Latest 3.5 star movies

  • Insidious: Chapter 2

    Wan’s prowess as a storyteller and director in this more interesting and well-plotted second chapter may ironically end up luring in those who weren’t even onboard with Insidious in the first place.

    (51) by Kofi Outlaw
  • Riddick

    Even as the film locks into a more familiar monster-killing/CGI action-thriller, Twohy has enough smart elements in the mix that keep the film sharp.

    (89) by Ben Kendrick
  • The World's End

    The World’s End is another worthwhile team-up from Pegg and Wright as well as a welcome addition to their cult-favorite trilogy.

    (47) by Ben Kendrick
  • Justice League: Flashpoint Paradox

    A worthy buy for any fan of the material (or the characters), and a good film for even casual fans (or those curious about the potential for future live-action films) to check out.

    (85) by Kofi Outlaw
  • The Wolverine

    The Wolverine ranks among the better X-Men movies – along with Bryan Singer’s first two installments and Matthew Vaughn’s X-Men: First Class.

    (172) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Monsters University

    Monsters University proves to be as spiritually-uplifting and pleasant as Monsters, Inc., but isn’t equally strong as a creative accomplishment – and might not be as well-remembered in the long run.

    (6) by Sandy Schaefer
  • This Is the End

    Die-hard fans of Rogen, Franco and their merry band of foul-mouthed misfits will probably be more forgiving of the film’s weaknesses and just relish in the sheer comedic insanity.

    (53) by Sandy Schaefer
  • The Purge

    The Purge is an easily commendable film to those who like the short, sweet, and cathartic violent enjoyment of a solid thriller.

    (68) by Kofi Outlaw
  • Now You See Me

    This film makes for pretty good popcorn entertainment – and (almost) demonstrates that Hollywood movies can still entrance, even in the age of frantic blockbusters stuffed full with hollow eye candy.

    (33) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Epic

    The by-the-numbers kid’s movie elements (which includes an unnecessary romance subplot) prevents Epic from completely living up to its name.

    (27) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Fast & Furious 6

    At times, Fast & Furious 6 is a little unwieldy, saddled with a lot of added baggage, but it’s still an extremely entertaining ride.

    (39) by Ben Kendrick
  • The Iceman

    The Iceman is an average biopic that is elevated to something higher based solely on the strength of its star.

    (19) by Kofi Outlaw
  • Iron Man 3

    Iron Man 3 should provide enough fun and excitement for both Iron Man die-hards and newly acquired Avengers fans.

    (356) by Ben Kendrick
  • Mud

    Mud is worthy viewing if you’re looking for a wonderfully strange indie folk tale – but be ready to invest the stamina needed to pull through the slower segments.

    (14) by Kofi Outlaw
  • Oblivion

    Melodrama and predictable reveals keep the film from being the mind-bending creation that Kosinski may have envisioned, but the director still presents a captivating future with rich visuals.

    (175) by Ben Kendrick
  • Evil Dead

    Remakes don’t get much better than this – in terms of revitalizing the franchise and servicing both veteran and newcomer viewers.

    (66) by Kofi Outlaw
  • Spring Breakers

    As a whole, this makes for an audacious, yet enthralling and even transcendent, portrait of maturity sprouting from a place of corruption and avarice.

    (33) by Sandy Schaefer
  • The Croods

    The Croods is yet another successful film for Dreamworks, managing to land somewhere between their best works (Panda, Dragon) and their lackluster efforts.

    (4) by Kofi Outlaw
  • Oz the Great and Powerful

    The story of Oscar Diggs is a worthwhile tale with a satisfying payoff – an experience that will leave most filmgoers glad that Raimi decided to investigate the humbug behind the curtain.

    (67) by Ben Kendrick
  • Stoker

    Stoker is worthy viewing for those who are fans of its director or are open to exploring a very unconventional cinematic story, made in homage of classic Hitchcock.

    (16) by Kofi Outlaw