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Young, dumb and full of mutagens

'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' is yawn-worthy

Meh While I always liked the idea of there being teenage mutant ninjas turtles, every big-screen thing I’ve seen featuring them has left me cold.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014 David Riedel

Snooze: More Gangsters

Whitey doesn’t answer the questions it sets out to answer

Meh If you’re not already familiar with James “Whitey” Bulger, Joe Berlinger’s scattershot documentary Whitey won’t be much help. It assumes you know the case and spends little time getting into Bulger’...

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 David Riedel

Bad Kids, Bad Parents, You Know the Drill

'Hellion' treads familiar ground

Meh Hellion is aided by a restrained performance from Juliette Lewis as Jacob’s aunt, who takes in younger brother Wes.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 David Riedel

Save your quarters

Watching 'Video Games: The Movie' must be like playing Penn & Teller’s 'Desert Bus'

Meh How does one take something inherently exciting and make it boring? Video Games: The Movie answers that question.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 David Riedel

Wish I Were Better

'Wish I Was Here' is so-so

Meh It’s too bad Wish I Was Here isn’t better. The film could have been something more than a footnote in the great Kickstarter debate.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 David Riedel

On Bouffe Pas

'Le Chef' is fun until it isn’t

Meh  Le Chef falls under the screwball comedy umbrella, and it’s really, really silly and really, really French about it.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 David Riedel

At Least It’s Only 93 Minutes

'The Double' deserves two middle fingers

Meh Richard Ayoade’s The Double is based on Dostoyevsky’s novel, but its only saving grace is that Jesse Eisenberg is likable.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014 David Riedel

Take a Shit, Call It a Movie

'Blended' blah blah, whatever, fart joke

Meh Blended is not the worst movie in the Sandler catalogue. It has the one thing in a Sandler comedy that can elevate it: Drew Barrymore.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014 David Riedel

Hoods, Hooligans and Thugs: Oh, My!

‘God’s Pocket’ is quietly derivative

Meh Actor John Slattery makes his feature film-directing debut with God’s Pocket.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 David Riedel

Choses Déjà Vues

It’s been there, done that for ‘Bright Days Ahead’

Meh That plot description is glib, but Bright Days Ahead doesn’t warrant anything deeper.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 David Riedel
 
 
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