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Movie Review: “Ouija”

The calender is inching closer and closer to October 31st, which can only signify one thing — Halloween is almost here. And with this pseudo-holiday comes all of the annual traditions that make it so much fun for you and your whole family. Pumpkin carving, corny decorations, trick-or-treaters with pillowcases full of candy, hot cider, more »

Movie Review: “John Wick”

Revenge… I have to say. If you absolutely, positively have to kill every [person] in the room, except no substitutes. Seriously though. Is there a BETTER reason than revenge to perpetrate a major killing spree? Well, IT IS the most popular reason. At least when it comes to movies anyway. The filmmakers behind “John Wick” more »

Movie Review: “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)”

Style vs. substance… This argument has been made by thousands upon thousands of critics, cinephiles and casual moviegoers alike throughout the years. Basically, it all boils down to which side viewers believe to be more important regarding the success of a particular film. Should a film’s accolades rely on a director’s visual style and/or its technical more »

Movie Review: “The Best of Me”

Now doubt about it, there are bad movies. In case you’re not too familiar with this particular brand of trashiness, these  slices of cinematic sunshine are affectionately referred to as “B-movies” and are the kind of films that might fall short on such trivial things like production value, storyline, competent actors, taste, etc. However, these more »

Movie Review: “St. Vincent”

During the first half of his long, storied career, I think it’s fair to say that Bill Murray, the acclaimed star of “St. Vincent,” has carved a nice niche for himself portraying characters that fit a certain comedic mold. Due to the fact that he wasn’t exactly blessed with the looks and muscles of… oh, more »

Movie Review: “Dracula Untold”

At this pivotal point in his young career, charismatic British actor Luke Evans can’t seem to make up his mind whether to carve out a career playing the role of the heroic savior, which he pulled off admirably in the “Hobbit” franchise and/or 2011 “The Three Musketeers” remake, OR if he wants to make a more »

Movie Review: “The Judge”

Sometimes it’s hard to live up to your father’s legacy, especially if he’s been fairly successful. I mean, look at Sean Lennon. He wasn’t exactly the musician that his father John was. Nicole Richie, despite her best efforts to get noticed for SOMETHING, didn’t quite have the same level of talent to go all night more »

Movie Review: “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day”

Did you ever have one of those days where nothing seems to go right for you? Apparently, on the day of his 12th birthday, Alexander Cooper is living through one of these days. It all started for Alexander on the way to junior high, when one of his weirdo classmates took a picture of him, more »

Movie Review: “Annabelle”

I know what you’re thinking regarding “Annabelle,” because I was thinking the same thing. How could a movie about an inanimate object be THAT scary? And is this film 90 minutes of very similar setups and payoffs happening over and over and over again? Well, you’re definitely NOT wrong to think in this manner, as more »

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 »

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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 »