Posts Tagged ‘movie review’

REEL BOB: ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

With road rage, mayhem, wit and touches of grace and humanity, "Mad Max: Fury Road" will stick in your memory for a long time.
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Ex Machina

"Ex Machina" is a moody and contemplative sci-fi thriller that is both worthy, and self-limiting.

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A bold and innovative twist on the horror genre, "Unfriended" forces us to confront the banality of evil we all encounter online.
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True Story

"True Story" wants to be a probing tale about the intersection of crime, truth and justice. Instead it turns into a dull succession of interview scenes.

REEL BOB: ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

A tiny step forward — instead of a leap — in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that could have used a bit more restraint rather than a steroidal overdose.
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The Longest Ride

The best Nicholas Sparks adaptation since "The Notebook," "The Longest Ride" is smarter than most mushy romances.

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While We’re Young

Simultaneously very funny and very thoughtful, "While We're Young" may just be writer/director Noah Baumbach’s most mature work to date.
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Get Hard

Gleefully un-P.C., "Get Hard" is the sort of movie you laugh uproariously at, then feel ashamed about it afterward.

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A fun, disposable piece of animated entertainment that the whole family can enjoy while wishing it had set its sights a bit higher.
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The Barber

Legendary "That Guy" Scott Glenn is a rare bird equally adept at playing the hunter or the prey in the cut-above psychological thriller "The Barber."

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson returns as DSS Agent Luke Hobbs in "Furious Seven," a 2015 Universal Pictures release directed by James Wan.

Reel Bob: ‘Furious Seven’ follows a fast, familiar road

By Bob Bloom Fasten your seat belts. Dom and his family are back in “Furious Seven,” which could be subtitled “The Speedy and the Serious.” The action is as spectacular and explosive as in previous outings, but it seems the movie lacks that spark of fun that infused the earlier efforts. Possibly this is because […]
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The Divergent Series: Insurgent

It may be derivative as hell. But "The Divergent Series: Insurgent" is quite a bit of fun and a little bit dangerous.

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"Cinderella" discovers the magic that other recent live-action adaptations of animated fairy-tale classics have lacked.
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The Lazarus Effect

"The Lazarus Effect" may be the first February horror film in a long time that shakes off that negative stigma ... sort of.