Latest 3 star movies

  • 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 ago50 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 ago121 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 ago111 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 | 2 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 | 2 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 | 2 years ago17 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 | 2 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 | 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

  • The Bourne Legacy

    ‘The Bourne Legacy’ Review

    Most moviegoers will find enjoyment in The Bourne Legacy – as it offers the same government conspiracy storylines and realistic action beats as its predecessors.

    by Ben Kendrick | 2 years ago63 Comments

  • Total Recall

    ‘Total Recall’ Review

    The director’s attempt at re-imagining Philip K. Dick’s story will present action/sci-fi lovers with a compelling (albeit thin) sci-fi world to explore.

    by Ben Kendrick | 2 years ago80 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

  • Savages

    ‘Savages’ Review

    Savages is another competent character drama from Stone and the film holds very little back during its 130 minute runtime.

    by Ben Kendrick | 2 years ago27 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 | 2 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 | 2 years ago41 Comments

  • Snow White and the Huntsman

    ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’ Review

    Sanders takes the tale of Snow White and crafts it into something visually gorgeous that is at once familiar and refreshingly imaginative.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 3 years ago97 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

  • Battleship

    ‘Battleship’ Review

    Battleship is a movie that is enjoyable beyond expectation, but doesn’t offer much more than the fast-food-style fun of a summer movie spectacle.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 3 years ago143 Comments

  • The Dictator

    ‘The Dictator’ Review

    The Dictator is more like a raunchy Mel Brooks comedy, and although Cohen and Faris are all amusing, there is a distinct sense throughout the film that you’ve seen this all before.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 3 years ago24 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

  • Sound of My Voice

    ‘Sound of My Voice’ Review

    Those who like their endings left open so that they can ponder and theorize about a philosophical story: Sound of My Voice provides a whole lot to mull over and analyze.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 3 years ago39 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

  • Safe

    ‘Safe’ Review

    In the end, Safe is probably a safer bet as a rental.

    by Kofi Outlaw | 3 years ago23 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