Reviews

 
Warcraft Warcraft
by Jerrod Kingery

“Takes a video game with a paper-thin premise and attempts to craft a low-rent ‘Lord of the Rings.'”

 Grade: F
TMNT: Out of the Shadows TMNT: Out of the Shadows
by Jerrod Kingery

“They got the four turtles and villains Bebop, Rocksteady and Krang exactly right.”

 Grade: B
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping
by Cody Villafana

“At its best when it is making specific, pointed jokes.”

 Grade: C+
X-Men: Apocalypse X-Men: Apocalypse
by Jerrod Kingery

“Fox had righted the franchise, so let’s hope this crummy mutation doesn’t affect the series again.”

 Grade: C
Captain America: Civil War Captain America: Civil War
by Cody Villafana

“The franchise seems to be in capable hands with the Russo brothers.”

 Grade: B+
Everybody Wants Some!! Everybody Wants Some!!
by Jerrod Kingery

“[Director] Linklater makes no apologies for wanting to hang out with these characters.”

 Grade: B
The Huntsman: Winter’s War The Huntsman: Winter’s War
by Jerrod Kingery

“You can imagine Disney lawyers drafting a lawsuit.”

 Grade: C-
Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice
by Jerrod Kingery

“Wisely, the film plays more like a Batman movie than anything else.”

 Grade: B-
Pee-wee’s Big Holiday Pee-wee’s Big Holiday
by Jerrod Kingery

“Enough absurd laughs along the way to help the movie end its long, long journey as a success.”

 Grade: B-
10 Cloverfield Lane 10 Cloverfield Lane
by Cody Villafana

“A complete bait and switch, and perhaps worse, the creation of tension only for the sake of tone.”

 Grade: C
Knight of Cups Knight of Cups
by Brian Francisco

“A concert for the soul and the senses and latest reminder of how very desperately we need Malick.”

 Grade: A
Gods of Egypt Gods of Egypt
by Cody Villafana

“The blame should be shouldered by a really mediocre script that can’t decide what it wants to be.”

 Grade: D
Triple 9 Triple 9
by Brian Francisco

“A somewhat Byzantine cat-and-cat-and-mouse-and-more-cats-and-other-cats-dressed-as-mice game.”

 Grade: C
Eddie the Eagle Eddie the Eagle
by Jerrod Kingery

“You’ve seen this movie before. It wasn’t wearing ski jumping gear, but you’ve seen it.”

 Grade: C+
Where to Invade Next Where to Invade Next
by Cody Villafana

“By inserting himself so firmly into the narrative, Moore created an unfunny and uneven documentary.”

 Grade: C+
Deadpool Deadpool
by Jerrod Kingery

“A hyper-violent, hilarious raunch-fest filled with things no one would have imagined.”

 Grade: B+
Hail, Caesar! Hail, Caesar!
by Cody Villafana

“A complete slog that churns its way through its runtime and wastes its spectacular cast.”

 Grade: C
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
by Jerrod Kingery

“Suffers from the same problems as the source material.”

 Grade: C-
45 Years 45 Years
by Kiko Martinez

“A master class in expression and gesture presented by Charlotte Rampling with impressive conviction.”

 Grade: B+
Kung Fu Panda 3 Kung Fu Panda 3
by Kiko Martinez

“The narrative is warm and light enough, although much of it isn’t what anyone would consider original.”

 Grade: B-
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Interviews

 
Kate Beckinsale – Love & Friendship Kate Beckinsale – Love & Friendship
by Kiko Martinez

“[Lady Susan is] very clear-eyed about what each man is for in her life.”

Whit Stillman – Love & Friendship Whit Stillman – Love & Friendship
by Kiko Martinez

“A movie is a lighter affair. It’s kind of like a soufflé.”

Don Cheadle – Miles Ahead Don Cheadle – Miles Ahead
by Kiko Martinez

“I didn’t want to do a movie about Miles Davis. I wanted to be Miles Davis. They said, ‘Wow, that sounds great!'”

Paul Reubens – Pee-wee’s Big Holiday Paul Reubens – Pee-wee’s Big Holiday
by Jerrod Kingery

“Judd Apatow wanted to make something more traditional…like ‘Big Adventure.'”

Paul Rust – Pee-wee’s Big Holiday Paul Rust – Pee-wee’s Big Holiday
by Jerrod Kingery

“I was a fan. I was the kid who dressed up as Pee-wee.”

Patricia Riggen – Miracles from Heaven Patricia Riggen – Miracles from Heaven
by Kiko Martinez

“I think it is part of my upbringing and my culture to believe in miracles.”

Tom McCarthy – Spotlight Tom McCarthy – Spotlight
by Kiko Martinez

“What I was most fascinated by was the spirit of the journalist and their commitment to finding and revealing the truth.”

Robert Eggers – The Witch Robert Eggers – The Witch
by Kiko Martinez

“I was scared of this kind of stuff as a kid. I think by exploring darkness in my adult life I have control over it.”

Marlon Wayans – comedian Marlon Wayans – comedian
by Kiko Martinez

“If you get them to listen, you can make them laugh.”

Andrew Haigh – 45 Years Andrew Haigh – 45 Years
by Kiko Martinez

“There is a vast array of relationships in the world, but fundamentally, they all come from the same place.”

Sean Astin – Woodlawn (DVD) Sean Astin – Woodlawn (DVD)
by Kiko Martinez

“I’m not afraid to do a movie or a part that perpetuates a worldview.”

Ken Jeong – Norm of the North & Ride Along 2 Ken Jeong – Norm of the North & Ride Along 2
by Kiko Martinez

“There’s a lot of diversity in the bear kingdom. There’s bear hugs, too.”

Emmanuel Lubezki – The Revenant Emmanuel Lubezki – The Revenant
by Kiko Martinez

“You want to capture the moment and you don’t want to ruin anything.”

Simon Pegg – Man Up Simon Pegg – Man Up
by Kiko Martinez

“I would try and use my meager celebrity to impress girls and go home miserable when it didn’t work.”

Brie Larson – Room Brie Larson – Room
by Kiko Martinez

“I think we’re always for the rest of our lives going from one room to a bigger one, over and over again.”

Phyllis Smith – Inside Out (DVD) Phyllis Smith – Inside Out (DVD)
by Kiko Martinez

“I think she’s kind of cute with how she picks her leg up and wants to be drug around.”

Aaron Eckhart – My All-American Aaron Eckhart – My All-American
by Kiko Martinez

“I think there is still honor in defeat depending on how you played.”

David Guggenheim – He Named Me Malala David Guggenheim – He Named Me Malala
by Kiko Martinez

“It’s still important to raise your voice, especially now in this time and in this world.”

Sebástian Silva – Nasty Baby Sebástian Silva – Nasty Baby
by Kiko Martinez

“Why would someone want to watch a movie just because all the male characters like penis?”

Daniel Pemberton – Steve Jobs Daniel Pemberton – Steve Jobs
by Kiko Martinez

“The script was wall-to-wall dialogue. I thought, ‘Where am I going to come in?'”

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CineBlog

 
Top Ten Films of 2015 Top Ten Films of 2015

Here’s a look at CineSnob.net’s Top Ten Films of 2015 from editor Kiko Martinez and critics Jerrod Kingery and Cody Villafana. CODY VILLAFANA For the umpteenth year in a row, the calendar comes to a close and I’m left thinking about how disappointing the year in film was. It’s particularly surprising since midway through the year, I... [Read more]

Man Vs. Snake – Fantastic Fest

Starring: Tim McVey, Dwayne Richard, Walter Day Directed by: Tim Kinzy and Andrew Seklir (debut) Walter Day and Billy Mitchell are like Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury of the classic video game documentary universe. Ever since their debut in “The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters” as self-appointed authority figure and enigmatic villain, respectively,... [Read more]

SXSW 2015 Film Coverage SXSW 2015 Film Coverage

REVIEWS Night Owls | by Cody Vilafana One & Two | by Cody Villafana Twinsters | by Cody Villafana For Grace | by Cody Villafana The Little Death | by Cody Villafana INTERVIEWS Colin Hanks & Sean Stuart – All Things Must Pass | by Cody Villafana Adam Pally & Rosa Salazar – Night Owls | by Cody Villafana This page will be updated... [Read more]

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]

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