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Hitman: Agent 47 [2015] ★★

I may sound like a party pooper but didn’t we agree that Hollywood should stop making movies based on famous video games? “Super Mario Bros”, “Resident Evil”, “Silent Hill”…to name a few. Then there’s “Hitman”. The first attempt goes all the way back to 2007. The movie opened […]

The Gallows [2015] ★★

 Prepare your Dramamine and get ready for another “found-footage” horror movie that doesn’t add much to the genre, despite an intriguing premise. A group of friends decide to break into their high school at night and sabotage the stage where a deadly freak accident took place twenty years […]

She’s Funny That Way [2015] ★★

 I like Peter Bogdanovich. In the early 1970s, when he made “The Last Picture Show”, “Paper Moon” and “What’s Up, Doc?”, he was ranked alongside Francis Ford Coppola and Martin Scorsese. But things didn’t go quite as planned, especially in the last 20 years. Now he’s directing another screwball […]

San Andreas [2015] ★★

 History has taught us that disaster movies rarely rise to their potential. “Armageddon” and “Deep Impact” in the 90’s (sue me), “The Day After Tomorrow” and “2012” in the past decade, and now “San Andreas”, directed by Brad Peyton and starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson”. Despite its impressive […]

Poltergeist [2015] ★★

Do we really need a remake of Tobe Hooper’s 1982 horror classic that spawned several sequels? Not really. But the people behind this remake knew that a few more bucks could be squeezed out of the Bowen family, whose suburban home is haunted by evil forces. You know the drill, unless […]

Hot Pursuit [2015] ★★

Sofia Vergara (“Modern Family”) can be funny. Reese Witherspoon is a great actress who can play comedy or drama equally well (see “Walk The Line”). They both deserve a better vehicle than this mildly funny, forgettable comedy that shamelessly rips off every road movie ever made. Witherspoon plays Cooper, […]

Beyond The Reach [2015] ★★

 You can’t blame Michael Douglas for trying. At 70, he looks ripped and ready, playing Madec, a billionaire businessman who loves hunting. Then there’s Jeremy Irvine, who plays Ben, a local guide who takes him to the Mojave Desert. Things get messy when Madec accidentally shoots a local man and Ben wants to abide by […]

The Age Of Adaline [2015] ★★

Like a cute puppy, this romantic drama starring Blake Lively as a woman who doesn’t age will wag its tail so you’ll find it irresistible and take it home. Not this time. There’s nothing terribly wrong about “The Age of Adaline”, it’s just that it rarely rises to […]

The Forger [2015] ★★

 John Travolta is well cast (believe it or not) as a thief who has to work with his father (the great Christopher Plummer) and son to forge a painting by Monet and steal the original. Sounds simple enough. But the film bites off more than it can chew, trying to tackle […]

The Water Diviner [2014] ★★

A lot of people were full of praise when “The Water Diviner” was released back in December. I wasn’t. If looks were everything, Russel Crowe’s epic directorial debut would have been the movie of the year. But a corny script bloated with shameless sentimentality can wear you down. Crowe pushes way […]