Reel Reviews

Mortdecai - Movie Review

Give it a chance. You may find yourself swept up in the madcap world of Mordecai

Blackhat - Movie Review

Someday someone will get this genre right…but it won’t be Hollywood.

Still Alice - Movie Review

A below average film elevated by an Oscar-worthy performance from an above average A-lister,

Selma - Movie Review

A striking reminder of how far our country hasn’t come in her struggles with racism

The Boxtrolls - Blu-ray Review

The creative wizards over at Laika, who previously brought you Coraline and Paranorman, have waved their wands and – POOF! – done it again.

Annabelle - Blu-ray Review

A bad-natured dolly lands full-time work...

A Walk Among the Tombstones - Blu-ray Review

The only lesson learned in A Walk Among the Tombstones is that people really need to stop pissing Liam Neeson off.

Gone Girl - Blu-ray Review

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Mortdecai - Movie Review

Mortdecai - Movie ReviewIf you are tired of Johnny Depp or think he’s “played out” then you should stop reading this review right now.  In fact, don’t step foot anywhere near Mortdecai because you won’t be amused with anything you see.  I’ll give you a minute to collect your things and vacate the premises.  ...

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The Boxtrolls - Blu-ray Review

The Boxtrolls - Movie ReviewThe creative wizards over at Laika, who previously brought you Coraline and Paranorman, have waved their wands and – POOF! – done it again.   The Boxtrolls is another morbidly funny entry in their 3D stop motion animated film catalog and, while not as friendly as the  ...

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Annabelle - Blu-ray Review

Annabelle - Movie ReviewJames Wan’s smartly made The Conjuring gets its first spin-off with Annabelle.  The demonic doll that kicked off Wan’s movie gets her own headlining gig.  You shouldn’t go into this film with high expectations, though.  Annabelle is a certifiable disappointment.  Oh, it might  ...

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Whiplash - Movie Review

Whiplash - Movie ReviewChasing perfection is a lengthy process, one of trial and tribulation, and for freshman jazz band drummer Andrew Neiman (Miles Teller), this is a fact that could be none too clear. Studying at Shaffer Conservatory of Music, in what is assumed to be New York City, Teller discovers the rigors,   ...

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A Walk Among the Tombstones - Blu-ray Review

A Walk Among the Tombstones - Movie ReviewIt isn’t quite January just yet but Liam Neeson’s next big action flick is already in theaters.  That’s right, Neeson – our beloved “January Man of Action” - is back on the prowl as a troubled ex-cop  (is there any other?) bringing Old Testament justice to the violent streets of New  ...

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Gone Girl - Blu-ray Review

Gone Girl - Movie ReviewFormer high-powered New York couple Amy and Nick Dunne – she a well-to-do trust fund baby, he a former magazine journalist – are now struggling to make ends meet in the recession-riddled Midwest. On his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick (Ben Affleck) arrives home to ...

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At the Earth's Core (1976) - Blu-ray Review

At the Earth's Core (1976) - Blu-ray Review"You can't hypnotize me...I'm British!" Burned by Roger Ebert upon its original release but made popular by British audiences, At the Earth’s Core is a harmless rubber-suited monster party for children and B-movie lovers.  Set below the earth’s crust, this is the second  ...

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Still Alice - Movie Review

Still Alice - Movie ReviewIn Still Alice, a below average film elevated by an Oscar-worthy performance from an above average A-lister, Julianne Moore and Alec Baldwin are fifty-something Columbia University professors living out the American Dream with three grown children, a spacious New  ...

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Blackhat - Movie Review

Blackhat - Movie ReviewMichael Mann’s stylistic exercise continues with yet another bloodless affair. Blackhat, following the disappointment of Public Enemies and Miami Vice, continues the downward trajectory of an above-average director - responsible for The Insider and Heat - who  ...

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American Sniper - Movie Review

American Sniper - Movie ReviewWhere have you been, Mr. Eastwood? We missed you. Thought consigned to the dustbin of once relevant filmmakers, Clint Eastwood comes roaring back with American Sniper, the true story of Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in American military history. ...

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