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Why Can’t Spider-Man Get a Screenplay as Good as the New ‘Captain America’?

‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ amazes in its disposability

Meh The Amazing Spider-Man 2 suffers from the same affliction that plagued Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 3.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 David Riedel

Hey Joe: Where You Going with That Gun in Your Hand?

Brace yourself for 'Nymphomaniac: Vol. II'

Meh Nymphomaniac: Vol. II is, mercifully, not as bad as Vol. I, but it has its share of problems.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 David Riedel

Don’t Go in the Water!

You’ll get caught in The Face of Love’s undertow, and it will kill you

Meh Now that there are two movies playing simultaneously that rely on doppelgangers to fuel the plot, you have a choice: The masterfully eerie Enemy or The Face of Love.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 David Riedel

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
 
 
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