Friday, September 19, 2014

The Drop Movie

Denver Film Critic Society Review Round-Up: September 12, 2014

This week’s DFCS round-up includes reviews of new theatrical releases No Good Deed and The Drop as well as Captain America: The Winter Soldier - which is now available for DVD/Blu-ray/Digital purchase.

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Opening in Theaters

Dolphin Tale 2: 

The Drop:

  • Lisa Kennedy: Tom Hardy and James Gandolfini shine in dark crime tale The DropRead Lisa’s full review.
  • Christian Toto: The Drop lacks the scope of other Lehane adaptations, but there’s enough grit to give James Gandolfini a fitting screen farewell. Read Christian’s full review.

No Good Deed:

  • Currently there are no reviews available for this title.

Still in Theaters

November Man:

  • Ben Kendrick: In a genre where smarts and thrills are pivotal, The November Man delivers only routine (and uninspired) spy drama. Read Ben’s full review.
  • Barry Wurst: The November Man is a rough edged, fast paced but empty shoot ‘em up, worthwhile for Brosnan’s fan base but not entirely worthy of him. Read Barry’s full review.

The Calling: 

  • Christian Toto: A faith-based serial killer? That seems over the top even by Hollywood’s spiritually suspicious standards. Read Christian’s full review.

The Hundred Foot Journey:

The Last of Robin Hood:

  • Christian Toto: The Last of Robin Hood leaves morality on the cutting room floor but captures an aspect of the Hollywood system we wish we could forget. Read Christian’s full review.

The Trip to Italy:

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Captain America 2 Winter Soldier

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier:

  • Andy Bockelman: Captain America: The Winter Soldier is weaker but still packs a punch. Read Andy’s full review.
  • Ben Kendrick: Deeper exploration of fan-favorite characters and unforgettable action set pieces, Captain America: The Winter Soldier is one of Marvel’s best adventures. Read Ben’s full review.
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Forrest Gump IMAX

Denver Film Critic Society Review Round-Up: September 5, 2014

This week’s DFCS round-up includes reviews of new theatrical releases The Identical and Forrest Gump (IMAX) as well as Draft Day - which is now available for DVD/Blu-ray/Digital purchase.

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Opening in Theaters

Forrest Gump (IMAX):

  • Currently there are no reviews available for this title.

The Identical:

  • Currently there are no reviews available for this title.

Still in Theaters

November Man:

  • Ben Kendrick: In a genre where smarts and thrills are pivotal, The November Man delivers only routine (and uninspired) spy drama. Read Ben’s full review.

The Calling: 

  • Christian Toto: A faith-based serial killer? That seems over the top even by Hollywood’s spiritually suspicious standards. Read Christian’s full review.

The Last of Robin Hood:

  • Christian Toto: The Last of Robin Hood leaves morality on the cutting room floor but captures an aspect of the Hollywood system we wish we could forget. Read Christian’s full review.

The Trip to Italy:

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.
  • Barry Wurst: Rodriguez is overly faithful to the source material. Rather than mimicking the frames of Miller’s comic books, how about making us care? Read Barry’s full review.

If I Stay:

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Draft Day Movie

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Draft Day:

  • Ben Kendrick: Draft Day is an enjoyable and sentimental sports drama that, sadly, falls short of greatness – one that might also require die-hard football fans to suspend serious disbelief. Read Ben’s full review.
  • Lisa Kennedy:  The film has its share of entertaining clashes and reconciliations. Read Lisa’s full review.
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DFCS Review Round-Up: ‘November Man,’ ‘As Above, So Below,’ & More!

August 30, 2014

Denver Film Critic Society Review Round-Up: August 29, 2014 This week’s DFCS round-up includes reviews of new theatrical releases The November Man, As Above, So Below, and The Trip to Italy as well as The Double and The Normal Heart - which are now available for DVD/Blu-ray/Digital purchase. – Opening in Theaters As Above, So Below: Currently there are no reviews available […]

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DFCS Review Round-Up: ‘If I Stay,’ ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For,’ & More!

August 22, 2014

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 For, If I Stay, When 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. – Opening in Theaters Sin City: A Dame To Kill […]

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DFCS Review Round-Up: ‘The Expendables 3,’ ‘The Giver,’ & More!

August 15, 2014

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 Cops, The Expendables 3, and The Giver as well as Locke and Muppets Most Wanted - which are now available for DVD/Blu-ray/Digital purchase. – Opening in Theaters Let’s Be Cops: Currently, there are no reviews available for this title. The Expendables 3: […]

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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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