Reviews

 
The Boy Next Door The Boy Next Door
by Kiko Martinez

“It’s not a pretty sight…offensively unoriginal and written with zero imagination or character depth.”

 Grade: D
Cake Cake
by Cody Villafana

“A redemption story is only worthwhile when you can actually invest in a character.”

 Grade: C
Blackhat Blackhat
by Jerrod Kingery

“Feels strangely abandoned, as if the studio didn’t bother to add any sort of polish to the final product.”

 Grade: D+
American Sniper American Sniper
by Cody Villafana

“At the very least, a return to form for Clint Eastwood, a director in the twilight of his career.”

 Grade: B-
Spare Parts Spare Parts
by Kiko Martinez

“It’s easy to root for the protagonists, which makes the glaring plot holes less bothersome.”

 Grade: B-
Selma Selma
by Cody Villafana

“Any discussion of the film starts and ends with David Oyelowo’s electric portrayal of Dr. King.”

 Grade: B+
Inherent Vice Inherent Vice
by Kiko Martinez

“An off-tempo mess. It’s highly inspired, but author Pynchon is in Anderson’s head and it shows.”

 Grade: C+
The Interview The Interview
by Kiko Martinez

“Comprised of enough jokes about assholes to make your grandma blush this holiday season.”

 Grade: B-
Into the Woods Into the Woods
by Kiko Martinez

“It’s hard to come up with a reason to visit this mishmash of classic fairytale characters.”

 Grade: D+
Big Eyes Big Eyes
by Jerrod Kingery

“Rekindles enough…spirit to make you look forward to Burton’s next project with an open mind.”

 Grade: B
The Imitation Game The Imitation Game
by Cody Villafana

“An often-fascinating study into a slice of history that remained a secret for three decades.”

 Grade: B+
Unbroken Unbroken
by Kiko Martinez

“A film to admire, but not one that honestly captures its lead character more than skin deep.”

 Grade: C
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
by Jerrod Kingery

“The years spent on this trilogy have burned director Peter Jackson out.”

 Grade: C
Wild Wild
by Kiko Martinez

“Genuine and thoughtful. Features what turns out to be a career-best performance by Witherspoon.”

 Grade: B+
Foxcatcher Foxcatcher
by Cody Villafana

“Somber and unquestionably dark, yet it is slow moving to the point of feeling labored and cold.”

 Grade: C+
Annie Annie
by Jerrod Kingery

“Wallis is fine as the title character, but lacks the plucky, gee-whiz spirit the material really needs.”

 Grade: D
Exodus: Gods and Kings Exodus: Gods and Kings
by Jerrod Kingery

“You’ll be exhausted after meandering through a snazzed-up version of a story you’ve seen before.”

 Grade: C-
Top Five Top Five
by Cody Villafana

“Most fun when Rock gets to let loose, be himself and parade out his cavalcade of comedian friends.”

 Grade: B-
The Babadook The Babadook
by Kiko Martinez

“Emotionally disturbing…Kent creates such a natural and menacing tone throughout the film.”

 Grade: B+
Citizenfour Citizenfour
by Cody Villafana

“A fascinating collection of footage that feels essential, regardless of where you lie on the issue.”

 Grade: B+
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Interviews

 
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.”

Mick Foley – comedian Mick Foley – comedian
by Kiko Martinez

“Making someone laugh and making someone wince are things I take an equal amount of pride in.”

Henry Jackman – The Interview & Big Hero 6 Henry Jackman – The Interview & Big Hero 6
by Kiko Martinez

“For all we know, Kim Jong-un might very well listen to Katy Perry.”

John Powell – How to Train Your Dragon 2 John Powell – How to Train Your Dragon 2
by Kiko Martinez

“I got to a point where I had a few hits and people really wanted me.”

Maria Valverde – Exodus: Gods and Kings Maria Valverde – Exodus: Gods and Kings
by Kiko Martinez

“It doesn’t make sense if you are a strong woman, but you have a weak man.”

The Iron Sheik – Sheik (VOD) The Iron Sheik – Sheik (VOD)
by Kiko Martinez

“Everybody in the locker room know I could beat the fuck out of the Hulk Hogan.”

Jennifer Kent – The Babadook Jennifer Kent – The Babadook
by Kiko Martinez

“I think we all know we’re headed for the final curtain. Fear is a part of life.”

Christopher Lloyd – The One I Wrote For You Christopher Lloyd – The One I Wrote For You
by Kiko Martinez

“When it comes to being on the stage, you can’t just shy away from the audience.”

Cheyenne Jackson – The One I Wrote For You Cheyenne Jackson – The One I Wrote For You
by Kiko Martinez

“I was a little worried when I heard the writer of the movie was also the songwriter.”

Margaret Cho – comedian Margaret Cho – comedian
by Kiko Martinez

“I’m sure there are things I’ve said that have been offensive, but that is the nature of comedy.”

Gabriela de la Garza – Cantinflas (DVD) Gabriela de la Garza – Cantinflas (DVD)
by Kiko Martinez

“I would consider her one of the most important comedians in Mexican history.”

Christopher Lennertz – Horrible Bosses 2 Christopher Lennertz – Horrible Bosses 2
by Kiko Martinez

“My job is to do the best job I can do in the amount of time I get.”

Stephanie Andujar – Orange is the New Black Stephanie Andujar – Orange is the New Black
by Kiko Martinez

“Backstories are everything. It makes everything so cohesive.”

Francis Lawrence – Mockingjay – Part 1 Francis Lawrence – Mockingjay – Part 1
by Kiko Martinez

“She was not happy. But Jen being unhappy is a minor issue in terms of the film.”

Natalie Dormer – Mockingjay – Part 1 Natalie Dormer – Mockingjay – Part 1
by Kiko Martinez

“Something that scares you is a good sign you should probably do it.”

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CineBlog

 
They Nominated What?! – 2015 Edition They Nominated What?! – 2015 Edition

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]

CineSnob.net’s Top Ten Films of 2014 CineSnob.net’s Top Ten Films of 2014

Here is a look at the Top Ten Film Lists of 2014 for all three CineSnob.net film critics – Cody Villafana, Jerrod Kingery and Kiko Martinez. Below that is a consensus list for the entire site. Thanks for being a fan of CineSnob.net! We’ll see you in the New Year! At the risk of sounding like a broken record, I have to say …2014 was yet... [Read more]

2014 Austin Film Festival Coverage 2014 Austin Film Festival Coverage

MOVIE REVIEWS Review: The Last Time You Had Fun | by Cody Villafana Review: Mentor | by Cody Villafana Review: Looking for Lions | by Cody Villafana Review: Phantom Halo | by Cody Villafana Review: Having Fun Up There | by Cody Villafana INTERVIEWS Interview: Alix Lambert, “Mentor” | by Cody Villafana New movie reviews and interviews... [Read more]

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]

Carlos Mencia mindful of Spurs Carlos Mencia mindful of Spurs

For someone who is as active on his Twitter account as stand-up comedian Carlos Mencia, he sure doesn’t have much to read on his Twitter feed from the users he follows. Although he has over 41,000 followers himself, Mencia, who joined Twitter in March 2009, is currently following only 37 other Twitter users. This includes comedians like Whitney Cummings,... [Read more]

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