good things about the first movie, it really never inspired me to check it out. Now we’ve gotten a sequel, and while it is being received better than the other new release this weekend (Rodrick Rules has a 40% at Rotten Tomatoes, while Sucker Punch... 

Take Me Home Tonight [Write Your Own Review]

It’s just a matter of bad timing. Had Take Me Home Tonight come out on just about any other weekend, we’d have a review. It’s definitely a movie that’s up my alley. ’80s tribute? Great! Topher Grace? Fantastic. Heck, I’ll even suffer through the insufferable Anna Faris for a movie like this, but not this weekend. There were just too many other good options that myself... 
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