Latest 3.5 star movies

  • ‘Ant-Man’ Review

    ‘Ant-Man’ Review

    Though being a formulaic Marvel superhero origin tale, Ant-Man gets a boost from a good ensemble cast and an overall tone of fun and creativity from director Peyton Reed.

    (130) by Kofi Outlaw
  • ‘Magic Mike XXL’ Review

    ‘Magic Mike XXL’ Review

    Magic Mike XXL may not be an insightful continuation of its predecessor, but it delivers an experience that many wanted the first time around.

    (10) by Sandy Schaefer
  • ‘Jurassic World’ Review

    ‘Jurassic World’ Review

    Jurassic World is a big, shiny, and entertaining roller coaster ride, though the ‘World’ is more interesting than the people.

    (109) by Sandy Schaefer
  • ‘Spy’ Review

    ‘Spy’ Review

    Spy is a very good showcase for Melissa McCarthy and another successful collaboration between her and director Paul Feig.

    (24) by Sandy Schaefer
  • ‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Review

    ‘The Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Review

    It misses the bar of classic movie greatness but Avengers: Age of Ultron is one of the most exciting and entertaining Marvel entries.

    (366) by Ben Kendrick
  • ‘Furious 7′ Review

    ‘Furious 7′ Review

    Furious 7 is another solid Fast and the Furious installment – one that (flaws aside) provides a nice farewell to star Paul Walker.

    (92) by Sandy Schaefer
  • ‘It Follows’ Review

    ‘It Follows’ Review

    The film might not be as deep as it aspires to be, but It Follows is one retro horror movie that’s quite creepy and has style to spare.

    (64) by Sandy Schaefer
  • ‘Get Hard’ Review

    ‘Get Hard’ Review

    The combined power of Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell is enough to make ‘Get Hard’s raunchy and juvenile look at prison life a whole lot of depraved fun.

    (27) by Kofi Outlaw
  • ‘Chappie’ Review

    ‘Chappie’ Review

    Chappie succeeds in Blomkamp’s principle goal: exploring a heightened version of childhood development told through the lens of gritty science-fiction and gangster stereotypes.

    (81) by Ben Kendrick
  • ‘Project Almanac’ Review

    ‘Project Almanac’ Review

    Even though Project Almanac does not reinvent the found footage format, the movie still manages to tell a gripping (and stylish) time travel story.

    (30) by Ben Kendrick
  • ‘Justice League: Throne of Atlantis’ Review

    ‘Justice League: Throne of Atlantis’ Review

    ‘Justice League: Throne of Atlantis’ is solid DC superhero entertainment and a great introduction to the Aquaman character.

    (52) by Kofi Outlaw
  • ‘Big Eyes’ Review

    ‘Big Eyes’ Review

    Tim Burton buttons down his kooky expressiveness with Big Eyes, but the resulting film is one of his better (and more self-reflective) in recent memory.

    (12) by Sandy Schaefer
  • ‘Into the Woods’ Review

    ‘Into the Woods’ Review

    ‘Into the Woods’ struggles in fine tuning prior iterations for the big screen, and finding its own identity as a film, but it’s still an overall enchanting and entertaining musical experience for all ages.

    (94) by Ben Kendrick
  • ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1′ Review

    ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1′ Review

    It’s a solid entry in the series, and lays an intriguing foundation for Part 2, but on its own Mockingjay – Part 1 is rarely as entertaining or rewarding as its predecessors.

    (67) by Ben Kendrick
  • ‘Whiplash’ Review

    ‘Whiplash’ Review

    Whiplash is a tense (but somewhat hollow) psycho-thriller that features a ferocious performance to remember from J.K. Simmons.

    (36) by Sandy Schaefer
  • ‘Foxcatcher’ Review

    ‘Foxcatcher’ Review

    ‘Foxcatcher’ is an interesting character study that struggles to convey insightful conclusions about its subjects.

    (15) by Kofi Outlaw
  • ‘Interstellar’ Review

    ‘Interstellar’ Review

    Interstellar is an imaginative movie, but a heavy-handed mix of personal sacrifice and theoretical physics doesn’t leave much room for subtle storytelling.

    (199) by Ben Kendrick
  • ‘St. Vincent’ Review

    ‘St. Vincent’ Review

    St. Vincent is ultimately derivative of other (and better) indie filmmakers’ work, but thanks to Bill Murray’s performance, it’s still a pleasant and funny viewing experience.

    (2) by Sandy Schaefer
  • ‘John Wick’ Review

    ‘John Wick’ Review

    ‘John Wick’ excels, unapologetically, at what it seeks to be: a fun, pulpy, violent B-movie action romp, built upon a cool mythology within a compelling Noir world.

    (34) by Kofi Outlaw
  • ‘The Boxtrolls’ Review

    ‘The Boxtrolls’ Review

    While The Boxtrolls doesn’t represent the studio’s best work, it’s nonetheless another visually-inventive, witty, and energetic fairy tale adventure to add to Laika’s mantlepiece

    (4) by Sandy Schaefer
  • ‘The Drop’ Review

    ‘The Drop’ Review

    The Drop is ultimately a solid mood piece, with strong performances that help elevate it above its derivative story elements.

    (5) by Sandy Schaefer
  • ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ Review

    ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ Review

    Still, for audience members that enjoyed prior films in the series (even while acknowledging their faults), Transformers: Age of Extinction is the biggest Robots In Disguise movie yet.

    (250) by Ben Kendrick
  • ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ Review

    ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ Review

    As it stands, the uniqueness of the time reset premise and sci-fi action distinguish the film from so many others in the genre, and it is at least worth a matinée viewing on the big screen.

    (101) by Kofi Outlaw
  • ‘Chef’ Review

    ‘Chef’ Review

    At the end of the day, though, Chef is successful in fulfilling its ambitions – offering a pleasant cinematic road trip, which also works as a palate cleanser for Favreau the filmmaker.

    (13) by Sandy Schaefer
  • ‘Belle’ Review

    ‘Belle’ Review

    Belle might be a little too polite, for those who prefer their period dramas to be more souped up; at the same time, though, it has an intelligence that should make it more appealing.

    (10) by Sandy Schaefer