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Reeling it in: 'Chef' a perfect dinner in a movie

...the cast is given ample opportunity to shine is a testament to Favreau's skill as a director. Also excellent is John Leguizamo in the role of sidekick, sous chef and all-around best-buddy Martin. Leguizamo has the ability to be overbearing...

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The best and worst of 2012 at the movies

...Dumb jokes, a ridiculous premise, and the high-pitched cacophony that results from Denis Leary, Ray Romano, and John Leguizamo all trying to whine at the same time permeate this movie. You know it's bad when you find yourself hoping for the...

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This continental 'Ice Age' doesn't have the right drift

...point. Our heroes, Manny, an angsty mammoth voiced by Ray Romano, Sid, an obnoxious sloth with a lisp voiced by John Leguizamo, and Diego, a put-upon sabre-toothed tiger voiced by Denis Leary, find themselves adrift after a massive continental...

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Chef

Opens Friday, May 9, 2014 Synopsis: An out-of-work L.A. chef (writer/director Jon Favreau) opens a food truck in a bid to realize his culinary potential and reconnect with his estranged family in this indie ensemble comedy co-starring Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sofía Vergara, John Leguizamo, and Bobby Cannavale. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Jon Favreau, Sofía Vergara, John Leguizamo, Bobby Cannavale, Dustin Hoffman Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Ride Along

Now Playing Synopsis: A motor-mouthed high-school security guard joins his prospective brother-in-law, a decorated police detective, on a shift along the mean streets of Atlanta and learns that life on the force is no picnic in this action comedy from director Tim Story (Fantastic Four, Think Like a Man). Ben (Kevin Hart) longs to marry his gorgeous girlfriend Angela (Tika Sumpter), but before he can propose he must first get the approval of her tough-as-nails brother James (Ice Cube), a top detective in the Atlanta Police Department. When aspiring police officer Ben gets accepted into the academy, he finally musters the courage to ask for James' blessings. Still unconvinced that Ben has what it takes to provide for his beloved baby sister, James invites Ben on a ride-along through the toughest parts of town. At first James' efforts to terrify the young trainee go perfectly according to plan, but once the pair incur the wrath of Atlanta's most feared criminal, all bets are off. John Leguizamo and Laurence Fishburne co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Ice Cube, Kevin Hart, John Leguizamo, Bruce McGill, Tika Sumpter Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Walking With Dinosaurs 3D

Now Playing Synopsis: The BBC television series Walking With Dinosaurs strides its way to the big screen with this live-action/CG-animated feature film following a courageous young dinosaur on an incredible adventure through the prehistoric world. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: John Leguizamo, Justin Long, Tiya Sircar, Skyler Stone, Angourie Rice Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Kick-Ass 2

Now Playing Synopsis: His heroic antics having inspired a citywide wave of masked vigilantes, Kick-Ass (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) joins their ranks to help clean up the streets, only to face a formidable challenge when the vengeful Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) transforms himself into the world's first super villain in this sequel written and directed by Jeff Wadlow (Never Back Down). Dave/Kick-Ass and Mindy/Hit Girl (Chloë Grace Moretz) are about to graduate from high school and become a crime-fighting duo when their noble plans are foiled by Mindy's strict godfather. Now, as Mindy hangs up her Hit Girl uniform and navigates the treacherous high-school social scene, Kick-Ass begins patrolling the streets with Justice Forever, a fearless group of urban watchdogs fronted by former mob thug Colonel Stars and Stripes (Jim Carrey). They've got the criminal element on the run when Chris D'Amico lays his Red Mist persona to rest, and reemerges as The Mother F**ker, a powerful criminal mastermind with a loyal legion of henchmen. The Mother F**ker is determined to avenge the death of his late father, who previously perished at the hands of Kick-Ass and Hit Girl. Now, as The Mother F**ker and his minions begin targeting the members of Justice Forever, Hit Girl realizes that the only way to save Kick-Ass and his new friends is to emerge from her forced retirement, and fight back with everything she's got. John Leguizamo, Donald Faison, Morris Chestnut, and Robert Emms co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jim Carrey, John Leguizamo, Donald Faison Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall

Opens Friday, Jun 28, 2013 Synopsis: The brutal comic book series following teenage costumed vigilantes continues in this Universal Pictures production written and directed by Jeff Wadlow (Never Back Down). Aaron Johnson, Chloe Moretz, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse return to their respective roles, with Jim Carrey and John Leguizamo heading up the rest of the starring cast. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi Cast: Aaron Johnson, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jim Carrey, John Leguizamo, Donald Faison Movie Details Buy Tickets Movie Review

Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall

Opens Friday, Jun 28, 2013 Synopsis: The brutal comic book series following teenage costumed vigilantes continues in this Universal Pictures production written and directed by Jeff Wadlow (Never Back Down). Aaron Johnson, Chloe Moretz, and Christopher Mintz-Plasse return to their respective roles, with Jim Carrey and John Leguizamo heading up the rest of the starring cast. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi Cast: Aaron Johnson, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jim Carrey, John Leguizamo, Donald Faison Movie Details Buy Tickets Movie Review

Ice Age: Continental Drift

Now Playing Synopsis: Scrat's acorn obsession sparks a continental catastrophe that sends Manny (voice of Ray Romano), Diego (voice of Denis Leary), and Sid (voice of John Leguizamo) on an epic adventure involving a ship full of fearsome pirates, and an unexpected reunion as the Ice Age saga continues in this eye-popping sequel. Queen Latifah, Seann William Scott, and Josh Peck reprise their roles, with Jeremy Renner, Jennifer Lopez, and Aziz Ansari heading up the rest of the voice cast. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Denis Leary, Queen Latifah, Seann William Scott Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

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