Jurassic World (Trevorrow, 2015)

In the long history of bad ideas....

Jurassic World (★★) is not a bad movie, but it is such a contentedly, non-aspirationally mediocre one that it often feels worse than it is. [Read more...]

Spy (Feig, 2015)

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Here’s the twist: Spy was funny. [Read more...]

Signed, Sealed, Delivered: From Paris With Love (Fair, 2015)

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From Paris With Love is not going to make Signed, Sealed, Delivered the next breakout show, but on a weekend where the choices at the multiplex are pretty crass (Entourage, Spy), it’s a serviceable diversion for the audience segment that eschews R-rated films altogether. [Read more...]

The Thin Place #54: Entourage — Making New Fans and Displeasing Old Ones


In the newest episode of The Thin Place, Alex McKee subs in for Todd to discuss whether or not one has to know the Entourage television show to like the movie. [Read more...]

Hot Girls Wanted (Bauer & Gradus, 2015)

Pro-amateur porn agent Riley, 23, is surrounded by his young recruits in his North Miami Beach home. He flies in mostly 18 and 19 year olds and puts them up in his home.  CREDIT: Hot Girls Wanted

This much talked about documentary from Sundance is now on Netflix. I reviewed it for Christianity Today Movies & TV. [Read more...]

Mad Max: Fury Road (Miller, 2015)


Fury Road has set a high bar for action films: fully realized world, fully fleshed out characters, fantastic performances, and breathtaking visuals, all going full steam ahead without wearing the audience out [Read more...]