Kubo and the Two Strings is, hands down, the most visually stunning animated movie I have ever seen. I love many kinds of animation and it’s foolish to try to compare them, but this movie made me gasp out loud repeatedly. The animation is unusual, detailed, gorgeous, and dreamlike, and the imagery is simply amazing. Show More Summary
The first six minutes of Complete Unknown constitute the most arresting, confounding opening sequence in recent memory. One of the film’s stars, Rachel Weisz, is first seen looking at a room for rent; she tells the landlord that herShow More Summary
When Suicide Squad hit theaters, it was already tanked by the majority of critics’ reviews. We’ve seen time and time again that critic response can singlehandedly take down a movie’s chances of being a successful hit at the box office. Show More Summary
This past Tuesday, August 2nd, the review embargo for Suicide Squad was lifted, meaning that critics who had gone to early press screenings were free to publish all their not-too-friendly words about the movie. And oh boy, were they...
I recently watched and reviewed Dangerous Men and I basically called in the most incompetently made movie I’ve ever seen, but it’s still manages to be a lot of fun and really enjoyable. Field Freak, also known as The Monster Outside in some parts of the world, is technically (I think) a better made movie […]
First off, I have to confess I have never seen an episode of the cult British sitcom Absolutely Fabulous, which ran off and on for the better part of the past quarter century. So seeing the new feature film spinoff Absolutely Fabulous:...Show More Summary
From the moment the project was announced, Ghostbusters has been plagued with its own set of ghouls. Now, those haters (of a movie they have not seen) have taken to IMDB to flood the movie (that has not yet been released) with negative reviews. ScreenCrush was first to point out ... More »
When it comes to super dumb summer comedies, Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates looks to have nailed its genre. Now, I haven't seen the movie yet, but every trailer, ad, and early review seems to reinforce its aggressively...
Monsterland is easily one of the most fun movies I have seen in a very long time. It’s a collection of short films put together by Dread Central and presented as anthology, sort of. I say sort of because there isn’t anything that ties this short films together really, though there is a pretty good […]
When I first talked to Nick Palmiscano about writing a review of this movie, I mentioned to him that I knew I would need to watch it at least twice because I was sure I would miss something. Based on the trailers I had seen, beind the scene stories I had heard and just knowing […]
A new movie on Ramanujan is coming out; mathematician Peter Woit gives it a very positive review, while film critic Anthony Lane is not so impressed. Both these reactions make sense, I guess (or so I say without having actually seen the movie myself). Show More Summary
I'm not going to insult you by pretending I've seen KILL THEORY in its entirety, fo I have not. Without a single review to go by on Rotten Tomatoes, this is one slasher flick that may as well just be slashed out of existence....Show More Summary
I don’t know if it’s fair to say that I’m obsessed with zombies and the zombie mythology, but I have watched The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead, read the book and watched the movie World War Z, and even seen the classics Night of...Show More Summary
Anyone who’s seen Josh Fox’s Oscar-nominated documentary Gasland and its 2013 sequel will be well prepared for the first 40 minutes of his new film: the awkwardly titled How To Let Go Of The World And Love All The Things Climate Can’t Change. Show More Summary
The last few years have seen plenty of sequels trailing their predecessors by over a decade. This is undeniably the case with Barbershop: The Next Cut; it’s separated from the second Barbershop by 12 years and from the original film by almost 14. Show More Summary
The initial reactions to Captain America: Civil War are now out, and some are saying it is the best comic book movie they’ve ever seen. One noticeable thing in most reviews is that Spider-Man is not only in it a lot more than they expected, but that he steals the show as well. Show More Summary
The post-apocalypse is the new WWII -- the overused, thoroughly played-out, exhausted setting that too many games and movies muck around in. We've seen it all: zombies, mutants, raiders, and hell, even dinosaurs. It's hard to make the end of the world interesting again. Show More Summary
Last Sunday night I watched what turned out to be one of the best movies I’ve seen in a very long time. And I think it’s one which will appeal to the readers of Mysterious Universe. Its title: Wild Tales. It doesn’t have a paranormal theme. There...
Hardcore Henry is less of a movie and more of a 95-minute assault on good taste, a bloody theme park ride in filmic clothing, and/or the gruesome collision of the video gaming and cinematic languages. It’s a singular experience that’s...Show More Summary
I haven't seen High-Rise yet, but I'm looking forward to it. In this article from Creative Review, Mark Sinclair interviews graphic artists Michael Eaton and Felicity Hickson, who designed the stunning props for the movie. Ben Wheatley’s High-Rise, looks at mid-70s Britain through the prism of an ultra-modern tower block. Show More Summary