“Riddick” embraces the return of its R-rated violence and takes pride in pleasing the fan base, yet its over-reliance on the formula that made “Pitch Black” an audience favorite ends up fulfilling our desire for entertainment only halfway.
If you think “Getaway” is the best means of escape from the dog days of a summer’s end, then now would be a good time to jump out of the car and find someone you can trust to drive you to where you want to go.
While it packs a great deal of magical punch and rousing set pieces, “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones” suffers from an overstuffed mythology, sloppy storytelling, and flat acting performances to the point where it can’t hope to be the next grand fantasy blockbuster.
An inspiring and earnest comedy about finding your voice and living your life despite the challenges you face, “In a World…” is a brilliant writing, directing and producing debut for star Lake Bell.
Witty, touching, and sad in many places that hit close to home, “The Spectacular Now” paints an authentic, vibrant portrayal of teenage life and refuses to shy away from the seemingly unimportant details, and we have Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley to thank for that.
“Elysium” expresses a burning desire to prove its point but can’t show it and no amount of rich visuals and action can disguise that.
A conceivably striking and exciting piece of science fiction, “Europa Report” takes the audience on a captivating journey and places them in the eye of possibilities waiting to happen.
“We’re the Millers” tries and fails to invigorate its pointless narrative with gross-out moments, as well as trapping a run-of-the-mill cast with endless amounts of vulgarities in virtually every scene you witness on the big screen.
“Blue Jasmine” benefits from having Cate Blanchett in the lead role and a colorful supporting cast, but the so-so story and the difficulty in discerning the past and the present thwart its strive to become something much greater.