| Oct 15, 2008
The thin comic appeal of Kevin James is laid on a bit thicker in Paul Blart: Mall Cop, his first solo star vehicle for the big screen. As a chunky loner-loser who can never pass the New Jersey State Police exam and never get the girl, James practically...
| Jan 16, 2009
"Paul Blart: Mall Cop" is as sticky and gooey as a Cinnabon cinnamon roll, a snack the movie's title character has no doubt sampled once or twice over the years during his shift. A high-concept mash-up of "Die Hard" and "Kung Fu Panda," "Blart" gives...
| Feb 20, 2009
In comedy, "snappy" counts.
"Whaddaya wanna do?"
"The brunette in the third row.. .. ."
Fired Up is Juno-snappy, a formulaic cheerleading farce built on banter. And chemistry. Nicholas D'Agosto and Eric Christian Olsen fire off one another like bitchy-...
| Feb 20, 2009
In comedy, "snappy" counts: "Whaddaya wanna do?" "The brunette in the third row.. .. ."
"Fired Up" is "Juno"-snappy, a formulaic cheerleading farce built on banter. And chemistry. Nicholas D'Agosto and Eric Christian Olsen have worked together before ("...
| Jul 24, 2008
Now more than ever, we need a break — an occasional respite from our everyday lives. Yes, a "daycation" — a day spent away from the office or job site, and away from chores, just to relax and play. Once again this summer, we are taking one day...
| Apr 10, 2009
All malls may be created equal, with the same array of Gaps, Body Shops and J.C. Penneys from Bangor to Boca. But all mall cop movies aren't. Seth Rogen's Observe and Report is Paul Blart: Mall Cop Strikes Back, a dark comedy with "issues."