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.”
Kernel Engages Assassin’s Creed fans with exclusive limited-edition merchandise, Behind-the-scenes first-looks at the upcoming Movie, Movie Tickets and More
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!
From the PIXAR division of Disney, “The Good Dinosaur” is a visual treat for the eyes
As the holiday season ascends upon us, I hope you find the time to take a trip through “The Looking Glass.” You will be entertained by what you find.
The director, screenwriter and stars including Blanchett, Mara, Kyle Chandler, Sarah Paulson and Jake Lacy spoke at their NY Press Conference
A beautifully crafted romantic drama from Todd Haynes (of 2002’s lauded Far From Heaven). Haynes once again showcases the 1950s as the backdrop for simmering social tensions and stellar work from his lead actresses.
“Hunger Games” is another instance where the story would have been much better off as one impactful final movie than two alright flicks.
Put it all together and “Spotlight” is one of the year’s best films!
“The Night Before” spikes the eggnog and laces the mistletoe with hallucinogens, but it accomplishes that rare Christmas miracle, of making my Grinch heart grow three sizes
“Love the Coopers” is full of incomplete characters and so many cliché’s stolen from other holiday films
Based on true events, and well balanced, the story of “The 33” may be a surprise to many who only know the basics of the event
Emotionally exhausting, “Room” is a film that you will continue to think of long after you’ve left the theatre
An impassioned Bettany offered insight on his directorial debut and on the homeless crisis facing New York City where the film is set.
“My All American” has the heart and soul we’ve seen in other sports movie, but it doesn’t deliver it in an entertaining or touching fashion
Director Mendes, who helmed the amazing “Skyfall,” keeps the action coming as Bond travels all over the world in his quest for satisfaction
Five decades of memories are treated with the respect they deserve in the new film “The Peanuts Movie.”
Well known fiery chef Gordon Ramsay served as an executive producer on the film so I have no doubt Cooper based his performance on him, one that is strong but not over the top.
For every hilarious scene “Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse” conjures up, there’s at least two or three that don’t even nip at the funny bone.