It sure looks and sounds like the original Sin City, but Sin City: A Dame to Kill For lacks the original’s punch and verve.
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.
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.”
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.
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.