Furious 7 is exactly what you’d expect if you’ve seen any of the later entries in the franchise, watched any of the trailers, seen the poster with the parachuting car or heard Diesel’s claim about it winning Best Picture – genre ridiculousness with a couple of good stunts.
Matthew Vaughn adapts another Mark Millar story with mixed results.
Wow. What happened to Michael Mann?
Chris Rock makes his writing/directing debut in Top Five, a showbiz romantic comedy that is loose, sometimes broad and often hilarious.
Rating: Solid Rock Fist Up On its surface, Big Hero 6 looks like it could be the first in a new era of Disney animated films. It’s a Marvel adaptation. Like its predecessors Frozen and Wreck It Ralph, it’s a remarkably confident and capable feature that lacks the Pixar name. It’s an action/comedy movie that is also [...]
Christopher Nolan’s Sci-Fi epic spans the stars, but at its heart is a family drama that errs on the side of sentiment.
Rating: Minor Rock Fist Up Jake Gyllenhaal delivers an intense, magnetic performance that is the highlight of Nightcrawler, the directoral debut from writer Dan Gilroy. The film follows Gyllenhaal’s Louis Bloom, a disconnected loaner who stumbles into the world of on-the-scene video journalism. Bloom is a quick study, as we witness him learn the seedy business [...]
[Minor Rock Fist Up] “My muse is not a horse and i am in no horse race and if indeed she was, still i would not harness her to this tumbrel – this bloody cart of severed heads and glittering prizes. My muse may spook! May bolt! May abandon me completely!” The above letter was [...]
[Minor Rock Fist Up] Michael Fassbender plays the titular misfit in Frank, the debut from director Lenny Abrahamson and writers Jon Ronson and Peter Straughan. Frank follows a young wannabe musician named Jon (played by Domhnall Gleeson) who desperately wants to escape his sleepy life for stardom and adoration. As luck would have it, he stumbles upon a [...]
Brendan Gleeson stars in a dark comedy/mystery/character actors’ dream about a priest given a week to live before a stranger plans to kill him.
Some movies this summer and every summer manage to rise above some silly source material to be something that is genuinely compelling or at the very least interesting. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is not one of them.
Trevan and Trey welcome new contributor Will Findley before talking about Boyhood and Guardians of the Galaxy, two vastly different, but outstanding movies.
Besson manages to subvert audiences expectations at a few points by not delivering on big showdowns and staying true to his protagonist’s abilities and motives. That said, Lucy has still a lot wrong with it, chiefly that it’s kind of dumb.
Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel team up for Sex Tape, an R-rated comedy that tries to balance raunchy humor with the wholesomeness of a family film and ends up failing both genres. The trailer gives over-explains the entire premise, but here it is again: Diaz and Segel play Annie and Jason, a loving couple that started hot [...]
Caesar returns in the summer sci-fi epic that is more about the cost of being a leader than it is the novelty of talking monkeys.