Reviews

 
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
A Walk Among the Tombstones A Walk Among the Tombstones
by Cody Villafana

“A slow burn that takes far too long to ignite.”

 Grade: C+
Tusk Tusk
by Kiko Martinez

“There are hilarious moments and stomach-churning ones, but Smith is never really sure which are which.”

 Grade: C+
The Guest The Guest
by Kiko Martinez

“Its self-awareness and mischievously fun nature is what keeps the story moving forward.”

 Grade: B
The Drop The Drop
by Kiko Martinez

“A smart, seething production led by a striking performance by actor Tom Hardy.”

 Grade: B
The One I Love The One I Love
by Kiko Martinez

“A pair of convincing, double-duty performances from Mark Duplass and Elisabeth Moss.”

 Grade: B
The Identical The Identical
by Kiko Martinez

“Unintentionally hilarious. One of worst musicals ever made. An ignorant self-parody.”

 Grade: D-
The Trip to Italy The Trip to Italy
by Jerrod Kingery

“Like a meal you enjoyed before, they’re back, but the thrill of being new has worn off.”

 Grade: C+
Frank Frank
by Cody Villafana

“Has a certain sweet streak running through its veins and is an interesting look at mental illness.”

 Grade: B-
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-
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Interviews

 
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.”

Kevin Nealon – Laugh Lessons (AOL) Kevin Nealon – Laugh Lessons (AOL)
by Kiko Martinez

“A lot of the time it’s hard to tell who is more immature, the comics or the kids.”

Gabe Ibáñez – Autómata Gabe Ibáñez – Autómata
by Kiko Martinez

“I prefer movies that make you feel something, whether it’s a big movie or a small movie.”

Chelsea Handler – Uganda Be Kidding Me (Netflix) Chelsea Handler – Uganda Be Kidding Me (Netflix)
by Kiko Martinez

“We went on an educational trip and turned it into some sort of Spring Break safari.”

Miguel Arteta – Alexander and the…Very Bad Day Miguel Arteta – Alexander and the…Very Bad Day
by Kiko Martinez

“It’s always good to be challenged by doing something that is new to you.”

Adam Carolla – comedian Adam Carolla – comedian
by Kiko Martinez

“I would like to come out with a fragrance, but I would make it smell exactly like WD-40.”

Cristela Alonzo – Cristela (TV) Cristela Alonzo – Cristela (TV)
by Kiko Martinez

“I have been surprised with how much power they have let me have.”

Édgar Ramírez – The Liberator Édgar Ramírez – The Liberator
by Kiko Martinez

“[Simón Bolívar] was a brilliant mind in the body of a magnificent warrior.”

Tony Amendola – Annabelle Tony Amendola – Annabelle
by Kiko Martinez

“A film like this can’t just be about an eternal war between good and evil.”

Raphael Bob-Waksberg – BoJack Horseman (Netflix) Raphael Bob-Waksberg – BoJack Horseman (Netflix)
by Kiko Martinez

“There are no such things as happy or sad endings because life just keeps going.”

Linda Blair – Alamo City Comic Con Linda Blair – Alamo City Comic Con
by Kiko Martinez

“If you’re nasty, then maybe, just maybe, the Devil will come get you.”

Christina Ochoa – Matador (TV) Christina Ochoa – Matador (TV)
by Kiko Martinez

“There hasn’t been a Latin James Bond, so that’s what a show like this does.”

Genesis Rodriguez – Tusk Genesis Rodriguez – Tusk
by Kiko Martinez

“I started writing emails to my manager saying, ‘I need to be in this effin’ movie right now!'”

Dan Stevens – The Guest Dan Stevens – The Guest
by Kiko Martinez

“I was looking for something different. I didn’t think I would end up in something as batshit crazy as this.”

Charlie Paul – For No Good Reason (DVD) Charlie Paul – For No Good Reason (DVD)
by Kiko Martinez

“It’s like, however hard you try, the world will carry on without you.”

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.”

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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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