Santa Fe Reporter - Meh http://www.sfreporter.com/santafe/articles.sec-141-1-meh.html <![CDATA[Clooney's been taken hostage! - Jodie Foster directs Clooney and Roberts in one of the most "just OK" movies ever.]]>
By: Alex De Vore
It’s definitely exciting that movies like this or The Big Short are beginning to look at the straight thievery of Wall Street, but whatever moral they may have been attempting to get across in this particular film is lost in the shuffle.]]>
<![CDATA[Game Over - 'Ratchet & Clank' is, itself, ratchet]]>
By: Alex De Vore
In the early 2000s, the fine folks at Insomniac Games brought a spirited young Lombax named Ratchet and an adorable defective robot named Clank together, and the gaming landscape was forever blown away. ]]>
<![CDATA[The Preppie Connection - Another flick about rich kids with drugs and money, and the idiocy that ensues]]>
By: Alex De Vore
There’s a major problem at the heart of writer/director Joseph Castelo’s The Preppie Connection that’s hard to put a finger on.]]>
<![CDATA[Meanwhile, at the Hall of Justice - Crisis on infinite spin-offs]]>
By: Ben Kendall
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is a poorly constructed pastiche of disparate scripts slapped together with the thinnest of pretense and has more guest stars than an episode of The Simpsons.]]>
<![CDATA[It Is Your Destiny - Does it bother anybody else that it’s in English?]]>
By: Ben Kendall
When Netflix announced it would produce a sequel to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, the news was a bit confusing. It seemed as though the aforementioned film had come to a slightly confusing, and dissatisfying end, but an end nonetheless.
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<![CDATA[BOO! DID THAT WORK? - The only thing scary about this movie is the time wasted watching it]]>
By: Ben Kendall
With focused attention on historical accuracy and A-game production values, it’d be hard not to hit The Witch out of the park.
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<![CDATA[Your Kung Fu Is Badath - Mike Tyson and Donnie Yen, together at last]]>
By: Ben Kendall
Kung Fu movies are awesome. When given the opportunity to review Ip Man 3, it’s advisable to jump-kick at the chance. Unfortunately, Ip Man 3 disappointed in everything but the Kung Fu department.
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<![CDATA[Dealing with Daddy - Bowling brings the boys together in Ally Walker’s directorial debut]]>
By: Lucas Iberico Lozada
Sex, Death, and Bowling is an amusing and occasionally touching—if utterly predictable—traipse through family, the afterlife and, well, death and bowling.]]>
<![CDATA[Film-Flam - The true story of a gifted writer who was kind of a huge jerk]]>
By: Alex De Vore
The ultimate issue with the film version of Trumbo's life is that it mostly seems like he was an insufferable prig rather than heroic crusader for political freedoms.]]>
<![CDATA[Agent Down! - 'Spectre' is the long-awaited 26th Bond film, but it's long and hollow]]>
By: AP Kryza
How do you like your James Bond? Brooding and brutal, with a healthy dose of melancholic angst? Or breezily throwing out quips as he murders his way around the world?]]>
<![CDATA[Lost in Translation - Bill Murray can't save 'Rock the Kasbah's cultural missteps]]>
By: Casey Jarman
Bill Murray plays a has-been—or perhaps never-was—rock manager named Richie Lanz, whose favorite client (the insufferable Zooey Deschanel) finds her way onto a USO tour of the war-torn Middle East.
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<![CDATA[If You Don't Watch This Movie, They'll Probably Shoot a Dog - It’s there in the title of 'Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon']]>
By: David Riedel
Is this movie worth seeing? That will depend on how you feel about 1970s and 1980s comedy nostalgia.]]>
<![CDATA[Surprise, Surprise, the Genius Is Difficult - 'Steve Jobs' is not difficult, but it is a chore]]>
By: David Riedel
Give screenwriter Aaron Sorkin and director Danny Boyle credit for making a biopic that skirts tradition.]]>
<![CDATA[Not Enough Romance, Comedy, or Drama - Sleeping with Other People is a chore to get through]]>
By: David Riedel
What makes Sleeping with Other People rank above a “barf” rating is its willingness to explore the seamier sides of human interaction. ]]>
<![CDATA[Better Deported than Red - 'Jimmy’s Hall' has fine performances but a limp narrative ]]>
By: David Riedel
Not that it matters, but Jimmy’s Hall is based on a true story, a 10-year chunk of real-life Irish Commie Jimmy Gralton’s existence; he’s infamous for being the only Irishman ever deported from Ireland.]]>
<![CDATA[Cold Inside - There are no big surprises in 'Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine']]>
By: David Riedel
Alex Gibney spends two hours going through every rotten thing Steve Jobs did in his life, and that would be a revelation if all this information hadn’t been available when Jobs was alive.]]>
<![CDATA[Nouns Should Be More Interesting - 'People Places Things' is flat ]]>
By: David Riedel
People Places Things barely registers. It’s all so twee you’ll swear it’s a low-rent version of a Wes Anderson film.]]>
<![CDATA[This. Goddamn. Film Series. - It’s become Mission: Impossible to see an end to this nonsense]]>
By: David Riedel
Considering how little Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation cares about a coherent story, exciting action set pieces or jokes that aren’t eye-rollers, it’s worth noting that this film is the fifth in a series that has an uncharismatic lead and absolutely jack shit to contribute to the spy genre. ]]>
<![CDATA[How Pruned Was My Garden - In 'A Little Chaos', Alan Rickman and Kate Winslet turn French history into a British period piece ]]>
By: Jonathan Kiefer
Alan Rickman has only directed two films now. His lack of practice is a hindrance, but not a deal-breaker on A Little Chaos.]]>
<![CDATA[Can You Tell Me How to Get to the Story? - 'I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story' is featherweight ]]>
By: David Riedel
When I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story is over, you'll have no better idea of what makes Spinney tick.]]>