A sequel that greatly improves on the original, Ralph Breaks the Internet makes better use of its characters, sprawling video game universe, and core concepts than Wreck-It Ralph.
Filmmaker Colin Trevorrow continues his misguided obsession with Speilbergian themes with The Book of Henry, a unwieldy mash-up of a tear jerker and a YA potboiler that suggests maybe the Jurassic World and upcoming Star Wars filmmaker would be better off sticking to megabudget productions than smaller independent films. Like his debut film, Safety Not Guaranteed, Trevorrow proves that he has little to no clue how human beings interact with the world around them, and the left field twists of The Book of Henry come across as some of the most shamelessly manipulative storytelling gambits in recent history because it’s so hard to buy into a story this equally emotionally top heavy and logically implausible.
The JFL42 Comedy Festival is returning for its second year in Toronto, and for 2013 it boasts several high profile comedians, including the entire cast of Family Guy, Aziz Ansari and Sarah Silverman. The festival will run for ten days from September 19 to 28.
We all have our roles in life, but as the movie Wreck-It Ralph points out, it’s important to know the difference between who you are and what you do. In director Rich Moore’s Wreck-It Ralph, John C. Reilly stars as the voice of the villain, Wreck-It Ralph, from an eight-bit eighties-style game called Fix-It Felix, Jr.
New this week in theatres, Channing Tatum play Amanda Seyfried long-distance lovers in the romantic drama, Dear John; John Travolta and Jonathan Rhys Meyers team up as CIA operatives in the action film, From Paris With Love; and Steve Buscemi stars in the comedy Saint John of Las Vegas.