Reviews

 
Terminator Genisys Terminator Genisys
by Jerrod Kingery

“Ramped up to ridiculous heights. It’s all so poorly plotted out that literally none of it is engaging.”

 Grade: D
The Overnight The Overnight
by Cody Villafana

“Relies far too heavily on catching the viewer off guard by way of shock value.”

 Grade: C+
Ted 2 Ted 2
by Jerrod Kingery

“Shines when sticking to the humor, which is just as gross as you would expect from Seth McFarlane.”

 Grade: B-
Inside Out Inside Out
by Kiko Martinez

“There is still enough silliness mixed with the more serious issues to push this Pixar project ahead.”

 Grade: B
Dope Dope
by Cody Villafana

“Early moments of flourish…but the narrative takes it down different paths that stretch it way too thin.”

 Grade: C+
Jurassic World Jurassic World
by Jerrod Kingery

“Overcomes misdeeds in its screenplay by giving us some thrilling dinosaur action.”

 Grade: B
Spy Spy
by Cody Villafana

“Balances action and comedy to varying degrees. Mines some decent comedy out of familiar tropes.”

 Grade: B-
Entourage Entourage
by Jerrod Kingery

“It plays like the ninth season of a cable show that stopped having interesting things to say in Season 4.”

 Grade: D-
Love & Mercy Love & Mercy
by Kiko Martinez

“A poignant drama anchored by a pair of performances that interchange with remarkable fluidity.”

 Grade: B
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-
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Interviews

 
Lorne Balfe – Terminator Genisys Lorne Balfe – Terminator Genisys
by Kiko Martinez

“It’s our job to translate what the director has been thinking and dreaming of.”

Patrick Brice – The Overnight & Creep Patrick Brice – The Overnight & Creep
by Kiko Martinez

“If you want to make something that feels new, you have to put yourself out there.”

Blake Anderson – Dope Blake Anderson – Dope
by Kiko Martinez

“I feel like I’m getting my Barack Obama on tackling race issues over here. USA all the way! Get along, damn it!”

Dermot Mulroney & Stephanie Scott – Insidious: Chapter 3 Dermot Mulroney & Stephanie Scott – Insidious: Chapter 3
by Kiko Martinez

“It’s not a bad idea for a horror movie.”

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.”

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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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