Category: Movie Revue

See It or Skip It? - November Movies

See It or Skip It? - November Movies
November came and went rather quickly, wouldn’t you say?  Between the Cubs and the Election (and its aftermath), there was a whole heck of a lot of distractions. Don’t worry though. I was still keeping up on all the latest movie releases. And, even though I wasn’t able to post all the individual reviews I... Read more »

Summer Movies So Far: See It or Skip It?

Summer Movies So Far: See It or Skip It?
We’re already into July and it’s been a while since I’ve posted any movie reviews.  That’s not to say that I haven’t been going to the theater.  Far from it. I’ve seen almost everything that’s been released this summer.  I’ve done my homework.  I’ve formed my opinions.  And now, fellow movie fans, I’m here to... Read more »

Movie Revue: Demolition, The Boss, Hardcore Henry, Midnight Special, and more

Movie Revue: Demolition, The Boss, Hardcore Henry, Midnight Special, and more
Movie Revue is a collection of capsule reviews of some of the latest releases I’ve caught in theaters… DEMOLITION. Jake Gyllenhaal continues his hot streak of impressive performances in director Jean-Marc Vallee’s follow-up to Wild.  This film employs similar editing tricks to play with time and memory, and while the story contains too many disparate... Read more »
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Movie Revue: Ant-Man, Trainwreck, Amy, Southpaw, Mr. Holmes

Movie Revue: Ant-Man, Trainwreck, Amy, Southpaw, Mr. Holmes
Movie Revue is a collection of capsule reviews of some of the latest releases in theaters, On Demand, and everywhere in between. ANT-MAN.  Despite its troubled production history and the absence of original director Edgar Wright, Ant-Man succeeds by going small.  Literally so.  The Marvel machine is in full swing by now – Kevin Feige... Read more »

Movie Revue: 300, Mr. Peabody, Non-Stop

Movie Revue: 300, Mr. Peabody, Non-Stop
Movie Revue is a collection of capsule reviews of some of the latest releases in theaters, On Demand, and everywhere in between. 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE.  I’m not sure that anybody was really asking for a 300 sequel seven years after the fact, but, well, here we are.  Substituting director Noam Murro for Zack... Read more »

Movie Revue: Frozen, Best Man, Dallas Buyers, All Is Lost, Oldboy

Movie Revue: Frozen, Best Man, Dallas Buyers, All Is Lost, Oldboy
Movie Revue is a collection of capsule reviews of some of the latest releases in theaters, On Demand, and everywhere in between. FROZEN.  With Frozen, Disney Animation has officially out-Pixar’d Pixar.  Just look at the last three Disney titles (this, Tangled, Wreck-It-Ralph) compared to Pixar’s (Cars 2, Brave, Monsters University).  Kind of speaks for itself,... Read more »
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Movie Revue: Ender's Game, Last Vegas, Bad Grandpa, Free Birds

Movie Revue: Ender's Game, Last Vegas, Bad Grandpa, Free Birds
Movie Revue is a collection of capsule reviews of the week’s latest releases in theaters, On Demand, and everywhere in between. ENDER’S GAME.  This long-awaited adaptation of the sci-fi novel by Orson Scott Card tries but fails to kickstart a new franchise, like The Golden Compass and countless others before it.  Having never read the... Read more »

Movie Revue: The Counselor, Carrie, Escape Plan, Much Ado

Movie Revue: The Counselor, Carrie, Escape Plan, Much Ado
Movie Revue is a collection of capsule reviews of the week’s latest releases in theaters, On Demand, and everywhere in between. THE COUNSELOR.  Few things seem as sure a bet as a new movie starring Javier Bardem, Michael Fassbender & Brad Pitt, directed by Ridley Scott, and written by No Country for Old Men’s Cormac... Read more »

Movie Revue: Captain Phillips, Machete Kills, Escape from Tomorrow

Movie Revue: Captain Phillips, Machete Kills, Escape from Tomorrow
Movie Revue is a collection of capsule reviews of the week’s latest releases in theaters, On Demand, and everywhere in between. CAPTAIN PHILLIPS.  This true story about a 2009 cargo ship hijacking by Somali pirates is a crackerjack suspense thriller that keeps you enthralled and on the edge of your seat even if you know... Read more »
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Movie Revue: Gravity, Cloudy 2, Rush, Don Jon, Enough Said, Runner Runner

Movie Revue: Gravity, Cloudy 2, Rush, Don Jon, Enough Said, Runner Runner
Movie Revue is a collection of capsule reviews of the week’s latest releases in theaters, On Demand, and everywhere in between. GRAVITY.  Director Alfonso Cuaron hasn’t made a movie since 2007’s Children of Men.  I called that film the best of the last decade.  With Gravity, he may have made one of the best movies... Read more »