Thursday
Jul232015

Inside Out- New Release

While I’ll say I applaud the terrain sought after as most other animation studios would just make generic young emotional girl jokes, I must be honest and admit that this film did not blow me away.  

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Thursday
Jul232015

Jurassic World- New Release

...has not only tapped into the original’s entertainment value but also paid high tribute to the original’s legendary director.    

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Thursday
Jul232015

Dope- New Release

Aspiring for “Risky Business” immortality, “Dope” just doesn’t have the concentration, but it does have your attention and your smile.  

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Monday
Jun222015

Spy- New Release

...unlike some of her recent films (“Identity Thief”, “Tammy”), I feel like I can laugh with McCarthy and not just at her.

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Monday
Jun222015

Aloha- New Release

Storylines may take their time to develop, but I was too much smitten by Cooper and Stone’s smittenness to care.

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Monday
Jun222015

San Andreas- New Release

...the non-stop crumbling buildings/massive tsunamis/earth opening up special effects as well as Johnson’s sweet smile and biceps saved the day for this viewer.

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Monday
Jun222015

Mad Max: Fury Road- New Release

“Mad Max: Fury Road” not only delivers on my expectations but reaches the glorious heights of cinematic immortality.

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Thursday
Jun042015

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl- New Release

...destined to be recognized as one of the better films of 2015.

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Thursday
Jun042015

Ex Machina- New Release

“Ex Machina” is an above average “Twilight Zone”- “Black Mirror” episode that is served well by it’s good writing and good performances.

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Thursday
Jun042015

Avengers: Age of Ultron- New Release

It can all be a bit maddening, but other times when you’re watching fantastic battle sequences, great CGI work, and awesomely hilarious superhero banter, you realize how simple and great the pleasures are that this film has to offer.

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Thursday
Jun042015

The Age of Adaline- New Release

...it’s the great sweeping tragically-magically love story the screenwriters and director want you to be on board for, and “The Age of Adaline” is no great love story.

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Monday
Jun012015

Unfriended- New Release

...found myself enjoying it, that was until the third act climax that bludgeoned me silly and left me not only obnoxiously annoyed but in one of those film going experiences that literally gave me a headache.

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Sunday
Apr122015

Furious 7- New Release

James Wan may have just delivered the biggest one yet and definitely kept the excitement level and spirit alive.  

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Thursday
Apr022015

It Follows- New Release

a legitimately terrifying film, and David Robert Mitchell is a name now to be reckoned with.

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Thursday
Apr022015

Get Hard- New Release

Ferrell and Hart try as they might, but their interestingly matched chemistry is wasted.

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Sunday
Mar152015

Run All Night- New Release

Neeson is in his usual fine form, but it’s Harris who raises the bar of this film to actually entertaining.

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Sunday
Mar152015

Chappie- New Release

I’m not gonna put Neill Blomkamp in the same ballpark as M. Night Shyamalan just quite yet, but I am alarmed by the similarities.

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Sunday
Mar152015

Unfinished Business- New Release

an unfocused mess that can’t handle its unnecessarily heavy load, and even though I could see Vaughn trying his darndest, there just wasn’t nearly enough laughs to approve of.

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Saturday
Mar072015

Hot Tub Time Machine 2: New Release

It’s not like “Hot Tub Time Machine 2” doesn’t have talented people behind and in front of the camera, but as the credits rolled, it sure did come across that way.

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Thursday
Mar052015

Focus- New Release

Smith and Robbie are skilled enough to pull off the long con, and somehow through sheer talent, make you disregard the the film’s weaknesses and care enough to win you over by the ending.

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