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The Perfect Guy

The Perfect Guy

The Perfect Guy is nothing special. It’s your average, everyday domestic thriller. It wouldn’t be out of place among the flurry of post-Fatal Attraction knock-offs that Read More

The Visit

The Visit

There are several factors working against The Visit, first and foremost is that it’s latest from M. Night Shyamalan, a filmmaker whose recent output has suggested Read More

The Transporter: Refueled

The Transporter: Refueled

Can the Transporter franchise survive without the chrome-domed dynamic which is human adrenal gland Jason Statham? In three films (not the equally unnecessary TV series), the Read More

Sinister 2

Sinister 2

How do you prefer your Sinister? Do you like the notion of mysterious Super 8 films spilling snuff-like visions of death out over an intriguing and Read More

Hitman: Agent 47

Hitman: Agent 47

You don’t have to know anything about the videogame version of this character to appreciate what is being done in Hitman Agent 47. You don’t even Read More

Ricki and the Flash

Ricki and the Flash

There are a few subjects Hollywood can’t seem to get right. The basic biopic escapes them, having long turned into a turgid collection of recognizable rags Read More

The Gift

The Gift

The past comes back to haunt the characters in Joel Edgerton’s effective thriller The Gift, a riff on the stalker psycho slow burn examples of the Read More

Southpaw

Southpaw

Southpaw struggles. It has the weight of one of Jake Gyllenhaal’s best performances, but a pedigree that wastes it under a sea of cinematic melodrama. A Read More

Trainwreck

Trainwreck

The RomCom gets a reprieve from its status on cinematic Death Row with Trainwreck. Amy Schumer, this year’s humor “it” girl has crafted a brilliant starring Read More

Mr. Holmes

Mr. Holmes

A great performance can elevate even the most mediocre film, the joy one gets in watching an actor or actress at the top of their craft Read More

Minions

Minions

Minions is the cinematic equivalent of someone offering an origin story to Willy Wonka’s Oompa Loompas. It’s Igor’s time to shine, an 88 minute journey into Read More

The Gallows

The Gallows

When will Hollywood stop with the found footage horror film? Better yet, when will audiences stop paying for them? The Blair Witch Project is now over Read More

Terminator: Genesys

Terminator: Genesys

The problem with Terminator: Genesys arrives with the first scenes, stays with the film throughout the convoluted rewrite of the franchise’s mythology, and remains after the Read More

Magic Mike XXL

Magic Mike XXL

Somewhere, in a studio suite overlooking LaLa Land, a high paid suit is sitting in his (or her) comfy chair, trying to find that last great Read More

Ted 2

Ted 2

When last we left the characters of Seth MacFarlane’s surprise hit Ted, the foul-mouthed animated Teddy Bear and his gal pal, Tami-Lynn (a terrific Jessica Barth) Read More

Big Game

Big Game

The President’s in trouble, and it’s up to Snake Plissken to… no, wait. That’s Escape from New York. Okay, the President’s in trouble, and it’s up Read More