TANGLED- Who would thought that some of the best movies from last year was this, Toy Story 3, and How To Train Your Dragon? This fractured fairy tale is spot on funny with memorable songs that for once, weren't all cloying and sweet yet still suitable for small children, A huge feat right there. Basically, it's a clever retelling of Rapunzel which was it's original title until testing groups did poorly with men. This the title change and walla, brilliance. Zachari Levi of Chuck plays a scoundrel type Prince Charming to Mandy Moore's captive Rapunzel. Two animals, a horse and a chameleon, steal the show. Buy this today.
5 stars out of 5
THE NEXT THREE DAYS- Worst. Title. Ever. Makes no sense, even after you see the movie. Which is too bad because it's actually pretty good. Elizabeth Banks gets put in jail for a crime she may or may not have committed. Russell Crowe is the husband determined to break her out. It's very intense and, other than one really stupid moment near the end of the film when Banks tries to kill herself and Russell Crowe, works well. But trust when you see the scene I'm talking about you'll wince too for it's overdramaticness and unbelievability. Great supporting cast. A must rent.
4 stars out of 5.
HACHI- If crying your eyes out is your idea of a good time, have I got a film for you. It's loosely based on the true story about a dog who waits nine years at a train station for his master's return in Japan during the late twenties. Richard Gere plays the doomed father who we know, at some point, is going to die. The fact he's likable with a family makes it that much worse. He adopts his loyal dog, has him for a few short years and drops dead one day while at work. The dog waits every day and night at the station waiting for his return. Bring a box of Kleenex with this one beacuse you'll use them all by the end.
4 stars out of 5