Friday, August 29, 2014

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Denver Film Critic Society Review Round-Up: August 22, 2014

This week’s DFCS round-up includes reviews of new theatrical releases Sin City: A Dame To Kill ForIf I StayWhen The Game Stands Tall as well as The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and Only Lovers Left Alive - which are now available for DVD/Blu-ray/Digital purchase.

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Opening in Theaters

Sin City: A Dame To Kill For:

  • Ben Kendrick: Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is a jumbled but still enjoyable followup that, for most moviegoers, arrives on the scene too late. Read Ben’s full review.
  • Lisa Kennedy: Sin City: A Dame to Kill For more than earns its keep in terms of lavishing love, mildly ironic as well as pretty damn earnest, on pumped-up noir. Read Lisa’s full review.

If I Stay:

  • Currently there are no reviews available for this title.

Still in Theaters

The Expendables 3: 

The Giver:

  • Andy Bockleman: The Giver suffers from sameness. Read Andy’s full review.
  • Ben Kendrick: The Giver is a surprisingly generic addition to the young adult film genre – especially for a story that champions individuality and self-expression. Read Ben’s full review.
  • Lisa Kennedy: The Giver is a gentle, chilling primer for dystopian tales. Read Lisa’s full review.
  • Dave Taylor: The performances are good, but at times The Giver also seems more of a stage production on film than a cinematic experience. The book’s deep. Read Dave’s full review.

Into the Storm:

  • Andy Bockleman: Into the Storm hits you hard but makes little impact. Read Andy’s full review.
  • Ben Kendrick: Into the Storm is another found footage failure – a gimmicky natural disaster film that fails to provide exciting tornado action or impactful human drama. Read Ben’s full review.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles:

Calvary:

  • Lisa Kennedy: A dark and profoundly funny tale of an institution failing its sheep and its best shepherds. Read Lisa’s full review.
  • Kenny Miles: A Christian movie for everybody else – and just maybe even the Christians who praised God’s Not DeadRead Kenny’s full review.

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2:

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DFCS Spotlight: Features, Interviews, and More

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Next Week: The November Man and As Above, So Below

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Denver Film Critic Society Review Round-Up: August 15, 2014

This week’s DFCS round-up includes reviews of new theatrical releases Let’s Be CopsThe Expendables 3, and The Giver as well as Locke and Muppets Most Wanted - which are now available for DVD/Blu-ray/Digital purchase.

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Opening in Theaters

Let’s Be Cops:

  • Currently, there are no reviews available for this title.

The Expendables 3:

  • Currently, there are no reviews available for this title.

The Giver:

  • Ben Kendrick: The Giver is a surprisingly generic addition to the young adult film genre – especially for a story that champions individuality and self-expression. Read Ben’s full review.
  • Dave Taylor: The performances are good, but at times The Giver also seems more of a stage production on film than a cinematic experience. The book’s deep. Read Dave’s full review.

Still in Theaters

Into the Storm:

  • Andy Bockleman: Into the Storm hits you hard but makes little impact. Read Andy’s full review.
  • Ben Kendrick: Into the Storm is another found footage failure – a gimmicky natural disaster film that fails to provide exciting tornado action or impactful human drama. Read Ben’s full review.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles:

Calvary:

  • Lisa Kennedy: A dark and profoundly funny tale of an institution failing its sheep and its best shepherds. Read Lisa’s full review.
  • Kenny Miles: A Christian movie for everybody else – and just maybe even the Christians who praised God’s Not DeadRead Kenny’s full review.

Get On Up:

  • Lisa Kennedy: The film skates along the surface of Brown’s contradictory character but if it skated like Brown’s dance moves glided onstage, that really would have been something. Read Lisa’s full review.
  • Barry Wurst: Get On Up is too small a movie about such a large figure who lived big. Read Barry’s full review.

Guardians of the Galaxy:

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Locke:

Muppets Most Wanted:

  • Ben Kendrick. Kids and Muppet fans will find plenty to enjoy but nearly every element of the film fails to capture the heart and larger social relevance featured in The MuppetsRead Ben’s full review.
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DFCS Spotlight: Features, Interviews, and More

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Next Week: Frank Miller’s Sin City: A Dame To Kill ForIf I StayWhen The Game Stands Tall, and Life After Beth.

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DFCS Review Round-Up: ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,’ ‘Into the Storm,’ & More!

August 8, 2014

Denver Film Critic Society Review Round-Up: August 8, 2014 This week’s DFCS round-up includes reviews of new theatrical releases Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Into the Storm, and The Hundred-Foot Journey as well as Divergent - which is now available for DVD/Blu-ray/Digital purchase. – Opening in Theaters Into the Storm: Ben Kendrick: Into the Storm is another found footage failure – […]

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DFCS Review Round-Up: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ ‘Get On Up,’ & More!

August 1, 2014

Denver Film Critic Society Review Round-Up: August 1, 2014 This week’s DFCS round-up includes reviews of new theatrical releases Guardians of the Galaxy and Get On Up as well as Noah - which is now available for DVD/Blu-ray/Digital purchase. – Opening in Theaters  Get On Up: Lisa Kennedy: The film skates along the surface of Brown’s contradictory character but if it […]

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DFCS Review Round-Up: ‘Lucy,’ ‘Hercules,’ ‘Boyhood,’ & More!

July 26, 2014

Denver Film Critic Society Review Round-Up: July 25, 2014 This week’s DFCS round-up includes reviews of new theatrical releases Boyhood, Hercules, and Lucy as well as Transcendence and Dom Hemingway - which are now available for DVD/Blu-ray/Digital purchase. – Opening in Theaters A Most Wanted Man Lisa Kennedy: With his sharp instincts and exhausted wisdom, the character of Gunther offers […]

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DFCS Review Round-Up: ‘Planes: Fire & Rescue,’ ‘Sex Tape,’ & More!

July 19, 2014

Denver Film Critic Society Review Round-Up: July 18, 2014 This week’s DFCS round-up includes reviews of new theatrical releases The Purge: Anarchy, Planes: Fire and Rescue, and Sex Tape, as well as Rio 2 and Under the Skin - which are now available for DVD/Blu-ray/Digital purchase. – Opening in Theaters Planes: Fire and Rescue: Lisa Kennedy: Soaring visuals, amiable heroes are reasons […]

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DFCS Review Round-Up: ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ & More!

July 12, 2014

Denver Film Critic Society Review Round-Up: July 11, 2014 This week’s DFCS round-up includes reviews of new theatrical release Dawn of the Planet of the Apes as well as Bad Words and The Raid 2 - which are now available for DVD/Blu-ray/Digital purchase. – Opening in Theaters Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: Walter Chaw: It’s smart as hell […]

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DFCS Review Round-Up: ‘Tammy,’ ‘Earth to Echo,’ ‘Deliver Us From Evil’ & More!

July 4, 2014

Denver Film Critic Society Review Round-Up: July 4, 2014 This week’s DFCS round-up includes reviews of new theatrical releases Tammy, Earth to Echo, and Deliver Us From Evil as well as 300: Rise of an Empire and Winter’s Tale - which are now available for DVD/Blu-ray/Digital purchase. – Opening in Theaters Deliver Us From Evil: Ben Kendrick: It might […]

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DFCS Review Round-Up: ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ & More!

June 27, 2014

Denver Film Critic Society Review Round-Up: June 27, 2014 This week’s DFCS round-up includes reviews of new theatrical release Transformers: Age of Extinction as well as 300: Rise of an Empire and Winter’s Tale - which are now available for DVD/Blu-ray/Digital purchase. – Opening in Theaters Ida: Lisa Kennedy: Rebecca Lenkiewicz’s masterful work takes on the vital stuff – […]

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DFCS Review Round-Up: ‘Jersey Boys,’ ‘Think Like a Man Too,’ & More!

June 21, 2014

Denver Film Critic Society Review Round-Up: June 20, 2014 This week’s DFCS round-up includes reviews of new theatrical releases Jersey Boys and Think Like a Man Too as well as The Lego Movie and The Grand Budapest Hotel - which are now available for DVD/Blu-ray/Digital purchase. – Opening in Theaters Jersey Boys: Ben Kendrick: An enjoyable but ultimately straightforward stage-to-screen transfer – over-polished […]

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