It’s a reunion. A championship junior high school basketball team of 30 years ago gets together for their coach’s funeral. Lenny Feder (Adam Sandler), Eric Lamonsoff (Kevin James), Kurt McKenzie (Chris Rock), Marcus Higgins (David Spade), and Rob Hilliard (Rob Schneider) are now in their 40s. Most are married with children. Feder is a successful entertainment agent married to an internationally known fashion designer (Salma Hayek). Lamonsoff is in the garden furniture business; his spouse (Maria Bello) is stay at home mom. McKenzie is a househusband with his wife (Maya Rudolph) being the bread winner. Hilliard has the most interesting marital situation. He’s married to a woman (Joyce Van Patten) clearly old enough to be his mother. Higgins is the bachelor of the group.
A small West Texas town. Everyone knows each other. People trust law enforcement. But as is often the case, things are not as they appear. Deputy sheriff Lou Ford (Casey Affleck) is given the assignment of convincing prostitute Joyce Lakeland (Jessica Alba) to leave town. When he confronts her, passions stir and the peace officer finds that he’s capable of breaking the laws he’s sworn to enforce.
The Killer Inside Me is a sexy, sultry, small town crime story. And it gets a See It rating. While this is an independent film, it boasts an impressive cast. In addition to Affleck and Alba, Kate Hudson, Simon Baker and Ned Beatty appear.
By T. A. Moreland
Something has happened. The U.S. is in shambles. It is scarcely populated. One man, Eli, (Harlem raised Denzel Washington) travels through the land on a mission.
He encounters those who would rob him not money or “other valuables” but of food and water which are in short supply. With a magical energy Eli, vanquishes opponents who are bigger in size and number.He ultimately comes upon the first hint of civilization. A town run by a man known as Carnegie (Gary Oldman). Continue reading
The Princess and the Frog by T. A. Moreland
From the time she was a little girl, Tiana (Anika Noni Rose), wanted to open her own restaurant. And her determination only grew with time.
As an adult she worked tirelessly as a waitress to save every penny she earned. One evening when it looked as if her goal was not going to be accomplished, she kissed a talking frog who promises her that he is a prince who could make all of her dreams come true. Continue reading
The Road by T. A. Morleand
Based upon a runaway 2006 bestselling novel, The Road tells the story of a father (Viggo Mortensen) and his son, (Kodi Smit-McPhee) traveling the country after some doomsday event has destroyed almost all plant and animal life.
Everyone they encounter is a threat. The father has a gun with only three bullets left. They cling to hope that there is a place where there is some sun and people don’t kill each other over scraps of food. Continue reading
2012 by T. A. Morleand
The ancient Mayan calendar ends on December 21, 2012. Some believe this fact foretells the end of the world on that date. This leads us to the story of movie 2012.
In the film, John Cusack plays Jackson Curtis, a would be author who makes ends meet by working as a chauffer in L.A. Just before the infamous day, he picks up his kids from his ex wife (Amanda Peet) for a weekend visit. Continue reading
Zombieland by T. A. Morleand
Zombies are back again. How many movies have there been about these dead but come back-to-life flesh eating freaks? In Zombieland mad cow disease has evolved into an illness that initially creates the Zombies. Continue reading
The Informant! by T. A. Moreland
He just wants to do the right thing. In the true story, set in the early ‘90s, Mark Whitacre (Matt Damon) has had life of bad breaks and good outcomes as he tells people: his parents were killed in car accident when he was six – bad.
But he was adopted by a rich man – good. And because of his good fortune he owes it to the world to report the wrongdoings at his company, agricultural giant, Archer Daniels Midland (ADM). Continue reading
Jennifer’s Body by T. A. Moreland
The notion of human sacrifices has been around since biblical days. And when a rock band comes to the rural town of Devil’s Kettle, they decide to look for a subject to be offered to the gods in exchange for fame and fortune.
They focus upon Jennifer (Megan Fox). They size her up as the typical small town flirt who is big on teasing but who is actually a virgin. The rules of the ritual are clear; female sacrifices have to be virgins. The rules are also say that things can go very wrong if the sacrificee turns out be a non virgin. Continue reading
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs by T. A. Moreland
When the town’s main industry, sardine canning goes under, Flint Lockwood, (voice by Bill Hader) a young inventor, decides to come up with something to save the town.
His creates a machine that produces large quantities of different kinds of foods that rain down from the sky. Sam Sparks (voice by Anne Farris), is a weathergirl sent by a large national network to cover the phenomenon. Continue reading