People's Movie Critic Archive

  • Lamar reviews - Rio 2

    This was just like watching Captain America! Except, instead of the patriotic good looks and awesome fighting abilities of Chris Evans as Captain America, the smoldering dangerous excitement of Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Samuel L. Jackson with an eye patch, and stuff blowing up, you have singing birds! Read More
  • Lamar Reviews- Captain America: The Winter Soldier

    The bar for movies in 2014 has just been set. Not just for superhero movies, not for action movies, but for movies in general. This movie is fantastic! There was so must Testosterone coming off the screen I was afraid women might leave the theater with their voices 2 octaves lower and a goatee. Read More
  • Lamar Reviews The Muppets - Most Wanted

    Maybe nothing is ever truly timeless, except bacon of course, but the Muppets come pretty close. The TV show ran from 1976 to 1981 and it was hilarious. They made 8 movies that by now have grossed over 400 million and none of them have gotten a bad review. Kids love them because you have puppets singing songs, jokes that they understand, and a story line that is easy to follow and doesn’t have to make too much sense. Adults love them because you have puppets singing, jokes that they get, and their kids love them. This is that rare movie that you can truly enjoy with your kids. Read More
  • Lamar Reviews- Divergent

    I walked into this movie ready to write it off as a cheap copy of Hunger Games in a Twilight sort of way. I came out of the movie hoping the box office generates enough money to guarantee the already green lighted 2 sequels. Make no mistake it’s not Catching Fire by any means but I enjoyed it as much as the first Hunger Games, and way more than Ender’s Game. Most important, it gives us something to do until Mocking Jay gets here. Read More
  • Lamar reviews - 300 rise of an empire

    When a movie makes over 450 million dollars like the original 300 did, there is for sure going to be another one. And to be safe they are not going to do anything too different. That means Sheri’s favorite; buffed out gorgeous shirtless men toting big swords. The only thing I saw more of than chiseled pecs and slabs of abs was digital blood. Of course all of this is after the 15 minutes it takes for your eyes to adjust to the darkness and lack of color with 3D. I’m still not sure what the appeal is to 3D. What you get is not worth what you give up, not to mention the $4 for the glasses. Read More