Latest 2.5 star movies

  • ‘Vacation’ Review

    ‘Vacation’ Review

    The new Vacation means well but tries too hard, and is ultimately just another pale imitation reboot.

    (33) by Kofi Outlaw
  • ‘Southpaw’ Review

    ‘Southpaw’ Review

    Southpaw is a paint by numbers boxing drama kept afloat by good direction and a ferocious Jake Gyllenhaal performance.

    (11) by Sandy Schaefer
  • ‘Minions’ Review

    ‘Minions’ Review

    Minions delivers just enough of what people love about the eponymous Despicable Me characters to please their fanbase – but not much else.

    (15) by Sandy Schaefer
  • ‘Terminator Genisys’ Review

    ‘Terminator Genisys’ Review

    Terminator Genisys is a good entry point for new viewers, with worthwhile setup for future installments, but falls short in evolving core elements of the series.

    (82) by Ben Kendrick
  • ‘Entourage’ Review

    ‘Entourage’ Review

    ‘Entourage: The Movie’ arrives in theaters offering too little, way too late, for anyone but the die-hard fans to enjoy it.

    (16) by Kofi Outlaw
  • ‘San Andreas’ Review

    ‘San Andreas’ Review

    It may be big, loud, and pretty dumb, but San Andreas is a fun (albeit fleeting) piece of summer blockbuster escapism.

    (27) by Ben Kendrick
  • ‘Tomorrowland’ Review

    ‘Tomorrowland’ Review

    ‘Tomorrowland’ is a fun adventure with big ideas and a lot of heart, but somehow winds up lacking in both.

    (41) by Kofi Outlaw
  • ‘Unfriended’ Review

    ‘Unfriended’ Review

    ‘Unfriended’ is a spooky ghost story parable that will (only) be fun for those who grew up in the era of the online social jungle.

    (49) by Kofi Outlaw
  • ‘Batman vs. Robin’ Review

    ‘Batman vs. Robin’ Review

    ‘Batman vs. Robin’ presents fans with some weighted options: improved action and thrills at the expense of even worse vocals.

    (61) by Kofi Outlaw
  • ‘Home’ Review

    ‘Home’ Review

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

    (8) by Ben Kendrick
  • ‘Jupiter Ascending’ Review

    ‘Jupiter Ascending’ Review

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

    (122) by Kofi Outlaw
  • ‘The Interview’ Review

    ‘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.

    (127) by Kofi Outlaw
  • ‘Annie’ Review

    ‘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.

    (29) by Ben Kendrick
  • ‘The Pyramid’ Review

    ‘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.

    (24) by Kofi Outlaw
  • ‘Laggies’ Review

    ‘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.

    (4) by Sandy Schaefer
  • ‘Before I Go to Sleep’ Review

    ‘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.

    (6) by Ben Kendrick
  • ‘Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day’ Review

    ‘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.

    (9) by Sandy Schaefer
  • ‘The Judge’ Review

    ‘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.

    (30) by Ben Kendrick
  • ‘Dracula Untold’ Review

    ‘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.

    (39) by Kofi Outlaw
  • ‘No Good Deed’ Review

    ‘No Good Deed’ Review

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

    (12) by Kofi Outlaw
  • ‘The Giver’ Review

    ‘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.

    (13) by Ben Kendrick
  • ‘The Expendables 3’ Review

    ‘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.

    (84) by Sandy Schaefer
  • ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Review

    ‘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.

    (176) by Kofi Outlaw
  • ‘Lucy’ Review

    ‘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.

    (67) by Ben Kendrick
  • ‘Hercules’ Review

    ‘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.

    (54) by Sandy Schaefer