Film & Movies

Critic Review

No Heartbreak at ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’

March 22, 2014

Dressed in baggy, striped prison attire, Ralph Fiennes wheels his book cart and delivers a pink box of Mendl’s sweets to one cell block. Three inmates climb down from bunk [...]

Comedy

Jason Bateman Knows His Way Around ‘Bad Words’

March 22, 2014

Jason Bateman has thrived off of playing the passive-aggressive everyman who falls victim to the type-A characters of the world, reserving his emotional outbursts to instead embodying reason, restraint and [...]

Critic Review

The Muppets are Muffed in ‘Most Wanted’

March 22, 2014

Who knows if Jason Segel was pushed out or maybe he freely stepped away from the franchise. Either way his presence is missed in Muppets Most Wanted, not so much [...]

Critic Review

‘Veronica Mars’ Proves Not All Reunions Are Bad

March 14, 2014

There’s a rare breed of television show that makes the leap into becoming a feature film. Most have been paint-by-numbers modernizations, desecrating the source material, while others are made-for-television productions [...]

Animation

Boy Meets World History in ‘Mr. Peabody & Sherman’

March 8, 2014

Movies of substance are often overlooked by those full of stylish action or vapid rom-coms. High on the endangered species list are remarkable family films that can both entertain and [...]

esoTarik

esoTarik Episode #12: Hollywood Fails the Little Guy

February 12, 2014

Remember Big Trouble in Little China? I do. It came from a forgotten era in Hollywood, where the average Joe could rise up from obscurity and become the hero. In [...]

Critic Review

‘The Lego Movie’ Gets Everything Right, Especially Batman

February 7, 2014

For anyone venturing into the new Phil Lord and Chris Miller animated movie is sure to walk away with one thing: Tegan and Sara’s happy anthem, “Everything is Awesome” stuck [...]

Blu-ray Reviews

‘Machete Kills’ Blu-ray: A Stylized Hero gets his Heart Ripped Out

January 21, 2014

Robert Rodriguez is one of those directors that everybody has heard of, but nobody really gets. Most viewers want to firmly decide whether they love or hate Rodriguez. After all, [...]

Awards

BuzzFocus: Best of Movies Nominations 2013

December 31, 2013

Best Film Hero Iron Man – Iron Man 3 – Robert Downey Jr. Katniss Everdeen – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – Jennifer Lawrence Ron Woodroof – Dallas Buyers Club [...]

Critic Review

Five reasons why ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’ does not suck

December 14, 2013

For those who saw The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in theaters a year ago might have found it, familiar, in that it followed so many of the beats found in [...]