Latest 3 star movies

  • White House Down

    ‘White House Down’ Review

    Emmerich has produced a competent (read: not essential) blockbuster thriller that is likely to satisfy filmgoers who were intrigued by the trailers and/or core premise.

    by Ben Kendrick | 2 years ago53 Comments

  • The Bling Ring

    ‘The Bling Ring’ Review

    The Bling Ring successfully captures the culture of celebrity obsession and impersonation that fueled these teens into criminal activity – while also delivering a competent and entertaining summary.

    by Ben Kendrick | 2 years ago3 Comments

  • Monsters University

    ‘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.

    by Sandy Schaefer | 2 years ago6 Comments

  • World War Z

    ‘World War Z’ Review

    World War Z transforms from an engaging glimpse at post-apocalyptic human endurance into a brainless shell that is as absentminded as its undead subject matter.

    by Ben Kendrick | 2 years ago72 Comments

  • This Is the End

    ‘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.

    by Sandy Schaefer | 2 years ago53 Comments

  • The Purge

    ‘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.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 2 years ago68 Comments

  • Now You See Me

    ‘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.

    by Sandy Schaefer | 2 years ago33 Comments

  • Epic

    ‘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.

    by Sandy Schaefer | 2 years ago27 Comments

  • Fast & Furious 6

    ‘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.

    by Ben Kendrick | 2 years ago39 Comments

  • The Hangover Part III

    ‘The Hangover Part III’ Review

    The Hangover Part III is an experience best enjoyed by those loyal fans who want to see the end of the Wolfpack saga.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 2 years ago23 Comments

  • The Iceman

    ‘The Iceman’ Review

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

    by Kofi Outlaw | 2 years ago19 Comments

  • Superman: Unbound

    ‘Superman Unbound’ Review

    Superman: Unbound just proves that Brainiac would be a fantastic antagonist for a Man of Steel sequel, offering both a worthy storyline and threat for Superman.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 2 years ago35 Comments

  • Iron Man 3

    ‘Iron Man 3′ Review

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

    by Ben Kendrick | 2 years ago356 Comments

  • Mud

    ‘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.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 2 years ago14 Comments

  • Oblivion

    ‘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.

    by Ben Kendrick | 2 years ago173 Comments

  • Evil Dead

    ‘Evil Dead’ Review

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

    by Kofi Outlaw | 2 years ago66 Comments

  • The Place Beyond the Pines

    ‘The Place Beyond the Pines’ Review

    It’s still a wonderfully crafted work by a talented Americana director – but the movie is likely destined to be remembered more for its all-star cast than its subject matter.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 2 years ago11 Comments

  • Admission

    ‘Admission’ Review

    The journey isn’t overly thrilling, but it’s not a chore, either. And, when it’s done, you’re left with the feeling that you’ve seen something whole, complete and enjoyable.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 2 years ago2 Comments

  • Olympus Has Fallen

    ‘Olympus Has Fallen’ Review

    Even when Olympus Has Fallen comes up short, it’s still an immensely entertaining (and very brutal) lone gunman action film.

    by Ben Kendrick | 2 years ago84 Comments

  • Spring Breakers

    ‘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.

    by Sandy Schaefer | 2 years ago33 Comments

  • The Croods

    ‘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.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 2 years ago4 Comments

  • Dead Man Down

    ‘Dead Man Down’ Review

    Dead Man Down is a strange beast of a crime-thriller-drama, best described as something like 21 Grams meets Donnie Brasco – with a Die Hard finale thrown in for good measure.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 2 years ago11 Comments

  • Oz the Great and Powerful

    ‘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.

    by Ben Kendrick | 2 years ago67 Comments

  • Jack the Giant Slayer

    ‘Jack the Giant Slayer’ Review

    Jack the Giant Slayer is an entertaining tale that successfully balances the straightforward but imaginative storytelling of its source material with big-screen action and CGI effects.

    by Ben Kendrick | 2 years ago41 Comments

  • Stoker

    ‘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.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 2 years ago16 Comments

  • Snitch

    ‘Snitch’ Review

    It’s not the action movie that some viewers might have been expecting but that’s not a bad thing – since it delivers a surprisingly immersive character drama instead.

    by Ben Kendrick | 2 years ago15 Comments

  • Bullet to the Head

    ‘Bullet to the Head’ Review

    Action fans, saddle up. Sly fans, saddle up. Those not into gritty and brutal looks at machismo characters bloodying each other up and talking foul, move on.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 2 years ago24 Comments

  • Stand Up Guys

    ‘Stand Up Guys’ Review

    The characters even acknowledge the predictability of what happens to them (re: the plot), but the actors playing them choose to enjoy the ride.

    by Sandy Schaefer | 2 years ago21 Comments

  • Warm Bodies

    ‘Warm Bodies’ Review

    Not everyone will respond to the quirky plot but certain viewers are likely to enjoy Levine’s unapologetic attempts to make good on the bizarre setup.

    by Ben Kendrick | 2 years ago34 Comments

  • Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2

    ‘Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2′ Review

    The film is a lovingly faithful recreation of the story that spawned it – for better or for worse, depending on the viewer.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 2 years ago90 Comments

  • The Last Stand

    ‘The Last Stand’ Review

    The Last Stand is a fun throwback to the days of formulaic but immensely entertaining Schwarzenegger-led films

    by Ben Kendrick | 2 years ago32 Comments

  • Gangster Squad

    ‘Gangster Squad’ Review

    Filmgoers will likely enjoy Gangster Squad, but it falls short of being another classic mob movie.

    by Ben Kendrick | 2 years ago25 Comments

  • Django Unchained

    ‘Django Unchained’ Review

    Successfully pays homage to its spaghetti western inspiration and disturbing source material with sharp performances, entertaining characters, as well as poignant violence.

    by Ben Kendrick | 2 years ago127 Comments

  • Jack Reacher

    ‘Jack Reacher’ Review

    Jack Reacher is primarily a frame for the fan-favorite actor to flex his (noticeably aging) action muscles – but that doesn’t mean the film fails to satisfy with plenty of excitement.

    by Ben Kendrick | 2 years ago51 Comments

  • This Is 40

    ‘This Is 40′ Review

    Beyond that target audience the film will hold little appeal, as there is not much slapstick or shtick that can be enjoyed without understanding and relating to the subject matter at hand.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 2 years ago11 Comments

  • Killing Them Softly

    ‘Killing Them Softly’ Review

    The film nonetheless offers a lot intriguing visual stimuli and food for thought – which you’ll have no choice but to consume as it’s being force-fed to you.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 2 years ago28 Comments

  • The Collection

    ‘The Collection’ Review

    For unabashed fans of terror, or anyone who has enjoyed body horror offerings in the past, Dunstan has delivered a worthwhile entry in the genre.

    by Ben Kendrick | 2 years ago21 Comments

  • Hitchcock

    ‘Hitchcock’ Review

    The film should be entertaining for die-hard Hitchcock fans, as well as moviegoers who are casually familiar with his cinema.

    by Sandy Schaefer | 2 years ago19 Comments

  • Rise of the Guardians

    ‘Rise of the Guardians’ Review

    Rise of the Guardians presents a surprisingly heartfelt, though often predictable, narrative about the power of belief – and the importance of companionship.

    by Ben Kendrick | 2 years ago26 Comments

  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2

    ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2′ Review

    It’s fitting that the final chapter in their storyline also offers the most fun and excitement thus far – not to mention serves as the entry that could change a few minds.

    by Ben Kendrick | 2 years ago122 Comments

  • Anna Karenina

    ‘Anna Karenina’ Review

    The rich performances, succinct screenwriting, and strong direction make it a re-interpretation worth seeing.

    by Sandy Schaefer | 2 years ago12 Comments

  • Chasing Mavericks

    ‘Chasing Mavericks’ Review

    This film never excels beyond the same level reached by other inspirational genre fare intended to be all-inclusive for family audiences.

    by Sandy Schaefer | 2 years ago10 Comments

  • 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 ago113 Comments

  • Trouble with the Curve

    ‘Trouble with the Curve’ Review

    Trouble with the Curve is exactly what potential viewers probably expect – a dependable character story.

    by Ben Kendrick | 3 years ago27 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 | 3 years ago30 Comments

  • The Words

    ‘The Words’ Review

    Not all of The Words are unique but the way they come together should provide a stirring experience for anyone fluent in nuanced literary drama.

    by Ben Kendrick | 3 years ago19 Comments

  • Premium Rush

    ‘Premium Rush’ Review

    The main story beats will be extremely familiar to regular moviegoers, but the fixed-gear, no brakes, bike messenger covering will likely be enough to make the experience somewhat fresh and memorable.

    by Ben Kendrick | 3 years ago25 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 | 3 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 | 3 years ago68 Comments