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If I Stay

If I Stay

For a movie with music at its core, If I Stay sure is tone deaf. It’s a film made by people who have no clue about the Read More

Are You Here

Are You Here

Matthew Weiner has written or co-written a dozen episodes of The Sopranos and dozens more of his own creation Mad Men, seven of which he also Read More

Jersey Shore Massacre

Jersey Shore Massacre

It’s hard to say what’s more off-putting about Jersey Shore Massacre — that it’s an irredeemably awful film, or that it arrives several years too late. MTV’s Jersey Read More

The Expendables 3

The Expendables 3

Sly and his ragtag bunch of mercenaries are back again… again, and the third mission for The Expendables is the least inspired yet. The novelty of Read More

The Giver

The Giver

For a book about breaking the bonds of conformity — among other things — the movie version of The Giver sure is conventional. It’s stilted and Read More

The Trip to Italy

The Trip to Italy

The Trip to Italy’s total lack of necessity has little bearing on its enjoyability. There’s nothing wrong with watching a pair of lyrical, spry, and acid-tongued Read More

Let’s Be Cops

Let’s Be Cops

Okay, so here’s a good idea. Let’s take the lamest part of the F-bomb dropping teen comedy Superbad (the very unprofessional policemen who love to do Read More

Into the Storm (2014)

Into the Storm (2014)

Eighteen years ago, fledgling director Jan de Bont used the newest cinematic technology, something called “C…G…I…” to tell the tale of two bickering storm chasers/tornado researchers Read More

Willow Creek

Willow Creek

Nothing in Bobcat Goldthwait’s history as a filmmaker or an actor indicates that he’d be the guy to make a found-footage horror movie about Bigfoot, but Read More

Get On Up

Get On Up

Any biopic is only as good as the actor portraying the subject. Sid and Nancy works because there is no denying Gary Oldman and Chloe Webb Read More