Latest 2 star movies

  • 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 | 12 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 | 12 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 | 12 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 | 12 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 | 12 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 | 1 year 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

  • Planes

    ‘Planes’ Review

    Planes is passable direct-to-video animated entertainment for kids – featuring action sequences that are more cinematic in their style.

    by Sandy Schaefer | 1 year ago22 Comments

  • Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

    ‘Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters’ Review

    Sea of Monsters is a step down for the Percy Jackson franchise in nearly every single way imaginable.

    by Ben Kendrick | 1 year ago110 Comments

  • Europa Report

    ‘Europa Report’ Review

    Europa Report does manage to present a pretty good indie movie experience – one that pulls off some grand designs pretty effectively, using practical (read: budgeted) techniques.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 1 year ago24 Comments

  • The Smurfs 2

    ‘The Smurfs 2′ Review

    The Smurfs 2 really was tailor-made just for audience members who approved of the entertainment provided by its predecessor (no more, no less).

    by Sandy Schaefer | 1 year ago21 Comments

  • Turbo

    ‘Turbo’ Review

    Unless your kids are really invested in seeing a snail zoom around on the big screen (in 3D), you’re fine waiting to save this movie as a future rental option.

    by Sandy Schaefer | 1 year ago9 Comments

  • The Way, Way Back

    ‘The Way, Way Back’ Review

    The Way, Way Back is a decent directorial debut for Faxon and Rash, but amounts to little more than a run-of-the-mill addition to the coming-of-age genre.

    by Sandy Schaefer | 1 year ago6 Comments

  • The Lone Ranger

    ‘The Lone Ranger’ Review

    A flawed but often entertaining summer blockbuster experience, The Lone Ranger falls short as a sum of its promising individual parts.

    by Ben Kendrick | 1 year ago159 Comments

  • Maniac

    ‘Maniac’ Review

    This film is no doubt destined for long life as a cult-classic viewing experience, but whether or not you need to rush to the theaters to see it depends entirely on your tastes.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 1 year ago23 Comments

  • The Internship

    ‘The Internship’ Review

    The Internship falls short of being a must-see comedy – let alone a thought-provoking opportunity for social commentary.

    by Ben Kendrick | 1 year ago21 Comments

  • Wish You Were Here

    ‘Wish You Were Here’ Review

    Wish You Were Here is best enjoyed by those who are big fans of the actors involved or love any sort of strangers in a strange land flick.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 1 year ago1 Comment

  • After Earth

    ‘After Earth’ Review

    After Earth is too limited and muted to fully-incorporate the larger world and concepts it presents, resulting in a pretty standard character story that only offers brief moments of excitement.

    by Ben Kendrick | 1 year ago163 Comments

  • The Big Wedding

    ‘The Big Wedding’ Review

    Big Wedding is a fluffy, yet memorable, romantic dramedy (though, it’s heavier on the comedy) about love in all its various forms.

    by Sandy Schaefer | 1 year ago19 Comments

  • Pain & Gain

    ‘Pain & Gain’ Review

    It’s not a bad film, but not a particularly captivating effort either – resulting in a convoluted and flat adaptation that only tells the story of the Sun Gym Gang without adding meaningful insight.

    by Ben Kendrick | 1 year ago44 Comments

  • Trance

    ‘Trance’ Review

    Unless you’re a die-hard fan of the filmmaker, you’re fine waiting until this one is available to rent for home viewing.

    by Sandy Schaefer | 1 year ago19 Comments

  • The Host

    ‘The Host’ Review

    The central Soul setup, along with solid cinematography and competent performances, should be enough to kick-off a full Host film trilogy – and maybe even win over a few Stephenie Meyer skeptics.

    by Ben Kendrick | 2 years ago51 Comments

  • G.I. Joe: Retaliation

    ‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’ Review

    Even with better characters, a more talented cast of action stars, and a more grounded and faithful approach to the mythos, G.I. Joe: Retaliation is still an overall disappointing film.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 2 years ago123 Comments

  • The Call

    ‘The Call’ Review

    Not necessarily a must-see in the theater, but definitely a solid rental for those looking for a solid thriller.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 2 years ago15 Comments

  • The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

    ‘The Incredible Burt Wonderstone’ Review

    The Incredible Burt Wonderstone is a generic comedy effort with a few charming scenes – but is very short on memorable enchantment.

    by Ben Kendrick | 2 years ago23 Comments

  • 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 ago15 Comments

  • Escape from Planet Earth

    ‘Escape from Planet Earth’ Review

    Escape from Planet Earth isn’t the sort of movie that will please either parents or their kids beyond serving as a mindless distraction for a couple hours.

    by Sandy Schaefer | 2 years ago22 Comments

  • Beautiful Creatures

    ‘Beautiful Creatures’ Review

    Despite routine references to crazy powers and an epic light versus dark struggle, Beautiful Creatures is a bland film experience that is surprisingly devoid of actual movie magic.

    by Ben Kendrick | 2 years ago86 Comments

  • A Good Day to Die Hard

    ‘A Good Day to Die Hard’ Review

    The franchise name and leading man are the only things elevating this silly, forgettable action romp.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 2 years ago65 Comments

  • Identity Thief

    ‘Identity Thief’ Review

    By the time we hit an overly-saccharine ending, Identity Thief will already be half out of mind, except to say, that Melissa McCarthy sure is talented.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 2 years ago32 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

  • Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters

    ‘Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters’ Review

    Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters is exactly what potential viewers should expect (plus a bit more gore) based on the film’s premise and marketing.

    by Ben Kendrick | 2 years ago72 Comments

  • Movie 43

    ‘Movie 43′ Review

    This movie could never hope to achieve anything above the very low bar it sets for itself – but it certainly comes pretty close to maintaining that low standard throughout.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 2 years ago53 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 ago24 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

  • The Man with the Iron Fists

    ‘The Man with the Iron Fists’ Review

    Man with the Iron Fists is only for those who love their martial arts flicks no matter how cheesy or silly – or those who love the (sometimes discordant) mix of Asian and hip-hop culture.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 2 years ago51 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

  • Alex Cross

    ‘Alex Cross’ Review

    Perry is solid enough that – in the hands of a better director, and with a script that doesn’t try to depict Cross as an action hero – he could conceivably carry another installment of the franchise.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 2 years ago57 Comments

  • Paranormal Activity 4

    ‘Paranormal Activity 4′ Review

    Whether you attend the Paranormal Activity movies for the scares or the story, part 4 is a step down for both audiences.

    by Ben Kendrick | 2 years ago66 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

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