Latest 3.5 star movies

  • ‘About Time’ Review

    Science fiction fans, along with anyone who is especially intrigued by the time travel premise, should temper certain expectations and, instead, focus on About Time’s endearing character moments.

    (2) by Ben Kendrick
  • ‘Thor: The Dark World’ Review

    Thor: The Dark World succeeds at building on the Thor (and Avengers) foundation to offer a bigger and more exciting adventure for Marvel’s God of Thunder.

    (308) by Ben Kendrick
  • ‘The Counselor’ Review

    The Counselor is a novelist-turned-screenwriter experiment likely to be met with mixed reception between the get it and don’t get it types in the audience.

    (40) by Kofi Outlaw
  • ‘Rush’ Review

    Rush excels in its exploration of the Hunt and Lauda relationship as well as how the iconic rivalry helped shaped each racer – both on and off the track.

    (18) by Ben Kendrick
  • ‘The Family’ Review

    There are certainly worse ways to spend two hours at the theater than by watching De Niro play an old Mobster in a self-reflexive action/comedy.

    (7) by Sandy Schaefer
  • ‘Insidious: Chapter 2′ Review

    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’ Review

    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’ Review

    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: The Flashpoint Paradox’ Review

    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’ Review

    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’ Review

    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’ Review

    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’ Review

    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’ Review

    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’ Review

    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′ Review

    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’ Review

    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′ Review

    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’ Review

    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’ Review

    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’ Review

    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’ Review

    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’ Review

    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’ Review

    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’ Review

    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