Category Archives: 2011

Shameless (Showtime) Rated TV-MA

A family in Chicago is no holds barred as they try to survive with an alcoholic father. Starring William H. Macy, Ethan Cutkosky, and Jeremy Allen White. This show is extremely well written. The characters make a strong loving unit … Continue reading

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12 Dates of Christmas (2011) Rate PG

Kate has a terrible blind date on Christmas Eve, where she relives the day over and over again. Starring Laura Miyata, Vijay Mehta, and Amy Smart. This is another holiday film that has the premise of Groundhog Day. It’s a … Continue reading

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Heleno (2011) Rated R

A biography of the life of Brazil’s soccer player, Heleno de Freitas. Starring Rodrigo Santoro, Alinne Moraes, and Angie Cepeda. This film tries to give an accurate presentation of the life of de Freitas. It’s shot in black and white, … Continue reading

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In Time (2011) Rated PG-13

In the future, people stop aging at 25; after that, you live only one more year unless you can buy more time. This leads to people lying, cheating, and stealing to live longer. Starring Justin Timberlake, Olivia Wilde, and Shyloh … Continue reading

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388 Arletta Avenue (2011) Rated TV-MA

A young couple is unnerved by a stalker. Starring Nick Stahl, Mia Kirshner, and Devon Sawa. This film is shot in the style of the “found footage” that horror films are going for these days. The couple, unbeknownst to them, … Continue reading

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Last Man Standing (ABC) Rated TV-PG

A married father of three girls tries to hold on to his manliness surrounded by women. Starring Tim Allen, Nancy Travis, and Hector Elizondo. When I first watched this show, I thought it was an ok show. There is nothing … Continue reading

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These Amazing Shadows (2011) Rated PG

These Amazing Shadows is a documentary that tells the history and importance of The National Film Registry. Starring Jeff Adachi, James H. Billington, and Robin Blaetz. The National Film Registry works diligently to preserve and protect films. The documentary covers how … Continue reading

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Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas Special (2011) Rated TV-PG

The characters from Ice Age get in trouble with Santa, and their names are on the naughty list. Starring Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, and Denis Leary. This short is a cute Christmas story with the characters from the Ice Age … Continue reading

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Intruders (2011) Rated R

Two children in different countries are visited by a faceless intruder set to possess them. Starring Clive Owen, Carice van Houten, and Daniel Brühl. This is an interesting horror film. I rather liked it even though it doesn’t bring anything new … Continue reading

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Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice (2011) Rated TV-G

Lanny and Wayne are sent on a mission to recover missing North Pole technology. Starring Dave Foley, Derek Richardson, and Sarah Chalke. This sequel takes on the family dynamic. Here we have two sets of siblings, both of whom struggle with … Continue reading

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