Gil Mansergh’s Cinema Toast

New Releases for 7/13/12


 

Ice Age: Continental Drift (PG-13)
Starring the voices of : Ray Romano, John Legizamo, Wanda Sykes,  Denis Leary, Jeremy Renner

Directed by: Steve Martino, Michael Thurmeir

I wonder how many of the kids who return to school this Fall will tell their science teachers that Scat the Squirrel caused the continents to move and create the globe we know so well. This animated series is famous for its pseudo science and the inaccuracies continue with primate pirates  piloting icebergs. it’s all fun and games though, as a bunch of new voices like Nicki Minaj and J-Lo add their talent to the action-fueled sight-gags.

3  pieces of a lovable, familiar characters return toast 

 

Since there is only one new-release this week, here’s an alphabetical roundup of good films still in local theaters

The Amazing Spider Man (PG-13)
3  pieces of a Spidey re-booted toast

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (PG-13)
3 pieces of aging Britishers in India toast

Brave  (PG)
3  pieces feisty little girls everywhere toast

Magic Mike (R)
3 pieces of male stripping ain’t all glitz and glamour toast

Safety Not Guaranteed (R)
3 pieces of indie time traveler or loonie? toast

Savages (R)
3 pieces of Oliver Stone’s brightly-hued film noir toast

Ted (R)
3  pieces of a grown up teddy bear toast

Your Sister’s Sister (R)
3 pieces of was that my sister I saw you with? toast

 

NEW ON DVD

American Reunion (R)
Starring: Jason Biggs, Alyson Hannigan, Seann William Scott, Eugene Levy

Directed by: Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlosberg

American Reunion is the anemic last gasp (hopefully) of the “American Pie” teen-sex franchise where the now 30-something, former teens obsess about getting enough sleep, finding the right blender, or making sure every office cubicle gets a memo on-time. It’s all sit-com set-ups and no pay-offs in a film that seems as set in a time-warp as the old “Porky’s” movies. Only Eugene Levy, as the hapless, newly-widowed dad, is worth seeing, and he’s mostly stuck at the end of the film.

1 pieces of not teens anymore (or funny either) toast