Critic Review

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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‘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 [...]

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‘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 [...]

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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 [...]

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Movie Review: ‘Thor: The Dark World’ will win over Midgard’s Marvel Fans

November 8, 2013

The first Thor was a commendable effort in superhero films. It did what it was supposed to, which was open the boundaries of the Marvel film universe from the confines [...]

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Movie Review: Get Caught Up in Earth’s ‘Gravity’

October 4, 2013

When the debris of a mishandled destruction of a satellite showers a group of astronauts in orbit on a routine Hubble Space Telescope mission, it hails down, shredding everything in its path. [...]

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Review: ‘Elysium’ Ends Summer Wave of Apocalypse on High Note

August 9, 2013

The summer been stocked with films declaring the coming of the apocalypse and that the social rift is going to doom us all. We’ve had rabid zombies, giant monsters, Will [...]

Animation

Review: ‘Planes’ is another Nose Dive for ‘Cars’ franchise

August 9, 2013

Ever since the Planes-Tow Mater short film on Cars 2 and the first trailer for a Planes feature film, there was some small hope that this would be a fun [...]