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Movie Review: “The Skeleton Twins”

I have to say, this particular group of recent “Saturday Night Live” graduates are something special. From Tina Fey and her mainstream appeal to Jimmy Fallon and his late night appeal to Andy Samberg and his prime time appeal to Jason Sudeikis and his (unfathomable) appeal to Olivia Wilde, so many former cast members are… well… more »

Movie Review: “Boxtrolls”

Once in a great while, a children’s film is released that forces the entire genre to be reconsidered, reassessed and reevaluated. This particular movie turns out to be SO good that it makes adults forget they’re watching a cartoon aimed at kids and they’re forced to give the animated genre the respect it most certainly more »

Movie Review: “The Equalizer”

Now THIS is the Denzel Washington we all know and love. Well, at least ONE side of him. See, during the last decade or so, Denzel has shown us two sides. First, there’s the serious side he shows in solid, dramatic turns in films like “Flight,” “American Gangster,” “The Great Debaters” and “Antwone Fisher.” Then more »

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Movie Review: “Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them”

What a misleading title. When it comes to movies, I like to know as little as possible about the film I’m going to watch. Now, since we’re in a day and age where we have countless avenues that devote all of their time to covering these movies, it’s kind of hard NOT TO uncover this more »

Movie Review: “My Old Lady”

The last time we saw Kevin Kline on the big screen, he was hooting and hollering with a group of elder cinematic statesmen in last year’s flat and highly forgettable “Last Vegas.” In that film, Kline was part of an ensemble cast (along with fellow “alter cockers” Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman and Michael Douglas) more »

Movie Review: “The Maze Runner”

Nowadays, it seems like every film studio is officially looking to find the next “Hunger Games.” It’s as if movie executives are scouring the “Young Adult” section for a cinematic heir to take over for Katniss Everdeen and company when their time comes, which will be sometime in 2015 right after “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay more »

Movie Review: “Tusk”

Let me start off by saying, “Tusk” is not for everyone. Actually, let me revise this statement. Most normal, sane moviegoers will not enjoy “Tusk” THAT much. In fact, a number of them will most likely hate this film and/or be disgusted by its uber-disturbing subject matter and its loathsome characters. Even some of writer/director more »

Movie Review: “Dolphin Tale 2″

There’s not too many truly GREAT things you can say about a “Dolphin Tale 2.” However, there’s not too many HORRIBLE things you can say about it either. Overall, it’s a pretty safe movie. The characters dwell in a grayish middle-ground area where they always seem to act the way they’re supposed to. In doing more »

Movie Review: “The Damned” and “At the Devil’s Door”

Oh man, am I a sucker or what? I feel like I keep getting duped over and over again by these “Now in Theaters” Video OnDemand (VOD) extravaganzas, especially the horror flicks — these independently-made films that promise high quality production, star a bunch of (almost) A-list actors, and feature talented, up-and-coming directors. The trailers more »

Movie Review: “As Above, So Below”

“As Above, So Below.” This phrase isn’t just the title of this week’s latest foray into the realm of found-footage horror. In fact, it’s a real-life saying and is ONE of the SEVEN principles of hermeticism. So, what exactly IS hermeticism, you may ask? Well, it’s an ancient philosophy based upon personal spiritual growth and more »

Movie Review: “When the Game Stands Tall”

Have you ever had one of those moments when you think you’re saying something super important, but nobody seems to be taking you seriously? It’s almost as if the harder you try, the more laughs your so-called “message” receives. I hate to say it, but this is exactly what happened while I was watching “When more »

Movie Review: “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For”

Back in 2005, the first “Sin City” film was a match made in movie heaven. Take one of the most influential figures in comic book history in Frank Miller, add one of the most creative cinematic forces in recent times in Robert Rodriguez, combine them both with some of the newest groundbreaking, state-of-the-art film making more »