Movie Reviews

Lego Ninjago Movie Review: A Laugh Riot for All-Ages

Lego Ninjago Movie Review: A Laugh Riot for All-Ages

Kids will be dazzled by the crazy animation in LEGO Ninjago Movie, while enjoying the humor side-by-side with their parents.

Julian Roman

Kingsman 2 Review: The Madcap Plot Almost Tops The Original

Kingsman 2 Review: The Madcap Plot Almost Tops The Original

Matthew Vaughn delivers a rousing follow up to his surprise 2015 hit Kingsman with the sequel The Golden Circle.

Julian Roman

American Assassin Review: An Insanely Violent Action Beatdown

American Assassin Review: An Insanely Violent Action Beatdown

Maze Runner star Dylan O'Brien transforms into Vince Flynn's uncompromising killer in the fast-paced American Assassin.

Julian Roman

Mother! Review: Jennifer Lawrence Goes Full Rosemary's Baby

Mother! Review: Jennifer Lawrence Goes Full Rosemary's Baby

Darren Aronofsky's Mother! has the feel of a horror film, but plays out like a mystery with deep philosophical undertones.

Julian Roman

IT Review #2: Fear Is Unleashed with Pennywise's Triumphant Return

IT Review #2: Fear Is Unleashed with Pennywise's Triumphant Return

Director Andy Muschietti's new big screen adaptation of Stephen King's It promotes Pennywise from carnival showman to big top ringmaster.

David Sattanni

IT Movie Review: Stand by Me with an Evil Clown

IT Movie Review: Stand by Me with an Evil Clown

Fans of Stephen King's IT novel and 90's miniseries will be just as delighted as the neophytes.

Julian Roman

Close Encounters 40th Anniversary Review: This Means Something

Close Encounters 40th Anniversary Review: This Means Something

The 40th anniversary of Close Encounters of the Third Kind sees the Steven Spielberg classic once again light up the big screen in stellar 4K.

David Sattanni

Batman and Harley Quinn Review: A Campy, Sex-Fueled 90s Nostalgia Trip

Batman and Harley Quinn Review: A Campy, Sex-Fueled 90s Nostalgia Trip

The Dynamic Duo team up with the Maid of Mischief to stop Poison Ivy in the campy revival of the 90s classic cartoon Batman and Harley Quinn.

Julian Roman

Patti Cake$ Review: This Girl Drops One Hot Beat

Patti Cake$ Review: This Girl Drops One Hot Beat

Danielle Macdonald is stellar in her first starring role as an aspiring New Jersey rapper in Patti Cakes.

Julian Roman

Hitman's Bodyguard Review: A Fun But Familiar Action Romp

Hitman's Bodyguard Review: A Fun But Familiar Action Romp

Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson are fantastic together in The Hitman's Bodyguard, but the story gets too familiar in places.

Brian Gallagher

Ingrid Goes West Review: Single White Female for the Instagram Obsessed

Ingrid Goes West Review: Single White Female for the Instagram Obsessed

A deranged stalker becomes obsessed with a social media star in the humorous yet uneven Ingrid Goes West.

Julian Roman

Wind River Review: Jeremy Renner & Elizabeth Olsen Go Dark

Wind River Review: Jeremy Renner & Elizabeth Olsen Go Dark

Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen investigate murder on a Wyoming Indian reservation in the ominous mystery Wind River.

Julian Roman

Dark Tower Review: A Quick Draw Take on A Very Complex Story

Dark Tower Review: A Quick Draw Take on A Very Complex Story

Roland Deschain versus The Man in Black in a moderately successful, very short adaptation of Stephen King's The Dark Tower.

Julian Roman

Logan Lucky Review: Steven Soderbergh Is Back to His Old Tricks

Logan Lucky Review: Steven Soderbergh Is Back to His Old Tricks

Steven Soderbergh returns from his short retirement for Logan Lucky, a hillbilly heist comedy brimming with good natured humor.

Julian Roman

Annabelle Creation Review: They Got It Right This Time

Annabelle Creation Review: They Got It Right This Time

Director David F. Sandberg obliterates expectations with Annabelle: Creation, a terrifying and worthy spin-off in The Conjuring universe.

Ryan Scott

Detroit Review: A Harrowing Tale of Racial Injustice

Detroit Review: A Harrowing Tale of Racial Injustice

Detroit is a brutal and unflinching movie from director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal, the team behind Hurt Locker and Zero Dark Thirty.

Julian Roman

Atomic Blonde Review: Charlize Theron Throws a Cold War Dance Party

Atomic Blonde Review: Charlize Theron Throws a Cold War Dance Party

Charlize Theron plays a femme fatal with deadly fighting skills in the high-octane action thriller Atomic Blonde.

Julian Roman

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Review: Star Trek Meets Doctor Who

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Review: Star Trek Meets Doctor Who

Director Luc Besson's Valerian is a visually stunning sci-fi adventure that lacks substance.

Ryan Scott

Dunkirk Review: Nolan Delivers a Lean, Mean Fighting Machine

Dunkirk Review: Nolan Delivers a Lean, Mean Fighting Machine

Dunkirk is an extraordinary work of cinema that relies on cutting edge camera work and bare bones storytelling.

Julian Roman

Valerian Review: Lush Wizardry Offset by a Convoluted Plot

Valerian Review: Lush Wizardry Offset by a Convoluted Plot

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets looks incredible, but never reaches the point of rousing sci-fi adventure.

Julian Roman

Despicable Me 3 Review: Trey Parker's Villain Steals the Show

Despicable Me 3 Review: Trey Parker's Villain Steals the Show

Supervillain Balthazar Bratt, voiced by South Park creator Trey Parker, has a plan to dance battle you into liking Despicable Me 3.

Julian Roman

Spider-Man: Homecoming Review: A Triumph That Obliterates Expectations

Spider-Man: Homecoming Review: A Triumph That Obliterates Expectations

Spider-Man: Homecoming is a funny, heartfelt, coming of age story that deftly captures the awkwardness of being a teenager.

Julian Roman

War for The Planet of The Apes Review #2: The Best Sequel of The Summer

War for The Planet of The Apes Review #2: The Best Sequel of The Summer

War for the Planet of the Apes is a riveting sequel that pushes the boundaries of motion capture performance.

Julian Roman

War for the Planet of the Apes Review: A True Sci-Fi Masterpiece

War for the Planet of the Apes Review: A True Sci-Fi Masterpiece

Director Matt Reeves brings the perfect ending to one of the greatest trilogies of all time with War for the Planet of the Apes.

Ryan Scott

Baby Driver Review #2: A Turbo-Charged Action Classic

Baby Driver Review #2: A Turbo-Charged Action Classic

Edgar Wright's Baby Driver plays like a two hour music video, with Ansel Elgort emerging as true leading man.

Julian Roman

A Ghost Story Review: Casey Affleck Wears a Sheet and Watches People

A Ghost Story Review: Casey Affleck Wears a Sheet and Watches People

Director David Lowery delivers a very unique and pretty weird take on the supernatural with A Ghost Story.

Ryan Scott

Transformers 5 Review: A Bombastic Blast of Confusing Fun

Transformers 5 Review: A Bombastic Blast of Confusing Fun

Transformers 5 is a towering special effects extravaganza with a befuddling plot, but fans of the 1986 movie are in for a big surprise.

Julian Roman

Netflix Original Movie Review: Okja Is the Must See Film of the Summer

Netflix Original Movie Review: Okja Is the Must See Film of the Summer

South Korean Director Bong Joon-ho delivers a thoughtful, visceral satire of the meat industry with his adventure thriller Okja.

Julian Roman

All Eyez on Me Review: Tupac Shakur Gets a Wikipedia Biopic

All Eyez on Me Review: Tupac Shakur Gets a Wikipedia Biopic

All Eyez on Me fails to provide any insight whatsoever into the man or the events that really shaped Tupac Shakur.

Julian Roman

47 Meters Down Review: A Shark Movie with Almost No Sharks

47 Meters Down Review: A Shark Movie with Almost No Sharks

47 Meters Down is a tedious, 89-minute shark thriller with less than five minutes of shark action.

Julian Roman

Netflix Original Movie Review: Shimmer Lake Is a Backwards Tour de Force

Netflix Original Movie Review: Shimmer Lake Is a Backwards Tour de Force

Oren Uziel makes his directorial debut with the twisty comedic noir thriller Shimmer Lake, and it's one of this summer's best whodunnits.

Evan Jacobs

Rough Night Review: The Girl Power Version of Very Bad Things

Rough Night Review: The Girl Power Version of Very Bad Things

Rough Night is a funny comedy uplifted by its talented cast, especially the scene-stealing Jillian Bell.

Julian Roman

Buzzard Hollow Beef Review: A Gory, Teeth-Gnashing Cannibal Classic

Buzzard Hollow Beef Review: A Gory, Teeth-Gnashing Cannibal Classic

Director Joshua Johnson and writer Tara C. Hall have created a psychedelic horror experience destined to be an indie classic.

Evan Jacobs

The Mummy Review #2: Tom Cruise Sinks in This Joyless Disaster

The Mummy Review #2: Tom Cruise Sinks in This Joyless Disaster

Universal's Dark Universe begins with an epic dud as Tom Cruise flounders in The Mummy, one of his worst movies ever.

Julian Roman

The Mummy Review: First Dark Universe Movie Is a Blast

The Mummy Review: First Dark Universe Movie Is a Blast

The Mummy sets up Universal's new monsters movie universe in grand fashion, though in unpredictable ways.

Brian Gallagher

Netflix Original Movie Review: Handsome Needs Its Own Series

Netflix Original Movie Review: Handsome Needs Its Own Series

Jeff Garlin turns in some of his best work ever as a lonely detective searching for a killer in Handsome: A Netflix Mystery Movie.

Evan Jacobs

Netflix Original Movie Review: Mindhorn Is the Perfect Summer Comedy

Netflix Original Movie Review: Mindhorn Is the Perfect Summer Comedy

Julian Barratt plays a former TV detective called in for a real case in the hilarious new Netflix movie Mindhorn.

Evan Jacobs

Captain Underpants Review: A Potty Humor Masterpiece

Captain Underpants Review: A Potty Humor Masterpiece

Captain Underpants is a nonstop barrage of poop jokes, but has a lot of heart and feeling.

Julian Roman

Wonder Woman Review: The DCEU Finally Delivers a Great Movie

Wonder Woman Review: The DCEU Finally Delivers a Great Movie

Gal Gadot arrives as the hero and feminist icon fans deserve in Wonder Woman, which renews faith in the DC Movie universe.

Julian Roman

It Comes at Night Review: The Most Unsettling Horror Experience of 2017

It Comes at Night Review: The Most Unsettling Horror Experience of 2017

Director Trey Edward Shults crafts a unique terror ride with the excellent summer horror movie It Comes at Night.

Ryan Scott