Santa Fe Reporter - Meh http://www.sfreporter.com/santafe/articles.sec-141-1-meh.html <![CDATA[Snooze: More Gangsters - Whitey doesn’t answer the questions it sets out to answer ]]>
By: David Riedel
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’s backstory.]]>
<![CDATA[Bad Kids, Bad Parents, You Know the Drill - 'Hellion' treads familiar ground ]]>
By: David Riedel
Hellion is aided by a restrained performance from Juliette Lewis as Jacob’s aunt, who takes in younger brother Wes.]]>
<![CDATA[Save your quarters - Watching 'Video Games: The Movie' must be like playing Penn & Teller’s 'Desert Bus' ]]>
By: David Riedel
How does one take something inherently exciting and make it boring? Video Games: The Movie answers that question.]]>
<![CDATA[Wish I Were Better - 'Wish I Was Here' is so-so ]]>
By: David Riedel
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.]]>
<![CDATA[On Bouffe Pas - 'Le Chef' is fun until it isn’t ]]>
By: David Riedel

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

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<![CDATA[At Least It’s Only 93 Minutes - 'The Double' deserves two middle fingers ]]>
By: David Riedel

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

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<![CDATA[Take a Shit, Call It a Movie - 'Blended' blah blah, whatever, fart joke ]]>
By: David Riedel
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.]]>
<![CDATA[Hoods, Hooligans and Thugs: Oh, My! - ‘God’s Pocket’ is quietly derivative]]>
By: David Riedel
Actor John Slattery makes his feature film-directing debut with God’s Pocket.]]>
<![CDATA[Choses Déjà Vues - It’s been there, done that for ‘Bright Days Ahead’ ]]>
By: David Riedel
That plot description is glib, but Bright Days Ahead doesn’t warrant anything deeper.]]>
<![CDATA[Spoil-the-Party Monster - ‘Godzilla’ is big but snoozeworthy ]]>
By: David Riedel
Godzilla is ninety minutes of prep work followed by 30 minutes of Godzilla facing off with two MUTOs (Massive Unidentified Terrestrial Organisms).]]>
<![CDATA[Why Can’t Spider-Man Get a Screenplay as Good as the New ‘Captain America’? - ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ amazes in its disposability ]]>
By: David Riedel
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 suffers from the same affliction that plagued Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man 3.]]>
<![CDATA[Hey Joe: Where You Going with That Gun in Your Hand? - Brace yourself for 'Nymphomaniac: Vol. II']]>
By: David Riedel
Nymphomaniac: Vol. II is, mercifully, not as bad as Vol. I, but it has its share of problems.]]>
<![CDATA[Don’t Go in the Water! - You’ll get caught in The Face of Love’s undertow, and it will kill you ]]>
By: David Riedel
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.]]>
<![CDATA[Hit the Brakes - ‘Non-Stop’ proves it’s time for Neeson to get a better action gig]]>
By: David Riedel
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.]]>
<![CDATA[Was it something that he said? - Calling ‘Gloria’ ]]>
By: David Riedel
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.]]>
<![CDATA[Bah, Humbug! - ‘The Invisible Woman’ would have been more interesting if she were actually invisible]]>
By: David Riedel
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]]>
<![CDATA[Best Horror Movie Title of the Year (So Far!) - ‘Here Comes the Devil.’ Better watch out!]]>
By: David Riedel
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 ]]>
<![CDATA[Outside Normalcy - 'Inside Llewyn Davis’ has its moments, but… ]]>
By: David Riedel
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 the standard Coen brothers humor seems forced and out of place this time around. ]]>
<![CDATA[American Meh - We're all hustled by ‘American Hustle’]]>
By: David Riedel
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]]>
<![CDATA[Kinda Great, But Kinda Terrible - 'Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues' suffers from comedy sequel disease]]>
By: David Riedel
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]]>