Latest Reviews

  • The Age of Adaline

    The Age of Adaline is a ludicrous romantic fantasy, but solid craftsmanship and good acting make it an enjoyable one too.

    (10) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Unfriended

    ‘Unfriended’ is a spooky ghost story parable that will (only) be fun for those who grew up in the era of the online social jungle.

    (47) by Kofi Outlaw
  • Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2

    Die-hard Kevin James fans will get additional mileage from it, but Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 is a pretty easy pass for everyone else.

    (33) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Batman vs. Robin

    ‘Batman vs. Robin’ presents fans with some weighted options: improved action and thrills at the expense of even worse vocals.

    (60) by Kofi Outlaw
  • Furious 7

    Furious 7 is another solid Fast and the Furious installment – one that (flaws aside) provides a nice farewell to star Paul Walker.

    (90) by Sandy Schaefer
  • It Follows

    The film might not be as deep as it aspires to be, but It Follows is one retro horror movie that’s quite creepy and has style to spare.

    (64) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Home

    Home is a colorful and entertaining CGI adventure, but weighed down by an uneven and shallow story, falls short of animated greatness.

    (8) by Ben Kendrick
  • Get Hard

    The combined power of Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell is enough to make ‘Get Hard’s raunchy and juvenile look at prison life a whole lot of depraved fun.

    (27) by Kofi Outlaw
  • The Gunman

    Those hoping for the next ‘Taken’ will be disappointed by the slow-burn character piece that is ‘The Gunman’.

    (37) by Kofi Outlaw
  • Insurgent

    Insurgent falls short of hitting the bar set by superior YA film adaptations but is a step in the right direction for the Divergent series.

    (31) by Ben Kendrick
  • Run All Night

    ‘Run All Night’ marks a slight uptick in the stock of ‘Liam Neeson With a Gun’ action movies.

    (8) by Kofi Outlaw
  • Cinderella (2015)

    Cinderella plays it overly-safe in transitioning from cartoon-to-live-action but is sure to entertain Disney’s go-to juice box crowd.

    (38) by Ben Kendrick
  • Unfinished Business

    ‘Unfinished Business’ is a perfect storm of unfocused – mostly unfunny – mundane comedic filmmaking.

    (10) by Kofi Outlaw
  • Chappie

    Chappie succeeds in Blomkamp’s principle goal: exploring a heightened version of childhood development told through the lens of gritty science-fiction and gangster stereotypes.

    (81) by Ben Kendrick
  • The Lazarus Effect

    ‘The Lazarus Effect’ is one of those horror films where lack of character logic makes it hard to root for the bodies that are inevitably going to pile on the floor.

    (13) by Kofi Outlaw
  • Focus

    Despite its ‘never lose focus’ catchphrase, unnecessary tangents and underwhelming reveals make Focus a somewhat unfocused, though still enjoyable, viewing experience.

    (11) by Ben Kendrick
  • The Duff

    The Duff makes timely points about self-love, body image, and modern relationships but falls short of becoming a teen drama classic.

    (9) by Ben Kendrick
  • McFarland, USA

    McFarland, USA is by-the-numbers underdogs sport fare, but good direction and performances make it a respectable addition to the genre.

    (4) by Sandy Schaefer
  • Hot Tub Time Machine 2

    ‘Hot Tub Time Machine 2′ is basically a sillier version of an already silly concept – but that doesn’t mean it isn’t still fun.

    (2) by Kofi Outlaw
  • Kingsman: The Secret Service

    Smart genre riffs and hyper-stylized action, Kingsman: The Secret Service manages to provide a clever twist on the spy movie format.

    (80) by Ben Kendrick