Category: 2.5/4

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The Shallows [2016] ★★½

 Even when it feels awfully familiar, “The Shallows”- starring Blake Lively as a woman who finds herself attacked by a white shark while vacationing on a Mexican beach- immediately held me in its grip. What follows the attack is a gripping story of one woman’s resourcefulness and determination […]

Bad Moms [2016] ★★½

 Surprise: it isn’t bad. A Hangover type of movie featuring moms. Bad moms. Terrible moms. I’m talking Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and an absolutely hilarious Kathryn Hahn, who are crazy fun company. They’re also under-appreciated moms who can’t seem to catch a break. What to do? Ditch all […]

Jason Bourne [2016] ★★★

I’ve waited 9 years for Jason Bourne to finally resurface following the hugely entertaining “Bourne Ultimatum”, and despite its ageing material, the new Bourne film delivers the goods from start to finish. It’s also one hell of a comeback for Paul Greengrass (who previously directed “Supremacy” and “Ultimatum”), who […]

Nerve [2016] ★★½

 Up until the lousy final act, “Nerve”, starring Emma Roberts and Dave Franco, had my attention. The setting is simple: you play an online game where people dare you to do stuff. Harmless fun? You’d think. Vee (Roberts) is a high school student who finds herself caught up […]

Central Intelligence [2016] ★★½

 It’s a Hollywood summer tradition: a silly comedy starring two likable actors. We’ve seen it in “The Heat”, “Spy” and “The Other Guys”. In Central Intelligence’s case, they are a good reason to buy a ticket, and they go by the name of Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart. In […]

Money Monster [2016] ★★½

“Money Monster” is far from being original, but it’s filled with Oscar winners (on and off the camera) and just the right dose of humor and satire to make it worth watching. George Clooney stars as Lee Gates, a financial TV host who finds himself in a hostage […]

X-Men: Apocalypse [2016] ★★½

 People who follow my blog probably know how much I loved Bryan Singer’s previous outing “Days of Future Past”. That movie was smart, exciting and a pure joy to watch. That being said, I left “Apocalypse” feeling disappointed. Was I expecting something better? Perhaps. Instead, this new installment, […]