Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014)
The Equalizer (2014)
"The audience for this truly unique exercise in film - I refuse to call it a 'movie' - consists mostly of Kevin Smith fans. There's a little bit of 'The Human Centipede' here, mixed with more than a dollop of 'Misery.' "
The November Man (2014)
Forrest Gump (1994)
"For its 20th anniversary, 'Forrest Gump' is being rereleased for one week in the IMAX format nationwide, including at Rave Cinemas, Davenport. Here is my review from July 1994: Garp + Zelig x Chance = Gump. "
The German Doctor (2014)
The Identical (2014)
"Fans of bad movies, please note: This is a must-see. This is so bad it must be seen to be believed - 'Showgirls' bad, a vision that slowly goes wrong, then terribly wrong, then hits disaster levels. In a sense, it's an Ed Wood-ian exercise in wrong. "
The Drop (2014)
Dolphin Tale 2 (2014)
If I Stay (2014)
"If 'Begin Again' and 'Just Like Heaven' were to reproduce, their offspring would be 'If I Stay,' a solid drama that's as much about understanding what's important in life as it is about falling in love. "
"Story-wise, it doesn't quite hold up to the original 'Sin City.' But 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For' will still entertain fans of the original film that dazzled grownup viewers with its violence and the look of Miller's graphic 'noir' novels. "
"Recommending a movie without a plot sounds ludicrous. That is, unless the movie is 'Boyhood' and the movie was written and directed by Richard Linklater, whose 'Before Sunrise,' 'Before Sunset' and 'Before Midnight' are beloved by so many film-goers. "
The Giver (2014)
Step Up: All In (2014)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)
Get On Up (2014)
Wish I Was Here (2014)
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
Pandas: The Journey Home (2015)
"Just because the subject matter is cute, don't think that 'Pandas: The Journey Home' is for little kids. It's about a highly organized, scientific initiative to save a vanishing creature that's arguably one of the cutest inhabitants of the world. "
Begin Again (2014)
Sex Tape (2014)
The Purge: Anarchy (2014)
Earth to Echo (2014)
"While I was watching "Earth to Echo," I remembered back to when I was 11. It was a time when I was satisfied with watching live-action and animated 'family' fare, decades before 'Explorers,' 'E.T.' and 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind.' "
Deliver Us from Evil (2014)
The Attack (2013)
Jersey Boys (2014)
22 Jump Street (2014)
How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)
"Every bit as endearing as the original, if not even more stirring, 'How to Train Your Dragon 2' is full of humor, loss, adventure and romance. In other words, it has the same themes, lovable characters and beautiful look that made the original a hit. "
"If 'Groundhog Day' and 'District 9' had an offspring, it would be 'Edge of Tomorrow,' an action-packed science-fiction romp. The story, which is based on 'All You Need is Kill,' a Japanese graphic novel, is whip-smart. "
The Fault In Our Stars (2014)
The Retrieval (2014)
X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
Million Dollar Arm (2014)
Under the Skin (2014)
"I have one issue with 'Mysteries of the Unseen World.' It isn't long enough. Stunning in its images that reveal what we cannot see around us, this movie is so enthralling I wish it had at least one more hour added to its 50-minute running time. "
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)