Unfortunately, Annabelle can't sustain much tension before fizzling out into a boringly repetitive exercise in rehashed scare tactics. The Conjuring this is not.
It has a memorably weird premise, sure, but Kevin Smith's Tusk generally fails to be either that funny and/or scary... much less interesting.
'A Walk Among the Tombstones' is your standard, traditional Noir flick; in other words, it feels pretty dated.
In a genre where smarts and thrills are pivotal, The November Man delivers only routine (and uninspired) spy drama.
Let's Be Cops tries to offer coming-of-age gravitas, action movie thrills and comedic slapstick, but never excels at any one of them.
The short of it: Planes: Fire & Rescue is a better made film than its predecessor on a technical level, but otherwise just as generic (in some ways, more so) on a storytelling level.
Despite an intriguing setup, Sex Tape squanders its clever premise with an underwhelming combination of cheap jokes and ham-fisted family drama.
One the whole, Tammy is yet another effective demonstration of McCarthy's comedic abilities - but much like its protagonist, the film is too jumbled and directionless for its own good.
Maleficent is yet another old Disney product re-packaged with a big-name star and visionary director, in order to sell a "modern" fairy tale to audiences.
The movie spends a lot of time venturing to develop a meaningful relationship between the two families and, at times, the filmmakers actually brush against a deeper (not to mention smarter) story.
The Quiet Ones isn't a terrible film - just a hodgepodge of retro and modern horror elements that isn't all that memorable.
They must've titled this movie with total irony, because Transcendence stumbles hard in its attempt to rise above.
Bad Words plays out as a farce that (sadly) just isn't all that insightful, witty, or creative with how it approaches its premise - one that is innately kind of funny, but only goes so far.
3 Days to Kill offers little substance that hasn't been handled more effectively in previous Besson Euro-action/thrillers.
Vampire Academy will probably only satisfy fans of the original books, who just want to see their favorite characters (and the world that they inhabit) brought to life.
Fans of historical dramas will likely find enough reason to enjoy The Monuments Men but the movie wastes a powerful source material story.
It doesn't break new ground but I, Frankenstein is not the ridiculous train wreck that some hardcore movie buffs were expecting.
Whether or not you agree with Krauss' political/philosophical leanings in Gimme Shelter, the film does generally have its heart in the right place.
Is mostly just a mashup of watered-down action/comedy tropes (think Rush Hour) and uninspired slapstick that is less imaginative than that featured in last year's female buddy-cop comedy The Heat.