‘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
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 | 7 months ago27 Comments
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 | 7 months ago27 Comments
‘A Walk Among the Tombstones’ is your standard, traditional Noir flick; in other words, it feels pretty dated.
by Kofi Outlaw | 7 months ago6 Comments
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
In a genre where smarts and thrills are pivotal, The November Man delivers only routine (and uninspired) spy drama.
by Ben Kendrick | 8 months ago14 Comments
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 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 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 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 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 | 9 months ago64 Comments
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 | 9 months ago54 Comments
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 | 9 months ago23 Comments
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 | 9 months ago17 Comments
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 | 9 months ago6 Comments
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 | 10 months ago23 Comments
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 | 10 months ago15 Comments
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 | 11 months ago37 Comments
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 | 11 months ago116 Comments
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 | 11 months ago28 Comments