Latest 2.5 star movies

  • 21 and Over

    ’21 and Over’ Review

    Lucas and Moore’s Hangover for the college crowd won’t go down as generation-defining (a la Superbad and American Pie), but its target demographic should find something to laugh at.

    by Sandy Schaefer | 2 years ago10 Comments

  • Dark Skies

    ‘Dark Skies’ Review

    A strong rental or matinee experience; questionable call for that prime time or late-night theatrical fright flick thrill.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 2 years ago17 Comments

  • Parker

    ‘Parker’ Review

    Parker just doesn’t reach the comfortable middle ground between satisfying action junkies looking for exhilarating, witty thrills and satisfying viewers interested in a smart pulpy genre exercise.

    by Sandy Schaefer | 2 years ago24 Comments

  • Mama

    ‘Mama’ Review

    What we do get is about 60 minutes’ worth of very good and effective ghost story, made to look less attractive by the 40 minutes of fat hanging off of its middle.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 2 years ago26 Comments

  • Promised Land

    ‘Promised Land’ Review

    It’s high-minded material, but makes for a flaccid viewing experience.

    by Sandy Schaefer | 2 years ago13 Comments

  • Parental Guidance

    ‘Parental Guidance’ Review

    Parental Guidance is ultimately okay, not terrible: small things add up high enough to prevent what could’ve been the next Little Fockers from being painful to watch.

    by Sandy Schaefer | 2 years ago11 Comments

  • The Guilt Trip

    ‘The Guilt Trip’ Review

    It’s a harmless mix of humor and sentiment, worthy of at-home viewing, but Guilt Trip is hardly worth an actual trip to the local theater.

    by Ben Kendrick | 2 years ago10 Comments

  • Red Dawn

    ‘Red Dawn’ Review

    Red Dawn feels like more of an overly-fantastical propaganda action film than the serious war drama the original aspired to be.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 2 years ago39 Comments

  • The Bay

    ‘The Bay’ Review

    The Bay fails to provide a shrewd balance of story and scares and, instead, it’s two-thirds of a captivating found footage outbreak movie that’s crushed under the weight of lofty ambition.

    by Ben Kendrick | 2 years ago19 Comments

  • Silent Hill: Revelation 3D

    ‘Silent Hill: Revelation 3D’ Review

    Silent Hill: Revelation fails to elevate any element of the franchise through screen adaptation – in that none of the characters, mythos, or over-arching storyline are made better.

    by Ben Kendrick | 2 years ago25 Comments

  • Taken 2

    ‘Taken 2′ Review

    The sequel is dominated by eye-rolling character moments, disjointed plot lines, and mostly underwhelming onscreen action. As a result, it’s unlikely that moviegoers will be quite as Taken.

    by Ben Kendrick | 2 years ago111 Comments

  • V/H/S

    V/H/S Review

    V/H/S is an admirable experiment that is only partially successful, crafted by admirable filmmakers – only some of whom are successful with their chosen approaches to found-footage horror

    by Kofi Outlaw | 2 years ago45 Comments

  • Hit & Run

    ‘Hit & Run’ Review

    If you’re a fan of any of the leads – or a pop-cult enthusiast who follows Shepard and Bell offscreen – this movie will deliver the charm.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 2 years ago8 Comments

  • The Campaign

    ‘The Campaign’ Review

    In terms of offering insight, laugh-out-loud fun, or even catharsis by way of razor-edged satire, The Campaign is only a runner-up, instead of a victor.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 2 years ago14 Comments

  • Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

    ‘Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter’ Review

    The film doesn’t quite deliver a fully-formed combination of history and supernatural horror, but for anyone who can accept the experience on its own terms, there are plenty of entertaining moments.

    by Ben Kendrick | 2 years ago92 Comments

  • Rock of Ages

    ‘Rock of Ages’ Review

    Musical fans will likely find themselves engaged in the onscreen numbers and campy comedy beats, but for anyone who isn’t outright interested in the film, Rock of Ages hits plenty of sour notes.

    by Ben Kendrick | 2 years ago59 Comments

  • What to Expect When You're Expecting

    ‘What to Expect When You’re Expecting’ Review

    For those looking for a safe and familiar comedy-drama, What to Expect When You’re Expecting is about what you’d expect.

    by Ben Kendrick | 3 years ago6 Comments

  • Dark Shadows

    ‘Dark Shadows’ Review

    The film is not a colossal failure, as some had predicted, but it’s hardly indicative of Burton or Depp’s talent.

    by Ben Kendrick | 3 years ago82 Comments

  • The Three Stooges

    ‘The Three Stooges’ Review

    Whatever faults Three Stooges might have the silly story and general absurdity of it all, the acting and overall approach to recreating the classic material aren’t to blame.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 3 years ago52 Comments

  • Lockout

    ‘Lockout’ Review

    For thriller fans looking for an enjoyable-but-brainless popcorn flick, Mather and St. Leger have delivered a (mostly) competent Luc Besson actioner.

    by Ben Kendrick | 3 years ago28 Comments

  • Casa de mi Padre

    ‘Casa de mi Padre’ Review

    Is ‘Casa de mi Padre’ a winning bit of cinematic satire for star Will Ferrell, or a flick to put in the ‘future potential rental’ column? Read our review.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 3 years ago8 Comments

  • Act of Valor

    ‘Act of Valor’ Review

    ‘Act of Valor’ stars active duty Navy SEALs and brings a new level of realism to the Hollywood military genre – but does the final film also offer an entertaining movie experience? Read our review.

    by Ben Kendrick | 3 years ago106 Comments

  • This Means War

    ‘This Means War’ Review

    McG (‘Terminator Salvation’) brings his action movie chops to the romantic comedy genre with the spy versus spy story ‘This Means War,’ but does the film deliver the best of both genres? Read our review.

    by Ben Kendrick | 3 years ago18 Comments

  • Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 3D

    ‘Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace 3D’ Review

    George Lucas is back with another ‘Star Wars’ re-release – but does the post-converted 3D effect in ‘Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace 3D’ offer a reason to see the film again on the big screen? Read our review.

    by Ben Kendrick | 3 years ago176 Comments

  • Man on a Ledge

    ‘Man on a Ledge’ Review

    Is ‘Man on a Ledge’ a smart thriller worth a theater ticket, or a future rental? Read our review to find out.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 3 years ago35 Comments

  • Contraband

    ‘Contraband’ Review

    Is ‘Contraband’ an action-packed, edge-of-your-seat heist film? Or a movie that should’ve been tossed overboard? Read our review to find out.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 3 years ago21 Comments

  • In Time

    ‘In Time’ Review

    Is Andrew Niccol’s ‘In Time’ a thought-provoking sci-fi thriller, or the poor execution of a rich idea? Read our review to find out.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 3 years ago69 Comments

  • The Three Musketeers (3D)

    ‘The Three Musketeers’ Review

    Is ‘The Three Musketeers’ an exciting update of the famous tale that’s worth the price of a 3D ticket? Read our review to find out.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 3 years ago51 Comments

  • Trespass

    ‘Trespass’ Review

    Is Joel Schumacher’s ‘Trespass’ a compelling single-setting thriller, or another ‘Batman & Robin’ on the director’s hit-or-miss resume? Read our review to find out.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 3 years ago5 Comments

  • Dream House

    ‘Dream House’ Review

    ‘Dream House’ may seem like just another spooky haunted house tale, but in fact it’s something much more convoluted. Read our review to find out more.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 3 years ago20 Comments

  • Killer Elite

    ‘Killer Elite’ Review

    Is ‘Killer Elite,’ the directorial debut of Gary McKendry, based on the novel by Ranulph Fiennes, an exciting dramatic thriller or just a flimsy excuse for Clive Owen and Jason Statham to beat each other up? Read our review.

    by Ben Kendrick | 3 years ago20 Comments

  • Shark Night 3D

    ‘Shark Night 3D’ Review

    It’s a B-movie called ‘Shark Night’ that comes complete with a 3D gimmick. It’s not good – but is it fun? Read our review to find out.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 3 years ago22 Comments

  • 30 Minutes or Less

    ’30 Minutes or Less’ Review

    Is the odd-pairing of Jesse Eisenberg and Aziz Ansari comedy magic? Or will you wish for this movie to end in ’30 Minutes or Less’? Read our Review.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 3 years ago23 Comments

  • Bad Teacher

    ‘Bad Teacher’ Review

    Is ‘Bad Teacher’ a bit of naughty good fun, or just plain bad? Read our Review.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 3 years ago24 Comments

  • Cars 2

    ‘Cars 2′ Review

    Pixar’s ‘Cars’ franchise is coming around for a second lap. Does ‘Cars 2′ get the checkered flag or does the film finish the race as one of Pixar’s least successful runs?

    by Ben Kendrick | 3 years ago46 Comments

  • Hesher

    ‘Hesher’ Review

    ‘Hesher’ is a movie that is definitely NOT for everyone. If you are easily offended or annoyed by off-putting characters, then do yourself a favor and skip this strange and twisted heavy metal meditation on grief.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 4 years ago29 Comments

  • Super

    ‘Super’ Review

    James Gunn’s ‘Super’ is an occasionally funny, but generally depressing film that is too inconsistent in tone to offer a sharp critique of the superhero genre.

    by Rob Frappier | 4 years ago23 Comments

  • Sucker Punch

    Sucker Punch Review

    Is Zack Snyder’s ‘Sucker Punch’ a story of self-empowerment and fantasy worlds, a dream come true – or just another over-the-top action film with slow-motion cinematography?

    by Ben Kendrick | 4 years ago364 Comments

  • Mars Needs Moms

    ‘Mars Needs Moms’ Review

    ‘Mars Needs Moms’ is a decent sci-fi adventure for kids that is hindered by a convoluted mythology and the use of Robert Zemeckis’ motion-capture technology.

    by Sandy Schaefer | 4 years ago11 Comments

  • Kill The Irishman

    Kill the Irishman Review

    ‘Kill the Irishman’ is the standard mobster drama you’ve seen a hundred times before. The only thing that sets the movie apart is a slew of fun cameos by some mob movie icons.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 4 years ago15 Comments

  • Rango

    ‘Rango’ Review

    Is ‘Rango,’ Gore Verbinski’s CGI animated film about a heroic chameleon (Johnny Depp) in a small western town, the hero we’ve been waiting for – or, like the cowboy, a relic from another era?

    by Ben Kendrick | 4 years ago87 Comments

  • Hall Pass

    ‘Hall Pass’ Review

    The Farrelly Brothers return with their latest comedy, ‘Hall Pass’ starring Owen Wilson and Jason Sudeikis. Read our review to find out if you’ll want to pass on the film – or renew your vows with the Farrellys.

    by Ben Kendrick | 4 years ago19 Comments

  • The Eagle

    ‘The Eagle’ Review

    ‘The Eagle’ is a Roman epic that’s more arthouse drama than action-packed thrill ride. But does it still make for an engaging afternoon at the cinema? Read our review to find out.

    by Sandy Schaefer | 4 years ago25 Comments

  • The Rite

    ‘The Rite’ Review

    ‘The Rite’ is an average and predictable exorcism flick, whose only distinguishable feature is the wild theatricality of Anthony Hopkins.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 4 years ago21 Comments

  • The Green Hornet

    The Green Hornet Review

    If you enjoy watching a lead character that’s so annoying and such a jerk that you’d like to punch him in the face yourself, then ‘The Green Hornet’ is for you.

    by Vic Holtreman | 4 years ago150 Comments

  • Yogi Bear

    Yogi Bear Review

    Despite the fact that ‘Yogi Bear’ has plenty of flaws, it’s a movie aimed squarely at the 10 and under crowd – but with far fewer childish jokes and sight gags than one would imagine.

    by Paul Young | 4 years ago12 Comments

  • The Tourist

    ‘The Tourist’ Review

    The defining characteristics of ‘The Tourist’ are its overt efforts to emphasize that Angelina Jolie is beautiful and that Johnny Depp is a ‘regular guy.’

    by Vic Holtreman | 4 years ago40 Comments

  • The Warrior's Way

    The Warrior’s Way Review

    ‘The Warrior’s Way’ is an odd duck of a movie – and that doesn’t even include the wire-fu/Western combination.

    by Vic Holtreman | 4 years ago23 Comments

  • Saw 3D

    Saw 3D Review

    ‘Saw 3D’ will certainly appeal to fans who have stuck with the ‘Saw’ franchise through the previous six films, however the 3D doesn’t really offer anything new.

    by Ben Kendrick | 4 years ago44 Comments

  • Resident Evil: Afterlife

    ‘Resident Evil: Afterlife’ Review

    ‘Resident Evil: Afterlife’ is a step up for the video-game turned movie-franchise but still falls short of being a great zombie-action film.

    by Ben Kendrick | 4 years ago143 Comments