Santa Fe Reporter - Meh http://www.sfreporter.com/santafe/articles.sec-141-1-meh.html <![CDATA['Max Rose' Review - ]]>
By: Alex De Vore
When the legendary Robin Williams went dramatic (like in 1982’s The World According to Garp or 1989’s Dead Poets Society), the results wound up stunning.
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<![CDATA['Complete Unknown' Review - ]]>
By: Julie Ann Grimm
Toward the end of Complete Unknown, one character tells the other, “That’s crazy and fucked up and kind of amazing.” In what could be the slowest movie ever made about New York City, at least those first two are right.
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<![CDATA[Suicide Squad Review: Comically Bad - DC continues to struggle when it comes to handling the world of film]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Despite the utter nonsense that was Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and reportedly frantic last-minute reshoots, fan hopes for Suicide Squad, the newest effort from the DC Comics expanded universe, remained high. It looked soooo cool, right? Right.]]>
<![CDATA[Jason Bourne Review: Stillbourne - A needless return to the Bourne series]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Hard to believe it’s been 14 years since The Bourne Identity rolled into theaters and completely changed Matt Damon’s persona from “ho-hum” to “oh damn!”
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<![CDATA[Star Trek Beyond Review: Space Sadness - A thoroughly disappointing enterprise]]>
By: Alex De Vore
Space: the final frontier. An infinite vacuum of darkness wherein a film series can come out strong and full of promise but then eventually devolves into a by-the-numbers affair that repeatedly follows the same plotlines apparently forever and ever.]]>
<![CDATA[Free State of Jones Review: Civil Bore - ]]>
By: Alex De Vore
There’s just something about war movies that draw us in as audiences. Oh sure, there’s the history and the shaping of nations and all that, but there’s also much to be said for the stark realism of a well-done battle scene.
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<![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. ]]>