Latest 2 star movies

  • Winter's Tale

    ‘Winter’s Tale’ Review

    If you’re willing to embrace (or, at the least, accept) Goldsman’s sentinmental approach, then you might find his new film to be a meaningful fantasy yarn about life and love.

    by Sandy Schaefer | 1 year ago12 Comments

  • RoboCop

    ‘RoboCop’ Review

    The film has plenty of flaws but should be entertaining for sci-fi action fans, thanks to interesting world-building, captivating existential ideas, and cool robo-action.

    by Ben Kendrick | 1 year ago88 Comments

  • Vampire Academy

    ‘Vampire Academy’ Review

    Vampire Academy will probably only satisfy fans of the original books, who just want to see their favorite characters (and the world that they inhabit) brought to life.

    by Sandy Schaefer | 1 year ago59 Comments

  • The Monuments Men

    ‘The Monuments Men’ Review

    Fans of historical dramas will likely find enough reason to enjoy The Monuments Men but the movie wastes a powerful source material story.

    by Ben Kendrick | 1 year ago12 Comments

  • Labor Day

    ‘Labor Day’ Review

    Labor Day is neither complete failure nor a real triumph, but something in-between, thanks to Reitman and his cast’s commitment to the (at the least, questionable) material.

    by Sandy Schaefer | 1 year ago4 Comments

  • That Awkward Moment

    ‘That Awkward Moment’ Review

    That Awkward Moment doesn’t break any new ground in examining the complications of modern relationships, it does feature a few intriguing grains of truth that will be especially insightful.

    by Ben Kendrick | 1 year ago8 Comments

  • I, Frankenstein

    ‘I, Frankenstein’ Review

    It doesn’t break new ground but I, Frankenstein is not the ridiculous train wreck that some hardcore movie buffs were expecting.

    by Ben Kendrick | 1 year ago44 Comments

  • Gimme Shelter

    ‘Gimme Shelter’ Review

    Whether or not you agree with Krauss’ political/philosophical leanings in Gimme Shelter, the film does generally have its heart in the right place.

    by Sandy Schaefer | 1 year ago9 Comments

  • Ride Along

    ‘Ride Along’ Review

    Is mostly just a mashup of watered-down action/comedy tropes (think Rush Hour) and uninspired slapstick that is less imaginative than that featured in last year’s female buddy-cop comedy The Heat.

    by Sandy Schaefer | 1 year ago31 Comments

  • The Nut Job

    ‘The Nut Job’ Review

    To sum it all up: as a simple, but easy-going animated crime/caper pastiche, The Nut Job provides enough in the way of colorful entertainment.

    by Sandy Schaefer | 1 year ago8 Comments

  • Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones

    ‘Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones’ Review

    Despite improvements to the story experience, The Marked Ones proves that what we can actually see, no matter how dangerous, is significantly less terrifying.

    by Ben Kendrick | 1 year ago17 Comments

  • 47 Ronin

    ’47 Ronin’ Review

    47 Ronin is, ultimately, a harmless piece of action movie fluff married to a period epic.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 1 year ago61 Comments

  • Grudge Match

    ‘Grudge Match’ Review

    Grudge Match is one icon-exploiting and formulaic Hollywood comedy that manages to clear the (not so challenging) bar that it aims for.

    by Sandy Schaefer | 1 year ago5 Comments

  • Walking with Dinosaurs

    ‘Walking with Dinosaurs’ Review

    The problem with Walking with Dinosaurs is that it unfolds like a decent 3D documentary screened at a museum theater – which ultimately makes it a C-grade theatrical feature.

    by Sandy Schaefer | 1 year ago8 Comments

  • Delivery Man

    ‘Delivery Man’ Review

    Delivery Man makes genuine attempts at earning its rumination on family and fatherhood – meaning that even when it falls short, the material has already aimed higher than standard comedy fare.

    by Ben Kendrick | 1 year ago7 Comments

  • The Upper Footage

    ‘The Upper Footage’ Review

    If there is any truth at the core of the film, then The Upper Footage is also a bold attempt at using media and marketing as a tool for pursuing justice where the legal system has failed.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 1 year ago17 Comments

  • Free Birds

    ‘Free Birds’ Review

    Free Birds feels like the result of a meeting among studio executives, who just threw together every idea they could imagine.

    by Sandy Schaefer | 1 year ago12 Comments

  • Last Vegas

    ‘Last Vegas’ Review

    Last Vegas is a harmless and humorous (but not particularly memorable) chance to watch fan-favorite veteran actors riff on their old age in an eccentric setting.

    by Ben Kendrick | 1 year ago3 Comments

  • Man of Tai Chi

    ‘Man of Tai Chi’ Review

    Reeves is not yet the bridge between east and west moviemaking he’s aspiring to be, but considering this is his first time out of the gate of feature filmmaking, the result is only half-bad.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 1 year ago13 Comments

  • All Is Lost

    ‘All Is Lost’ Review

    A work of art that impresses as a competent example of minimalistic storytelling, yet still feels too cold and distant from the audience to be appreciated on a deeper level.

    by Sandy Schaefer | 1 year ago15 Comments

  • 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 | 1 year 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 | 1 year 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 | 1 year 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 | 1 year 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 | 1 year ago7 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 | 1 year 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 | 2 years 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 | 2 years 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 | 2 years ago26 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 | 2 years 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 | 2 years ago19 Comments

  • Elysium

    ‘Elysium’ Review

    Elysium is a disappointment when viewed as a follow up to District 9.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 2 years 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 | 2 years 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 | 2 years 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 | 2 years 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 | 2 years 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 | 2 years 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 | 2 years 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 | 2 years 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 | 2 years 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 | 2 years 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 | 2 years 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 | 2 years ago166 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 | 2 years 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 | 2 years 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 | 2 years 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