Movie Reviews

Girl on the Train Review: A Dark Ride Between Murder & Madness

Girl on the Train Review: A Dark Ride Between Murder & Madness

The Girl on the Train is a sensual ride worth taking, and features an outstanding Emily Blunt.

Julian Roman

Masterminds Review: Doesn't Live Up to Its Comedy Pedigree

Masterminds Review: Doesn't Live Up to Its Comedy Pedigree

From the director of Napoleon Dynamite, Masterminds plays like a weak SNL sketch that goes on for a very long 90 minutes.

Julian Roman

I.T. Review: Pierce Brosnan Will Have You Covering Your Webcam

I.T. Review: Pierce Brosnan Will Have You Covering Your Webcam

Pierce Brosnan has more than a few network issues in the techno-thriller I.T., delivering a parable for the modern age.

Julian Roman

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Review: A Wildly Imaginative Fable

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Review: A Wildly Imaginative Fable

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is a delightfully sinister fantasy from Tim Burton, but it looses steam near the end.

Julian Roman

Deepwater Horizon Review: Gripping & Fiery

Deepwater Horizon Review: Gripping & Fiery

Director Peter Berg captures hell with technical precision in Deepwater Horizon, reminding us of the heavy price paid in blood and tears.

Julian Roman

The Magnificent Seven Review: Action Packed But Empty

The Magnificent Seven Review: Action Packed But Empty

The raw, leading man star power of Denzel Washington provides a mighty lift when needed in the otherwise underwhelming Magnificent Seven remake.

Julian Roman

Blair Witch Review: There's a Scary Secret Hiding in These Woods

Blair Witch Review: There's a Scary Secret Hiding in These Woods

Lionsagate and horror director Adam Wingard have unleashed their secret, terrifying and excellent Blair Witch sequel.

Ryan Scott

Snowden Review: Oliver Stone's Love Song to Edward Snowden

Snowden Review: Oliver Stone's Love Song to Edward Snowden

Snowden never views Edward Snowden in any critical light, telling his story only the way Oliver Stone wants it to be told.

Julian Roman

Bridget Jones's Baby Review: The Best Date Movie of 2016

Bridget Jones's Baby Review: The Best Date Movie of 2016

Renee Zellweger returns in top form for her third outing as a singleton trying to deal with an unexpected pregnancy in Bridet Jones's Baby.

Julian Roman

Sully Review: Tom Hanks & Clint Eastwood Fly at a Low Altitude

Sully Review: Tom Hanks & Clint Eastwood Fly at a Low Altitude

Clint Eastwood's adaptation of the Miracle on the Hudson has its moments, but Sully never quite reach the stratosphere.

Julian Roman

Light Between Oceans Review: Painful, Slow and Really Boring

Light Between Oceans Review: Painful, Slow and Really Boring

Director Derek Cianfrance fails with The Light Between Oceans, as every minute of the movie weighs heavily upon the audience.

Julian Roman

Morgan Review #2: Great Cast, Great Idea, So-So Movie

Morgan Review #2: Great Cast, Great Idea, So-So Movie

Director Luke Scott's artificial intelligence based sci-fi thriller Morgan just barely misses the mark.

Ryan Scott

Morgan Review: A Very Dumb Movie About Smart People

Morgan Review: A Very Dumb Movie About Smart People

Director Luke Scott's Morgan is a very forgettable sci-fi thriller that fails to achieve the highs of last year's Ex-Machina.

Julian Roman

Morris from America Review: A Unique & Powerful Coming-Of-Age Story

Morris from America Review: A Unique & Powerful Coming-Of-Age Story

Craig Robinson headlines a cast full of young newcomers in Morris From Americ, which tells an excellent, fresh story.

Ryan Scott

Don't Breathe Review: Tense Horror Without the Cheap Thrills

Don't Breathe Review: Tense Horror Without the Cheap Thrills

Director Fede Alvarez has crafted a unique, very tense follow up to his 2013 Evil Dead remake.

Ryan Scott

Ben-Hur Review #2: The Good Far Outweighs The Bad

Ben-Hur Review #2: The Good Far Outweighs The Bad

Paramount's remake of Ben-Hur stands on its own as a decent film, assuring that Charlton Heston is not spinning in his grave.

Julian Roman

Ben-Hur Review: It's Not Great, nor Worthy of Hate

Ben-Hur Review: It's Not Great, nor Worthy of Hate

Director Timur Bekmambetov and his cast offer an admirably unique take on the iconic Ben-Hur story that still falls short in many ways.

Brian Gallagher

War Dogs Review: A Fascinating, Unique Twist on War Movies

War Dogs Review: A Fascinating, Unique Twist on War Movies

Director Todd Phillips marries his comedic sensibilities with a compelling true story in the great War Dogs.

Ryan Scott

Kubo and the Two Strings Review: An Eye-Popping Visual Delight

Kubo and the Two Strings Review: An Eye-Popping Visual Delight

Laika Studios are back in superb form with Kubo and the Two Strings, though this animated adventure falters in getting through its final half.

Julian Roman

Sausage Party Review #2: Best Animated Movie of the Year?

Sausage Party Review #2: Best Animated Movie of the Year?

Seth Rogen and his team break new ground, which is sure to offend some and win over many others.

Ryan Scott

Pete's Dragon Review: Never Soars as High as the Disney Original

Pete's Dragon Review: Never Soars as High as the Disney Original

Disney's update of Pete's Dragon isn't nearly as whimsical as the original, but stands on its own with heart and meaning.

Julian Roman

Sausage Party Review: Lock Up the Food and Hide the Kids

Sausage Party Review: Lock Up the Food and Hide the Kids

Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and their usual crew have created an unusual carnival of food carnage that borders on being utterly brilliant.

B. Alan Orange

Suicide Squad Review #2: It's Better Than Batman v Superman

Suicide Squad Review #2: It's Better Than Batman v Superman

Suicide Squad never tries to be anything more than the cool whip on top of the sundae, a kicks and giggles take on the DC universe.

Julian Roman

Suicide Squad Review: DC's Super Villains Are Good, But Not Great

Suicide Squad Review: DC's Super Villains Are Good, But Not Great

Director David Ayer's all-star team of super villains can't quite be redeemed as they set out to save the DC movie universe this summer.

Ryan Scott

Jason Bourne Review #2: A Bone Crushing, Cinematic Smackdown

Jason Bourne Review #2: A Bone Crushing, Cinematic Smackdown

Matt Damon is back and hasn't forgotten how to beat bad guys to a pulp in Director Paul Greengrass' Jason Bourne.

Julian Roman

Jason Bourne Review: Matt Damon Packs a Timely Punch

Jason Bourne Review: Matt Damon Packs a Timely Punch

After nearly a decade off the grid, Jason Bourne returns to set the bar very high for the rest of this year's action movies.

Brian Gallagher

Batman: The Killing Joke Review: What a Huge Letdown

Batman: The Killing Joke Review: What a Huge Letdown

Warner Bros. Animation comes up woefully short in their R-rated adaptation of Alan Moore and Brian Bolland's classic comic Batman: The Killing Joke.

Julian Roman

Star Trek Beyond Is Basically Fast and Furious in Space

Star Trek Beyond Is Basically Fast and Furious in Space

Star Trek Beyond is a popcorn, big-budget, summer FX film. It will entertain the majority, but leave Trekkies nostalgic.

Julian Roman

Lights Out Reinvents Classic Horror in a Fresh Way

Lights Out Reinvents Classic Horror in a Fresh Way

Director David F. Sandberg brings his terrifying short film to life on the big screen in innovative ways in Lights Out.

Brian Gallagher

Lights Out Review: It'll Leave You Sleeping with the Lights On

Lights Out Review: It'll Leave You Sleeping with the Lights On

Director David F. Sandberg's feature debut Lights Out is scary, fun and all around very good.

Ryan Scott

The Infiltrator Review: A Brilliant Bryan Cranston Goes Deep Undercover

The Infiltrator Review: A Brilliant Bryan Cranston Goes Deep Undercover

Bryan Cranston channels the good guy version of Walter White in The Infiltrator, a tense, 80s drug cartel crime drama.

Ryan Scott

Ghostbusters Review #2: It's Not a Trainwreck

Ghostbusters Review #2: It's Not a Trainwreck

Ghostbusters isn't remotely on par with the original, but by no means a terrible film. Chris Hemsworth steals the film completely.

Julian Roman

Ghostbusters Review: The Best 3D Experience of The Summer

Ghostbusters Review: The Best 3D Experience of The Summer

While a bit messy, the new Ghostbusters proves to be a scary blast of summer fun that must be seen in the 3D format to truly appreciate.

B. Alan Orange

Equals Review: A Quiet, Satisfying Sci-Fi Romeo & Juliet

Equals Review: A Quiet, Satisfying Sci-Fi Romeo & Juliet

Kristen Stewart and Nicholas Hoult star in Equals, a compelling indie love story set in the future.

Ryan Scott

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates Review: It's the Lady Wedding Crashers

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates Review: It's the Lady Wedding Crashers

Zac Efron continues his run of R-rated comedies in the by the numbers, but still very good, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates.

Ryan Scott

Legend of Tarzan Review: Swing Past This Remake

Legend of Tarzan Review: Swing Past This Remake

Alexander Skarsgard and Margot Robbie bring Tarzan and Jane to life for the billionth time in Legend of Tarzan, proving it's time to let this franchise die.

Brian Gallagher

Purge: Election Year Review: The Movie The World Needs Right Now

Purge: Election Year Review: The Movie The World Needs Right Now

The Purge: Election Year is a gruesomely violent, wall-to-wall action horror flick that is owned by Frank Grillo.

Julian Roman

The BFG Review: Spielberg Delivers Fart Jokes & Fairy Tale Fun

The BFG Review: Spielberg Delivers Fart Jokes & Fairy Tale Fun

Steven Spielberg's adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic The BFG is at times unwieldy, but still has a lot of heart.

Brian Gallagher

Free State of Jones Review: A Flawed, But Powerful Experience

Free State of Jones Review: A Flawed, But Powerful Experience

Free State of Jones arrives with a heavy handed approach but offers a mountain of substance and good intentions.

Julian Roman

The Shallows Review: The Best Shark Movie of The Summer

The Shallows Review: The Best Shark Movie of The Summer

Blake Lively gets to fight a shark and sit on a rock in her latest movie The Shallows, in theaters this weekend.

Ryan Scott