actor: Marisa Tomei

Spider-Man: Homecoming

July 7, 2017
"Spider-Man: Homecoming" is Marvel's most recent reboot of the "Spider-Man" franchise and features Tom Holland as the latest version of Peter Parker. He does a fine job as the web-slinging teenager that undergoes several trying experiences in the film and who is entrusted by Tony Stark, a.k.a. [...]

Love the Coopers

November 13, 2015
"Love the Coopers" is a movie that does solve a lot of the characters' problems by the conclusion but, boy, do they have problems! Sam and Charlotte (John Goodman and Diane Keaton) have been married for years and have never taken the trip to Africa that Sam wants to take, mainly due to raising a [...]

Parental Guidance

December 25, 2012

Dove Approved for Ages 12+

This is a funny movie for the family for the holidays! Billy Crystal will have you in stitches as Artie, the grandfather, along with his wife Diane (Bette Midler). After Artie loses his job as a minor league baseball announcer for the Grizzlies, he and Diane receive a call to babysit their three [...]

The Lincoln Lawyer

March 18, 2011
This is a mystery/suspense story that is better than some I have reviewed. Mick Haller (Matthew McConaughey) is an attorney who always charges the highest prices he can because, as he tells one client, "I don't work for nothing". He works almost all the time except for brief evenings or weekends [...]

Factotum

November 3, 2006
The definition of "Factotum" is roughly "a man who does many jobs," and that is precisely what this film is about. Based on an autobiographical novel by Charles Bukowski, "Factotum" chronicles the daily life of an aspiring writer, Henry Chinaski, whose alcoholism prevents him from holding down a [...]

Alfie

November 5, 2004
I don't really know where to start in reviewing this film. The entire premise is about a womanizing man who tries to have sex with any girl he can. He has no regard for them really, he just wants to satisfy his lust-filled needs. It is depressing to watch as Alfie goes from one woman to the next, [...]

Anger Management

April 11, 2003
"Anger Management" may not win critical acclaim, but the nonsensical antics, including a hilarious duet of “I Feel Pretty” sung by Dave and Buddy, may make this a winner at the box office. Most of the comedy focuses on crude bathroom humor, bodily functions, sexual insecurities and references [...]

Happy Accidents

September 21, 2001
The good: This is one of the most unique and charming love stories I’ve seen in a long time. The witty and humorous dialogue is fresh, realistic and captures the angst and dilemmas singles go through in finding the love of their lives. Tomei and D’Onofrio are brilliant, giving us Oscar worthy [...]

Someone Like You

March 30, 2001
THE GOOD:...I enjoy watching Ashley Judd in anything’s she does because she’s that good. She’s everyone’s girlfriend and I root for her in every role, no matter what part she plays. I likewise enjoy Kinnear because he can play “jerk” like no other actor can, Tomei is always hilarious [...]

What Women Want

December 15, 2000
Mel Gibson demonstrates a flair for comedy in this new Paramount release. It is a nice romantic film, diminished only by two irreverent uses of Christ’s name and a few minor obscenities evidently placed in the script to avoid the dreaded G-rating. Although it does contain a few crude [...]