Reviews

 
San Andreas San Andreas
by Jerrod Kingery

“Amazingly-realized destructo-porn special effects and a story with the depth of an empty swimming pool.”

 Grade: C+
Poltergeist Poltergeist
by Jerrod Kingery

“Feels less like a retread of the original and more like a cheap copy of the dozens of films that followed it.”

 Grade: D
Tomorrowland Tomorrowland
by Kiko Martinez

“Far less creative than it thinks it is. Runs its mediocre narrative into the ground.”

 Grade: D
Slow West Slow West
by Cody Villafana

“Occasionally compelling. Interest is mined from interaction between Smit-McPhee and Fassbender.”

 Grade: B-
Pitch Perfect 2 Pitch Perfect 2
by Cody Villafana

“A pure, unadulterated blast. The first legitimately great film of the summer movie season.”

 Grade: B
Mad Max: Fury Road Mad Max: Fury Road
by Jerrod Kingery

“Amazing mix of physical and CGI effects…The story just isn’t there to take the enjoyment to the next level.”

 Grade: B-
5 Flights Up 5 Flights Up
by Cody Villafana

“Says nothing of importance…a giant waste of time for its two talented leads.”

 Grade: C-
Avengers: Age of Ultron Avengers: Age of Ultron
by Jerrod Kingery

“There is a lot of movie to this movie. Feels inconsequential at best, like a place-holder at worst.”

 Grade: B-
Ex Machina Ex Machina
by Cody Villafana

“Smart and ambitious…allowing audiences to flex their mental muscles to stay engaged.”

 Grade: B+
Unfriended Unfriended
by Jerrod Kingery

“Ultimately can’t overcome the boredom its confines create. The premise wears thin quickly.”

 Grade: C-
True Story True Story
by Kiko Martinez

“It’s probably good to know as little as possible before watching it unravel piece by piece.”

 Grade: B-
While We’re Young While We’re Young
by Cody Villafana

“Nearly every second, plotline or joke is way too on the nose to register as funny, biting, or profound.”

 Grade: C
Furious 7 Furious 7
by Jerrod Kingery

“A convoluted mess…There’s a real sadness here as the film works hard to retire Paul Walker.”

 Grade: C-
Get Hard Get Hard
by Jerrod Kingery

“There are a few good laughs, but there’s also a weird discomfort to the whole thing.”

 Grade: C
Spring Spring
by Cody Villafana

“A dialogue-driven romantic drama with plenty of substance and kissed with bits of horror.”

 Grade: B
Cinderella Cinderella
by Kiko Martinez

“Director Branagh’s interpretation makes it feel like Cinderella is more in control of her own story.”

 Grade: B
Run All Night Run All Night
by Cody Villafana

“No different than any other performance in any other action film Liam Neeson’s starred in.”

 Grade: C
Focus Focus
by Jerrod Kingery

“A self-assured caper. Margot Robbie exudes the energy and sexiness of a young Cameron Diaz.”

 Grade: B
Mr. Turner Mr. Turner
by Jerrod Kingery

“Looks beautiful…but is diminished by the dense glob of oil paint that is the title character.”

 Grade: B-
Fifty Shades of Grey Fifty Shades of Grey
by Kiko Martinez

“Flirty and sometimes funny…but the sex, which promised to be racy, barely even registers.”

 Grade: C+
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Interviews

 
Juliano Ribeiro Salgado – The Salt of the Earth Juliano Ribeiro Salgado – The Salt of the Earth
by Kiko Martinez

“He’s not illustrating a fact. He’s photographing a relationship.”

Oscar Isaac – Ex Machina Oscar Isaac – Ex Machina
by Kiko Martinez

“We create these things and quickly give our power over to them for the sake of convenience or comfort.”

Tommy Wiseau – The Room Tommy Wiseau – The Room
by Jerrod Kingery

“I’m speak up here. Some of the stuff, people don’t understand me.”

Daniella Alonso – Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 Daniella Alonso – Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2
by Kiko Martinez

“The last thing I wanted to do was get on the Segway and break my leg.”

Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy & Bill Corbett – RiffTrax Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy & Bill Corbett – RiffTrax
by Jerrod Kingery

“People realize they were in a real stinkburger.”

Gilbert Gottfried – comedian Gilbert Gottfried – comedian
by Kiko Martinez

“Now when think about saying something, I think twice and say it anyway.”

Liv Corfixen & Nicolas Winding Refn – My Life Directed… Liv Corfixen & Nicolas Winding Refn – My Life Directed…
by Kiko Martinez

“What more could you ask for in cinema?”

Adrian Martinez – Focus Adrian Martinez – Focus
by Kiko Martinez

“You always have to keep proving yourself. You’re just proving yourself to more important people.”

Daniel Garcia & Rania Attieh – Recommended by Enrique & H. Daniel Garcia & Rania Attieh – Recommended by Enrique & H.
by Kiko Martinez

“I think we know, maybe, where were headed.”

Carlos Pratts – McFarland, USA Carlos Pratts – McFarland, USA
by Kiko Martinez

“If the heart is there and it’s a beautiful story, who knows what role I’ll take on.”

John Leguizamo – Fulgy! (VOD) John Leguizamo – Fulgy! (VOD)
by Kiko Martinez

“There should be a Latin person in every goddamn movie that’s in Hollywood.”

Lisa Lampanelli – The Leaner Meaner Tour Lisa Lampanelli – The Leaner Meaner Tour
by Kiko Martinez

“I’ll get even edgier as I get older like Joan Rivers and Don Rickles.”

Jabbar Raisani – Alien Outpost Jabbar Raisani – Alien Outpost
by Kiko Martinez

“Story and character are paramount. Visual effects should serve that story.”

Kevin Macdonald – Black Sea Kevin Macdonald – Black Sea
by Kiko Martinez

“I do think filmmaking puts me into some physically challenging environments.”

G. Annable & A. Stacchi – The Boxtrolls (DVD) G. Annable & A. Stacchi – The Boxtrolls (DVD)
by Kiko Martinez

“We had a lot of animators running around wearing boxes for a while.”

Eve Torres – The Scorpion King 4 (DVD) Eve Torres – The Scorpion King 4 (DVD)
by Kiko Martinez

“You have to make things look brutal instead of actually making them brutal.”

Emilio Rivera – Water & Power (VOD) Emilio Rivera – Water & Power (VOD)
by Kiko Martinez

“I tried to do a couple of wheelies and landed on my head.”

Carlos PenaVega – Spare Parts Carlos PenaVega – Spare Parts
by Kiko Martinez

“I think if we just show people love, eventually they’re going to come around.”

Ignacio Serricchio – The Wedding Ringer Ignacio Serricchio – The Wedding Ringer
by Kiko Martinez

“The fact people keep thinking Latino men are the best lovers is fine with me.”

Richard Jones – Boyhood (DVD) Richard Jones – Boyhood (DVD)
by Kiko Martinez

“Rick Linklater lets the human experience reclaim its rightful place in the world.”

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In what is becoming a yearly tradition, CineSnob.net woke up at the crack of dawn this morning to watch the Oscar nominations unfold live. In the first year where all nominations were announced live on TV, there were some surprises, both good and bad. Here are our thoughts on the nominations for the 87th Academy Awards, which will air on February 22... [Read more]

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2014 Austin Film Festival Coverage 2014 Austin Film Festival Coverage

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Lakers fan, comedian George Lopez says he appreciates the Spurs Lakers fan, comedian George Lopez says he appreciates the Spurs

He might be a lifelong Los Angeles Lakers fan, but comedian George Lopez can appreciate a team that has made it to the NBA playoffs 17 straight times. “I wouldn’t bet against [the Spurs] this year,” Lopez, 53, told me during a phone interview this past week to promote his upcoming stand-up comedy performances at the Majestic Theater Oct. 24-26. Despite... [Read more]

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