Much more akin to “The Fifth Element” than it is to “La Femme Nikita” and “Leon: The Professional”, Lucy, the latest from writer/director Luc Besson, might just be his most ambitious work yet.
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The sequel to last year’s surprise hit “The Purge” improves on its predecessor by taking audiences out into the streets and into the chaos that was only hinted at in the first film.
Though its story plays it safe, “Disney’s Planes: Fire & Rescue” soars when it counts, delivering family-friendly thrills and eye-popping visuals while paying homage to the courage of real-life smokejumpers and firefighters.
“Sex Tape” has its moments of genuine hilarity, but for the most part it aims low and goes for easy laughs that it hopes will appeal to its target fortysomething audience.
Thoughtful, ambitious, and character-driven from start to finish, “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” is a worthy sequel to 2011’s “Rise of the Planet of the Apes.”
“Tammy”, the latest big screen comedy from “Mike & Molly” star Melissa McCarthy, is as a film as big a sloppy mess as its main character. It’s a surprisingly unamusing and uninteresting film, especially considering the talent that McCarthy and writer/director Ben Falcone have to work with, and perhaps the best thing that can be said about it is that a scant 96 minutes, it’s mercifully short.
Incoherent, nonsensical, at times physically nauseating to watch in 3D, and perhaps worst of all mind-numbingly long at 2 hours and 45 minutes, “Transformers: Age of Extinction” sets a new all-time low for the 80’s toy line-inspired franchise.
Director Clint Eastwood’s film adaptation of “Jersey Boys”, the long-running Broadway musical, attempts to utilize the most distinctive structural elements of the stage production into what is essentially a biopic, and for the most part, his meticulous and patient approach to storytelling serves to enhance what was already a fascinating and uniquely American rise-to-stardom story.
Subversively clever and funny from start to finish, “22 Jump Street” could be the funniest sequel to a hit comedy feature film as any that’s ever been made. By embracing, celebrating, and parodying its concept as a “more-of-the-same” follow-up, the new film exceeds its predecessor in every measurable way, and sets a new standard by which future buddy-cop action comedies should be measured.