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The Other Woman

The Other Woman is a bit weak, but it does fill a void in the chick flick comedy department. It’s got sort of a Bridesmaids meets Nine to Five meets First Wives Club kind of vibe as three women team up to plot against a dude who’s been lying to, and cheating on, all of them.

The Counselor

I almost didn’t bother writing this up at all. But then I felt an obligation to alert the Chickflix readers… that I really hated it. The fact that it features an A-list cast makes The Counselor all the more disappointing. I’d love to be able to encapsulate the plot, but I really don’t have a clue. All I know is that Michael Fassbender plays a lawyer who’s mixed up in some underworld drug dealings that begin to take a heavy toll on his personal and professional life. His girlfriend (Penelope Cruz) is blissfully unaware. His “friends” (Javier Bardem, Brad Pitt) don’t exactly have his best interests at heart. And I don’t know what Cameron Diaz is supposed to be playing. Whatever it is… it’s creepy, and gross. If you haven’t already heard about her display of ‘auto erotica’, count your blessings.

What to Expect When You’re Expecting

I wasn’t expecting much from What to Expect When You’re Expecting, and it’s a good thing because this movie really doesn’t deliver. It’s one of those movies that suffers from too many plot lines and too many stars — Jennifer Lopez, Dennis Quaid, Cameron Diaz, Chris Rock, Chace Crawford, just to name a few. Based loosely on the best-selling pregnancy manual, the movie focuses on five couples who are expecting. Four of them are in Atlanta and one is in Los Angeles but of course they are all somehow connected. (Frankly, we could have done without at least two of the couples.) Throw in the gang of park-walking dudes/daddy support group led by Rock and it’s all just too much going on.

Bad Teacher

Cameron Diaz gets an A for an audacious performance in Bad Teacher. But overall, I give the movie a B. It amuses – you’ll chuckle throughout – but it doesn’t quite reach the level of grade A comedy.

The Green Hornet

I sure hope that the new Green Hornet movie (not to be confused with next summer’s Green Lantern movie) was meant to be purely satirical, ‘cause otherwise, it’s just plain bad. And there’s absolutely no reason- I repeat, no reason – that this movie should be in 3D, unless you like to collect cheap glasses.

Knight and Day

Shrek Forever After: The Final Chapter

The first Shrek was truly special; a twisted fairy tale with a fairy-tale twist that worked on so many levels- for kids and adults.