Tampa Bay Times
Keeping Up With The Joneses (2016)
The Accountant (2016)
"A family-friendly version of The Rocky Horror Picture Show isn't bad. Fox is modernizing a cult classic for a new generation, full of quirky, lovable characters plucked from a far-off planet here to tell you, Don't Dream It, Be It."
The Girl on the Train (2016)
"A title card reading "spoiler alert" at an early juncture of The Girl on the Train would be appreciated. Director Tate Taylor doesn't recognize when trope trumps mystery and the seeing aspect of cinema shows too much."
"... , the material is right up Burton's dark corridor, surreal and nostalgically scary. This time, Burton's manner is changed, not drastically or consistently but more controlled, making strangeness the story's accessory rather than its purpose."
Deepwater Horizon (2016)
"... a brawny hybrid of technical expertise and real-life tragedy, with neither quality getting shortchanged... That 2010 oil spill was horrible; Deepwater Horizon wants us to also remember the blood spill."
The Birth of a Nation (2016)
"Snowden brings out Stone's moderate side, at least in cinematic terms... not as theoretically conspiratorial as JFK, not abrasively operatic like Platoon, and never approaches Natural Born Killers' feverish lack of precision."
The Magnificent Seven (2016)
"It should be noted that The Magnificent Seven is more like a very cool two and a half, counting Ethan Hawke's wonderfully named Goodnight Robicheaux, a former Confederate marksman whose PTSD is a brief drag on the action."
Blair Witch (2016)
War Dogs (2016)
Hell or High Water (2016)
Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)
"... lovely to behold, if viewers manage to keep their eyes open. It's an animated doozy and drowser at once, an uncomfortable mix of Miyazaki-style imagination and generic dullness. Snooze, and you don't necessarily lose."
Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)
"There's too much exquisite period detail and costuming to attend, so many familiar bootstrap musical beats to hit. Florence Foster Jenkins is too much old-fashioned fun to saddle with ideas. Just sit back and let Meryl screech."
Sausage Party (2016)
Jason Bourne (2016)
Suicide Squad (2016)
"Suicide Squad isn't a typical next step in universe building but it's all DC has going for it right now. Ayer's movie will make a lot of money, but in the black hole of comic geekdom he won't make many friends."
Star Trek Beyond (2016)
The Secret Life of Pets (2016)
The Infiltrator (2016)
"...an evocative crime drama, anchored by Cranston's gift for playing internal conflict with wordless expression and that deep, clinched voice... a screenplay riddled with conformity to other undercover movies."
The Shallows (2016)
The BFG (2016)
The Legend of Tarzan (2016)
The Neon Demon (2016)
Central Intelligence (2016)
The Conjuring 2 (2016)
Finding Dory (2016)
"Finding Dory can't be faulted for much except it isn't Finding Nemo. No shame in that, just sadness. Thirteen years ago a movie broke ground now stomped flat by an animation stampede... Greatness deserves better. How soon we forget."
""Why have you let me film this?" a voice behind the camera asks disgraced politician Anthony Weiner, who for a change can't spin an answer. It's a question the jaw-dropping documentary Weiner raises repeatedly."
Now You See Me 2 (2016)
X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)
"Despite epic intentions, X-Men: Apocalypse reveals a franchise running in place, its levitation twist on destruction - things fall up rather than down - now a tired visual cliche. It feels like a finale no one has the courage to admit."
Sing Street (2016)
The Meddler (2016)
"Marnie is compulsively maternal, oblivious to all boundaries her adult daughter tries to set. She's a character capable of launching a thousand sitcom episodes that Susan Sarandon raises to a richer level."
The Angry Birds Movie (2016)
The Nice Guys (2016)
"Until going off the rails, The Nice Guys is a locomotive breath of retro air, an action comedy winking while wallowing in slapstick brutality. Punchlines that are actual punches, bones broken funny, that sort of thing."
Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016)
Captain America: Civil War (2016)
"Keanu is raucous enough to satisfy the Hangover crowd, yet when compared to Key and Peele's trenchant tomfoolery on television, it needs focused anger, funnier tension. Or perhaps simply more kitty cat."
Green Room (2016)
Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016)
"Ice Cube's life leading to this project - partly defined by the N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton - lends invaluable credibility to this movie's many messages, about violence, respecting women, parenting and accountability. "
The Jungle Book (2016)
"After two outdated live action and one beloved animated versions, director Jon Favreau crafts a marvelous hybrid, practically a one-boy show with CGI animal-ated realism. This Jungle Book on screen may look exactly as Kipling imagined."
Midnight Special (2016)