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.”
Technically the film is top notch. The special effects are well done and the various period pieces take you back to a time…
“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
“Ride Along 2” isn’t insultingly bad, but it’s biggest problem is that it’s indolent
“13 Hours” ranks with “Platoon” as a true depiction of what war really is
This is, in my opinion, the best film of 2015
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!
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.
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.
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
“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.
I’m tempted to say this movie blows and leave it at that…
Danny Boyle has delivered not the complete biography Jobs, but an energetic strong impression of the man behind the curtain. And the iPod.
For those hoping to relive their Generation X childhood or be reminded of those Saturday morning cartoon watching days in the late 1980’s, you’ll be disappointed.
More beautiful than terrifying, Crimson Peak is a sumptuous Gothic romance that throws viewers neck deep into a storybook world from Guillermo Del Toro and features a positively ferocious Jessica Chastain.
Whatever your politics, this is an often compelling film that is driven by another strong performance from Cate Blanchett.
“Bridge of Spies” has thrown down the first gauntlet in the season’s Oscar race
“99 Homes” is the best performance I’ve ever seen from Garfield and it’s equally matched by Shannon
Full of amazing effects and riding a fine, over-the-top performance by Hugh Jackman, “Pan” is sure to be a hit with the 12-14 crowd
“Sleeping with Other People” is a sometimes raunchy comedy that occasionally tries too hard to shock
“Sicario” takes hold of that trepidation in the pit of your stomach and doesn’t let go
The Martian is a massively satisfying sci-fi film on every level that’s anchored by a standout performance from Matt Damon.
The 3D walk is worth price of admission though the rest of the film is considerably less exciting than the Oscar-winning documentary on the same event.
With a summer of dinosaurs, Minions and super heroes behind us, you might feel like you need a little laughter to start the fall. You can’t go wrong here.
“Everest” is an expensive and star studded TV movie, but that’s not entirely a bad thing
Fast moving and full of great performances, “Black Mass” is a welcome return to the big screen of the Johnny Depp we admired 20 years ago!
“The Visit” has perfectly blended comedy and horror
Brutally violent, “No Escape” keeps you on the edge of your seat
The ups and downs, like the music our main characters plays, are tolerable or repulsive, depending on your age.
For being an alleged action movie, “Hitman: Agent 47” is about as entertaining as watching someone who’s watching someone play a videogame
A devilishly fun ride! A must for any genre fan!
An outstanding achievement, putting it on my short list of the year’s best films.
A straight-forward action film that owes its look to James Bond
“Fantastic Four” is mercilessly thick with exposition without giving the viewer a reward for their investment into the plot
Full of great scares and even greater performances
For every moment you think “Mission: Impossible” is going to let up, it pushes harder on the throttle without giving you a moment to breathe.
This summer, give your new vacation a look if you’re really looking forward to it
The effects are well done, but sometimes they overwhelm the on-screen action
“Southpaw” is an enjoyable break from the explosions and CGI of the summer
A hit and miss comedy that at times hits and at others misses badly
“Ant-Man” is enjoyable, fun, exciting, and filled with humor
“Minions” is fan-service and playful entertainment, plain and simple
An amazing twist on an old story, “Terminator Genisys” is a film bursting with action and surprises
As funny as the first film, though a little slow towards the end, “Ted 2” is everything you were probably expecting and more.
A first rate thriller, “The Connection” excels because co-writer and director Jimenez has chosen to show both main characters in their entirety
Like most PIXAR/Disney films, “Inside Out” is technically brilliant
“Jurassic World” far exceeds expectations with a fun cast and exciting story.
A true comedy adventure, “Spy” is Melissa McCarthy at her best.
“Entourage” is a difficult movie to love, but an easy movie to hate
Does manage to entertain when it really, really wants to, but it fades into forgotten passages of the disaster movie history books.
One of the drawbacks to the film is the length. Director Bird seems so intent on dazzling the audience that he seems to have lost his watch.
If you don’t have a rod up your butt, you should be able to chuckle every once and a while
Get ready folks, the Bellas are back! And they’re just as ACA-funny as they were the first time
“Fury Road” is a hot, violent, fever dream in the dunes of despair
Written by first time director Showerman, “Radio America” is a film that tells the familiar message of doing what you want because you WANT to, not because you have too
A hilarious mixture of “The Defiant Ones” and “Midnight Run”
“Age of Ultron” is more of everything, an often wow-inducing spectacle that leaves our heroes on intriguing and unstable grounds.
“The Water Diviner” is a first rate classic that’s sure to be remembered come Oscar time.
“Little Boy” has its heart in the right place, but it goes about showing it’s tenderness in the wrong way
Star-studded but tedious documentary that lacks the depth suggested by its thesis.
A cross between “Meatballs” and “Stand by Me,” “Age of Summerhood” makes great use of its outdoor locations to show kids as they are rarely portrayed on screen: as kids.
If this movie somehow winds up in your hands. Burn it.
A fantastically wild night out in London with Lake Bell and Simon Pegg
A tense, no-nonsense post-apocalypse thriller
“Unfriended” is something that’s better for a short film format, but it’s trapped in a bloated feature length movie.
A film with performances much better than its material
An unexpectedly quirky entry into the western genre
A truly interesting documentary about the passion for creation and the naivete of the teen-age mind.
“The Longest Ride” is the most painfully long romance movies I’ve seen
Sharply directed by Simon Curtis, the film is an intriguing mystery as, little by little, more and more information comes across the viewer’s desk
Cleverly acted by a cast that truly believes in the material
If your idea of fun is watching cars parachute out of a plane and attack like a swarm of Navy SEALS or a car driving through three skyscrapers, then “Furious 7” is going to make your pants explode