Movie Review

‘Sin City’ has seen better days

When “Sin City” arrived in 2005, the hyper-stylized pulp noir felt fresh and it gave viewers a different take on comic-book adaptations. Nine years later, “Sin C ...

‘The Expendables 3’ turns around the series

The latest installment of Sylvester Stallone’s geri-action series, “The Expendables 3,” greatly improves on the two terrible films that came before it but the fil ...

‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ has enough of a foundation for next time

It has been seven years since the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles appeared in theaters. This time, they come armed with a big budget, cutting-edge special effects and mega-watt produ ...

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ probably savviest Marvel movie

The Marvel Comics universe is more than just superheroes saving their cities from evildoers with nefarious plots. Making their biggest gamble to date, the studio is adapting a les ...

‘Lucy’ entertaining enough to enjoy

The premise behind “Lucy” is that humans only use a small portion of their brains and that they could develop God-like powers if they unlocked its full capacity. Perha ...

‘The Purge: Anarchy’ concept hard to accept

  Movies will often ask you to buy in to a high concept that is otherwise ridiculous but crucial to the film’s plot. If I have to believe that the government has made ...

‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ entertains while providing thought-provoking messages

The follow-up to “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” is a better film in every fashion. It’s bigger, smarter and it even improves upon the already ground-breaking s ...

‘Tammy’ should have been great

On paper, giving Melissa McCarthy her own starring vehicle isn’t a bad idea, considering the stand-out supporting performances she has given in movies such as “Bridesma ...

This ‘Transformers’ hits lowest common demoninator

Has there ever been a blockbuster summer franchise as aggressively committed to the lowest common denominator as the “Transformers” movies? Each successive film is see ...

Don’t miss ‘22 Jump Street’

Comedy sequels suffer from an inherent problem in that jokes are funnier when you hear them the first time. By the time subsequent installments attempt to recapture the magic of t ...