Five stars. An unconventional spin on the tried-and-true old mentor meeting his younger match that manages to be action packed, unpredictable and heartfelt without veering into the saccharine territory oft trod by coming of age stories…Julian Dennison delivers a star-making performance.
“Free State of Jones” is another; white man comes to save the day for minorities, history lesson from Hollywood.
“A Fat Wreck: The Punk U Mentary” is half inspirational story of chosen family and community and half debauchery as it tells the story of Fat Wreck Chords founder Fat Mike (bassist for the band NOFX) and his ex-wife Erin-Kelly Burkett.
One of the best cartoons to hit TV since “The Simpsons”
There is a whole lot of talent here that makes this show worth checking out for sure
Any fan of the series will want to pick up this latest collection of themed episodes.
If you haven’t seen this series ever or not for a long time, now is the time to revisit this for sure!
Funny as hell, with a sweet message built in, “Central Intelligence” is successful in part thanks to its genius casting, which makes Hart the Bud Abbott-like straight man while Johnson grabs the majority of the laughs.
It’s known that Pixar is willing to do sequel, just as long as it’s as emotionally resonant and intellectually stimulating as the original. “Finding Dory” does both, even while treading familiar waters.
“Warcraft” is a bore in desperate need of a skip button. It’s another lazy attempt by the studios to cash on naïve videogamers.
Best known for his iconic role as Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars trilogy, Mark Hamill will bring his encyclopedic knowledge of pop culture and passion for memorabilia to Comic-Con HQ, the new subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) destination that will extend the experience of San Diego Comic-Con into a year-round event.
A true “fly on the wall” documentary, “Weiner” gives the viewer almost unfettered access to the man and his campaign.
It does drag on some but Samberg’s performance is so infectious that you’re willing to let a couple slow parts go by.
The CGI spectacle steps in where the script is missing, providing mouth silencing eye candy for the kids. So if you’re in need of a two hour daycare, this might be your best bet.
Here is our annual “Summer Movie Preview” so you can mark your calendars early!
One half performance footage from Duff’s book reading at The Moore Theater in Seattle, WA and one half documentary consisting of archival footage and new interviews with former/current band members and friends. “It’s So Easy And Other Lies” is a unique spin on your standard biographical documentary.
4 Stars. Outrageously funny from start to finish…The two leads play off each other perfectly.
It’s just unfortunate that such an enlightening movie has to hammer home its theme at nearly every chance it can get. It’s nice to see that the five male writers were willing to flip the script and poke fun at the overtly sexual nature of college men who see women as objects.
This release is classic 70’s variety hour programming at its finest. From those cheesy comedic segues to overdubbed musical performances which at times were just a touch off, it’s all here.
Joslyn Art Museum’s Witherspoon Hall Theatre is holding a 60th Anniversary screening of Cecil B. DeMilles’ classic epic “The Ten Commandments” on Friday, May 27
X-Meh “With a cast that includes three Oscar-nominees, it seems like they may have gotten bored with their roles. All do good work here, but there almost seems to be a look of relief in their eyes that they’re done with the spandex for good. “
5 Stars. Marvel has seriously outdone themselves once again. Civil War is a near-flawless cinematic experience that neatly packages one of the most pivotal story lines in comic book history.
The writer-director spoke about bringing the compelling true life story of a mathematical genius to the screen with stars Jeremy Irons and Dev Patel.
Star of “Key & Peele” opens in their feature comedy “Keanu” and spoke about it while promoting the Tribeca premiere of Mike Birbiglia’s “Don’t Think Twice”
I urge you to head to the theatre. You won’t be disappointed.
From the brutalist production design to a stunning score by Clint Mansell (Requiem for a Dream), High-Rise is a darkly humorous, sexy, and oftentimes grotesque cinematic experience.
“Papa: Hemingway in Cuba” feels like a TV movie with a few ‘F’ bombs to spice it up
As for all you hard working moms in the world out there, you do deserve a movie that loves and supports you, but “Mother’s Day” is not that movie
Once we get our fill of Nazi symbolism, hidden drug rooms, and knives to the stomach and throat, the “Green Room” is forgettable
Horror anthologies thrive on bringing a lot of different things to the table…but if there’s one thing they shouldn’t be, it’s boring. And for seven out of eight of these, I was just plain bored.
The film moves quickly, buoyed by the performances of its stars.
Fans of the horror movie genre might be able to pick up on what’s going on, but not without a lot of fight and sway by “The Invitation”.
Tom Hiddleston and Oscar-winning director Susanne Bier spoke with me at the Tribeca Film Festival about their hit spy series “The Night Manager” which premieres this week on AMC.
“Criminal” takes itself too seriously to be enjoyably farcical and its characters are too inherently silly to be earnest.
Told through the amazing use of computer generation, “The Jungle Book” is very faithful to the animated film that proceeds
A bio-pic that flits around, “Born to Be Blue” takes its name from one of Baker’s best known songs.
Demolition is poignant, yet emotionally rejuvenating. It’s a visually entertaining story, with an at-times confusing narrative.
A film that is both funny and works to McCarthy’s strengths. It is a little over the top at times (and a little more “adult” than you might expect) but it’s definitely a film that will make you laugh out loud.
“The onslaught of darkness in I Saw the Light is it makes Williams’s untimely passing at age 29 feel like a foregone conclusion. Still, as a showcase for the versatile Hiddleston and fiery Olsen, I Saw the Light impresses.” This film is playing in NY, LA & Nashville, nationwide on Friday.
As a big fan of both Lainie Kazan and Michael Constantine, I enjoyed most of the film.
Though not the first live concert performance release from metal gods Judas Priest it is however the first live release from the band to cover material from practically every album including “Redeemer of Souls”.
It’s hard to predict where “Batman V. Superman” will fall in the inevitable grand scheme of things
Hardcore Henry is one of the most unflinchingly original wild-rides to hit the big screen in a long time: You remember nothing. Mainly because you’ve just been brought back from the dead by your wife (Haley Bennett). She tells you that your name is Henry. Five minutes later, you are being shot at, your wife has […]
Let me talk to the few of you who have never seen these movies and may be interested in possibly starting this series. Don’t. Just don’t.
A word to the wise; if you go into this film looking for the monsters from J.J. Abrams film “Cloverfield” you may be disappointed. However, if you are in the mood for a small and satisfying thriller, then brave the bunker at “10 Cloverfield Lane.”
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Beginning today, March 9th at www.kernel.com/assassinscreed, Kernel is affording Assassin’s Creed fans the opportunity to immerse themselves in the highly anticipated movie release with exclusive film merchandise, one-of-a-kind experiences, revealing behind-the-scene sneak peeks and more.
A smartly made film that compares in style with “The Departed,” “American Bred” is a classic mob movie with a modern twist
Well-made and much more serious than it’s being marketed, “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot” gives Tina Fey to flex some acting chops you may not know she possessed
A week after the 88th Academy Awards, we’re already looking at next year’s contender for Best Animated Feature
“Gods of Egypt” is that it’s a decent waste of two hours, but I wouldn’t recommend you drop a single buck on this one.
The action set-pieces are well performed and director Hillcoat keeps the film moving from the first frame to the last.
“Eddie the Eagle” doesn’t soar as high as it could have, but at least it doesn’t crash.
Oscar night is almost upon us, and Stallone is nominated, I thought it would be a good time to talk about my favorite films of his and share the memory of when we first met…
Director and producer, known for his work on the first seven seasons of “24”.
Nala in the Broadway musical “The Lion King” and new film “Race”
If you’re a fan of the genre’ you won’t be disappointed by FORSAKEN.
Most religious movies feel phony and cheesy when preaching the Gospel, but “Risen” presents it for what it is, what it means, and the good natured spirit of it all.
A triumph on all levels, the film’s strongest point is it’s cast
Watching The Witch is a study in psychological stress. It’s slow-paced and deliberate, and it leaves you with the feeling that you’ve seen something that you weren’t supposed to.
LaSalle provided the facial performance for Deadpool’s Colossus, we spoke about his character as well as his visual effects work in other Marvel movies.
Fans of Moore will appreciate his ideas behind the film. Those who aren’t probably won’t. To them I suggest moving to Germany, where your local doctor can write you a prescription for a three-week stay at a posh spa to relieve the tension.
Stiller and Wilson give their all (it’s obvious that they enjoy working together), but it’s not enough to save this film.
A superhero film is only as good as the actor playing him and, if ever an actor was meant to play Deadpool, it is Ryan Reynolds.
Guillermo Del Toro’s gothic romance, Crimson Peak is now available on blu-ray with plenty of in-depth featurettes on its visually stunning production design work.
A fine alternative if you’re tired of bears, both grizzlies and pandas.
What makes this film a notch above other cookie-cutter Sparks adaptations is a strong cast
“Hail, Caesar!” is rich with witty dialogue involving thick-headed actors and sophisticated directors
Portions of the film play like a straight-up thriller, others like a scene taken directly from the video game “Grand Theft Auto.”
Writer/director Justin D. Chambers has released an advance trailer for his upcoming film, “American Bred,” which will debut in March at the D.C. International Film Festival
Dreamworks Animation is re-releasing the first two “Kung Fu Panda” films with over 80 minutes of new bonus content…
Technically the film is top notch. The special effects are well done and the various period pieces take you back to a time…
“The Peanuts Movie” Arrives on Digital HD February 12, Collector’s Edition Blu-ray & DVD March 8, 2016
And for a limited time, get a Snoopy Flying Ace plush toy with THE PEANUTS MOVIE DVD, Blu-ray™ and Digital HD combo pack on March 8 making it the perfect gift for Easter baskets.
Tommy Wiseau talks about “The Room” Rifftrax Live, James Franco in “The Disaster Artist” and his Hulu series “The Neighbors”
Director, producer, writer and star of the cult classic film “The Room
“I Am Thor” is more than just your basic rise, fall and rise again type of documentary.
The following plea is for Chloe Grace Moretz: “PLEASE FIND A NEW AGENT!”
Visually, “Anomalisa” draws you in with its 3D puppets populating the world
It was great to see classic characters such as Ali Gator, Messy Tessy and of course my personal favorite Windy Winston.
“Ride Along 2” isn’t insultingly bad, but it’s biggest problem is that it’s indolent
Just one year after taking home the awards for Best Picture and Best Director for his film, “Birdman,” Alejandro G. Inarittu finds himself back in the race as his new film, “The Revenant,”
“13 Hours” ranks with “Platoon” as a true depiction of what war really is
Thank you to all of the fans who either posted their choices or emailed them in. Another great response from our great readers. For the first time we had a category with a tie.
Now that the calendar has turned over to 2016, some of our critics decided to compile their annual “Best of/Worse of” lists of the films of 2015.
This is, in my opinion, the best film of 2015
Iconic director Tarantino brought new film, The Hateful Eight, out Roadshow-style for Christmas. He joined his cast (including Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Tim Roth & Bruce Dern) to discuss the film in NYC prior to its release.
All in all, when the kids are disappointed that “Star Wars” is sold out, you can have a little fun with them here
Built on a solid performance by Will Smith
Dumb is the only word I would use to describe 2015’s “Point Break”.
On one hand, “Youth” is an audio, visual, and acting triumph, but on the other hand, “Youth” is a curious dud.
The highlight of “Joy” is watching Lawrence at work
Over-the-top bloody…so be prepared for an adult evening out. And an entertaining one.
Make an investment in “The Big Short”…it’s a sure thing!
Kansas City Film Critics Name “Mad Max: Fury Road” the Best Film of 2015 During Presentation of 50th Annual James Loutzenhiser Awards
Mad Max: Fury Road was chosen as the Best Film of 2015 by The Kansas City Film Critics Circle, the 2nd oldest critics group in the country.
Winners will be voted on and the results released this Sunday, December 20th.
As the most anticipated film release that I can remember in some time, “The Force Awakens” has some big shoes to fill. And fill them it does.
“In the Heart of the Sea” finds entertainment when it relies on the strength of its actors and captures the feeling of isolation amongst the crisp, calm sea.
“Victor Frankenstein”…is out before the holidays to bore audiences instead of terrifying them.
LOVE is a sexual melodrama about a boy and a girl and another girl. It’s a love story, which celebrates sex in a joyous way.
Whether you look at it as a continuation of the “Rocky” saga or take it in as a stand-alone film, “Creed” is a crowd pleaser!