“Get on Up” entertains and enthralls because just like its subject, the late James Brown, it’s not afraid to break the rules.
The latest Marvel Studios comic-book-to-film extravaganza brings lots of action and laughs, and also a not-so-healthy helping of cheese. Thankfully, most of it works.
With a solid and occasionally clever script and a talented cast, this “Hercules” film is far more enjoyable than the one in theaters last January, and its worthy of your attention.
Though it has some clever moments, “And So It Goes” is neither wickedly nasty enough nor sweet and romantic enough to leave any sort of lasting impression.
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.
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.