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Jurassic World

Jurassic World

Since Jurassic World is intended as a direct sequel to the original 1993 Jurassic Park, there are two specific sequences wherein it seems abundantly clear that Read More

Dope

Dope

Get ready for ’90s nostalgia, non-grunge edition. While the late Kurt Cobain is being lamented for his disturbed genius in the recent doc Montage of Heck, 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

Tomorrowland

Tomorrowland

Tomorrowland is too ambitious. It has ideas too big for a standard summer popcorn flick. Give Brad Bird and Damon Lindelof for trying to tackle the Read More

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

Me & Earl & The Dying Girl

Me & Earl & The Dying Girl

Most filmmakers claim to avoid genre contrivance. Their movie isn’t your “typical” tearjerker or action romp. Instead, they argue for such words as “revisionist” and “reinvention” 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

Manglehorn

Manglehorn

For all its attempts to heavily overcomplicate both its narrative and its aesthetic, Manglehorn sure is simplistic and bland. In spite of the wistful philosophizing narration Read More

Spy

Spy

At some point, audiences will tire of Melissa McCarthy. With all comics, male or female, their reign as funny person du jour eventually ends. It’s a Read More

Poltergeist (2015)

Poltergeist (2015)

In general, remakes come in two distinct film flavors — bloated and overdone, or fast, cheap, and uninspired. Yes, there are rare occasions when the talent Read More

Entourage

Entourage

If the question of what would happen to the big-dreaming boys from Queens occupied you for one minute after Entourage finished its eighth season in 2011, Read More

Pitch Perfect 2

Pitch Perfect 2

The Barden Bellas are back, bringing more of their instrumental-free singing sass to girls everywhere “too ugly to be cheerleaders” (according to film character John Smith, Read More

Love and Mercy

Love and Mercy

The legacy of Brian Wilson is so immense, his importance to popular music (second only the Fab Foursome he was forever trying to better), that any Read More

The Overnight

The Overnight

In the Woody Allen film Sleeper, a scientist informs Allen that his brain will be electronically simplified and Allen responds, “My brain? That’s my second favorite Read More

Furious 7

Furious 7

Ever since the Fast and Furious franchise took a left turn away from street racing and into international intrigue and espionage territory, the entertainment stakes have Read More

The Age of Adaline

The Age of Adaline

There is a very intriguing concept at the core of The Age of Adaline, an idea muddied up by meaningless asides and undeniable coincidence. Had the Read More

The D Train

The D Train

The D Train, the creepy new dramedy with Jack Black, is a journey to the end of the line, the ultimate Seth Rogen-James Franco bromance film Read More