Latest 2 star movies

  • Home

    ‘Home’ Review

    Home is a colorful and entertaining CGI adventure, but weighed down by an uneven and shallow story, falls short of animated greatness.

    by Ben Kendrick | 2 days ago4 Comments

  • The Gunman

    ‘The Gunman’ Review

    Those hoping for the next ‘Taken’ will be disappointed by the slow-burn character piece that is ‘The Gunman’.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 1 week ago33 Comments

  • The Lazarus Effect

    ‘The Lazarus Effect’ Review

    ‘The Lazarus Effect’ is one of those horror films where lack of character logic makes it hard to root for the bodies that are inevitably going to pile on the floor.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 1 month ago12 Comments

  • Fifty Shades of Grey

    ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Review

    Unfortunately for the ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ movie, a solid cast, good director and unique premise only help to expose the inherent weaknesses of the source novel.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 1 month ago91 Comments

  • Jupiter Ascending

    ‘Jupiter Ascending’ Review

    ‘Jupiter Ascending’ is a baffling mix of material that is both impressively innovative, and utterly ridiculous.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 2 months ago119 Comments

  • Seventh Son

    ‘Seventh Son’ Review

    Seventh Son would be utterly forgettable, were it not for some decent directorial elements and the performances of Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore.

    by Sandy Schaefer | 2 months ago18 Comments

  • Strange Magic

    ‘Strange Magic’ Review

    Strange Magic may be a pretty picture that the kids can sing along to, but within the larger spectrum of animated features it is pretty forgettable.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 2 months ago16 Comments

  • The Gambler

    ‘The Gambler’ Review

    ‘The Gambler’ is pretty much a misfire of concept – even if it makes the admirable move of going for a different thematic angle on the original material.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 3 months ago13 Comments

  • The Interview

    ‘The Interview’ Review

    For all the controversy, in the end, the funniest thing about The Interview may be people’s “Is that what the fuss was about?” response to the finished product.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 3 months ago127 Comments

  • Annie

    ‘Annie’ Review

    Annie (2014) lands in an uninventive middle ground – it isn’t necessary (or an improvement) but it isn’t a total disaster either.

    by Ben Kendrick | 3 months ago29 Comments

  • The Pyramid

    ‘The Pyramid’ Review

    ‘The Pyramid’ overcomes thin writing and an inconsistent found-footage format to deliver a horror movie experience that actually fulfills its promises.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 4 months ago24 Comments

  • VHS: Viral

    ‘VHS: Viral’ Review

    ‘VHS: Viral’ manages to improve upon its predecessors in terms of structure and format; however, in terms of actual scares, ‘Viral’ is more ‘tales of intrigue’ than ‘tales of horror.’

    by Kofi Outlaw | 4 months ago11 Comments

  • Dumb and Dumber To

    ‘Dumb & Dumber To’ Review

    Dumb and Dumber To is not required viewing but, with Carrey and Daniels back in the starring roles, the sequel delivers a fair number of enjoyable (though moronic) laughs.

    by Ben Kendrick | 5 months ago40 Comments

  • Laggies

    ‘Laggies’ Review

    Buoyed by Keira Knightley’s empathetic performance, Laggies is a decent coming of adult age dramedy that (like its protagonist) is a bit too directionless.

    by Sandy Schaefer | 5 months ago4 Comments

  • Horns

    ‘Horns’ Review

    ‘Horns’ is the sort of concept that just didn’t translate effectively from page to screen.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 5 months ago13 Comments

  • Before I Go to Sleep

    ‘Before I Go to Sleep’ Review

    Before I Go to Sleep does little to redefine the psychological thriller genre but still offers an intriguing central mystery that should keep viewers guessing.

    by Ben Kendrick | 5 months ago6 Comments

  • Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

    ‘Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day’ Review

    Alexander is far less memorable than its source material, but it ultimately proves to be an affable (and refreshingly brisk) piece of family-friendly entertainment.

    by Sandy Schaefer | 6 months ago9 Comments

  • The Judge

    ‘The Judge’ Review

    The Judge is a very familiar tale of a man that finds humility in a return to his hometown – albeit one with a few genuinely powerful moments of drama.

    by Ben Kendrick | 6 months ago26 Comments

  • Dracula Untold

    ‘Dracula Untold’ Review

    ‘Dracula Untold’ is not a masterful or deep re-introduction to the franchise; but as basic genre fare, it’s relatively fun in its depiction of the monster in a different light.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 6 months ago39 Comments

  • Annabelle

    ‘Annabelle’ Review

    Unfortunately, Annabelle can’t sustain much tension before fizzling out into a boringly repetitive exercise in rehashed scare tactics. The Conjuring this is not.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 6 months ago27 Comments

  • Tusk

    ‘Tusk’ Review

    It has a memorably weird premise, sure, but Kevin Smith’s Tusk generally fails to be either that funny and/or scary… much less interesting.

    by Sandy Schaefer | 6 months ago27 Comments

  • A Walk Among the Tombstones

    ‘A Walk Among the Tombstones’ Review

    ‘A Walk Among the Tombstones’ is your standard, traditional Noir flick; in other words, it feels pretty dated.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 6 months ago6 Comments

  • 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 | 7 months ago12 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 | 7 months 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 | 8 months 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 | 8 months ago83 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 | 8 months ago9 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 | 8 months ago176 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 | 8 months ago64 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 | 8 months ago54 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 | 8 months ago23 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 | 8 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 | 8 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 | 9 months ago23 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 | 9 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 | 10 months ago37 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 | 10 months ago115 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 | 10 months ago28 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 | 11 months ago69 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 | 11 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 | 12 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 | 12 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 | 12 months ago16 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 | 12 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 | 12 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 | 1 year 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 | 1 year ago45 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 | 1 year 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 | 1 year 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 | 1 year ago14 Comments