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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
3.0
Anyone who can challenges faith healers, psychics and mediums who claim a special bond with the dead - and often wins those challenges - deserves a standing ovation.
Posted Mar 27, 2015
2
2.0
The Gunman (2015)
Rarely, though, have two Academy Award-winning actors been so stunningly off the mark in the same movie.
Posted Mar 27, 2015
3
2.0
Home (2015)
Anyone over 10 will see the plot twists a mile away. Kids will probably enjoy the goofy Boovs, the rainbows of colors and the music. Call me a traditionalist, but I still say the world was a better place before those darn Boovs invaded.
Posted Mar 27, 2015
4
3.0
Hunter King is believably despicable as the prototypical Mean Girl, but we DO feel empathy for Avery as she begins to realize the depths of the destruction she caused.
Posted Mar 27, 2015
5
1.0
Serena (2015)
In other words, a lot of people realized they had an epic clunker on their hands.
Posted Mar 27, 2015
6
2.0
Get Hard (2015)
From its juvenile double entendre title to its fascination with prison rape and homophobic humor, "Get Hard" practically announces itself as an offensive, tired and unimaginative comedy in nearly every scene.
Posted Mar 27, 2015
7
3/4
Legendary as Al Pacino's skills are, he wouldn't be the first actor I'd cast to play a 70ish pop star who still fills mid-sized arenas some 40 years after he last charted a hit single. Yet Al Pacino sells the heck out of his performance as Danny Collins.
Posted Mar 27, 2015
8
3.5/4
9
3/4
It Follows (2015)
10
3.5/4
Insurgent (2015)
11
3.5/4
Cinderella (2015)
The world didn't need yet another "Cinderella" story, but the one we got is one of the best versions ever put on film.
Posted Mar 12, 2015
12
3/4
Wild Tales (2015)
13
3/4
14
2.5/4
Chappie (2015)
15
1.5
Vince Vaughn, continuing his decade-long streak of mediocre comedies plays another variation on his fast-talking, slightly oafish but goodhearted regular guy.
Posted Mar 5, 2015
16
4.0
I'd love to see a third "Marigold" adventure. Better yet, a "Masterpiece Theater"-type TV series, where we get to spend an hour every week with the regulars at the hotel and various newcomers who stop in.
Posted Mar 5, 2015
17
2.0
This isn't a lousy film; it's a mediocre, ugly film about lousy people.
Posted Mar 5, 2015
18
3.5
Road Hard (2015)
The truth is, I found "Road Hard" to be a low-key gem, a consistently funny albeit conventional story about a guy who's almost always the funniest person in the room, and is almost always his own worst enemy.
Posted Mar 5, 2015
19
2.0
The true story of Freddy Heineken's kidnapping is fascinating, but "Kidnapping Mr. Heineken" is a disappointingly superficial film in which neither the kidnappers nor their captives are particularly interesting.
Posted Mar 5, 2015
20
1.0
"The Lazarus Effect" is nothing but a cheap horror film cloaked in scientific mumbo-jumbo.
Posted Feb 27, 2015
21
0
Where were the Guardians of the Galaxy when we needed them? If only they had prevented the disastrous atrocity that is "Jupiter Ascending" from infiltrating Earth's movie theaters before it was too late!
Posted Feb 26, 2015
22
1.5
Seventh Son (2015)
"Seventh Son" moves at a fairly quick pace and has a sense of humor about itself. That doesn't mean it's thrilling, or funny. Just that it's a quickly forgotten pile of junk.
Posted Feb 26, 2015
23
3.5
The Rewrite (2015)
A full two decades after "Four Weddings and a Funeral," Hugh Grant still does that stammering, understated, witty and dashing thing as well as anyone in the business.
Posted Feb 26, 2015
24
4.0
On Day One of filming, they must have thrown away the moral compass and taken a group vow to splatter our sensibilities with stylish, gratuitous violence and one "Wait, what?!" moment after another.
Posted Feb 26, 2015
25
1.5
"Da Sweet Blood of Jesus" is a bold but wildly uneven, bloody mess of a film, sunk in large part by the subpar performances by nearly every major character in nearly every major role.
Posted Feb 26, 2015
26
1.0
Basically, they made a lousy, mid-2000s-era Katherine Heigl romance with a handful of explicit sex scenes spliced throughout the familiar clichés.
Posted Feb 26, 2015
27
2.0
It doesn't help that the songs, while solid, become repetitive in melody. And there's not a home run in the bunch. I walked out humming ... nothing from this movie.
Posted Feb 26, 2015
28
2.5
The DUFF (2015)
This is a well-intentioned and sometimes quite sharp high school movie that falls just short of the mark due to a few way-off-the-mark scenes and too much heavy-handed preaching.
Posted Feb 26, 2015
29
1.0
It's a dull, lazy, scattershot would-be comedy about a group of mostly unlikable characters who have all the depth of the Three Stooges in the Curly Joe era.
Posted Feb 26, 2015
30
3.5
Yes, "McFarland USA" has the obligatory coda where we found out how everything played out for the coach and the key members of that 1987 team. You should stick around for that.
Posted Feb 26, 2015
31
4.0
Focus (2015)
Smith and Robbie are terrific together. At various points along the way, he's playing her, and then she's playing him, and then we're almost positive they've let their collective guard down and they're really in love ... Or are they?
Posted Feb 26, 2015
32
3.5/4
Hogtown (2014)
33
3/4
34
4/5
The Voices (2015)
A deeply warped, darkly funny and thoroughly depraved horror comedy. Ryan Reynolds gives one of his best performances.
Posted Feb 11, 2015
35
Match (2015)
36
Song One (2015)
37
3/4
38
3.5/4
Paddington (2015)
39
3/4
40
2.5/4
41
3.5/4
Leviathan (2014)
42
2/5
Taken 3 (2015)
​I'll tell you what got "Taken." A hundred and twelve minutes of my life got "Taken."
Posted Jan 9, 2015
43
3.5/4
One of Glen Campbell's final songs was Not Gonna Miss You, dedicated to his wife. I can't imagine anyone listening to it and not being moved.
Posted Jan 7, 2015
44
2/4
45
3/4
46
3/4
Fury (2014)
Pitt is at the top of his game, playing a man who has forgotten whatever he used to be and has wholly embraced his role in this war.
Posted Jan 5, 2015
47
3.5/4
Citizenfour (2014)
48
3.5/4
Pride (2014)
49
Screenplay is tight, funny, smart and insightful, and [the] direction has just enough indie feel without becoming too self-conscious or preachy.
Posted Jan 5, 2015
50
4/4
Selma (2015)
Selma is an important history lesson that never feels like a lecture. Once school is back in session, every junior high school class in America should take a field trip to see this movie.
Posted Jan 4, 2015