Julie & Julia (2009) RT 75% / Audience 70%

DVD release: Dec 2009

Julia Child and Julie Powell - both of whom wrote memoirs - find their lives intertwined. Though separated by time and space, both women are at loose ends... until they ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Nora Ephron
CAST:  Meryl Streep  •  Amy Adams  •  Chris Messina  •  Stanley Tucci

Brave (2012) RT 78% / Audience 76%

DVD release: Nov 2012

Brave is set in the mystical Scottish Highlands, where Mérida is the princess of a kingdom ruled by King Fergus and Queen Elinor. An unruly daughter and an accomplished archer ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Animation • Comedy • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Brenda Chapman  •  Mark Andrews  •  Steve Purcell
CAST:  Kelly Macdonald  •  Julie Walters  •  Billy Connolly  •  Emma Thompson

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011) RT 78% / Audience 79%

DVD release: Sep 2012

British retirees travel to India to take up residence in what they believe is a newly restored hotel. Less luxurious than its advertisements, the Marigold Hotel nevertheless ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  John Madden
CAST:  Bill Nighy  •  Maggie Smith  •  Tom Wilkinson  •  Judi Dench

22 Jump Street (2014) RT 84% / Audience 77%

DVD release: Nov 2014

After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt and Jenko when they go deep undercover at a local college. But when Jenko ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Comedy • Crime
DIRECTION:  Phil Lord  •  Chris Miller
CAST:  Jonah Hill  •  Channing Tatum  •  Ice Cube  •  Dave Franco

Horrible Bosses (2011) RT 68% / Audience 70%

DVD release: Oct 2011

For Nick (Jason Bateman), Kurt (Jason Sudeikis) and Dale (Charlie Day), the only thing that would make the daily grind more tolerable would be to grind their intolerable ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime
DIRECTION:  Seth Gordon
CAST:  Jennifer Aniston  •  Jason Bateman  •  Charlie Day  •  Jason Sudeikis

RED (2010) RT 71% / Audience 72%

DVD release: Jan 2011

When his peaceful life is threatened by a high-tech assassin, former black-ops agent Frank Moses reassembles his old team in a last ditch effort to survive and uncover his ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Comedy • Crime • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Robert Schwentke
CAST:  Bruce Willis  •  John Malkovich  •  Helen Mirren  •  Mary-Louise Parker

Tarzan (1999) RT 88% / Audience 74%

DVD release: Jan 2000

Tarzan was a small orphan who was raised by an ape named Kala since he was a child. He believed that this was his family, but on an expedition Jane Porter is rescued by Tarzan ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Drama • Family
DIRECTION:  Chris Buck  •  Kevin Lima
CAST:  Tony Goldwyn  •  Glenn Close  •  Minnie Driver  •  Brian Blessed

Friday (1995) RT 77% / Audience 91%

DVD release: Mar 1999

Craig and Smokey are two guys in Los Angeles hanging out on their porch on a Friday afternoon, smoking and drinking, looking for something to do.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  F. Gary Gray
CAST:  Ice Cube  •  Chris Tucker  •  Nia Long  •  Tommy Lister

WALL-E (2008) RT 96% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Nov 2008

WALL·E is the last robot left on an Earth that has been overrun with garbage and all humans have fled to outer space. For 700 years he has continued to try and clean up the ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Family
DIRECTION:  Andrew Stanton
CAST:  Ben Burtt  •  Elissa Knight  •  Jeff Garlin  •  Fred Willard

Shrek 2 (2004) RT 88% / Audience 69%

DVD release: Nov 2004

Shrek, Fiona and Donkey set off to Far, Far Away to meet Fiona's mother and father. But not everyone is happy. Shrek and the King find it hard to get along, and there's ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Animation • Comedy • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Andrew Adamson  •  Conrad Vernon  •  Kelly Asbury
CAST:  Mike Myers  •  Eddie Murphy  •  Cameron Diaz  •  Julie Andrews




Barefoot (2014) RT 14% / Audience 44%

DVD release: Apr 2014

The "black sheep" son of a wealthy family meets a young psychiatric patient who's been raised in isolation her entire life. He takes the naive young woman home for his ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Andrew Fleming
CAST:  Evan Rachel Wood  •  Scott Speedman  •  J.K. Simmons  •  Treat Williams

X-Men: First Class (2011) RT 86% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Sep 2011

Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Science Fiction
DIRECTION:  Matthew Vaughn
CAST:  James McAvoy  •  Michael Fassbender  •  Rose Byrne  •  January Jones

The Italian Job (2003) RT 73% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Oct 2003

After being betrayed and left for dead in Italy, Charlie Croker and his team plan an elaborate gold heist against their former ally.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Thriller
DIRECTION:  F. Gary Gray
CAST:  Mark Wahlberg  •  Charlize Theron  •  Jason Statham  •  Edward Norton

Neighbors (2014) RT 73% / Audience 63%

DVD release: Sep 2014

A couple with a newborn baby face unexpected difficulties after they are forced to live next to a fraternity house.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Nicholas Stoller
CAST:  Zac Efron  •  Rose Byrne  •  Dave Franco  •  Seth Rogen

The Little Mermaid (1989) RT 92% / Audience 88%

DVD release: Dec 1999

This colorful adventure tells the story of an impetuous mermaid princess named Ariel who falls in love with the very human Prince Eric and puts everything on the line for the ...  (more)

GENRES: Animation • Family
DIRECTION:  Ron Clements  •  John Musker
CAST:  Rene Auberjonois  •  Christopher Daniel Barnes  •  Jodi Benson  •  Pat Carroll

How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014) RT 92% / Audience 90%

DVD release: Nov 2014

The thrilling second chapter of the epic How To Train Your Dragon trilogy brings back the fantastical world of Hiccup and Toothless five years later. While Astrid, Snotlout ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Animation • Comedy • Family • Fantasy
DIRECTION:  Dean DeBlois
CAST:  Gerard Butler  •  Kristen Wiig  •  Jonah Hill  •  Cate Blanchett

Chef (2014) RT 86% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Sep 2014

A chef who loses his restaurant job starts up a food truck in an effort to reclaim his creative promise, while piecing back together his estranged family.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Jon Favreau
CAST:  Jon Favreau  •  Sofía Vergara  •  Scarlett Johansson  •  John Leguizamo

Despicable Me (2010) RT 81% / Audience 82%

DVD release: Dec 2010

In a happy suburban neighbourhood surrounded by white picket fences with flowering rose bushes, sits a black house with a dead lawn. Unbeknownst to the neighbours, hidden deep ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Animation • Family
DIRECTION:  Pierre Coffin  •  Chris Renaud
CAST:  Steve Carell  •  Jason Segel  •  Russell Brand  •  Julie Andrews

Enchanted (2007) RT 93% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Mar 2008

The beautiful princess Giselle is banished by an evil queen from her magical, musical animated land and finds herself in the gritty reality of the streets of modern-day ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Family • Fantasy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Kevin Lima
CAST:  Patrick Dempsey  •  Amy Adams  •  James Marsden  •  Timothy Spall

The Birdcage (1996) RT 79% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Mar 1997

A gay cabaret owner and his drag queen companion agree to put up a false straight front so that their son can introduce them to his fiancé's right-wing moralistic parents.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  Mike Nichols
CAST:  Robin Williams  •  Gene Hackman  •  Nathan Lane  •  Dianne Wiest