Reviews: The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (2015)

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Published on: May 21, 2015

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Reviews: Good Kill (2015)

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Published on: May 21, 2015

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Reviews: I’ll See You in My Dreams (2015)

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Published on: May 21, 2015

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  • [New – 5/14/15] | David Bax @ Battleship Pretension
    • Excerpt: I’ll See You in My Dreams is not a movie about death any more than it’s about aging. At the risk of being corny, it’s a movie about life.
  • [New – 5/14/15] | Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: It is a delight to see Danner in a lead role, and her character study bubbles with a relatable, melancholy feistiness bolstered by strong support…”I’ll See You in My Dreams” is a small scale marvel.
  • [New – 5/21/15] | Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: I’ll See You in My Dreams may not be “about” much, but nonetheless, it has a lot to say and, like its characters, says it with precision.
  • [New – 5/22/15] | James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture
  • [New – 5/21/15] | Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: A formulaic but engaging dramedy…older audiences in particular will find it a pleasant way to spend their time.
  • [New – 5/21/15] | Betty Jo Tucker @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
    • Excerpt: Exquisite chemistry between Blythe Danner and Sam Elliott make this dramedy something special indeed.

Reviews: Iris (2015)

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Published on: May 21, 2015

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Reviews: Tomorrowland (2015)

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Published on: May 21, 2015

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  • [New – 5/22/15] | Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire
    • Excerpt: Brad Bird’s ‘Tomorrowland’ has enough nostalgic golden glow, characters gazing off in a wonder, and John Williams-esque music cues to seem, in spots, like a Spielberg cosplay. Yet Bird seems to have learned the hard way what J.J. Abrams did in ‘Super 8′: the aesthetics are easy to ape, but one should never underestimate the value Spielberg places on tight, clear, logical storytelling.
  • [New – 5/21/15] | Erik Childress @ eFilmCritic
    • Excerpt: Despite all its flaws, this grown up still comes away from Tomorrowland wishing there was more of it to see and would gladly take that trip.
  • [New – 5/21/15] | Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: It feels dated visually, its narrative is spotty and its characters too broadly defined. On the whole, “Tomorrowland” plays like “Interstellar” for 8 year-olds with Disney’s animatrons thrown in for no discernible reason.
  • [New – 5/21/15] | Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: This film fights the good fight.
  • [New – 5/22/15] | Sarah Gopaul @ Digital Journal
    • Excerpt: ‘Tomorrowland’ displays a desire for innovation rarely seen in contemporary film, and delivers a picture packed with stunning set designs and a starry-eyed storyline.
  • [New – 5/21/15] | Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com
    • Excerpt: Spiritually simplistic, it’s a family-friendly sci-fi adventure fantasy…
  • [New – 5/21/15] | MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com
    • Excerpt: It gets a tad heavy-handed, but my eyes welled with tears of geeky joy at the film’s embrace of an optimism it steadfastly refuses to see as old-fashioned.
  • [New – 5/22/15] | Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
    • Excerpt: There is a moment well into Tomorrowland where George Clooney finally looks at the main character and yells, “Cant’ you just be amazed and move on?” Here here.
  • [New – 5/21/15] | Oktay Kozak @ Oregon Herald
  • [New – 5/22/15] | Kristin Dreyer Kramer @ NightsAndWeekends.com
  • [New – 5/22/15] | Kristen Lopez @ Awards Circuit
  • [New – 5/21/15] | Brent McKnight @ The Last Thing I See
    • Excerpt: The aim of Tomorrowland is admirable, we can all use a more optimistic outlook, but the execution comes across like an unfocused, ham-handed, self-congratulatory editorial.
  • [New – 5/21/15] | Ross Miller @ Thoughts On Film
    • Excerpt: Even if there’s a lot to recommend for those with inherent love for adventurous, Spielbergian escapades, it’s also one of those films that reaches out for greatness and doesn’t have enough there to successfully grasp. The fact that it could have makes it all the more frustrating.
  • [New – 5/21/15] | Darren Mooney @ the m0vie blog
    • Excerpt: … creeps our petty pace from day to day…
  • [New – 5/21/15] | Kristy P @ Spinoff Online
    • Excerpt: “Tomorrowland” is a massive letdown. Lacking in visual storytelling, emotional resonance and spectacle, it doesn’t feel like a Brad Bird movie at all.
  • [New – 5/22/15] | Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys
  • [New – 5/22/15] | Tom Santilli @ Examiner.com
    • Excerpt: If you’ve seen it in another movie, you will most likely see it in Tomorrowland.
  • [New – 5/22/15] | Amir Siregar @ Amir at the Movies [Indonesian]
  • [New – 5/21/15] | Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: Deficient in magic and decidedly short on enchantment, as well as tiresomely preachy.

Reviews: Welcome to Me (2015)

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Published on: May 21, 2015

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  • [New – 4/30/15] | David Bax @ Battleship Pretension
    • Excerpt: By the end, though, when Alice must begin making amends to the people she wronged during her unchecked and well-funded manic episode, it becomes clear that Welcome to Me isn’t concerned at all with the topic of mental illness it seems to want credit for addressing. Piven flirts early on with the dangerous allure of Alice’s psychotic abandon but we come to understand that the screenplay by Eliot Laurence has employed borderline personality disorder to contrive conflict just so it could contrive its resolution.
  • [New – 4/30/15] | Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat @ Spirituality & Practice
    • Excerpt: A frolicsome comedy that gives Kristen Wiig a chance to strut her stuff.
  • [New – 5/14/15] | Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: This isn’t funny. It’s sad and disheartening and demeaning…
  • [New – 5/1/15] | Candice Frederick @ Reel Talk Online
  • [New – 5/21/15] | Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: Welcome to Me undoubtedly marks Wiig’s most offbeat, daring and trickiest role to date as a woman with borderline personality disorder, but the film wants to be a tragic comedy and it doesn’t quite stick the landing.
  • [New – 5/21/15] | Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: You have to respect a film that takes the risk of alienating viewers [but[ the result, while fascinating, is as deeply flawed as its protagonist.

Reviews: Tangerines (2015)

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Published on: May 14, 2015

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Reviews: Seymour: An Introduction (2015)

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Published on: May 14, 2015

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Reviews: Pitch Perfect 2 (2015)

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Published on: May 14, 2015

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  • [New – 5/14/15] | David Bax @ Battleship Pretension
    • Excerpt: The acapella version of D2: The Mighty Ducks, only not as funny.
  • William Bibbiani @ CraveOnline
    • Excerpt: Encore! Encore! And next time, go in the haunted basement!
  • [New – 5/21/15] | Bill Clark @ From The Balcony
    • Excerpt: What the films have going for them are fun characters and clever writing, both of which keep Pitch Perfect 2 from being a lazy rehash of the original movie.
  • [New – 5/14/15] | Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: this is the second female-driven comedy this year that proves women can be as tone deaf as men.
  • Jim Dixon @ Examiner.com
  • [New – 5/14/15] | Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: [I]f a musical can’t even trust the music, what’s the point?
  • [New – 5/21/15] | Sarah Gopaul @ Digital Journal
    • Excerpt: ‘Pitch Perfect 2’ is perfectly enjoyable in spite of boasting an inferior soundtrack and being somewhat less fun than the original.
  • [New – 5/21/15] | Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com
    • Excerpt: Silly and sassy, going for slicker, sharper sequel sisterhood…
  • [New – 5/21/15] | Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
    • Excerpt: It’s the music that propels this retread into a must see experience.
  • [New – 5/14/15] | Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
    • Excerpt: Whether you go for the laughs, the singing, or because your girlfriend makes you, I have a hunch you will walk out of the theater realizing you just had a good time for the past two hours – even if you were secretly rooting for Das Sound Machine
  • Ben Kendrick @ Screen Rant
    • Excerpt: Pitch Perfect 2 will sate its target audience – though that audience may have trouble sharing the movie with casual comedy lovers.
  • [New – 5/21/15] | Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: For a sequel that can’t be the mic-drop the original was, “Pitch Perfect 2″ is more than copacetic for those who still find themselves quoting the first one. If you liked it the first time, you’ll probably like it again.
  • Kristin Dreyer Kramer @ NightsAndWeekends.com
  • [New – 5/14/15] | Brent McKnight @ The Last Thing I See
  • [New – 5/14/15] | Ross Miller @ Thoughts On Film
    • Excerpt: Pitch Perfect 2 can be labelled as somewhat of a disappointment, purely because it lacks the first film’s certain X factor magical quality and follows a path that’s far more predictable this time around. However, there’s still plenty to enjoy here particularly for die-hard fans of the last film who, let’s face it, are going to be making up much of the audience.
  • [New – 5/7/15] | Simon Miraudo @ Student Edge
  • Stefan Pape @ HeyUGuys
  • [New – 5/14/15] | Jason Pirodsky @ Expats.cz
    • Excerpt: The first Pitch Perfect was a surprise hit with both critics and audiences back in 2012, and for better or worse this is roughly the same movie. Anyone looking for further development of these characters might be disappointed, but if you’re content with an if-it-ain’t-broke re-hash of what worked the first time around you shouldn’t be disappointed here.
  • [New – 5/14/15] | Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
    • Excerpt: Feels tired and off-key, a bungled attempt to recapture the modest charms of its overrated predecessor.
  • Sarah Ward @ Concrete Playground

Reviews: Maggie (2015)

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Published on: May 14, 2015

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  • [New – 5/7/15] | Robert Cashill @ Popdose
    • Excerpt: Plus a few words on ULTRON.
  • [New – 5/7/15] | Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: With its imagined horrors, “Maggie” celebrates life.
  • [New – 5/14/15] | Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
    • Excerpt: [I]t feels as if Hobson and Scott are hoping that the unexpectedness of the whole affair will be enough.
  • [New – 5/21/15] | Sarah Gopaul @ Digital Journal
    • Excerpt: ‘Maggie’ is one of the most realistic and relatable film representations of a zombie/viral outbreak told through the relationship of a father and his infected daughter.
  • [New – 5/7/15] | Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
    • Excerpt: Maggie is a creative attempt to fashion a low budget, indie film about emotional and physical collapse with just a splash of zombie gore which never takes off; it stumbles and plods along as a stereotypical zombie would.
  • [New – 5/21/15] | Jeremy Kibler @ The Artful Critic
    • Excerpt: So much of it is so drearily grim, but as along as the viewer adjusts his or her expectations accordingly, “Maggie” still works surprisingly well for what it wants to do within its small scope.
  • [New – 5/14/15] | Kristin Dreyer Kramer @ NightsAndWeekends.com
  • [New – 5/14/15] | Daniel Lackey @ The Nightmare Gallery
    • Excerpt: Imagine a zombie movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. Whatever you imagined, it wasn’t anything like Maggie.
  • [New – 5/14/15] | Donald Jay Levit @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
  • [New – 5/14/15] | Glenn Lovell @ CinemaDope.com
    • Excerpt: Arnie rises to the challenge and gives what may be his best dramatic turn … He’s so good as the protective father we’re left to wonder why he doesn’t tackle more such offbeat roles.
  • Jerry Roberts @ Armchair Cinema
    • Excerpt: s a thriller that doesn’t ultimately work, but you almost feel the need to applaud the effort. Odd to say, but that’s kind of refreshing. In a year that is offering us a vast minefield of movies in which no one even tried – Taken 3, Paul Blart 2, Unfriended, The Longest Ride – here is a genre film that works hard to give us something new. Ultimately, it doesn’t work, but you sense that there was a great effort to make something special.
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