Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (R) ★★★

Popstar Successfully Skewers Modern Pop Music

The movie This Is Spinal Tap (1984) was a groundbreaking comedy that introduced many to the mockumentary style of filmmaking and focused on the ridiculousness of 70s heavy metal … Read more

Alice Through the Looking Glass (PG) ★½

Don’t Waste Your ‘Time” On Yet Another Second-rate Sequel

Six years ago, many anxiously awaited director Tim Burton’s take on the wacky world of Alice. Equally so was the anticipation of Johnny Depp’s new redheaded, … Read more

X-Men: Apocolypse (PG-13) ★★★

When X-Men: Apocalypse is good, it’s really good. But when it’s bad…

While I have seen all of the X-Men films and liked several of them, I would not go so far as to call … Read more

The Angry Birds Movie (PG) ★★½

The Angry Birds Movie Lacks the Story to Soar 

In the 90s, several movie studios tried to cash in on the success of video games with live action adaptations of popular games. Although movies like … Read more

Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (R) ★★

An unnecessary sequel that fails in its girl-power message.

I was not a fan of 2014’s Neighbors, so I admittedly didn’t have high hopes for Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising. This time around, Mac (Seth … Read more

The Nice Guys (R) ★★½

Ryan and Gosling and Russell Crowe make a fun pair, but it’s not all laughs. The Nice Guys is one of those movies you’re either going to get, or you’re not. And I didn’t get … Read more

Money Monster (R) ★★½

A fast-paced but ultimately forgettable thriller, despite its A-list cast and director.

It’s a horrific situation that seems all too possible these days: an unstable gunman takes a TV host hostage live on-air, straps a … Read more

Captain America: Civil War (PG-13) ★★½

Captain America: Civil War Does Not Leave Audiences United

The summer blockbuster season is upon us, which for the last decade has included a steady diet of superhero movies. Although many super hero flicks can … Read more

Captain America: Civil War (PG-13) ★★★½

Another Awesome Hit for Marvel

Who knew comic book characters struggle with feelings of guilt, anger, patriotism, revenge, betrayal, and loyalty? All of these issues are explored as the “Avengers” take sides. Either you’re with … Read more

The Jungle Book (PG) ★★★½

Those who were anxious about this remake can forget about their worries (and their strife).

“Now I’m the king of the swingers-oh, the jungle VIP; I reached the top and had to stop and that’s … Read more

Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice (PG-13) ★1/2

A Battle of Titans That Faults Way Short of Its Potential (PG-13) 1/2

Superman and Batman in the same movie…sounds good on paper. Both have devoted fan bases and a history of bringing in … Read more

Eye in the Sky ★★★

When is it OK to kill a nine-year-old girl?

It’s a horrific thought. And you’re probably thinking, “Well, NEVER, of course.” But Gavin Hood’s Eye in the Sky doesn’t let its audience off that easy. … Read more

10 Cloverfield Lane (PG-13) ★★★

What I remember most about 2008’s Cloverfield doesn’t have anything to do with its alien-invasion plot. Nope, what’s still clearest in my mind is the fact that I was worried I was going to hurl … Read more

Race (PG-13) ★★★

Race is one part feel-good biopic and one part unnerving history lesson.

Aside from tales of Middle-Earth and stories about galaxies far, far away, there’s nothing I’m a bigger sucker for than a rousing true … Read more

How to be Single ★★★

A Girl’s Guide to Dating New York City Style−Sort Of

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, How to be Single, a refreshing, laugh-out-loud comedy, is erroneously being advertised as a romantic comedy. Nope, no … Read more

Zoolander 2 (PG-13) ★★

Zoolander 2 is heavy on cameos but light on laughs.

Don’t you just hate it when—against your better judgment—you still get your hopes up for a movie… and then it disappoints you mightily? I’ll admit … Read more

Deadpool (R) ★★★

The “Anti”-Superhero Movie

Deadpool, is the first R-rated superhero movie to come along, which is fitting as our eponymous hero breaks the mold as far as superheroes go. He is foul-mouthed, kills his enemies … Read more

Hail, Caesar! (PG-13) ★★1/2

“Hail, Caesar!” Salutes Hollywood’s Past 

The 1950s is the post-Golden Age period for when the studio system that dominated the movie industry was breaking down, television was offering people entertainment alternatives, and the Red Scare … Read more

Kung Fu Panda 3 (PG) ★★★1/2

Kung Fu Panda 3 Provides Plenty of Kicks

Three movies…three smash hits. Kung Fu Panda 3 follows its predecessors’ footsteps by, once again, delivering the animated comedy goods. Voiced by its cast of well-known Hollywood … Read more

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (R) ★★½

Another War Movie That May Not Stack Up to its Predecessors

The 2012 attack on Benghazi still carries significant political weight these days and rightfully so. The event, that took place on the evening of … Read more

The Hateful Eight (R) ★★

A Rare Miss in Tarantino’s Wheelhouse

Anyone who walks into a Quentin Tarantino film can typically expect a few things –snappy dialogue, clever plot twists, and stylized violence. In his latest film, The Hateful EightRead more