Friday, September 12, 2014

In Theaters Now - 9/12/14



(new releases in green)

Boyhood       Grade: A+

Chef       Grade: A

The Hundred-Foot Journey       Grade: A

The Drop       Grade: A

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes       Grade: A-

Magic in the Moonlight       Grade: A-

Lucy       Grade: A-

The Trip to Italy       Grade: A-   (also available on Video on Demand)

The Man on Her Mind       Grade: A-

A Most Wanted Man       Grade: B+

Guardians of the Galaxy       Grade: B

Calvary       Grade: B

Starred Up       Grade: B    (also available on Video on Demand)

Frank       Grade: C+      (also available on Video on Demand)

Wetlands       Grade: C+

Get on Up       Grade: C+

Love is Strange       Grade: C-

God Help the Girl        Grade: D+      (also available on Video on Demand)




Additional Films Not Reviewed:

The Admiral: Roaring Currents
As Above, So Below
Atlas Shrugged: Who is John Galt?
Cantinflas
Dolphin Tale 2
The Expendables 3
The Giver
How to Train Your Dragon 2
The Identical
If I Stay
Into the Storm
Kelly & Cal
Let's Be Cops
No Good Deed
November Man
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
Step Up All In
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Transformers: Age of Extinction
When the Game Stands Tall

Thursday, September 4, 2014

In Theaters Now - 9/5/14




(new releases in green)

Forrest Gump IMAX Re-Release        Grade: A+

Boyhood       Grade: A+

Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary Re-Release        Grade: A

Chef       Grade: A

The Hundred-Foot Journey       Grade: A

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes       Grade: A-

Magic in the Moonlight       Grade: A-

Lucy       Grade: A-

The Trip to Italy       Grade: A-    (also available on Video on Demand)

Life of Crime       Grade: B+    (also available on Video on Demand)

A Most Wanted Man       Grade: B+

Guardians of the Galaxy       Grade: B

Calvary       Grade: B

What If       Grade: B

Starred Up       Grade: B    (also available on Video on Demand)

Frank       Grade: C+     (also available on Video on Demand)

Get on Up       Grade: C+





Additional Films Not Reviewed:

The Admiral: Roaring Currents
As Above, So Below
Cantinflas
The Expendables 3
The Giver
How to Train Your Dragon 2
The Identical
If I Stay
Innocence
Into the Storm
Island of Lemurs: Madagascar
The Last of Robin Hood
Let's Be Cops
A Letter to Momo
November Man
Planes: Fire & Rescue
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
Step Up All In
A Summer's Tale
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
When the Game Stands Tall

Friday, August 29, 2014

In Theaters Now - 8/29/14



(new releases in green)

Boyhood       Grade: A+

Ghostbusters 30th Anniversary      Grade: A

Chef       Grade: A

The Hundred-Foot Journey       Grade: A

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes       Grade: A-

Magic in the Moonlight       Grade: A-

Lucy       Grade: A-

The Trip to Italy       Grade: A-   (also available on Video on Demand)

Life of Crime      Grade: B+   (also available on Video on Demand)

The Purge: Anarchy       Grade: B+

A Most Wanted Man       Grade: B+

Guardians of the Galaxy       Grade: B

Land Ho!       Grade: B

Calvary       Grade: B

What If       Grade: B

Frank       Grade: C+

Get on Up       Grade: C+





Additional Films Not Reviewed:

The Admiral: Roaring Currents
As Above, So Below
Cantinflas
The Expendables 3
A Five Star Life
The Giver
How to Train Your Dragon 2
If I Stay
Into the Storm
Island of Lemurs: Madagascar
November Man
Let's Be Cops
Planes: Fire & Rescue
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
Step Up All In
A Summer's Tale
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
When the Game Stands Tall

Trip to Italy


Who's up for another food tasting European road trip with Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon?  What??  You haven't seen the first one yet???  Outrageous!!!  OK, well for your benefit I will once more recommend you check out The Trip circa 2011 when Coogan and Brydon first take to the road, swapping observations, comedy, and impressions, all the while getting on each other's nerves.  And, as with the first film, the locations in this sequel are beautiful, the food looks ever so tempting, and the camaraderie is perfect.  Sure, the novelty is gone.  And yes, this one isn't as funny as the first.  But it's still a trip well worth taking ... for the right viewer.

Both 'The Trip' and 'The Trip to Italy' are available right now on video on demand.  And 'The Trip to Italy' is also in limited release in theaters now.

The Trip     Grade: A
The Trip to Italy      Grade: A-

Who are these movies for?  If you like British comedy series like Ricky Gervais' 'Extras' or 'Life is Short' you're sure to find these films hilarious.  Some, on the other hand, might not find it funny at all.  It helps if you dig impressions.

Friday, August 22, 2014

In Theaters Now - 8/22/14



(new releases in green)

Boyhood       Grade: A+

Chef       Grade: A

The Hundred-Foot Journey      Grade: A

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes       Grade: A-

Magic in the Moonlight        Grade: A-

Lucy       Grade: A-

The Purge: Anarchy       Grade: B+

Life After Beth       Grade: B+

A Most Wanted Man      Grade: B+

Guardians of the Galaxy       Grade: B

Land Ho!      Grade: B

Calvary       Grade: B

What If       Grade: B

Are You Here      Grade: B   (also available on Video on Demand)

The Prince       Grade: B-   (also available on Video on Demand)

Frank        Grade: C+

Get on Up       Grade: C+

Earth to Echo        Grade: D





Additional Films Not Reviewed:

The Admiral: Roaring Currents
After
Another Me
The Expendables 3
Finding Fela
A Five Star Life
The Giver
Hercules
How to Train Your Dragon 2
If I Stay
Into the Storm
Island of Lemurs: Madagascar
Let's Be Cops
Planes: Fire & Rescue
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
Step Up All In
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
When the Game Stands Tall