Latest 2 star movies

  • No Good Deed

    ‘No Good Deed’ Review

    In the end, ‘No Good Deed’ is pretty much what it promises to be: your standard home-invasion thriller.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 3 days ago9 Comments

  • The November Man

    ‘The November Man’ Review

    In a genre where smarts and thrills are pivotal, The November Man delivers only routine (and uninspired) spy drama.

    by Ben Kendrick | 3 weeks ago14 Comments

  • The Giver

    ‘The Giver’ Review

    The Giver movie is a surprisingly generic addition to the young adult film genre – especially for a story that champions individuality and self-expression.

    by Ben Kendrick | 1 month ago12 Comments

  • The Expendables 3

    ‘The Expendables 3′ Review

    The Expendables 3 offers its share of old-school action thrills and fun, yet it has the same problems as its predecessors – and then some.

    by Sandy Schaefer | 1 month ago78 Comments

  • Let's Be Cops

    ‘Let’s Be Cops’ Review

    Let’s Be Cops tries to offer coming-of-age gravitas, action movie thrills and comedic slapstick, but never excels at any one of them.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 1 month ago8 Comments

  • TMNT

    ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Review

    TMNT is shallow popcorn entertainment – but on the spectrum of reboots and remakes, it falls on the safe side of honorable.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 1 month ago167 Comments

  • Lucy

    ‘Lucy’ Review

    Lucy will not speak to a wide audience but those that fall within its target reach should be rewarded with thought-provoking science fiction.

    by Ben Kendrick | 2 months ago53 Comments

  • Hercules

    ‘Hercules’ Review

    Basically, if the phrase Brett Ratner’s Hercules starring The Rock sounds like a fun movie to you, then you’ll get your money’s worth from the film.

    by Sandy Schaefer | 2 months ago53 Comments

  • The Purge: Anarchy

    ‘The Purge: Anarchy’ Review

    The Purge: Anarchy is a step down from the original in terms of narrative (and that’s saying something), but the basic promise of the series – thrills, kills, and mayhem – is still fulfilled in satisfying fashion.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 2 months ago18 Comments

  • Planes: Fire & Rescue

    ‘Planes: Fire & Rescue’ Review

    The short of it: Planes: Fire & Rescue is a better made film than its predecessor on a technical level, but otherwise just as generic (in some ways, more so) on a storytelling level.

    by Sandy Schaefer | 2 months ago17 Comments

  • Sex Tape

    ‘Sex Tape’ Review

    Despite an intriguing setup, Sex Tape squanders its clever premise with an underwhelming combination of cheap jokes and ham-fisted family drama.

    by Ben Kendrick | 2 months ago6 Comments

  • Tammy

    ‘Tammy’ Review

    One the whole, Tammy is yet another effective demonstration of McCarthy’s comedic abilities – but much like its protagonist, the film is too jumbled and directionless for its own good.

    by Sandy Schaefer | 3 months ago22 Comments

  • Think Like A Man Too

    ‘Think Like A Man Too’ Review

    In the end, Think Like A Man Too is an obligatory sequel to an unexpected success ($96 million on a $12 million budget) that – unlike 22 Jump Street – is perfectly content to rest on its laurels.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 3 months ago15 Comments

  • A Million Ways to Die in the West

    ‘A Million Ways to Die in the West’ Review

    No doubt, there’s a market for films like A Million Ways to Die in the West and longtime MacFarlane fans (as well as raunch-comedy lovers) should find plenty to enjoy in the Western spoof.

    by Ben Kendrick | 4 months ago36 Comments

  • Maleficent

    ‘Maleficent’ Review

    Maleficent is yet another old Disney product re-packaged with a big-name star and visionary director, in order to sell a “modern” fairy tale to audiences.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 4 months ago95 Comments

  • Blended

    ‘Blended’ Review

    The movie spends a lot of time venturing to develop a meaningful relationship between the two families and, at times, the filmmakers actually brush against a deeper (not to mention smarter) story.

    by Ben Kendrick | 4 months ago25 Comments

  • Son of Batman

    ‘Son of Batman’ Review

    Son of Batman has action, it has fan-favorite character cameos, but it will be best enjoyed if expectations are tempered, and if one ill-voiced boy can be endured.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 5 months ago68 Comments

  • The Quiet Ones

    ‘The Quiet Ones’ Review

    The Quiet Ones isn’t a terrible film – just a hodgepodge of retro and modern horror elements that isn’t all that memorable.

    by Sandy Schaefer | 5 months ago10 Comments

  • Dom Hemingway

    ‘Dom Hemingway’ Review

    In spite of its shortcomings, moviegoers who appreciate an ensemble of oddball characters and tongue-in-cheek criminal drama will likely find enjoyment in Dom Hemingway.

    by Ben Kendrick | 5 months ago5 Comments

  • Transcendence

    ‘Transcendence’ Review

    They must’ve titled this movie with total irony, because Transcendence stumbles hard in its attempt to rise above.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 5 months ago80 Comments

  • Oculus

    ‘Oculus’ Review

    For fans of the genre, the unique stylistic approach to haunted house horror will be a novelty of sorts – just don’t be disappointed when it all ends with a fizzle instead of a bang.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 5 months ago12 Comments

  • Draft Day

    ‘Draft Day’ Review

    Thanks to a solid performance from Coster and some witty character beats, casual moviegoers should find adequate amusement in Reitman’s film.

    by Ben Kendrick | 5 months ago8 Comments

  • Rio 2

    ‘Rio 2′ Review

    The enjoyable music and traces of authentic Brazilian spirit in Rio 2 tip the quality scale towards good, providing enough decent material to compensate for the film’s derivative qualities.

    by Sandy Schaefer | 5 months ago7 Comments

  • Bad Words

    ‘Bad Words’ Review

    Bad Words plays out as a farce that (sadly) just isn’t all that insightful, witty, or creative with how it approaches its premise – one that is innately kind of funny, but only goes so far.

    by Sandy Schaefer | 6 months ago3 Comments

  • Divergent

    ‘Divergent’ Review

    Divergent, falls somewhere in a middle ground between high points of The Hunger Games and the low points of The Twilight Saga.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 6 months ago42 Comments

  • Need for Speed

    ‘Need for Speed’ Review

    Car lovers and films fans that are willing to switch off their brains should find Need for Speed offers (at the very least) an amusing ride.

    by Ben Kendrick | 6 months ago25 Comments

  • Non-Stop

    ‘Non-Stop’ Review

    With skilled and charismatic captains in the cockpit, and a solid flight crew helping things along, this in-flight movie turns out to be an okay ride for the ticket price.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 7 months ago35 Comments

  • 3 Days to Kill

    ’3 Days to Kill’ Review

    3 Days to Kill offers little substance that hasn’t been handled more effectively in previous Besson Euro-action/thrillers.

    by Sandy Schaefer | 7 months ago13 Comments

  • Winter's Tale

    ‘Winter’s Tale’ Review

    If you’re willing to embrace (or, at the least, accept) Goldsman’s sentinmental approach, then you might find his new film to be a meaningful fantasy yarn about life and love.

    by Sandy Schaefer | 7 months ago11 Comments

  • RoboCop

    ‘RoboCop’ Review

    The film has plenty of flaws but should be entertaining for sci-fi action fans, thanks to interesting world-building, captivating existential ideas, and cool robo-action.

    by Ben Kendrick | 7 months ago87 Comments

  • Vampire Academy

    ‘Vampire Academy’ Review

    Vampire Academy will probably only satisfy fans of the original books, who just want to see their favorite characters (and the world that they inhabit) brought to life.

    by Sandy Schaefer | 7 months ago52 Comments

  • The Monuments Men

    ‘The Monuments Men’ Review

    Fans of historical dramas will likely find enough reason to enjoy The Monuments Men but the movie wastes a powerful source material story.

    by Ben Kendrick | 7 months ago12 Comments

  • Labor Day

    ‘Labor Day’ Review

    Labor Day is neither complete failure nor a real triumph, but something in-between, thanks to Reitman and his cast’s commitment to the (at the least, questionable) material.

    by Sandy Schaefer | 8 months ago3 Comments

  • That Awkward Moment

    ‘That Awkward Moment’ Review

    That Awkward Moment doesn’t break any new ground in examining the complications of modern relationships, it does feature a few intriguing grains of truth that will be especially insightful.

    by Ben Kendrick | 8 months ago8 Comments

  • I, Frankenstein

    ‘I, Frankenstein’ Review

    It doesn’t break new ground but I, Frankenstein is not the ridiculous train wreck that some hardcore movie buffs were expecting.

    by Ben Kendrick | 8 months ago43 Comments

  • Gimme Shelter

    ‘Gimme Shelter’ Review

    Whether or not you agree with Krauss’ political/philosophical leanings in Gimme Shelter, the film does generally have its heart in the right place.

    by Sandy Schaefer | 8 months ago9 Comments

  • Ride Along

    ‘Ride Along’ Review

    Is mostly just a mashup of watered-down action/comedy tropes (think Rush Hour) and uninspired slapstick that is less imaginative than that featured in last year’s female buddy-cop comedy The Heat.

    by Sandy Schaefer | 8 months ago31 Comments

  • The Nut Job

    ‘The Nut Job’ Review

    To sum it all up: as a simple, but easy-going animated crime/caper pastiche, The Nut Job provides enough in the way of colorful entertainment.

    by Sandy Schaefer | 8 months ago8 Comments

  • Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones

    ‘Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones’ Review

    despite improvements to the story experience, The Marked Ones proves that what we can actually see, no matter how dangerous, is significantly less terrifying.

    by Ben Kendrick | 9 months ago17 Comments

  • 47 Ronin

    ’47 Ronin’ Review

    47 Ronin is, ultimately, a harmless piece of action movie fluff married to a period epic.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 9 months ago61 Comments

  • Grudge Match

    ‘Grudge Match’ Review

    Grudge Match is one icon-exploiting and formulaic Hollywood comedy that manages to clear the (not so challenging) bar that it aims for.

    by Sandy Schaefer | 9 months ago5 Comments

  • Walking with Dinosaurs

    ‘Walking with Dinosaurs’ Review

    The problem with Walking with Dinosaurs is that it unfolds like a decent 3D documentary screened at a museum theater – which ultimately makes it a C-grade theatrical feature.

    by Sandy Schaefer | 9 months ago8 Comments

  • Delivery Man

    ‘Delivery Man’ Review

    Delivery Man makes genuine attempts at earning its rumination on family and fatherhood – meaning that even when it falls short, the material has already aimed higher than standard comedy fare.

    by Ben Kendrick | 10 months ago7 Comments

  • The Upper Footage

    ‘The Upper Footage’ Review

    If there is any truth at the core of the film, then The Upper Footage is also a bold attempt at using media and marketing as a tool for pursuing justice where the legal system has failed.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 10 months ago17 Comments

  • Free Birds

    ‘Free Birds’ Review

    Free Birds feels like the result of a meeting among studio executives, who just threw together every idea they could imagine.

    by Sandy Schaefer | 11 months ago12 Comments

  • Last Vegas

    ‘Last Vegas’ Review

    Last Vegas is a harmless and humorous (but not particularly memorable) chance to watch fan-favorite veteran actors riff on their old age in an eccentric setting.

    by Ben Kendrick | 11 months ago3 Comments

  • Man of Tai Chi

    ‘Man of Tai Chi’ Review

    Reeves is not yet the bridge between east and west moviemaking he’s aspiring to be, but considering this is his first time out of the gate of feature filmmaking, the result is only half-bad.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 11 months ago13 Comments

  • All Is Lost

    ‘All Is Lost’ Review

    A work of art that impresses as a competent example of minimalistic storytelling, yet still feels too cold and distant from the audience to be appreciated on a deeper level.

    by Sandy Schaefer | 11 months ago13 Comments

  • A.C.O.D.

    A.C.O.D. Review

    A.C.O.D. is an entertaining but uneven story that is elevated by worthy performances from nearly everyone involved.

    by Ben Kendrick | 11 months agoNo Comments

  • The Fifth Estate

    ‘The Fifth Estate’ Review

    The Fifth Estate is best suited as exploratory viewing for anyone looking to get a crash-course overview on what all the WikiLeaks fuss was about.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 11 months ago16 Comments

  • Escape Plan

    ‘Escape Plan’ Review

    Taken as a straightforward action movie, Escape Plan is something that never should’ve been more than a direct-to-DVD feature.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 11 months ago34 Comments

  • Machete Kills

    ‘Machete Kills’ Review

    Machete Kills is supposed to be bad, but it’s also supposed to be entertainingly dumb and loony – which is where it falls short.

    by Sandy Schaefer | 11 months ago33 Comments

  • Romeo and Juliet

    ‘Romeo and Juliet’ Review

    It’s a respectable adaptation that most moviegoers (young and old) will be able to appreciate, but also the kind that you suspect will leave junior high/high school students bored.

    by Sandy Schaefer | 11 months ago6 Comments

  • Runner Runner

    ‘Runner Runner’ Review

    Runner Runner falls short of delivering anything fresh or unique and merely retraces story arcs and character tropes that audiences will have seen multiple times before.

    by Ben Kendrick | 12 months ago18 Comments

  • Baggage Claim

    ‘Baggage Claim’ Review

    Moviegoers whose guilty pleasures are fluffy rom-coms might find enough to like about Baggage Claim, if only because it’s mostly a harmless fantasy and isn’t offensively backwards-thinking.

    by Sandy Schaefer | 12 months ago5 Comments

  • Closed Circuit

    ‘Closed Circuit’ Review

    Moviegoers looking for a moody political drama will find Closed Circuit provides some engaging character beats and interesting (albeit not exceptionally deep) thoughts on government oversight.

    by Ben Kendrick | 1 year ago5 Comments

  • You're Next

    ‘You’re Next’ Review

    There’s enough innovation and enthusiasm for the horror genre present in You’re Next to make it worth recommending to gore-hounds and hardcore horror lovers.

    by Sandy Schaefer | 1 year ago25 Comments

  • Lee Daniels' The Butler

    ‘Lee Daniels’ The Butler’ Review

    The final movie result is part lackluster biopic, part ham-fisted (and somewhat misguided) historical allegory, despite the noble intentions of the cast and filmmakers involved.

    by Sandy Schaefer | 1 year ago40 Comments

  • Jobs

    ‘Jobs’ Review

    Jobs falls short of being anything more than an ordinary movie experience that chronicles the life of an extraordinary man.

    by Ben Kendrick | 1 year ago19 Comments

  • Elysium

    ‘Elysium’ Review

    Elysium is a disappointment when viewed as a follow up to District 9.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 1 year ago233 Comments

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