Premium Rush Aug24

Premium Rush

  Critics Rating 2/5.  Dodging speeding cars, crazed cabbies, open doors, and eight million cranky pedestrians is all in a day’s work for Wilee (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), the best of New York’s agile and aggressive bicycle messengers. It takes a special breed to ride the fixie...

Samsara Aug24

Samsara

Critics Rating 5/5.  Prepare yourself for an unparalleled sensory experience. Samsara reunites director Ron Fricke and producer Mark Magidson, whose award-winning films Baraka and Chronos were acclaimed for combining visual and musical artistry. Samsara is a Sanskrit word that means...

ParaNorman Aug16

ParaNorman

Critics Rating 4/5 Stars.   The new 3D stop-motion comedy thriller from animation company LAIKA, reteaming the company with Focus Features after the groundbreaking Academy Award-nominated Coraline. ParaNorman is, following Coraline, the company’s second stop-motion animated feature to...

The Expendables 2 (2012) Aug16

The Expendables 2 (2...

Critics Rating 3/5 Stars.  The Expendables 2  are back and this time it’s personal… Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone), Lee Christmas (Jason Statham), Yin Yang (Jet Li), Gunnar Jensen (Dolph Lundgren),Toll Road (Randy Couture) and Hale Caesar (Terry Crews) — with newest...

The Campaign Aug10

The Campaign

Critics Rating 3/5 Stars.  When long-term congressman Cam Brady (Will Ferrell) commits a major public gaffe before an upcoming election, a pair of ultra-wealthy CEOs plot to put up a rival candidate and gain influence over their North Carolina district. Their man: naïve Marty Huggins (Zach...

The Bourne Legacy (2012) Aug09

The Bourne Legacy (2...

Critics Rating 4/5 Stars.  The narrative architect behind the Bourne film series, Tony Gilroy, takes the helm in the next chapter of the hugely popular espionage franchise that has earned almost $1 billion at the global box office: The Bourne Legacy. The writer/director expands the Bourne...

Total Recall (2012) Aug01

Total Recall (2012)

Critics Rating 2/5 Stars.  While it boasts some impressive action sequences, Total Recall (2012) lacks the intricate plotting, wry humor, and fleshed out characters that made the original a sci-fi classic.   For the original better...

The Dark Knight Rises Jul20

The Dark Knight Rise...

Critics Rating 4/5 Stars.  The Dark Knight Rises is an ambitious, thoughtful, and potent action film that concludes Christopher Nolan’s franchise in spectacular fashion, even if it doesn’t quite meet the high standard set by its predecessor....

The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) Jul03

The Amazing Spider-M...

Critics Rating 3/5 Stars.  The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) is the story of Peter Parker (Garfield), an outcast high schooler who was abandoned by his parents as a boy, leaving him to be raised by his Uncle Ben (Sheen) and Aunt May (Field). Like most teenagers, Peter is trying to figure out who...

Marvel’s The Avengers (2012) May02

Marvel’s The A...

Critics Rating 5/5 Stars.  Marvel’s The Avengers (2012) is a script that never forgets its heroes’ humanity and no shortage of superpowered set pieces, The Avengers lives up to its hype — and raises the bar for Marvel at the movies....