Reviews

 
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1
by Jerrod Kingery

“Ventures into some incredibly dark yet intriguing places.”

 Grade: B
The Theory of Everything The Theory of Everything
by Kiko Martinez

“Redmayne lends himself entirely to capturing every uncomfortable nuance of Hawking’s being.”

 Grade: B
Dumb and Dumber To Dumb and Dumber To
by Cody Villafana

“A series of brutally humorless puns and easy jokes at the expense of messing up turns of phrases.”

 Grade: F
Whiplash Whiplash
by Kiko Martinez

“Features a pair of opposing characters moviegoers won’t be able to shift their eyes from.”

 Grade: B+
Saving Christmas Saving Christmas
by Jerrod Kingery

“Even the most faithful Christians will have to recognize how agonizingly padded this movie is.”

 Grade: D-
Interstellar Interstellar
by Jerrod Kingery

“A mind-bending, heart-tugging – and sometimes frustrating – space and time epic.”

 Grade: B+
Big Hero 6 Big Hero 6
by Cody Villafana

“Adventure-packed enough to be an entertaining, albeit underwhelming experience.”

 Grade: B-
Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
by Cody Villafana

“Whip-smart, humorous, well-acted, beautiful to look at.”

 Grade: A-
Ouija Ouija
by Kiko Martinez

“You’ll get more scares walking through a high school haunted house run by the band booster.”

 Grade: D
John Wick John Wick
by Cody Villafana

“After a well-executed set-up, anything unique or higher-level gets lost in a blaze of bullets.”

 Grade: C
23 Blast 23 Blast
by Jerrod Kingery

“Indifferently lit, shot, written, directed and acted, the film looks and feels cheap. Store-brand.”

 Grade: D+
Fury Fury
by Cody Villafana

“Succeeds is in its character designs on a very general level and in its action sequences.”

 Grade: B-
The Book of Life The Book of Life
by Jerrod Kingery

“The movie is filler, which is a shame because the production design is strikingly unique.”

 Grade: C-
Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible…Very Bad Day Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible…Very Bad Day
by Jerrod Kingery

“Avoids the usual pitfalls of these movies aimed at 10-year-old boys.”

 Grade: B-
Kill the Messenger Kill the Messenger
by Cody Villafana

“A mostly well-driven narrative and a great performance from Renner make this a story worth telling.”

 Grade: B
Gone Girl Gone Girl
by Jerrod Kingery

“A fantastic face-value thriller with enough twists and turns to remain completely unpredictable.”

 Grade: A-
The Good Lie The Good Lie
by Cody Villafana

“Underdeveloped. It opens a lot of storytelling threads, but fails to follow through with them.”

 Grade: C+
The Equalizer The Equalizer
by Jerrod Kingery

“Director Antoine Fuqua indulges in far too many subplots to keep the movie as brisk as it needed to be.”

 Grade: C
Love is Strange Love is Strange
by Kiko Martinez

“Actors John Lithgow and Alfred Molina’s chemistry is all the emotion the film needs.”

 Grade: B-
The Maze Runner The Maze Runner
by Jerrod Kingery

“Answers to the overarching questions lie in whatever sequels the box office take of this film warrant.”

 Grade: C
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Interviews

 
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.”

Kirk Cameron – Saving Christmas Kirk Cameron – Saving Christmas
by Kiko Martinez

“Many people want to understand truth and will change their mind if they hear it.”

Baymax – Big Hero 6 Baymax – Big Hero 6
by Kiko Martinez

“I cannot fist bump through a monitor. You may fist bump me and I will monitor it.”

Jamie Chung & Damon Wayans Jr. – Big Hero 6 Jamie Chung & Damon Wayans Jr. – Big Hero 6
by Kiko Martinez

“I’m pretty darn good at math and science. I used to let everybody cheat off me.”

Génesis Rodríguez – Big Hero 6 Génesis Rodríguez – Big Hero 6
by Kiko Martinez

“I’ve been such a Disney fan my whole life – a Disney princess to be exact.”

Ryan Potter & Daniel Henney – Big Hero 6 Ryan Potter & Daniel Henney – Big Hero 6
by Kiko Martinez

“The film’s heart is so huge. It takes your breath away.”

Lynn Shelton – Laggies Lynn Shelton – Laggies
by Kiko Martinez

“The thing that happened to me when I read this script was so rare. I felt like, ‘Wow, I could’ve written this story!'”

Ana Gasteyer – entertainer Ana Gasteyer – entertainer
by Kiko Martinez

“I’ve done a lot of Broadway shows, so, for me, it’s kind of a balancing act in my career.”

Brad Garrett – comedian Brad Garrett – comedian
by Kiko Martinez

“We’re in a business that has a lot of greed and a lot of envy and a lot of insecure people.”

Robert Lemelson – Bitter Honey Robert Lemelson – Bitter Honey
by Kiko Martinez

“It’s probably viewed as a freak show because it’s bizarre to a lot of people.”

Diego Luna – The Book of Life Diego Luna – The Book of Life
by Kiko Martinez

“It’s only through the memories of others that I get to remember my mom.”

Antonio Sanchez – Birdman Antonio Sanchez – Birdman
by Kiko Martinez

“I have no idea if there will ever be any other movie that would attempt to do something like this.”

Jaime Camil – Jane the Virgin (TV) Jaime Camil – Jane the Virgin (TV)
by Kiko Martinez

“The phrase ‘I’m an actor’ is overrated. I like to say, ‘I’m a working actor.'”

Dylan Baker – 23 Blast Dylan Baker – 23 Blast
by Kiko Martinez

“He wanted people to know a disabled person can make amazing things happen in their life.”

Bianca Santos – Ouija Bianca Santos – Ouija
by Kiko Martinez

“I’ve been warned enough growing up to know I shouldn’t mess with certain things like the supernatural.”

George Lopez – comedian George Lopez – comedian
by Kiko Martinez

“Instead of looking at it in a negative way, maybe look at it like I paved the way for other shows to be on TV.”

Steven Price – Fury Steven Price – Fury
by Kiko Martinez

“The greatest thing for me about the run of films I’m doing at the moment is that they’re all so different stylistically.”

Jason Reitman – Men, Women & Children Jason Reitman – Men, Women & Children
by Kiko Martinez

“I wanted to make a movie that was truthful about falling in love in 2014.”

Jorge Gutierrez & Kate del Castillo – The Book of Life Jorge Gutierrez & Kate del Castillo – The Book of Life
by Kiko Martinez

“I think the iconography of Dia de los Muertos is beautiful.”

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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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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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Here at CineSnob.net, we’re always ready for some good competition! That’s why were reaching out to actress Gabrielle Union, best known for her roles in films such as “Bring it On,” “Bad Boys 2″ and the upcoming “Think Like a Man Too,” to challenge her to a friendly actress vs. film critic wager for the... [Read more]

Fargo (TV) Review – How Does It Compare To The Film? Fargo (TV) Review – How Does It Compare To The Film?

With the word “cinematic” constantly being thrown around to describe television shows these days, it seems logical that TV would look to the world of film for ideas for new series. In a continuation of a recent trend, TV poaches another prominent film actor in Billy Bob Thornton for an adaption (but not really an adaption) of the 1996 Coen Brothers... [Read more]

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