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Guest Movie Review: Machete Kills

October 15th, 2013

The ironic Grindhouse killing machine is back in Robert Rodriguez’s new movie

Guest Movie Review: Riddick

September 9th, 2013

Bald and ruthless interplanetary badass Riddick is back, played by the man who made him a cult sci-fi favorite

Guest Movie Review: The Wolverine

July 30th, 2013
Guest Movie Review: The Wolverine

Hugh Jackman reprises his beloved role as the X-Men’s hairy clawed Canadian killer, Wolverine

Guest Movie Review: RED 2

July 26th, 2013

The old cast from “RED” reunites, along with some new faces – but is this sequel already showing cracks and wrinkles?

Guest Movie Review: Grown Ups 2

July 16th, 2013
6Seriously, the BEST part

Endless back-flips alone, Mr. Anderson wryly observes, cannot save a film.

Guest Movie Review: Despicable Me 2

July 9th, 2013
5The neighborhood lawn wars get a little out of hand

The reformed super-villain and his minions return in Illumination Entertainment’s sequel to their surprise hit in “Despicable Me 2”

Guest Movie Review: The Heat

July 2nd, 2013
6This can’t possibly go wrong

It’s a fairly by-the-numbers summer buddy-cop movie – with one important difference!

Guest Movie Review: Monsters University

June 25th, 2013

Pixar’s latest is a prequel: the story of how Mike and Sully from “Monsters, Inc.” first met

Guest Movie Review: The Internship

June 13th, 2013
5I feel like I’m being sold something

It’s a movie about an internship at Google: 2.3 billion Google users are commanded to like it.

Guest Movie Review: Now You See Me

June 6th, 2013

A band of stage magicians skilled at all kinds of illusions are suspected of pulling off an all-too-real bank heist in Louis Leterrier’s new movie

Guest Movie Review: Fast & Furious 6

May 30th, 2013
6Gibson holding out for a bigger part

The sixth installment (God help us all) of the brainless car-porn series roars into theaters

Guest Movie Review: Star Trek Into Darkness

May 21st, 2013

Benedict Cumberbatch stars as the villain in the latest installment of J.J. Abrams’ re-invention of “Star Trek”

Guest Movie Review: The Croods

April 11th, 2013

A family of Neanderthals navigate the dangers of the pre-historic world in DreamWorks’ latest animated feature

Guest Movie Review: Oz the Great and Powerful

March 11th, 2013
Guest Movie Review: Oz the Great and Powerful

Director Sam Raimi takes on one of the greatest cinematic classics of ’em all – with decidedly mixed results

Guest Movie Review: Jack the Giant Slayer

March 7th, 2013

The old folk tale gets an sfx-laden kid-friendly modern retelling by one of Hollywood’s most successful directors

Guest Movie Review: A Good Day to Die Hard

February 19th, 2013

John McClane rides again in the latest chapter of the “Die Hard” franchise

Guest Movie Review: Warm Bodies

February 7th, 2013

“Warm Bodies” is a zombie rom-com: but does boy meet girl, or EAT girl?

Guest Movie Review: Hansel & Gretel

January 29th, 2013

The adorable little candy-seeking moppets from the folk tale are all grown up and exceedingly well-armed in “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters”

Guest Movie Review: Zero Dark Thirty

January 15th, 2013
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The controversial new movie about the hunt for bin Laden – and the role torture might have played in that hunt

Guest Movie Review: Jack Reacher

December 26th, 2012

It’s Tom Cruise starring as Lee Child’s super-tall, super-gritty action hero!

Guest Movie Review: The Hobbit

December 18th, 2012

The first part of director Peter Jackson’s long-awaited movie adaptation of “The Hobbit” is finally here

Guest Movie Review: The Sessions

December 11th, 2012

The Oscar race for Best Actor gets a little bit more crowded with the performance of John Hawkes in Ben Lewin’s “The Sessions”

Guest Movie Review: Life of Pi

December 7th, 2012
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A boy and a tiger, trapped at sea – the best-selling novel “Life of Pi” gets a movie adaptation by Ang Lee

Guest Movie Review: Rise of the Guardians

November 27th, 2012
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Santa Claus … the Easter Bunny … the Sandman … the Tooth Fairy … figures out of children’s story-time band together with Jack Frost to fight an evil that threatens childhood itself

Guest Movie Review: Wreck-It Ralph

November 8th, 2012
5Jane Lynch, Space Marine

The dynamic of beloved old video games gets a surprisingly nuanced treatment in the latest offering from Disney

Guest Movie Review: Cloud Atlas

October 28th, 2012

Time-bending? Gender-bending? Race-bending? “Cloud Atlas” drifts onto Mr. Anderson’s radar.

Guest Movie Review: Argo

October 16th, 2012
6Affleck implemented the worst moustaches for this film

Director Ben Affleck’s latest, “Argo,” is a real Hollywood movie about a fake Hollywood movie way back in the 1970s

Guest Movie Review: Frankenweenie

October 8th, 2012
6Boy and his dog, take two

Tim Burton’s new movie has a surprising amount of heart and soul

Guest Movie Review: The Master

October 2nd, 2012
6He must be sad about that shirt

Paul Thomas Anderson’s latest film, featuring a thinly-veiled take on L. Ron Hubbard and Scientology

Guest Movie Review: Dredd

September 24th, 2012
6No doors were harmed in the writing of this review

The two Judge Dredds: For fans, Dredd is the hero of his own comic series; a futuristic lawbringer whose stories have been told in the weekly British comic anthology 2000 A.D. since 1977. In the …

Guest Movie Review: Branded

September 10th, 2012
6I was hoping for WAY more of this

A visually surrealistic new movie about the evils of marketing and advertising run amok.

Guest Movie Review: Lawless

September 3rd, 2012
6This might not end well

Hollywood Next Big Things – past, present, and future? – share screen-time in a gritty tale of the Prohibition-era South.

Guest Movie Review: The Apparition

August 27th, 2012
6Technology, the replacement for thinking on your own

The Twilight film series will finally be coming to a close this fall, and with it the free rides of many of the young actors and actresses who made names for themselves in their roles …

Guest Movie Review: ParaNorman

August 20th, 2012
5I swear, it started as a lava lamp!

A creepy, touching stop-motion masterpiece from the creators of “Coraline”

Guest Movie Review: The Bourne Legacy

August 14th, 2012
6We’ll see this face-off sometime in the future

Jeremy Renner steps into Matt Damon’s action-shoes in the latest instalment of the “Bourne” series!

Guest Movie Review: Total Recall

August 6th, 2012
6Somehow I don’t think quotI didn’t do itquot will work

Critics tend to scoff at remakes. To many, these copies represent the worst that Hollywood has to offer, blatantly repeating stories that were successful in the past, rather than risk trying anything new. As movie …

Guest Movie Review: Beasts of the Southern Wild

July 16th, 2012

Aurochs run amok in “Beasts of the Southern Wild.” John C. Anderson reviews.

Guest Movie Review: Savages

July 9th, 2012
7Their next film together will obviously be about Luchadors

Oliver Stone’s new movie about drugs, violence, sex, and savages!

Guest Movie Review: Rock of Ages

June 18th, 2012
6They Wanna Rock

The big-screen adaptation of the hit Broadway play “Rock of Ages”