Monkey Kingdom (2015)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - April 17th, 2015 - Movie Reviews

Monkey Kingdom is awfully enjoyable, and I definitely hope parents make the decision to schlep their kids to the multiplex to give it a look.

Monkey Kingdom is awfully enjoyable, and I definitely hope parents make the decision to schlep their kids to the multiplex to give it a look.

Monsters: Dark Continent (2015)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - April 17th, 2015 - Movie Reviews

Monsters: Dark Continent is in many ways an attempt to transpose Full Metal Jacket or Black Hawk Down levels of realism into what initially appears to be nothing more than a B-grade riff on elements drawn from science fiction stalwarts as diverse as Jurassic Park, War of the Worlds and “The Twilight Zone,” and for my part at least I found this particular meshing of genres and ideas continually fascinating.

Monsters: Dark Continent is in many ways an attempt to transpose Full Metal Jacket or Black Hawk Down levels of realism into what initially appears to be nothing more than a B-grade riff on elements drawn from science fiction stalwarts as diverse as Jurassic Park, War of the Worlds and “The Twilight Zone,” and for my part at least I found this particular meshing of genres and ideas continually fascinating.

Unfriended (2015)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - April 17th, 2015 - Movie Reviews

Unfriended chooses the easier, more generic supernatural route, and as such becomes simple to disconnect from and, in the long run, even easier to forget.

Unfriended chooses the easier, more generic supernatural route, and as such becomes simple to disconnect from and, in the long run, even easier to forget.

That Man from Rio / Up to His Ears (1964/1965)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - April 14th, 2015 - Blu-ray and DVD

My chief suggestion here is to experience both That Man from Rio and Up to His Ears blind, with little to no information about either before doing so as the only thing a person truly needs is knowledge that these two Philippe de Broca directed stunners – both featuring a charismatically sexy Belmondo – are fairly close to perfect pieces of escapist entertainment.

My chief suggestion here is to experience both That Man from Rio and Up to His Ears blind, with little to no information about either before doing so as the only thing a person truly needs is knowledge that these two Philippe de Broca directed stunners – both featuring a charismatically sexy Belmondo – are fairly close to perfect pieces of escapist entertainment.

Backcountry (2015)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - April 10th, 2015 - Movie Reviews

Backcountry devours terror, chews it up and spits it back out at the audience as if it were a gourmet meal, all of which makes it a dinner I can’t wait to partake from again.

Backcountry devours terror, chews it up and spits it back out at the audience as if it were a gourmet meal, all of which makes it a dinner I can’t wait to partake from again.

Kill Me Three Times (2015)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - April 10th, 2015 - Movie Reviews

Kill Me Three Times is dead on arrival, and unfortunately it didn’t take 90 minutes of my life to figure that out.

Kill Me Three Times is dead on arrival, and unfortunately it didn’t take 90 minutes of my life to figure that out.

While We’re Young (2015)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - April 10th, 2015 - Movie Reviews

While We’re Young might not showcase the director at his best, but that doesn’t make it any less worthwhile, the final destination a worthwhile venture even if some of the stops along the way aren’t worth visiting.

While We’re Young might not showcase the director at his best, but that doesn’t make it any less worthwhile, the final destination a worthwhile venture even if some of the stops along the way aren’t worth visiting.

Furious 7 (2015)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - April 3rd, 2015 - Movie Reviews

Furious 7 in almost all the ways that matter is every bit as entertaining as the three features that have preceded it.

Furious 7 in almost all the ways that matter is every bit as entertaining as the three features that have preceded it.

Woman in Gold (2015)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - April 1st, 2015 - Movie Reviews

As terrific as the performances from both Mirren and Reynolds are, I just can’t embrace Woman in Gold as fully as I’d honestly like to. Certainly not without its merits, the movie isn’t near as fulfilling or as captivating.

As terrific as the performances from both Mirren and Reynolds are, I just can’t embrace Woman in Gold as fully as I’d honestly like to. Certainly not without its merits, the movie isn’t near as fulfilling or as captivating.

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