Latest 3.5 star movies

  • Seven Psychopaths

    ‘Seven Psychopaths’ Review

    Seven Psychopaths is a smart and well-executed dark comedy full of over-the-top violence and intriguing rumination on human nature and the joy of killing.

    by Ben Kendrick | 2 years ago32 Comments

  • Sinister

    ‘Sinister’ Review

    Derrickson’s film succeeds in delivering an exceptionally engaging, and frightening, movie experience with quality characters, a smart story, and plenty of scares.

    by Ben Kendrick | 2 years ago111 Comments

  • End of Watch

    ‘End of Watch’ Review

    As a whole, the film is a somewhat uneven mix of static conversation scenes and hyper-tense suspense sequences.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 2 years ago30 Comments

  • ParaNorman

    ‘ParaNorman’ Review

    Paranorman proves that Laika Entertainment (which also made Coraline) is a studio that has some great talent, great ideas, and a bright future.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 2 years ago79 Comments

  • The Expendables 2

    ‘The Expendables 2′ Review

    Those hoping for a deeper, smarter, or more polished piece of action cinema: Sorry, but this franchise has pretty much established it isn’t about that. Best to look elsewhere.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 2 years ago68 Comments

  • Killer Joe

    ‘Killer Joe’ Review

    Watching the oddity that unfolds onscreen is enough to carry one from start to finish – and despite some truly disturbing scenes, this black-as-night comedy delivers quite a bit of off-beat humor.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 2 years ago12 Comments

  • The Amazing Spider-Man

    ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’ Review

    As a film seeking to justify its own new beginning, Amazing Spider-Man ends up being a solid relaunch, rather than a good or (wait for it) amazing one.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 2 years ago250 Comments

  • People Like Us

    ‘People Like Us’ Review

    Kurtzman may need a little more experience before he can match his writing talents with his behind the camera work but People Like Us serves as an encouraging inaugural step.

    by Ben Kendrick | 2 years ago7 Comments

  • Ted

    ‘Ted’ Review

    While it’s not going to be for everyone, moviegoers who are onboard with Ted’s campy premise and crude antics will likely find that MacFarlane has delivered an entertaining live-action comedy debut.

    by Ben Kendrick | 2 years ago41 Comments

  • Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

    ‘Seeking a Friend for the End of the World’ Review

    For those looking for counter-programming to the summer blockbuster season: this would be an enjoyable (if not spectacular) selection.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 3 years ago30 Comments

  • Brave

    ‘Brave’ Review

    Even though Brave is solid from beginning to end, the experience might be a little underwhelming for older viewers who expect Pixar to continue pushing the boundaries of animated film storytelling.

    by Ben Kendrick | 3 years ago41 Comments

  • Men in Black 3

    ‘Men in Black 3′ Review

    More discerning filmgoers will likely find problems with a few of the film’s twists and turns, but moment to moment, there’s still plenty of fun to be had with the Men in Black.

    by Ben Kendrick | 3 years ago60 Comments

  • Get the Gringo

    ‘Get the Gringo’ Review

    Gibson – for all his offscreen controversy – still has his star-quality charisma, and Grunberg is a worth protege for the Oscar-winning writer/actor/director.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 3 years ago21 Comments

  • The Five-Year Engagement

    ‘The Five-Year Engagement’ Review

    It’s a bit over-stuffed, but the narrative does come full-circle and successfully balances charming comedy gags grounded in a memorable and contemporary love story.

    by Ben Kendrick | 3 years ago6 Comments

  • Think Like a Man

    ‘Think Like a Man’ Review

    The movie does provide plenty to chew on, and the respective story arcs are executed well enough to make the overall journey worthwhile.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 3 years ago11 Comments

  • Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope

    ‘Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope’ Review

    There’s nothing monumental or enlightening about the film, but it does offer an enjoyable time.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 3 years ago9 Comments

  • The Cabin in the Woods

    ‘The Cabin in the Woods’ Review

    Anyone willing to suspend a bit of disbelief and not get too bogged down in the film’s logic will likely be ready for an entertaining and worthwhile experience.

    by Ben Kendrick | 3 years ago132 Comments

  • Friends with Kids

    ‘Friends with Kids’ Review

    Friends with Kids is a good date night flick, though it is not quite the bold and sophisticated modern work that some have touted it as.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 3 years ago5 Comments

  • Jeff, Who Lives at Home

    ‘Jeff, Who Lives at Home’ Review

    The film isn’t laugh-out-loud funny, or nearly as deep as the ideals that fuel Jeff’s character, but most of the characters and their various interactions make the journey worthy of a watch.

    by Ben Kendrick | 3 years ago4 Comments

  • John Carter

    ‘John Carter’ Review

    Is it a good enough movie experience to recommend buying a theater ticket? I’d say so.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 3 years ago132 Comments

  • The Lorax

    ‘The Lorax’ Review

    The Lorax may be a movie with a message, but it’s not necessarily a bad one, and the film does a good job of conveying it in an at times moving, at times thought-provoking, way.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 3 years ago61 Comments

  • Journey 2: The Mysterious Island

    ‘Journey 2: The Mysterious Island’ Review

    On the whole, Journey 2 is just a fun ride from beginning to end.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 3 years ago28 Comments

  • The Grey

    ‘The Grey’ Review

    The Grey might not be the next Alive – but there’s no doubt it raises the bar for future character-driven survival thrillers.

    by Ben Kendrick | 3 years ago59 Comments

  • Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

    ‘Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows’ Review

    Despite some definite drawbacks, however, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows is a fairly good action/adventure film.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 3 years ago80 Comments

  • My Week with Marilyn

    ‘My Week With Marilyn’ Review

    One standout performance can carry a movie, and Michelle Williams makes My Week with Marilyn worth the while.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 3 years ago45 Comments

  • Immortals

    ‘Immortals’ Review

    Anyone interested in a mix of stunning visual compositions and brutal fight sequences, Immortals isn’t likely to disappoint.

    by Ben Kendrick | 3 years ago45 Comments

  • Tower Heist

    ‘Tower Heist’ Review

    Is Brett Ratner’s ‘Tower Heist’ a fun and funny caper flick, or just another stumble for Eddie Murphy? Find out the answer in our review.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 3 years ago16 Comments

  • Puss in Boots

    ‘Puss in Boots’ Review

    Puss continues to offer strong CGI charisma, and given the improved narrative focus and huge box office potential, it’s safe to say that DreamWorks has found another franchise-worthy golden goose.

    by Ben Kendrick | 3 years ago10 Comments

  • Real Steel

    ‘Real Steel’ Review

    Is ‘Real Steel’ a first round knock-out film experience – or a boring, drawn out string of weak punches? Read our review to find out.

    by Ben Kendrick | 3 years ago39 Comments

  • Contagion

    ‘Contagion’ Review

    With ‘Contagion’, director Steven Soderbergh uses the threat of pandemic to examine just how interconnected and vulnerable humanity truly is – but does that examination make for thrilling cinema?

    by Kofi Outlaw | 3 years ago46 Comments

  • Bellflower

    ‘Bellflower’ Review

    ‘Bellflower’, from writer, director, actor Evan Glodell, offers a chaotic and intense look at human relationships. But does the film manage to tell a competent story? Read our review to find out.

    by Ben Kendrick | 3 years ago2 Comments

  • Fright Night

    ‘Fright Night’ Review

    Does the remake of ‘Fright Night’ manage to put a fresh spin on an old idea and still retain the fun and campy atmosphere of the original? Read our Review to find out.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 3 years ago29 Comments

  • Final Destination 5

    ‘Final Destination 5′ Review

    Has the ‘Final Destination’ series cheated death one more time with ‘Final Destination 5′ (in 3D) or is the film the final nail in the franchise’s coffin? Read our review to find out.

    by Ben Kendrick | 3 years ago32 Comments

  • X-Men: First Class

    ‘X-Men: First Class’ Review

    Is ‘X-Men: First Class’ the disaster a lot of fans predicted, or the surprise hit of the summer? Read our review to find out.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 4 years ago248 Comments

  • Kung Fu Panda 2

    ‘Kung Fu Panda 2′ Review

    While not as epic and awesome as its predecessor, ‘Kung Fu Panda 2′ is still a pretty good sequel from DreamWorks Animation. Find out what works, what doesn’t, and if it’s worth the 3D ticket price.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 4 years ago25 Comments

  • Thor

    ‘Thor’ Review

    While not perfect, ‘Thor’ is most definitely a worthy addition to the pantheon of superhero movies.

    by Vic Holtreman | 4 years ago234 Comments

  • Fast Five

    Fast Five Review

    Director Justin Lin speeds into theaters with another Fast and Furious installment, ‘Fast Five.’ Does the film race to victory or is it an uninspired lemon? Read our review to find out.

    by Ben Kendrick | 4 years ago62 Comments

  • Scream 4

    ‘Scream 4′ Review

    Is ‘Scream 4′ a worthy return for Ghostface and director Wes Craven? Or will the fourth installment in the meta-horror franchise make you want to scream for your money back?

    by Ben Kendrick | 4 years ago27 Comments

  • Limitless

    ‘Limitless’ Review

    ‘Limitless’ has an intriguing concept – and while it’s not explored as deeply as it could have been, the film still delivers a satisfying ride.

    by Vic Holtreman | 4 years ago38 Comments

  • Unknown

    ‘Unknown’ Review

    Liam Neeson returns to the international thriller genre with a fractured memory for director Jaume Collet-Serra – but is ‘Unknown’ a film worth remembering?

    by Ben Kendrick | 4 years ago43 Comments

  • TRON: Legacy

    ‘TRON: Legacy’ Review

    ‘TRON: Legacy’ is all about the eye candy, and not much else. For the full effect try to get to an IMAX screening of the film, or at the very least, see it in 3D.

    by Vic Holtreman | 4 years ago172 Comments

  • Black Swan

    Black Swan Review

    Darren Aronofsky’s ‘Black Swan’ is a technical masterpiece featuring some great performances – unfortunately a cliched story and uneven patchwork of styles keep it from being great.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 4 years ago201 Comments

  • Faster

    ‘Faster’ Review

    Dwayne Johnson finally back as a badass, a classic, hot rod Chevy SS with a Hurst 5-speed, a big honking revolver – all brought together in a revenge flick… What’s not to like?

    by Vic Holtreman | 4 years ago38 Comments

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

    ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1′ Review

    For Harry Potter fans, ‘Deathly: Hallows: Part 1′ will be an enjoyable beginning of the end, but casual movie goers may walk away unfulfilled by the experience of only seeing half a story.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 4 years ago145 Comments

  • Due Date

    Due Date Review

    Director Todd Phillips’ ‘Due Date’ is an outrageous comedy that capitalizes on the oddball pairing of Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis. But is it too much of a good thing?

    by Ben Kendrick | 4 years ago9 Comments

  • Welcome to the Rileys

    ‘Welcome to the Rileys’ Review

    ‘Welcome to the Rileys’ is a competent indie drama that offers great performances and an intriguing premise – but still feels a bit too familiar.

    by Ben Kendrick | 4 years ago4 Comments

  • Hereafter

    ‘Hereafter’ Review

    ‘Hereafter’ may not be the sci-fi drama that some moviegoers were expecting – but it’s a worthy character drama with great performances that address life’s greatest mystery.

    by Ben Kendrick | 4 years ago94 Comments

  • Conviction

    ‘Conviction’ Review

    ‘Conviction’ is an Oscar hopeful tearjerker that is based on an inspiring true story, but plays out like a conventional melodrama – thanks to the lead actors, it’s actually a pretty decent film.

    by Sandy Schaefer | 4 years ago1 Comment

  • Tamara Drewe

    ‘Tamara Drewe’ Review

    Stephen Frears’ ‘Tamara Drewe’ stars Gemma Arterton and a wonderful supporting cast in an ensemble film that straddles the line between tragedy and comedy.

    by Mike Eisenberg | 4 years ago8 Comments

  • Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole

    ‘Legend of the Guardians’ Review

    While ‘Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole’ has a story that manages to be both overly familiar and convoluted, it is visually stunning – gorgeous in color and texture, and effective in its use of 3D.

    by Vic Holtreman | 4 years ago57 Comments