Latest 2 star movies

  • Laggies

    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
  • Horns

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

    (13) by Kofi Outlaw
  • Before I Go to Sleep

    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

    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

    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.

    (29) by Ben Kendrick
  • Dracula Untold

    ‘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
  • Annabelle

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

    (28) by Kofi Outlaw
  • Tusk

    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.

    (27) by Sandy Schaefer
  • A Walk Among the Tombstones

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

    (6) by Kofi Outlaw
  • No Good Deed

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

    (12) by Kofi Outlaw
  • The November Man

    In a genre where smarts and thrills are pivotal, The November Man delivers only routine (and uninspired) spy drama.

    (14) by Ben Kendrick
  • The Giver

    The Giver movie is a surprisingly generic addition to the young adult film genre – especially for a story that champions individuality and self-expression.

    (12) by Ben Kendrick
  • The Expendables 3

    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
  • Let's Be Cops

    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.

    (9) by Kofi Outlaw
  • TMNT

    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

    Lucy will not speak to a wide audience but those that fall within its target reach should be rewarded with thought-provoking science fiction.

    (64) by Ben Kendrick
  • Hercules

    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
  • The Purge: Anarchy

    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.

    (23) by Kofi Outlaw
  • Planes: Fire & Rescue

    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.

    (17) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Sex Tape

    Despite an intriguing setup, Sex Tape squanders its clever premise with an underwhelming combination of cheap jokes and ham-fisted family drama.

    (6) by Ben Kendrick