Film Review “Tusk”

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Definitely one of Smith’s weaker entries into his catalogue

Film Review “This Is Where I Leave You”

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An incredibly emotional ensemble piece, perfectly matching laughter and tears

Film Review “A Walk Among the Tombstones”

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One of the best made thrillers in recent memory

Film Review “Dolphin Tale 2″

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While the new film has its moments, it has some plot holes that keep it from really reaching the same heights as its predecessor

Film Review “The Drop”

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“The Drop” is a by the books crime drama that you’ve seen before, but the character driven story along with the elegant performances by the key players makes it a superb movie.

Film Review “My Old Lady”

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The film adaptation of Israel Horovitz’s play never seems to rise above its central contrivance and weighty melodrama

Film Review “At The Devil’s Door”

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The score in this film is also quite amazing, which really aids the scares in the film to actually be scary. Go figure right? A horror film that is actually scary.

Film Review “The Discoverers”

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“The Discoverers” is a dime store movie that I assume indie admirers will gobble up, but I found myself counting down the minutes until it expired

Film Review “Life After Beth”

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Take a chance and go see what is now my favorite ROM-ZOM-COM!

Film Review “The November Man”

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The direction by screen veteran Donaldson is strong but, like the plot, very formulaic: gun fight, car chase, take a break and repeat

Film Review “The Calling”

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A well-paced thriller that will have you guessing until the end

Film Review “If I Stay”

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The only way “If I Stay” could make me cry would be if I had to watch it again

Film Review “Land Ho!”

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Even with Iceland as the setting for this story, the new film “Land Ho!” is full of warmth

Film Review “Calvary”

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Gleeson’s performance is the only believable one, and even he didn’t seem to be bringing his A-game

Film Review “Frank”

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A bizarre gem of a film that’s worth seeking out especially for Fassbender’s masked performance.

Film Review “The Giver”

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If you’re looking for a young adult movie filled with young love and unnecessary action sequences wobbling towards the finish line, this is for you. Otherwise, unwind tonight and read the book

Film Review “The Expendables 3″

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Non-stop action and funny ass one-lines!

Film Review “Let’s Be Cops”

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What should have been the dumbest plot of the summer actually manages to be not as bad as some of you probably would have thought

Film Review “The Hundred-Foot Journey”

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Obvious dramedy clichés aside, it’s still very heartfelt with its material…

Film Review “Into the Storm”

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Chock full of special effects but sadly bereft of originality

Film Review #2 “Guardians of the Galaxy”

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Did one of the directors for “Movie 43” and writer for both live-action “Scooby Doo” movies just create the best Marvel movie? Yes. Yes he did.

Film Review “Happy Christmas”

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Strong performances from Lynskey and Kendrick lead Swanberg’s charming slice of life comedy

Film Review “Get on Up”

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This is not an impression. This IS James Brown

Film Review “Guardians of the Galaxy”

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No question, Marvel’s best film to date and easily my favorite film of the summer

Film Review #2 “Lucy”

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The film succeeds as well as it does thanks to the work of Johannson

Film Review “Lucy”

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A rollercoaster ride from start to finish

Film Review “Sex Tape”

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I haven’t laughed as hard as I did in “Sex Tape” in a long time

Film Review “The Purge: Anarchy”

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As pure testosterone fueled savagery that’s aesthetically pleasing to the eyes

Film Review “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”

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Much darker than “Rise,” “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” rises and falls on the large shoulders of Andy Serkis

Film Review “Tammy”

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While not as funny as I thought it could be, “Tammy” is still an entertaining way to help celebrate the 4th of July

Film Review “Earth to Echo”

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If it wasn’t for the fine acting by the child actors, this movie would have tripped at the start line and barely survived off the fumes of other inventive movies before it

Film Review “Snowpiercer”

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By turns hilarious, repulsive and heart-wrenching, Snowpiercer is the action ride this summer needs anchored by a remarkable performance from Chris Evans.

Film Review “Transformers: Age of Extinction”

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Far from perfect, too long but it is a still a great popcorn flick and will take the crown for summer box office

Film Review “Obvious Child”

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Sadly, the film did the impossible: it became successful in making David Cross unfunny

Film Review “The Rover”

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Best described by these words: bleak, gritty, dirty, sweaty, fly-covered, raw and terrific.

Film Review “Jersey Boys”

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A behind-the-scenes story of epic proportions

Film Review “Think Like a Man Too”

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If you saw “Think Like a Man” and loved it, I can’t stop you from seeing this sequel, but to those who haven’t seen it, stay home

Film Review “How to Train Your Dragon 2″

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Viewers are definitely going to be swept away in every battle sequence and get lost in the flying sequences that are nothing short of incredible.

Film Review “22 Jump Street”

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Full of inside jokes and fantastic performances, “22 Jump Street” is everything you want in a sequel and more

Film Review “The Fault in Our Stars”

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“The Fault in Our Stars” hits the right chords perfectly with this topic

Film Review “Edge of Tomorrow”

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One of the best action films that I have ever seen. Yes, it is honestly that good.

Film Review “John Schneider’s Smothered”

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The film is well paced, with the mood changing repeatedly….from slapstick silly to downright scary….without missing a beat

Film Review “The Hornet’s Nest”

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The emotional clutches of “The Hornet’s Nest” doesn’t come from any on-screen violence, but more from the heart wrenching moments

Film Review “Maleficent”

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THIS is how you update a classic tale

Film Review #2 “A Million Ways to Die in the West”

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the comedy to beat so far this summer

Film Review “A Million Ways to Die in the West”

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I was hollering out loud for this film and I wasn’t alone either

Film Review “Chef”

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I absolutely loved this film and I have a feeling it will be the sleeper hit of the summer

Film Review “The Sacrament”

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Ti West is a talented young director and we will see him do much better things in the future…but this is definitely not one of them

Film Review #2 “X-Men: Days of Future Past”

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A smartly crafted, brilliantly acted comic book related masterpiece!

Film Review “X-Men: Days of Future Past”

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Worth checking out if you love “X-Men” just keep expectation on the lower side

Film Review “Blended”

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It’s quite fascinating that if you were to cut out the gross out humor…this is a very good comedy

Film Review “Million Dollar Arm”

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An uplifting and inspirational tale that invites the audience to put themselves in The culture of another person

Film Review “Godzilla (2014)”

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Gareth Edwards finally gets “Godzilla” right! A must see this summer!

Film Review “Stage Fright”

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If there’s one musical slasher to see this year, it’s “Stage Fright”

Film Review “Devil’s Knot”

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Based on Mara Leveritt’s book of the same name from 2002, I didn’t find this to be that accurate of an adaptation

Film Review “Neighbors”

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Tries to be a cross between “Animal House” and “Old School” but, sadly, is more like a second-rate “Van Wilder” sequel.

Film Review “Only Lovers Left Alive”

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A clever, macabre character study that beneath its too-cool vampire leads lies a tremendously romantic beating heart.

Film Review “The Final Member”

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If you don’t mind constantly seeing penises, I would definitely recommend you watch “The Final Member”

Film Review “The Amazing Spider-Man 2″

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Fun, action-packed and a great way to kick off the 2014 summer season!

Film Review “Locke”

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Easily one of (Tom) Hardy’s best roles to date

Film Review “Brick Mansions”

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Can never quite agree on whether or not it wants to be an insane silly romp through the urban jungle or a serious crime movie

Film Review “Jodorowsky’s Dune”

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Funny, enlightening, entertaining and, more than anything, just a really great story

Film Review “The Other Woman”

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A true “screwball” comedy, one that should keep you still laughing long after the film is over

Tribeca Film Festival Review “Intramural”

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Andrew Disney’s hilarious send up of the inspirational sports movie is packed with funny performances from a great comedic cast.

Film Review “That Demon Within”

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Thus begins one of the best action films (and psychological thrillers) I’ve watched in a very long time

Film Review “Heaven Is For Real”

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The film suffers from being overly melodramatic. So much is thrown at this family in the first half that it weighs the story down

Film Review “Under the Skin”

It’s a fascinating movie to watch because we never feel comfortable enough to relax throughout the first half and in the second half we’re constantly questioning along with this being

Film Review “Transcendence”

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While most take the trope and ride into a more action driven direction, “Transcendence” seems content with letting the plot simmer until the final few moments.

Film Review “Oculus”

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Simply put: it’s a great ride!

Film Review “Draft Day”

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Told with humor, and with the obvious support of the NFL, “Draft Day” is just the film to see before the real draft starts on May 8.

Film Review “Cheap Thrills”

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The narrative is lacking and depraved set-ups are sometimes wasted, this is still a devilishly fun watch.

Film Review “Captain America: the Winter Soldier”

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A great addition to the Marvel heroes family, “Captain America: the Winter Soldier” is another testament to the powers that be at Marvel Studios that anything worth doing is worth doing well!

Film Review “Dom Hemingway”

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A surprising performance from Law however it’s undercut by an episodic script that doesn’t really know what to do with all its characters…

Film Review “Noah”

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“Noah” is an epic tale, with grand landscapes and fantastic visual effects (for the most part).

Film Review “Bad Words”

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In a word, “Bad Words” is H-I-L-A-R-I-O-U-S!

Film Review “Sabotage”

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“Sabotage” is mild on the action, but shockingly heavy on the gore

Film Review “Muppets Most Wanted”

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Lacking a lot of the eternal fun that made the Muppets stars four decades ago, “Muppets Most Wanted” is a by the book sequel which occasionally rises to funny thanks to its humorous human co-stars

Film Review “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

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Filled with fully fleshed out characters, amazing dialogue and a look that is right out of the 1940s, the film travels smoothly on the shoulders of Ralph Fiennes

Film Review “Divergent”

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A lot of decent ideas are set-up in the first five minutes followed by an over two hour rough tumble downhill

Film Review “Enemy”

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A mismatch of ideas OR a brilliant “art house experiment.” It may take me a few years to decide which.

Film Review “Need for Speed”

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Story? Dumb. Characters? Dumb. Motivations? Dumb. Stunts? Yeah…those were pretty cool, but still dumb. Dumb is the word that best describes this movie.

Film Review “Mr. Peabody & Sherman”

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Mr. Peabody proudly announces “there’s no doubt about it…every dog should have a boy.” And every boy (and girl) should go see “Mr. Peabody & Sherman.”

Film Review “300: Rise of an Empire”

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I would probably be scolded for this sentiment, but I enjoyed this one more than the first.

Film Review “Non-Stop”

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Neeson is again solid as a man with faults he must overcome to save those around him.

Film Review “Son of God”

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This isn’t a bad movie, but it’s not a good movie either. This movie suffers from being way too vanilla with its material.

Film Review “As the Palaces Burn”

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Whether you are a fan of Lamb of God’s music or not I strongly urge you to see this film.

Film Review “Pompeii”

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Maybe I’m a sociopath for going in and thinking the only interesting part of this movie would be Mother Earth smothering people in toxic volcanic ash, but I know when I walk into a movie called “Pompeii”, I would not expect any less. They barely deliver on that.

Film Review “3 Days to Kill”

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An acceptable – and sometimes incredible – action film

Film Review “Endless Love”

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You’re better off staying home with your loved one… Order a pizza and watch “Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown”. It’s more touching than this plane crash.

Film Review “About Last Night”

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A remake in name only, “About Last Night” is a poorly directed series of Kevin Hart skits with an occasional emotional moment somehow finding its way onto the screen.

Film Review “Winter’s Tale”

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“What the hell did I just see?” That was my first comment to the studio representative after I screened “Winter’s Tale.”

Film Review “RoboCop (2014)”

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This reboot kept me entertained and managed to rekindle the absurdity of a RoboCop

Film Review “Grand Piano”

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A fun, stylish thriller that would not be out of place in The Twilight Zone.

Film Review “The Lego Movie”

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An amazing film on so many levels, the creators of “The Lego Movie” have taken a simple plaything…and turned it into a fun, action packed adventure for the whole family.

Film Review “The Monuments Men”

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The first great film of 2014

Film Review “Labor Day”

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“Labor Day” is a bump in the so-far smooth cinematic road of director Jason Reitman.

Film Review “That Awkward Moment”

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That Awkward Moment” thinks it’s tackling relationships in a fresh way, but instead feels like a horrendously sexist retreading of every romantic movie you’ve seen before.

Film Review “Brightest Star”

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If you already know that the universe is not going to deliver everything to you personally, then you are light years ahead of the main character of Maggie Kiley’s “Brightest Star”

Film Review “Philomena”

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Equal parts affecting yet exhilarating, “Philomena” is that rare congress of a talented triangle of acting, writing and directing.

Film Review “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit”

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The action comes non-stop and credit director/co-star Branagh with making the film interesting, both with his performance and his guidance