Fury didn't wow us, but it managed to get us to see things differently, which is always a fun show.
The Judge will probably go down as one of the most overlooked titles of the year, and it's all down to the subject of the plot, which is too familiar.
Gone Girl managed to give us one of our biggest differences in ratings. It also proved to be a great introduction of our rating styles, for those who don’t want to go back and listen to our show where we explain how we come up with ratings. As far as the gap between our take on the film, it seemed to come down to an interesting play on what we would each do with the same set of very particul...
This is Where I Leave You is a quirky, family winner that avoids most of the traps of the reunion genre, and ends up a lot of fun.
An unimpressive end to the summer, The November Man didn't wow us, and As Above/So Below pretty well met our expectations.
Here was a depressing week that hit us over the summer, and yes, we’ll be trying to keep up with posting these better (and catch up in the first place). Consider the official score the sum total of the three film experience. The Giver was the most depressing, and is hitting on Blu-Ray now (and with some nice bonuses), but the other two are as worthy of a pass as any films this year. Teenage ...
Guardians of the Galaxy is the benchmark for popcorn entertainment in a sci-fi world, and though it has its faults, it has enough fun, and from enough sources, that you don't mind.
Lucy has a fun opening, and an interesting premise, which is how the pitch sold, but it doesn't come together, and goes pretty silly in the end.
The Purge Anarchy is a massive surprise, and a film that deserves more attention. It's surprisingly fun, and a better effort than most things in the genre, and it's a different genre than you probably think.
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes worked pretty well, but didn't win me over completely, and with Shane's interest, it should have managed better from him as well.
Tammy is a film difficult to sit through, and I wouldn't be surprised if it was the most walked out of movie of the year, a statistic that I wish we had access to. Melissa McCarthy is far better than this, but since this is her own baby, it seems clear that she doesn't know that... or has a strangely awful sense of humor for someone who has proven she can manage to be funny.
We reviewed Transformers: Age of Extinction and They Came Together… together, even though Shane didn’t get to catch the second one with me, mainly because we needed something to balance out the Michael Bay. Transformers had us differing a bit, and not in the way either one of us expected. I gave it a higher rating than I would have guessed, and Shane was less forgiving than I’d h...