Trainwreck

TrainwreckDirector: Judd Apatow
Run Time: 2h 5m
MPAA: R
Stars: 3.5

I have only recently discovered Amy Schumer, but I am so glad that I did. She is hilarious and isn’t afraid to make fun of anyone or anything. Her approach to comedy is nothing short of superb. So when I heard she wrote and is starring in a movie, I was on board. While I share in the common opinion that Trainwreck is a descent movie, I seem to have the opposite reasoning. Allow me to explain. Continue reading

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Testament of Youth

Testament of YouthDirector: James Kent
Run Time: 2h 9m
MPAA: PG-13
Stars: 4.5

Testament of Youth is a subtle masterpiece. It’s another low-key release that deserves more attention. A tragic tale of love and war, this story delivers old fashioned romance and a glimpse into one woman’s journey through WWI. Continue reading

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Me and Earl and the Dying GirlDirector: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
Run Time: 1h 45m
MPAA: PG-13
Stars: 4.0

Occasionally a film is made that is so quirky and beautiful you leave feeling as though your life has been bettered. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is one of these rare gems. A strange cross between Napoleon Dynamite and The Fault in Our Stars, it’s gloriously weird and so full of heart. Continue reading

Love & Mercy

Love & MercyDirector: Bill Pohlad
Run Time: 2h 1m
MPAA: PG-13
Stars: 3.5

Love & Mercy is a difficult film to watch. An artist who is already awkward is on the verge of a complete breakdown. When you get a glimpse of what his life turned into things only get more difficult. While this is a beautiful movie, I have little desire to watch it again. Continue reading

Terminator Genisys

Terminator Genisys opt 2Director: Alan Taylor
Run Time: 2h 6m
MPAA: PG-13
Stars: 2.5

Having had the plot of this movie ruined by the trailer (and the latest movie poster, which I refuse to post here), my expectations were low for Terminator Genisys. Good thing I had such a change of heart because Arnold Schwarzenegger was the best thing about it. Sadly, I’m not joking. Continue reading

Ted

TedDirector: Seth MacFarlane
Run Time: 1h 46m
MPAA: R
Stars: 2.5

When you were a child, you probably pretended that your toys were real. Then Disney had to make you believe it was true. (Although your Furby probably made you wish it wasn’t.) In any case, the idea of your toys being alive was a fantasy we all wished for. But if that wish did come true, none of us thought about what those toys would be like as they grew up with us. Well, thanks to Seth MacFarlane, now we know. Ted would happen. Continue reading

Max

MaxDirector: Boaz Yakin
Run Time: 1h 51m
MPAA: PG
Stars: 1.5

There are movies you loved as a child. You remember the danger, the thrill, the furry creatures… But most of the time if you go back to watch them later in life, you’ll realize the magic was all in your mind and the movie is, in fact, total crap. Well, meet Max. This movie is a hot mess and I’m ashamed that I have seen it. Continue reading