Category: 1.5/4

Awful

Equals [2016] ★½

 It’s not the worst Science-Fiction movie you could see, but “Equals”, clumsily directed by Drake Doremus, bored me to tears. I suppose it would only make sense to have Kristen Stewart in it, since everyone in this future society is supposed to be emotionless, even lifeless. The only […]

Independence Day: Resurgence [2016] ★½

 “We always knew they’d be back” they said. And I always knew it would suck. Let’s face it: what clicked in the mid 1990’s clearly doesn’t anymore. Following the first movie’s huge success (and believe me, it was), director Roland Emmerich went on to direct several “end of times” […]

Manhattan Night [2016] ★½

 You’d think a Mystery film starring Adrien Brody that looks and feels like a 1940’s film noir would be worth recommending. It isn’t. “Manhattan Night” follows Brody’s desperate search for the truth when a seductive woman asks him to investigate the unsolved murder of her filmmaker husband. As […]

Warcraft [2016] ★½

“Warcraft” is one of the most famous video games in the world. In Hollywood, this means business, and plenty of it. But if history has taught us anything it’s that movies based on video games rarely work. “Lara Croft: Tomb Raider”, “Doom”, “Resident Evil”, “Hitman”, “Max Payne”, “House of […]

Criminal [2016] ★½

 Can a movie feature an all star cast and still fail miserably? Yes it can. Exhibit A: “Criminal”, a criminally bad action thriller that flatters itself by claiming to be original. It wishes. Ryan Reynolds plays a CIA agent who gets killed off 10 minutes into the movie […]

The Boss [2016] ★½

 Pairing likable actress Kristen Bell (“Forgetting Sarah Marshall”) and the funny Melissa McCarthy (who was hilarious in last year’s “Spy”) as the title character in “The Boss” would seem like a perfect setup for yet another instant hit. Right? Wrong. The result is a painfully unfunny film and […]