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Review: It Follows – Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean ‘It’ isn’t out to get you

March 27, 2015 – 7:50 am |
It Follows

‘It Follows’ exemplifies low-budget horror filmmaking at its best and it is better (and creepier) than most of its hoity-toity high-budget cousins to boot.

Review: Get Hard – Hardly funny

March 27, 2015 – 7:45 am |
Get Hard

If you’ve seen the movies Stir Crazy, Trading Places, or Bringing Down the House (to name just a few in the streetwise-black-guy/rich-white-guy buddy genre), then you’ve pretty much already seen Get Hard, the new Will …

Review: The Gunman – Sean Penn shoots, misses

March 20, 2015 – 7:45 am |
The Gunman

If Stallone had a pretentious brother, tweaked on steroids and cigarettes, who wanted to try his hand at an action movie, he might be Sean Penn in The Gunman.

Review: Cinderella – A perfect fit

March 13, 2015 – 7:45 am |
Cinderella

A true family film masterpiece that ranks along with Disney’s best. It fits perfectly into the glass slipper mythos and expands upon it in delightful ways.

Review: Chappie – Robots be illin

March 6, 2015 – 7:45 am |
Chappie

Should robots be given sentient intelligence? If it means they will become urban hip-hop gangsters as happens in the film Chappie, then I vote a resounding no!

Review: The Lazarus Effect – Resurrection resurrection

February 27, 2015 – 7:45 am |
The Lazarus Effect

This ground has been tread repeatedly and The Lazarus Effect adds nothing new to the resurrection genre. But its lack of originality doesn’t make it a bad film.

Review: Kingsman: The Secret Service – Happy Valentine’s Day

February 13, 2015 – 7:45 am |
Kingsman: The Secret Service

If you loved the old Roger Moore James Bond movies and think that that the modern version is simply too serious, then this is the motion picture for you.

Review: Jupiter Ascending – a space opera smoothie

February 6, 2015 – 7:45 am |
Jupiter Ascending

A masterpiece of innocent old fashioned fantasy that harkens back to a different era, when space adventures were fun and didn’t have to make a lot of sense.

Review: Black Sea – Implausible undersea adventure

January 30, 2015 – 7:45 am |
Black Sea

The plot of ‘Black Sea’ seems like a great concept, but as the air in this movie’s ill-fated submarine becomes thinner, so does the plausibility of its story.

Review: Blackhat – Hemsworth as a hunky hacker hero

January 16, 2015 – 7:50 am |
Blackhat

If you can buy into the concept that a genius computer hacker could also be a knife-fighting, bullet-dodging badass, then you’ll probably be good with Blackhat.

Review: A Most Violent Year – Seamy side of American dream

January 16, 2015 – 7:45 am |
A Most Violent Year

This new film is a thought-provoking examination of the seamy side of the American dream, where it takes more than hard work, honor and ambition to succeed.

Review: American Sniper – A real-life Captain America

January 16, 2015 – 7:40 am |
American Sniper

Director Clint Eastwood’s excellent new film, American Sniper, portrays the “most lethal sniper in U.S. military history” as an ultra-patriotic hero’s hero.