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Hit the Brakes

‘Non-Stop’ proves it’s time for Neeson to get a better action gig

Meh It’s winter, and that means one thing: Liam Neeson will kill the hell out of people. Taken is the first in Neeson’s old-dude-slaughtering series of films. The Grey, Taken 2, and Unknown follow it.

Monday, March 3, 2014 David Riedel

Was it something that he said?

Calling ‘Gloria’

Meh Bars. Dancing. Hot sex. Cigarettes. Sounds like a movie that takes place in Miami in the 1980s, but in reality it’s Gloria, a present-day movie about a divorced Chilean woman in her early 50s.

Monday, March 3, 2014 David Riedel

Bah, Humbug!

‘The Invisible Woman’ would have been more interesting if she were actually invisible

Meh On the Nov. 16, 2013 episode of Saturday Night Live, Jebidiah Atkinson—a speech critic played by cast member Taran Killam—appeared on “Weekend Update” and blasted every revered speech in histo

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 David Riedel

Best Horror Movie Title of the Year (So Far!)

‘Here Comes the Devil.’ Better watch out!

Meh We open with two women having sex. The doorbell rings and one woman leaves to see whom it is. A man attacks her and slicing off some of her fingers. Her lover grabs a lamp and knocks the guy over the

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 David Riedel

Outside Normalcy

'Inside Llewyn Davis’ has its moments, but…

Meh Inside Llewyn Davis is one of those movies that’s more fun to discuss afterward than it is to watch. That’s partly because Davis (Oscar Isaac) is such a reprehensible asshole, and it’s partly because t...

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 David Riedel

American Meh

We're all hustled by ‘American Hustle’

Meh American Hustle is, in some circles, being touted as a masterpiece. It’s easy to see why. Good cast (Christian Bale, Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Renner). Respected director (David O Ru

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 David Riedel

Kinda Great, But Kinda Terrible

'Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues' suffers from comedy sequel disease

Meh No movie with as many jokes a Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues can fail completely (but please don’t steal from Bloom County next time, guys). The sheer volume guarantees some will stick. But there

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 David Riedel

Old, White and Bored

The Great Beauty isn’t great but it is beautiful

Meh The old white guy is Jep (Toni Servillo, who’s better than the screenplay deserves), a man who wrote a successful novel in his 20s and then spent the next 40 years living the good life, writing the occasional...

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 David Riedel

Weekend of a Champion

Meh A few months ago, Ron Howard’s Rush, the biopic version of the rivalry between Formula 1 drivers Niki Lauda and James Hunt, hit the big screen and sank quickly at the box office. That’s too bad, because ...

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 David Riedel

The Armstrong Lie

Meh Hey! Did you hear? Lance Armstrong lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied and lied about doping. For years! And years! And he bullied people who challenged him! And sued them!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 David Riedel
 
 
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