Bad Words (2014)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - March 14th, 2014 - Movie Reviews

Foul-Mouthed Words Spells Comedy S-U-C-C-E-S-S The Golden Quill national spelling bee thought it could handle any problem that might arise as the journey towards crowning a champion is embarked upon. After all, this is the premier event for adolescent spellers. Considering the participants a few unruly parents and a missed curfew or two, coupled with […]

Foul-Mouthed Words Spells Comedy S-U-C-C-E-S-S The Golden Quill national spelling bee thought it could handle any problem that might arise as the journey towards crowning a champion is embarked upon. After all, this is the premier event for adolescent spellers. Considering the participants a few unruly parents and a missed curfew or two, coupled with […]

Better Living Through Chemistry (2014)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - March 14th, 2014 - Movie Reviews

Forgettable Chemistry a Drug-Addled Nightmare Better Living Through Chemistry is a bad movie. Worse, there was no reason for it to be. Expertly cast, reasonably well paced and featuring a decent enough premise (small town pharmacist feeling like his life is in a depressing rut begins an affair with a seductively glamorous local who introduces […]

Forgettable Chemistry a Drug-Addled Nightmare Better Living Through Chemistry is a bad movie. Worse, there was no reason for it to be. Expertly cast, reasonably well paced and featuring a decent enough premise (small town pharmacist feeling like his life is in a depressing rut begins an affair with a seductively glamorous local who introduces […]

The Den (2014)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - March 14th, 2014 - Movie Reviews

[The Den (2013) is] pretty nasty stuff, there’s no denying that, and I’m not kidding when I say it’s not remotely surprising as to where everything is headed to. But the getting there? That’s a whole different matter, Donohue building tension and suspense beautifully before unleashing a climactic sequence that comes close toi outdoing the anything-goes ballistics of the “Safe Haven” segment of V/H/S 2.

[The Den (2013) is] pretty nasty stuff, there’s no denying that, and I’m not kidding when I say it’s not remotely surprising as to where everything is headed to. But the getting there? That’s a whole different matter, Donohue building tension and suspense beautifully before unleashing a climactic sequence that comes close toi outdoing the anything-goes ballistics of the “Safe Haven” segment of V/H/S 2.

Enemy (2014)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - March 14th, 2014 - Movie Reviews

Cryptic Enemy Weaves a Tangled Web Adam (Jake Gyllenhaal) is a timid, unsure of himself college professor who nonetheless has a gorgeous blonde girlfriend, Mary (Mélanie Laurent), who by all accounts appears to love him flaws and all. Anthony (also Gyllenhaal) is a snarling, self-obsessed actor on the rise married to a gorgeous blonde, Helen […]

Cryptic Enemy Weaves a Tangled Web Adam (Jake Gyllenhaal) is a timid, unsure of himself college professor who nonetheless has a gorgeous blonde girlfriend, Mary (Mélanie Laurent), who by all accounts appears to love him flaws and all. Anthony (also Gyllenhaal) is a snarling, self-obsessed actor on the rise married to a gorgeous blonde, Helen […]

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - March 14th, 2014 - Four-Star Corner Movie Reviews

Anderson’s Budapest Hotel a Comedic Masterwork I’ve said more than a handful of times in the past that the works of Wes Anderson are arguably made for certain palates, each motion picture a fanciful journey into a highly stylized world acquired tastes adore while everyone else scratches their collective chins wondering what all the fuss […]

Anderson’s Budapest Hotel a Comedic Masterwork I’ve said more than a handful of times in the past that the works of Wes Anderson are arguably made for certain palates, each motion picture a fanciful journey into a highly stylized world acquired tastes adore while everyone else scratches their collective chins wondering what all the fuss […]

Muppets Most Wanted (2014)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - March 14th, 2014 - Movie Reviews

Kermit and Company Make a Most Wanted Return Reviewing Muppets Most Wanted is kind of easy. Do you like movies involving The Muppets? Does their family-friendly irreverence make you smile? Does just the thought of Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy in action get you to do unintended cartwheels? Do Fozzie the Bear’s jokes make […]

Kermit and Company Make a Most Wanted Return Reviewing Muppets Most Wanted is kind of easy. Do you like movies involving The Muppets? Does their family-friendly irreverence make you smile? Does just the thought of Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy in action get you to do unintended cartwheels? Do Fozzie the Bear’s jokes make […]

Need for Speed (2014)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - March 14th, 2014 - Movie Reviews

Glossy Speed Built from Recycled Auto Parts Tobey Marshall (Aaron Paul) is a regular guy making a day-to-living in Mt. Kisco, New York, he and his team of automotive pros rebuilding classic cars while doing a bit of underground street racing on the side. A lucrative deal with former town bad boy turned racing superstar […]

Glossy Speed Built from Recycled Auto Parts Tobey Marshall (Aaron Paul) is a regular guy making a day-to-living in Mt. Kisco, New York, he and his team of automotive pros rebuilding classic cars while doing a bit of underground street racing on the side. A lucrative deal with former town bad boy turned racing superstar […]

300: Rise of an Empire (2014)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - March 7th, 2014 - Movie Reviews

Ambitious Empire Almost Rises to the Occasion 300: Rise of an Empire is, for the most part, set concurrently to the events depicted in Zack Snyder’s audacious, hugely successful (and somewhat influential) adaptation of Frank Miller’s graphic novel 300. Instead of focusing on one key event, however, this movie, also based on a Miller graphic […]

Ambitious Empire Almost Rises to the Occasion 300: Rise of an Empire is, for the most part, set concurrently to the events depicted in Zack Snyder’s audacious, hugely successful (and somewhat influential) adaptation of Frank Miller’s graphic novel 300. Instead of focusing on one key event, however, this movie, also based on a Miller graphic […]

Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014)

by Sara Michelle Fetters - March 7th, 2014 - Movie Reviews

Charming Mr. Peabody & Sherman a Jovial Historical Jaunt After the opening prologue to DreamWorks’ Mr. Peabody & Sherman I was deathly afraid I was about to watch an animated movie that was going to outright murder a beloved piece of my own personal childhood. The first act of the movie, set in and around […]

Charming Mr. Peabody & Sherman a Jovial Historical Jaunt After the opening prologue to DreamWorks’ Mr. Peabody & Sherman I was deathly afraid I was about to watch an animated movie that was going to outright murder a beloved piece of my own personal childhood. The first act of the movie, set in and around […]

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