Edge of Tomorrow

Groundhog Day goes to war with aliens.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Watching a Tom Cruise movie comes with the implicit understanding that the three-time Oscar nominee is most likely to play the hero and, should his character perish, he’ll receive a glorious s   More
 
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 MICHAEL NORDINE

When Women had Wings: Maleficent Reviewed

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Movies & Television
Critic's Grade: C+I do not go willingly into that uncanny valley, and I do not slap on a pair of 3D glasses without some reluctance. That said, I’ll hand it to Maleficent: Its overdependence on CGI actually makes sense. All the better to self-parody with. The familiar visual touchstones are all there in this revisionist retelling of Disney’s 1959 Sleeping Beauty, with a fever dream edge. The ...   More
 
Monday, June 2, 2014 SAUNDRA SORENSON

Come back, Shame!: A Million Ways to Die in the West Reviewed

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Movies & Television
Critic's Grade: C+As writer/director/producer and star of A Million Ways To Die In The West, Seth MacFarlane is all shit, no cattle. Ten years ago, just after Family Guy's second cancellation and shortly before its creator met the devil at the crossroads, a few of the aging boy-animator's eventual ambitions could have been surmised. He would, of course, build a cartoon kingdom upon mean-spirited ...   More
 
Monday, June 2, 2014 JAY HORTON

Mutant Muppets—X-Men: Days of Future Past Reviewed

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Movies & Television
Critic's Grade: A-X-Men: Days of Future Past is kind of like a Muppet movie, only instead of putting on a show and celebrating weirdness, its characters spend a lot of their time beating the shit out of each other and making things explode. Still, the film’s fundamentals are very similar to The Muppet Movie and The Muppets, because at its core are a bunch of weirdos—a couple blue people, a metal ...   More
 
Friday, May 23, 2014 AP KRYZA

The Double

Jesse Eisenberg does double duty.


Movie Reviews & Stories
It’s only right that a film about doppelgängers should feel eerily familiar. That’s certainly the case with writer-director Richard Ayoade’s sophomore feature, The Double. While loosely a   More
 
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 CURTIS WOLOSCHUK

Chef

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Movie Reviews & Stories
Imagine a movie written entirely by focus groups in Portland, Brooklyn and Silver Lake. In Chef, Jon Favreau plays an all-star cuisinier who’s stymied by his corporately conservative, Dustin Hof   More
 
Wednesday, May 21, 2014 MATTHEW KORFHAGE

Return of the King: Godzilla Reviewed

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Movies & Television
Godzilla took his (her? its?) sweet time marauding from San Francisco to Portland.Critic's Grade: BGodzilla has risen from a 16-year slumber, and he’s super pissed. You would be too if your more recent Hollywood incarnation had robbed you of your atomic breath, made you listen to Puff Daddy say “uh” incessantly over your favorite Led Zeppelin song, thrown most of your decades-spanning backstory ...   More
 
Friday, May 16, 2014 AP KRYZA

God’s Pocket

Unfair farewell.


Movie Reviews & Stories
You’ll probably recognize God’s Pocket as one of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s final performances, but that sets up expectations of catharsis few films could satisfy. The scattered charms of th   More
 
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 JAY HORTON

Locke

Life in the commuter lane.


Movie Reviews & Stories
The average cinemagoer will know Tom Hardy as the handsome Brit from Inception, or as Batman’s ultra-ripped, marble-mouthed nemesis in The Dark Knight Rises.  That Tom Hardy does not appear i   More
 
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 AP KRYZA

Only Lovers Left Alive

Undead ahead.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Given that languid cool is the lifeblood of Jim Jarmusch’s oeuvre, it makes sense that he’s finally gravitated to the vampire genre. In Only Lovers Left Alive, the iconoclastic director brin   More
 
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 CURTIS WOLOSCHUK

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