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San Andreas

San Andreas

Disaster movies always test our suspension of disbelief, but San Andreas tests the threshold of which our eyes can roll in the back of our heads. Read More

Mad Max: Fury Road

Mad Max: Fury Road

Mad Max: Fury Road leaves blisters on the cinema screen. This is the kind of action bonanza for which the term “pulse-pounding” was invented, except it doesn’t Read More

Hot Pursuit

Hot Pursuit

Allow me to clear up any confusion right up front: Hot Pursuit is not directed by Paul Feig, and it does not star Melissa McCarthy. It’s Read More

Get Hard

Get Hard

Get Hard is probably the lamest comedy of all time that also happens to be occasionally amusing. I mean, I guess it’s hard not to happen Read More

Everly

Everly

Everly is like a great mash-up trailer extended to insufferable full length. There are plenty of fun ideas swirling around, but none of them move past Read More

Into the Woods

Into the Woods

It seems fitting that less than a week after the release of Annie, a crushingly inept movie musical, Into the Woods arrives to show audiences how movie Read More

Annie

Annie

It’s kind of disheartening to sit here on the brink of lightly bashing the unceasingly-promoted Annie, which is actually quite sweet and well meaning, and which represents Read More

Horrible Bosses 2

Horrible Bosses 2

This is why so many people complain about sequels sucking – because now Hollywood has taken to sequel-izing even modestly successful one-off comedies. Don’t get me Read More

The LEGO Movie

The LEGO Movie

“Everything is awesome” is the goofy, satiric musical refrain that plays over the opening sequences of The LEGO Movie. It’s purposely grating, on-the-nose in the most Read More

Grudge Match

Grudge Match

Grudge Match is being pitched as a watershed event: De Niro vs. Stallone in the cinematic boxing match of the century. And indeed, there is a Read More

Saving Mr. Banks

Saving Mr. Banks

P.L. Travers would probably have a lot of complaints about Saving Mr. Banks — there are plenty of historical inaccuracies and Disneyfied whitewashes. Irksome though they are, Read More

Dallas Buyers Club

Dallas Buyers Club

In form, Dallas Buyers Club would appear a rollicking, globe-hopping ride, complete with a compelling kingpin figure and a sprawling mega-heist at its center. In execution, Read More

Paradise

Paradise

Paradise is a film about soul-searching, which is convenient, since it feels like Diablo Cody is searching her own soul to rediscover the edgy voice that Read More

The Fifth Estate

The Fifth Estate

Irony of ironies – the much-anticipated “WikiLeaks Movie,” which dramatizes the inception of an organization responsible for some the most incendiary and controversial information leaks in Read More