Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)
"It's funny having Alec Baldwin voice a lion with a sleazy pompadour, but this doesn't go anywhere fresh or interesting. The funniest joke is, of all things, a parody of a famous scene from Twilight Zone: The Movie!"
Role Models (2008)
"Nobody who pays to see this is going to care how predictable, relentlessly vulgar and formulaic it is. In fact, putting good taste aside, I laughed a lot; this has some of the funniest one-liners of the year."
"Is this a fair and balanced portrayal? Absolutely not. Yet Stone's film can be wickedly entertaining and Brolin's great performance is one of the many examples in which the cast is as stunning as their resemblance to their real-life counterparts. "
Body of Lies (2008)
"The film grabs hold of you. DiCaprio gives a showy, hardworking performance and comes off like the new Jack Ryan, while Crowe is amusingly hammy and has a great opening monologue; their scenes together are fun to watch."
"Blood-soaked, long, highly profane, incredibly silly, crude and not terribly original (in short, it's this summer's Swordfish). Wanted isn't about anything beyond how stylish movie violence can look."
Sex and the City (2008)
"Those who felt the show was an empty, trendy celebration of materialism won't have their minds changed after seeing the movie. Yet, like the series, the big laughs, sunny characters and surprisingly moving story revelations make this a rich diversion."
The Theory of Everything (2014)
Awake: The Life Of Yogananda (2014)
"Like Lewis Carroll's Noises Off, as tonal shifts and backstage drama intermingle with the nature of reality vs. the safe distance art provides the artists. As I left the theater, I found the movie to be dizzying and frustrating."
Dumb and Dumber To (2014)
Big Hero 6 (2014)
"Like the efficiently designed but flavorless San Fransokyo, the characters are all lively caricatures who speak in clichés and have no inner life. There's nothing here that The Iron Giant didn't do better."
The Judge (2014)
Gone Girl (2014)
"David Fincher's chilling, cynical thriller is the antidote to a decade of Nicholas Sparks weepies. The button-pushing topic of marital intimacy gives the story a lingering power and confrontational nature unusual for a mainstream thriller."
The Equalizer (2014)
A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014)
" The insistent darkness put me off. The thematically comparable Seven was a tighter mouse trap and kept its most horrible moments out of view. This one isn't as fresh and shows us more of the killer's truly sick behavior than necessary."
The Expendables 3 (2014)
"The biggest hurdle for Expendables 3 is an identity crisis. How much of this we're supposed to be emotionally invested in or just laughing at, I'm unsure. I enjoy these movies but this latest installment felt a little off."
Step Up: All In (2014)
"The dance numbers that appear spur of the moment (like a carnival ride set to Bobby Brown) are utterly charming and good luck taking your eyes off of Briana Evigan. Yet, the big numbers feel overproduced, and I grew sick of the unfunny ethnic stereotypes."
Get On Up (2014)
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
"I love Lucy. This is what a comic book movie would be like without the constraints of neatly establishing a future franchise or following any "rules" of the genre. It may be trashy and absurd but make no mistake, Lucy is fearless"
Earth to Echo (2014)
How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)
Jersey Boys (2014)
22 Jump Street (2014)
"A steady-stream of consistent hilarity for about an hour, and enough goodwill to carry it through the overblown ending. Until that point, this delivers the goods and is one of the better comedy sequels in a long time."
X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
"A delightful, engaging time travel action/comedy. There is an incredible scene, set to Jim Croce's "Time in Bottle," that astonishes by blending state of the art CGI, crafty cinematography and a wicked sense of humor."
"The new Godzilla has an international, all-star cast and at no point did I care if they were all simultaneously stepped on. The thrilling and crowd-pleasing climactic scenes salvage an uneven summer movie."
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)
Heaven Is for Real (2014)
Draft Day (2014)
"There's no suspense or a feeling of urgency. A problem with the romantic subplot is that it takes some of the sting out of Costner's predicament: he may lose his job but hey, at least he still has Jennifer Garner."
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
"There isn't a scene or performance that feels spontaneous. Anderson's staging of every scene and handling of every actor is utterly meticulous. This creates a work limited in truly making you care. Yet, it's a thing of beauty."
Muppets Most Wanted (2014)
Need For Speed (2014)
Son Of God (2014)
The Wind Rises (2014)
About Last Night (2014)
Endless Love (2014)