Latest 4 star movies

  • ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ Review

    ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ Review

    The director has once again delivered a humorous and enthralling (read: downright entertaining) adventure in Middle-earth with rich characters, sharp visuals, and an epic storyline.

    (143) by Ben Kendrick
  • ‘Frozen’ Review

    ‘Frozen’ Review

    Frozen is another fine addition to the Disney animated feature pantheon, offering a witty and heartfelt princess fairly tale with creative musical elements and some visual panache.

    (34) by Sandy Schaefer
  • ‘An Adventure in Space and Time’ Review

    ‘An Adventure in Space and Time’ Review

    The docudrama won’t appeal to everyone but it’s hard to find much fault in the final product – which excels as a thoughtful, evocative, and beautifully shot look back at the early days of Doctor Who.

    (16) by Ben Kendrick
  • ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ Review

    ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ Review

    Lawrence and Lawrence prove to be winning team, and like Panem itself, this franchise is just now catching fire.

    (97) by Kofi Outlaw
  • ‘Afflicted’ Review

    ‘Afflicted’ Review

    Afflicted is a major achievement in a wide variety of respects and will undoubtedly open doors for Prowse and Lee.

    (9) by Perri Nemiroff
  • ‘Nebraska’ Review

    ‘Nebraska’ Review

    Payne’s film (taken as a whole) is really an elegant work of storytelling, which manages to make a thoughtful statement about the current demographic of older Americans.

    (4) by Sandy Schaefer
  • ‘Little Favour’ Review

    ‘Little Favour’ Review

    Little Favour is a film definitely worth it if you’re a fan of espionage action, Cumberbatch, slick stylistic indie shorts – or all three.

    (18) by Kofi Outlaw
  • ‘Captain Phillips’ Review

    ‘Captain Phillips’ Review

    Greengrass and Hanks succeed in Captain Phillips with an astute and exciting action-thriller/biopic.

    (30) by Ben Kendrick
  • ‘Don Jon’ Review

    ‘Don Jon’ Review

    Gordon-Levitt offers something that is funny, witty, honest and eventually heartfelt, without having to pander to the saccharine fantasies or gross-out raunch humor.

    (37) by Kofi Outlaw
  • ‘Prisoners’ Review

    ‘Prisoners’ Review

    Thriller and drama enthusiasts should find plenty of powerful performances and rich story material to make Prisoners an exhilarating and penetrating theater experience.

    (91) by Ben Kendrick
  • ‘The Spectacular Now’ Review

    ‘The Spectacular Now’ Review

    The Spectacular Now is still a strong addition to the adolescent coming of age sub-genre – one that forgoes easy wistfulness in favor of untidy human emotion.

    (9) by Sandy Schaefer
  • ‘The Conjuring’ Review

    ‘The Conjuring’ Review

    The Conjuring is a very satisfying horror movie outing, but when it’s done – beyond the trauma of a freaky moviegoing experience – there is little to ponder or reflect upon.

    (71) by Kofi Outlaw
  • Man of Steel Review

    Man of Steel Review

    Man of Steel has more than earned its keep, and deserves to be THE iconic Superman movie for a whole new generation.

    (667) by Kofi Outlaw
  • ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ Review

    ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ Review

    Much Ado About Nothing is a faithful, pleasant and enjoyable small-scale production of Shakespeare’s classic. If you are in for the experiment, you’ll likely be charmed by the result.

    (16) by Kofi Outlaw
  • ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ Review

    ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ Review

    The result is another bold voyage for the Starship Enterprise – one that will likely wow most moviegoers (even if it irks a few die-hard Trekkies).

    (163) by Ben Kendrick
  • ‘The Great Gatsby’ Review

    ‘The Great Gatsby’ Review

    Those looking for something more sophisticated (but no less visually entertaining ) than the average summer blockbuster, Great Gatsby 3D offers a mix of old Hollywood grandeur and new Hollywood edge.

    (51) by Kofi Outlaw
  • ‘Disconnect’ Review

    ‘Disconnect’ Review

    If the stresses of the real world (and start-to-finish emotional turmoil) are not what you prefer to spend your ticket money on, then best seek a connection elsewhere.

    (9) by Kofi Outlaw
  • ’42’ Review

    ’42’ Review

    42 presents plenty of challenging material, but it’s all in service of a thought-provoking and evocative Jackie Robinson movie experience.

    (30) by Ben Kendrick
  • ‘Jurassic Park 3D’ Review

    ‘Jurassic Park 3D’ Review

    With Jurassic Park 3D, Spielberg will once again make audiences believe (if only for a second) that dinosaurs can still rule the Earth – or at least the box office.

    (37) by Ben Kendrick
  • ‘Side Effects’ Review

    ‘Side Effects’ Review

    Side Effects isn’t just a clever film, there’s beauty in its execution – even if attempts to come full circle undercut some of the more interesting moral quandaries raised along the way.

    (32) by Ben Kendrick
  • ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Review

    ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ Review

    It’s easy to name ZDT as one of the best films of 2012.

    (71) by Kofi Outlaw
  • ‘Les Misérables’ Review

    ‘Les Misérables’ Review

    What Hooper and Co. have created is impressive in its own right, and the streamlined and insightful take on Hugo’s novel opens up the story in new ways that distinguish this version.

    (177) by Kofi Outlaw
  • ‘Monsters, Inc. 3D’ Review

    ‘Monsters, Inc. 3D’ Review

    There’s really little reason to check out Monsters, Inc. 3D in… well, 3D, rather than going for a good old-fashioned 2D screening instead.

    (4) by Sandy Schaefer
  • ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ Review

    ‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’ Review

    If The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is any indication of what’s to come, Lord of the Rings faithfuls have reason to be hopeful that the director will create another captivating round of adventures.

    (178) by Ben Kendrick
  • ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ Review

    ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ Review

    Silver Linings Playbook paves a highly entertaining road to recovery for its characters, which you will be glad you helped sponsor.

    (24) by Kofi Outlaw