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Stuck in a Bunker With You?

 

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Fun With Catholics and Communism

 

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Laughter Unshelled

 

Lady Sings the Blues

 

Mutant Fight Club

 

A Bit Plain, Jane

Since Stephanie “Twilight” Meyers is a producer on Austenland, the following question is fair game: Why are readers who fangirl out about Mr. Darcy from Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” embraced or applauded while devotees of whatever-that-sparkly-vampire-dude’s-name-was are chided? Both of the male characters demonstrate icky behaviors that shouldn’t be desired in a mate, although admittedly the angst-ridden...


Yes Them Is

“What’s wrong with me?” My subconscious tries to smother this thought with a mental pillow, but the bastard won’t die.

Throughout the course of writer/director David Lowery’s Ain’t Them Bodies Saints—which most resembles a fictional ménage à trois between Beasts of the Southern Wild, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford and your choice of Terrence Malick movie—I profusely self-loathed while...


Genocidal Maniac Says What?

There is a chance, a very real chance, that documentarians Joshua Oppenheimer and Christine Cynn, along with their anonymous co-director, have recorded something never before seen. Hell, they may have recorded something that has never before happened in the whole of human experience. Late in The Act of Killing, a man who has admitted to killing more than 1,000 people realizes the gravity of what he’s done. That...


Nostal-jerk

The best comedy of the year also indicts our cultural obsession with nostalgia, presents a character who legitimately recently attempted suicide  and contains a final 10 minutes rich enough to fuel a dozen sequels we will tragically never get. The World’s End is the latest in a tiny group of movies that brilliantly parody a specific genre while still functioning within that genre. Joining Shaun of the Dead, which...


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Love and Friendship

An Austen adaptation that's a snoozefest, aside from two stinky performances...

GRADE
D

Independence Day: Resurgence

A bloated, unneeded sequel that's more chaos than cheesy fun.

GRADE
D

Central Intelligence

A buddy action movie where the buddies are put backseat to the "action." 

GRADE
B-

Finding Dory

A sequel to Finding Nemo that is pretty much exactly like Finding Nemo.

GRADE
B

Warcraft

An adaptation of a video game that will be enjoyed solely by people who loved that video game.

GRADE
F

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Midnight Special

A kid with weird powers is trying to get somewhere to do something that doesn't quite make sense.

GRADE
B-

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10 Cloverfield Lane

A "Twilight Zone" type tale about a man keeping captives in a bunker at the "end of the world."

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A-

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

A pop culture skewering mocumentary most notable for raunchy songs you'll feel bad about singing...

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B+

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