Tuesday, September 2, 2014

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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.

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Opening in Theaters

As Above, So Below:

  • Currently there are no reviews available for this title.

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 Trip to Italy:

Still 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.
  • 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:

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.

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The Double Movie 2014

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The Double:

  • Currently there are no reviews available for this title.

Normal Heart:

  • Currently there are no reviews available for this title.
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DFCS Spotlight: Features, Interviews, and More

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Next Week: InnocenceThe Identical, and Forrest Gump (IMAX)

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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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New on DVD/Blu-Ray/Digital Download

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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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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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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