Tag: film review

‘Horrible Bosses 2′ just as fun as the original

‘Horrible Bosses 2′ just as fun as the original

| November 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Luckily, the cast and crew made magic happen and created a movie that is just as entertaining and funny as the original.

×
Christopher Nolan shoots for the Oscars with ‘Interstellar’

Christopher Nolan shoots for the Oscars with ‘Interstellar’

| November 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

While Christopher Nolan is no stranger to large scale films and borderline fantasy or sci-fi concepts, nothing in his filmography to date matches the scale or ambition that Interstellar brings with it. With a stellar cast and serviceable marketing campaign, it appears as if Nolan is making his first real attempt at awards season attention with this space epic.

×
‘Big Hero 6′ showcases a big heart amidst a weakness of a formulaic story

‘Big Hero 6′ showcases a big heart amidst a weakness of a formulaic story

| November 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

“Big Hero 6” is a visual delight to watch from the very beginning, introducing a playful world full of imagination and wonder.

×
‘Nightcrawler’ creeps into theaters, but leaves some thrills to be desired

‘Nightcrawler’ creeps into theaters, but leaves some thrills to be desired

| October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

Just in time for Halloween, Jake Gyllenhaal’s latest film, “Nightcrawler” creeps on to the screen this weekend

×
“Birdman” glides effortlessly with wonderful performances and unique approach

“Birdman” glides effortlessly with wonderful performances and unique approach

| October 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

By harnessing this rawness and finding a way to combine the advantages and rawness of theatre in a cinematic medium, “Birdman” provides a very realistic and unforgiving outlook on human nature that will stick with audiences until well after the credits fade.

×
Renner shines in political thriller ‘Kill the Messenger’

Renner shines in political thriller ‘Kill the Messenger’

| October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

“Kill the Messenger” won’t necessitate a trip to the theater anytime soon but fans of political or journalistic dramas or thrillers will be mostly pleased after spending an evening with this film.

×
Unsaintly ‘St. Vincent’ will make you laugh & cry

Unsaintly ‘St. Vincent’ will make you laugh & cry

| October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

If you’ve ever heard one of those viral Internet stories about Bill Murray crashing some friend’s party or just being an all-around awesome dude, you might already be thinking of the timeless actor as a bit of a saint. However, in “St. Vincent,” Bill Murray’s character is probably the furthest thing you can imagine from a saint.

×
‘Men, Women & Children’ connects in a world of disconnectedness

‘Men, Women & Children’ connects in a world of disconnectedness

| October 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

While “The Social Network” proved to feature plenty of analog human interaction, the joke of a film that fringed on that social barrenness was left dangling as a concept. Director Jason Reitman pleasurably plucks the idea and crafts a wonderful, sobering and thought provoking ensemble piece analyzing how social media and modern technology affects human relationships for both the better and worse.

×
‘The Judge’ delivers strong performances amidst a delightful, but cliché-ridden story

‘The Judge’ delivers strong performances amidst a delightful, but cliché-ridden story

| October 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Unfortunately the film forgot the golden rule that while a poor cast and crew can ruin a good script, not even a great one can do much to elevate a mediocre script.

×
‘Tusk’ squanders promising concept with inconsistent execution

‘Tusk’ squanders promising concept with inconsistent execution

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Kevin Smith’s “Tusk” is the epitome of an amusing joke that goes on for too long. Worse than that, it’s the sort of joke that doesn’t know what sort of gag it wants to be.

×