Friday, October 9, 2015

Posted October 07, 2015in Film Review, Homepage Cover Story

Life on Mars

At the end of the day, maybe the best thing that you can say about “The Martian” is that it illustrates how Hollywood can make the safe, boring story choice and still manage to create a completely engrossing film. “The Martian” is the new Ridley Scott film based on the

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Posted September 30, 2015in Film Review

‘The Intern’ has a lot to learn

Though it might not seem like it at first glance, the way “The Intern” is constructed actually has a lot in common with “Million Dollar Baby.” The latter film, the 2004 Academy Award winner for Best Picture, is perhaps best known for the stunning, gut-wrenching emotional shift that happens two-thirds

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Posted September 23, 2015in Film Review

Here’s Johnny!

It has been really difficult to take Johnny Depp seriously for much of the 21st century. The first “Pirates of the Caribbean” film came out in 2003. Since then, Depp has starred in 19 films, 11 of which have relied upon Depp donning either a ridiculous wig, crazy accent or

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Posted September 16, 2015in Film Review

Hiding the duck

If you have followed the career of M. Night Shyamalan at all, then “The Visit” is a very important film. Because, “The Visit” marks the point in Shyamalan’s career where he officially tosses his hands up in the air and admits that he has no idea what he’s doing. “The

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Posted September 09, 2015in Film Review

With friends like these…

“We Are Your Friends” is not a good movie. It is, however, not the worst thing I have ever seen, or even the worst thing I have seen this month. So it comes as a bit of a surprise to see how brutally it is being treated at the box

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Posted September 02, 2015in Film Review


“No Escape” follows Jack Dwyer, played by Owen Wilson, and his wife Annie (Lake Bell). Jack is moving Annie and their two small daughters to an unnamed Asian nation (though geography dictates that it has to be either Cambodia or Laos) after taking a job with a multinational corporation that

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Posted August 26, 2015in Film Review

The fun, flawed world of ‘American Ultra’

There’s a very subtle kind of genius going on in “American Ultra” — a film that obviously had high goals for itself and ultimately falls short — that has everything to do with the evolution of its two leads. Jessie Eisenberg plays Mike Howell, a do-nothing stoner in a small

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Posted August 19, 2015in Film Review

N.W.A. remains as important as ever

Three truths that “Straight Outta Compton” reminds the viewer of: 1) History is written by the victors, 2) N.W.A. was to rap music what The Mamas & the Papas were to rock: sadly short lived, brilliantly creative and completely unique, and 3) You never want to be on Ice Cube’s

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Posted August 12, 2015in Film Review

Fantastic bore

In a summer that has been surprisingly bereft of any kind of obvious blockbuster outside of “Jurassic World” — which was nowhere near as good as its box office take would have you believe — the past few weeks have still managed to stand out as particularly bad. First, there

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Posted August 05, 2015in Film Review

Going Rogue

“Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation” is the fifth installment of the “Mission Impossible” franchise. It sees agent Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) back in action, joined in the field by Benji Dunn (Simon Pegg) and Luther Stickell (Ving Rhames). The film picks up where the fourth installment left off: with Hunt on

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