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Thursday, June 4, 2020

Dirty Grandpa” riddled with bad jokes

The all-star cast of “Dirty Grandpa,” including Zac Efron and Robert De Niro, is sadly this film’s only silver lining. Aside from the A-list actors, the movie only succeeds in making cringe-worthy and tasteless...

Even with weak writing, Gyllenhaal shines in “Nightcrawler”

“Nightcrawler” is a crime thriller written and directed by Dan Gilroy, telling the story of Louis Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal), a driven man desperate for work and the desire to make a name for himself...

“V/H/S: Viral” is jarring and tedious to watch

“V/H/S: Viral” is a found-footage horror anthology directed by Nacho Vigalondo, Marcel Sarmiento, Gregg Bishop, Aaron Scott Moorhead and Justin Benson. It is the third installment of the V/H/S saga created by Brad Miska,...

“Jack the Giant Slayer” Film Review

Following in the path of “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters,” director Bryan Singer continues the fad of revamping old time children’s stories into full-blown adventures with “Jack the Giant Slayer,” which takes the much...

Kevin Smith shows love to fans with “Tusk”

  Kevin Smith has made a film that should not, for all intents and purposes, be allowed to exist. Not enough gore or viscera to be considered body horror, but with too many moments akin...

“Bad Grandpa” Movie Review

It seems the “Jackass” franchise is in constant pursuit of expanding its empire and outdoing itself in terms of crude, disgusting humor. In the film “Bad Grandpa,” Johnny Knoxville whips out old man prosthetics...

The Unruly Mess I Must Digress

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ second official studio album “This Unruly Mess I’ve Made,” feels like 14 different lectures condensed into a 140-character Twitter update. There is a lot missing. Going into this album, I was...

“I, Frankenstein” Review

It’s honestly difficult to have high expectations when putting down money to see a movie called “I, Frankenstein.” Connotations of 2004’s futuristic flop-fest “I, Robot” aside, the title suggests nothing more than another movie...

“Before I Go to Sleep” doesn’t put audiences to sleep

Rowan Joffe tries his director’s hat at a psychological thriller with “Before I Go to Sleep,” and he half-heartedly hits the mark. The film at first glance seems as if it could have been...

“Captain Phillips” Movie Review

When Tom Hanks is billed as a lead for an emotionally challenging film, it has generally been a recipe for success in the past two decades. When he was cast as Captain Richard Phillips...