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The Judge

The Judge

Just how much plot can one movie have? Here’s how much: Robert Downey Jr. plays high-priced Chicago lawyer Henry “Hank” Palmer. He represents reprehensible rich people Read More

Dracula Untold

Dracula Untold

Blame Marvel. Blame Stephanie Meyer and her sparkly Goth-Rom ridiculousness. Blame Stephen Sommers and his Mummy movies, Zack Snyder and 300, and the recent obsession with Read More

Gone Girl

Gone Girl

He’s only made 10 films in 20 years. This means that every time director David Fincher steps behind the lens, it’s an event. He’s a certified Read More

Annabelle

Annabelle

Take Rosemary’s Baby, cram in a nod to Helter Skelter, augment with the whole “haunted object” trope, and you’ve got Annabelle, the prequel/sequel to last year’s Read More

The Good Lie

The Good Lie

It’s become such a cinematic given that it actually has a genre subdivision. Whenever a movie minority has an issue, be it here or abroad, it’s Read More

The Equalizer

The Equalizer

Fans of that horror movie standby, the slasher film, will easily testify that nothing is as satisfying as watching potential victim fodder — especially those examples Read More

The Boxtrolls

The Boxtrolls

For starters, The Boxtrolls offers up a wonderful villain, exquisitely played by Ben Kingsley, whose character design suggests ’60s ukulele god Tiny Tim filtered through Charles Dickens Read More

The Maze Runner

The Maze Runner

Ever since Bella Swan proved that swooning over a sparkly, non-threatening vampire could earn significant box office gold, Hollywood has been hard-pressed to find the next Read More

No Good Deed

No Good Deed

Genres spell out what audiences expect from them. A comedy should contain laughs. A tearjerker should make you cry. A sci-fi epic should have outsized ideas Read More

Dolphin Tale 2

Dolphin Tale 2

If you live along Florida’s west coast, you already known the story of Winter the dolphin. Tangled in a crab net and badly injured, the creature’s Read More

The Drop

The Drop

Can one great performance make up for an otherwise mediocre movie? Put another way, does a story we’ve seen dozens of times before (often told in Read More