The critic is (not) all right

The Kids Are All Right
Starring Annette Bening, Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Mia Wasikowska
Directed by Lisa Chloldenko

Simulated cinema

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Starring Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ellen Wong, Kieran Culkin
Directed by Edgar Wright

As this film is pitched to the “young people of today” who are steeped in the world of video gaming, below is a handy instruction and terminology reference guide to help everyone — gamers and non-gamers alike — to experience Scott Pilgrim vs. the World:

You have the right to remain un-amused ...

The Other Guys
Starring Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson, Dwayne Johnson
Directed by Adam McKay

Cinematic Incident Report Form
(Incidents involving film critics, cinema employees, movie patrons)

Undigestible cinema

Dinner for Schmucks

Directed by Jay Roach

Cinematic chain (and reverse chain) reaction

Starring Angelina Jolie, Liev Schreiber, Chiwetel Ejiofor
Directed by Phillip Noyce

Countdown to Zero

A documentary, directed by Lucy Walker, about the proliferation of nuclear weapons and nuclear weapons materials and the risks that these weapons and materials will fall into terrorist hands, or through an accident, will lead to a nuclear explosion on a major world city

Recurring Cinematic Dream Therapy

Starring Leonardo DiCaprio,
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ellen Page,
Cillian Murphy, Marion Cotillard
Directed by Christopher Nolan

Can we talk, toy to human?

Despicable Me
An animated film from Universal Pictures with the voices of Steve Carell, Jason Segal, Russell Brand, Julie Andrews; Directed by Chris Renaud and Pierre Coffin

Toy Story 3
An animated film from Disney/Pixar with the voices of Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Michael Keaton, Ned Beatty, Joan Cusack, Don Rickles, Wallace Shawn, Estelle Harris, John Ratzenberger; Directed by Lee Unkrich

Eclipsed by a song

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Bullet points

Knight and Day

Starring Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz, Peter Sarsgaard, Paul Dano, Viola Davis
Directed by James Mangold

Here’s a film with a high bullet quotient, that is it feels like the makers of this film put it together from a list of bullet points, to wit:



Starring Lee Pace, Judy Greer, William H. Macy, and the voices of Owen Wilson (as Marmaduke), George Lopez, and Kiefer Sutherland