Friday, August 26, 2016

In Theaters Now - 8/26/16



(new releases in green)
  • Captain Fantastic      Grade: A
  • Don't Think Twice      Grade: A
  • War Dogs      Grade: A
  • Hell or High Water      Grade: A-
  • Indignation      Grade: A-
  • Hunt for the Wilderpeople      Grade: A-
  • Hands of Stone      Grade: A-
  • Ghostbusters      Grade: B+
  • Star Trek Beyond      Grade: B+
  • Equity      Grade: B+
  • Café Society      Grade: B
  • Florence Foster Jenkins      Grade: B
  • Anthropoid      Grade: B
  • Suicide Squad      Grade: B
  • Finding Dory      Grade: B-
  • Southside with You      Grade: C
  • Lights Out      Grade: C

Additional Films Not Reviewed:

  • Bad Moms
  • Ben-Hur
  • Don't Breathe
  • Ice Age: Collision Course
  • Jason Bourne
  • Kubo and the Two Strings
  • Mechanic: Resurrection
  • Nerve
  • Nine Lives
  • Pete's Dragon
  • Sausage Party
  • The Secret Life of Pets
  • A Tale of Love and Darkness

Friday, August 19, 2016

In Theaters Now - 8/19/16



(new releases in green)
  • Captain Fantastic      Grade: A
  • Don't Think Twice      Grade: A
  • War Dogs      Grade: A
  • Hell or High Water      Grade: A-
  • Indignation      Grade: A-
  • Hunt for the Wilderpeople      Grade: A-
  • Gleason      Grade: B+
  • Ghostbusters      Grade: B+
  • Star Trek Beyond      Grade: B+
  • Equity      Grade: B+
  • Café Society      Grade: B
  • Florence Foster Jenkins      Grade: B
  • Anthropoid      Grade: B
  • Suicide Squad      Grade: B
  • Finding Dory      Grade: B-
  • Lights Out      Grade: C

Additional Films Not Reviewed:

  • Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie
  • Bad Moms
  • Ben-Hur
  • Ice Age: Collision Course
  • Jason Bourne
  • Kubo and the Two Strings
  • Nerve
  • Nine Lives
  • Pete's Dragon
  • Sausage Party
  • The Secret Life of Pets

War Dogs


Miles Teller and Jonah Hill star as two old friends who reunite for one purpose - to make loads of money brokering arms deals for the U.S. government.  Based on a true story from 2008, this somewhat surprising gem from Todd Phillips (The Hangover) perfectly blends drama, comedy, and a bit of action and once again proves Phillips to be an excellent filmmaker, and reminds us that Teller and Hill are multifaceted actors and not just movie stars.  And as a bonus, Bradley Cooper also pops up in a terrific supporting role.  Sure, it may be a bit predictable, but the ride is really fun nonetheless.

Grade: A

Who is this movie for?  It's enjoyable, dark, and dramatic, sprinkled with comedy and action, and one of the best wide releases of the year.

Friday, August 12, 2016

In Theaters Now - 8/12/16



(new releases in green)
  • Captain Fantastic      Grade: A
  • Don't Think Twice      Grade: A
  • The Infiltrator      Grade: A-
  • Indignation      Grade: A-
  • Hunt for the Wilderpeople      Grade: A-
  • Gleason      Grade: B+
  • Ghostbusters      Grade: B+
  • Star Trek Beyond      Grade: B+
  • Equity      Grade: B+
  • Café Society      Grade: B
  • Florence Foster Jenkins      Grade: B
  • Anthropoid      Grade: B
  • Suicide Squad      Grade: B
  • Finding Dory      Grade: B-
  • Lights Out      Grade: C

Additional Films Not Reviewed:

  • Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie
  • Bad Moms
  • The BFG
  • Ice Age: Collision Course
  • Jason Bourne
  • Nerve
  • Nine Lives
  • Pete's Dragon
  • Sausage Party
  • The Secret Life of Pets


Friday, August 5, 2016

In Theaters Now - 8/5/16



(new releases in green)
  • Captain Fantastic      Grade: A
  • Don't Think Twice      Grade: A
  • The Infiltrator      Grade: A-
  • Hunt for the Wilderpeople      Grade: A-
  • The Lobster      Grade: B+
  • Gleason      Grade: B+
  • Norman Lear: Just Another Version of You     Grade: B+
  • Ghostbusters      Grade: B+
  • Love and Friendship      Grade: B+
  • Star Trek Beyond      Grade: B+
  • Café Society      Grade: B
  • Suicide Squad      Grade: B
  • Finding Dory      Grade: B-
  • Lights Out      Grade: C

Additional Films Not Reviewed:

  • Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie
  • Bad Moms
  • The BFG
  • Central Intelligence
  • Ice Age: Collision Course
  • Jason Bourne
  • The Legend of Tarzan
  • Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates
  • Nerve
  • Nine Lives
  • The Purge: Election Year
  • The Secret Life of Pets