March 26, 2009
Critics Consensus: Monsters vs. Aliens Is A Blast
This week at the movies, we've got a war of the worlds (Monsters vs. Aliens, with voice work by Reese Witherspoon and Seth Rogan), a demonic abode (The Haunting in Connecticut, starring Virginia Madsen and Martin Donovan), and a royal rumble (12 Rounds, starring John Cena). Plus, we've got Ramin Bahrani's Goodbye Solo, about the strange relationship between a Senagalese cab driver and a gruff old southerner; Shall We Kiss?, a Woody Allen-esque French romantic comedy about the implications of a single kiss on a multitude of characters; Fred Durst's The Education of Charlie Banks, starring Jesse Eisenberg in a tale of coming of age in 1970s New York; and Spinning into Butter, a drama about racial tensions at an elite Vermont college starring Sarah Jessica Parker. What do the critics have to say?