Reviews

 
Land Ho! Land Ho!
by Kiko Martinez

“Spending time with these men feels pleasant, even when it struggles to be completely engaging.”

 Grade: B-
When the Game Stands Tall When the Game Stands Tall
by Cody Villafana

“A generally uninspiring story containing few connecting threads and a painfully generic screenplay.”

 Grade: C-
The Expendables 3 The Expendables 3
by Jerrod Kingery

“The only people that seem to be having any fun with this material are Gibson and Banderas.”

 Grade: C-
The Giver The Giver
by Cody Villafana

“A completely unmemorable slog with no personality, no interesting characters, and no real reason to exist.”

 Grade: D
Magic in the Moonlight Magic in the Moonlight
by Kiko Martinez

“Fails to reach the level of intellect and wit one would hope director Allen could always recreate.”

 Grade: C+
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
by Jerrod Kingery

“Not good enough to recommend, not terrible enough to inspire rage.”

 Grade: C
Into the Storm Into the Storm
by Kiko Martinez

“A film of fake sentiment coming from a collection of pitiful characters delivering throwaway dialogue.”

 Grade: D
The Hundred-Foot Journey The Hundred-Foot Journey
by Cody Villafana

“As the thematic confusion sets in, it’s major lack of cohesiveness becomes obvious.”

 Grade: C
I, Origins I, Origins
by Kiko Martinez

“Presents a number of complex ideas for people to sift through and come up with their own theories.”

 Grade: B+
Ida Ida
by Kiko Martinez

“A film of quiet moments and emotion… Extremely compelling and elegant.”

 Grade: B+
Guardians of the Galaxy Guardians of the Galaxy
by Jerrod Kingery

“Director Gunn pulls everything together well, anchored by a winking performance from Chris Pratt.”

 Grade: B+
Boyhood Boyhood
by Cody Villafana

“What director Linklater pulls off is nothing short of astonishing. One of the most ambitious films ever.”

 Grade: A-
Get on Up Get on Up
by Cody Villafana

“A worthy journey into music history. Features a fantastic performance from a quickly rising actor.”

 Grade: B-
Lucy Lucy
by Jerrod Kingery

“Feels like a cut-rate European B-movie with some big Hollywood stars slumming for the paycheck.”

 Grade: F
The Purge: Anarchy The Purge: Anarchy
by Jerrod Kingery

“More of the same…Attempts to expand the mythology of the Purge with lukewarm results.”

 Grade: C-
Sex Tape Sex Tape
by Cody Villafana

“Not completely unfunny, but the over-reliance on gross-out sexual humor is its ultimate downfall.”

 Grade: C
Korengal Korengal
by Kiko Martinez

“Filmmaker Sebastian Junger has put together a compelling package with thought and focus.”

 Grade: B+
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
by Jerrod Kingery

“Tightly-plotted. A miracle of modern special effects from start to finish.”

 Grade: A
Third Person Third Person
by Cody Villafana

“Plot points grow in banality… Haggis runs through the cliché handbook to carry the film forward.”

 Grade: C-
Bound by Flesh Bound by Flesh
by Kiko Martinez

“It may not have high production value…but it makes up for it with solid storytelling.”

 Grade: B-
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Interviews

 
John Erick & Drew Dowdle – As Above, So Below John Erick & Drew Dowdle – As Above, So Below
by Kiko Martinez

“Some movies bang their ‘found footage’ drum so hard. We find that annoying.”

Oscar Jaenada – Cantinflas Oscar Jaenada – Cantinflas
by Kiko Martinez

“It feels like a responsibility for me to let people know who Cantinflas and Mario Moreno were.”

John Michael McDonagh – Calvary John Michael McDonagh – Calvary
by Kiko Martinez

“I think a lot of leading men in movies act tough, but they aren’t really tough.”

Patricia Vonne – Sin City: A Dame to Kill For Patricia Vonne – Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
by Kiko Martinez

“You’re not going to find a plethora of virgins there or weak and powerless women.”

Brenton Thwaites & Odeya Rush – The Giver Brenton Thwaites & Odeya Rush – The Giver
by Kiko Martinez

“This is a story about finding the truth and searching for what’s right.”

Victor Ortiz – The Expendables 3 Victor Ortiz – The Expendables 3
by Kiko Martinez

“Just like I prepare for a fight, I prepared for this particular role.”

Carlos Mencia – comedian Carlos Mencia – comedian
by Kiko Martinez

“In the darkness of those moments in your mind, it really is a whole different place.”

Mike Cahill – I, Origins Mike Cahill – I, Origins
by Kiko Martinez

“Hopefully this film inspires you to look closer into someone’s eyes and think, ‘What if this were possible?’”

Richard Linklater & Ellar Coltrane – Boyhood Richard Linklater & Ellar Coltrane – Boyhood
by Kiko Martinez

“I just have more patience. I thought there would be more beauty this way.”

Lou Ferrigno & Jason David Frank – Comic Con SA (Podcast Int.) Lou Ferrigno & Jason David Frank – Comic Con SA (Podcast Int.)
by Jerrod Kingery

“I don’t do [conventions] for the money.”

Alexa Vega – The Remaining (Podcast Int.) Alexa Vega – The Remaining (Podcast Int.)
by Kiko Martinez

“You just want to make sure you don’t alienate your audience.”

Gabriel Iglesias – The Fluffy Movie Gabriel Iglesias – The Fluffy Movie
by Kiko Martinez

“Everyone thinks comics are happy. We’re not. We’re jaded.”

Frank Grillo – The Purge: Anarchy Frank Grillo – The Purge: Anarchy
by Kiko Martinez

“I don’t cost what Matt Damon does and I do my own stunts!”

Alison Haislip – Video Games: The Movie Alison Haislip – Video Games: The Movie
by Kiko Martinez

“I’m not one of those people who pre-ordered an X-Box One.”

Leslie Zemeckis – Bound by Flesh Leslie Zemeckis – Bound by Flesh
by Kiko Martinez

“They were bound to each other not just by flesh, but by this inner bond.”

Mia Rose Frampton – Tammy Mia Rose Frampton – Tammy
by Kiko Martinez

“I screamed at the top of my lungs. I Tweeted. I was on Cloud Nine.”

Ella Wahlestedt – Earth to Echo Ella Wahlestedt – Earth to Echo
by Kiko Martinez

“I though he was so cute! How could you not love those big, round eyes?”

Brian Knappenberger – The Internet’s Own Boy Brian Knappenberger – The Internet’s Own Boy
by Kiko Martinez

“Lawmakers need to realize that it’s not OK to not understand the internet.”

Jenny Slate – Obvious Child Jenny Slate – Obvious Child
by Cody Villafana

“I think I use stand up as a way to be the most happy. I really like people to look at me.”

The Case Against 8 – Ben Cotner & Ryan White The Case Against 8 – Ben Cotner & Ryan White
by Kiko Martinez

“I wouldn’t go as far to say we’re trying to change hearts and minds.”

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