Posts Tagged ‘movies’
Café Society

Film Shorts

Kristian Lin
OPENING Café Society (PG-13) Woody Allen’s latest comedy stars Jesse Eisenberg as a New Yorker in the 1930s whose life changes when he travels to Hollywood. Also with Kristen Stewart, Blake LIvely, Parker Posey, Corey Stoll,...

Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley live it up as fugitives on the Riviera in Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie.

Absolutely Fabulous: Passing Fashion

Patsy and Edina look long in the tooth in their big-screen adventure.
Kristian Lin
I should start off by saying I’m an Absolutely Fabulous virgin. I had never seen a single episode of the cult 1990s British sitcom before I saw the movie version that comes out this week. Judge me for it if you will, but back...

The Purge: Election Year

Film Shorts

Kristian Lin
OPENING The Purge: Election Year (PG-13) Not terrible! The third sequel in the horror/action movie franchise sees Frank Grillo back as Leo Barnes, an ex-cop-turned-bodyguard in the employ of Senator Charlie Roan (Elizabeth Mitc...

Francesca Eastwood grows up real fast in this brutal, nasty Western.


Outlaws and Angels isn’t just another Q-Man knockoff.
Steve Steward
In the way that sharks come with remoras and roadkill with crows, Quentin Tarantino films are usually followed with a tail of aesthetic imitators varying in both budget and quality. Stuff like Eight Heads in a Duffel Bag or Sui...


Jungle Lug

What should be an epic adventure is sucked of life in The Legend of Tarzan.
Cole Williams
Edgar Rice Burroughs, the author of Tarzan of the Apes, was never the most skilled wordsmith, but as science-fiction writer Jack DeVitt said, “When it rains in a Burroughs novel, the reader gets wet.” In comparison, The Leg...

"The Dog Lover" opens Friday in Dallas.

Film Shorts

Kristian Lin
OPENING The Dog Lover (PG) Allison Paige stars in this drama as a young animal-rights lawyer who goes undercover to infiltrate a suspected puppy mill. Also with James Remar, Lea Thompson, Jayson Blair, Kathleen Willhoite, and S...

Aubrey Plaza and Anna Kendrick scam a free Hawaiian vacation because Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates.

Stangled Web

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here to discuss this uproarious wedding comedy.
Kristian Lin
Hmmm, what do we make of men writing all the R-rated female-centric comedies these days? Look at Neighbors 2, the upcoming Bad Moms, and this week’s Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, all written by teams of men, with not a si...

Max waits for his owner's return while Gidget spies on him from afar in "The Secret Life of Pets."

Pet Sounds

Delve into The Secret Life of Pets for a pleasant time.
Kristian Lin
The Secret Life of Pets is the latest animated film from the outfit Illumination Entertainment, which made the Despicable Me films. Indeed, it shares one of the same directors and two of the same writers as those movies. So tha...


Film Shorts

Kristian Lin
OPENING Buddymoon (NR) David Giuntoli stars in this comedy as a man who gets dumped by his fiancée days before their wedding and goes hiking through the Oregon mountains with his best man (Flula Borg). Also with Claire Coffee....

Daniel Radcliffe is dead while Paul Dano looks for phone service in Swiss Army Man.

Body Issues

The corpse of true love runs smooth in the surreal fable Swiss Army Man.
Kristian Lin
I seldom feel like I’m running out of words, but we’re at the end of a month where I’ve reviewed one movie about hotel guests turning into animals and another one about necrophilia and cannibalism in high fashion, and I t...