At this point, everybody knows what they’re getting with a Michael Bay film. Pretty action and the subtlety of a tank rolling down the road. His movies are big, loud and dumb. Looking at the box office totals for his movies, it seems people really like that about Bay.
A lot of great stuff happened in 2015. Star Wars is back (and pretty cool again), James Bond returned, Fargo was better than ever … choosing only 15 great things from the year wasn’t the easiest task in the world. But when one decides to write about 15 – and only 15 – great
In his 2010 film The Other Guys, writer/director Adam McKay masked his disgust with the Great Recession and the financial industry in a Will Ferrell comedy. The end credits even came with nifty infographics explaining just how bad greed has gotten in the corporate world. The message didn’t take. Nobody
THE FORCE AWAKENS ushers in a new era of STAR WARS with a lot riding on it’s shoulders. Maybe even too much.
CREED isn’t just one of the best ROCKY films. It’s one of the best films of 2015.
Are stoner Christmas movies becoming a thing? With A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas and now The Night Before, all it’ll take is one more holiday stoner comedy for it to officially be a thing. It makes sense, considering how stressful the holidays can be. Regardless, The Night Before pretty much solidifies the
STEVE JOBS delivers on almost every front, but can’t escape the shadow of ‘The Social Network’.
CRIMSON PEAK’s plot fails to match up to Guillermo del Toro’s stunning visuals in this gothic romance.
SICARIO is one of the year’s grittiest — and best — films.
THE WALK: Watching Philippe Petit’s 1974 high-wire walk across New York’s Twin Towers in 3D is unbelievable. The rest? Not so much.
THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. has no idea what it’s nostalgic for, beyond the early ’60s.
SOUTHPAW: Another fantastic Jake Gyllenhaal performance can’t elevate this cliche-ridden boxing film.