Beanie Feldstein made a sharp impression in last year’s “Booksmart,” handed a juicy role that provided opportunities for the actress to showcase her range as a dramatic and comedic talent. She did well with good material. Feldstein flies solo in “How to Build a Girl,” which is an adaptation of a 2014 Caitlin Moran novel (she handles screenplay duties), playing an English teenager who, in the early 1990s, receives a thorough education in the ways of maturation and selfishness. Feldstein is an odd choice for the part, but she throws herself into the role, taking on accent duties and cranking up her charms to help director Coky Giedroyc alleviate the often sludgy formula of the endeavor. “How to Build a Girl” doesn’t fall apart, but it threatens to repeatedly, held together by Feldstein’s energy and a colorful supporting cast. Read the rest at Blu-ray.com
Bad cops need a fast buck, King Arthur goes to junior high, Redrum redux, a mate for Toothless, fatherhood vs. the end of the world, Almodovar gets intimate, Divorce: Netflix Style, Korean class warfare, Adam Sandler’s ninth crazy night, and the tao of Mr. Rogers.
These are the Best Films of 2019.
VOD goes DOA, Harmony Korine needs a new dealer, a ham-handed theater haunting, return of the Shatnering, NASA team torment, another visit to Amityville, leave Sharon Tate alone, Tyler Perry arranges a funeral, Alec Baldwin and Salma Hayek need rehab, and a graphic novel assassin shoots himself in the foot.
These are the Worst Films of 2019.
Seagal vs. Tyson, a farting cartoon woodpecker, Brian Henson’s desperation, Blumhouse blues, the Russian Schwarzenegger, still more purgin’, the end of self-conscious kink, reheated Romero, curdled life lessons, and Clint Eastwood puts us all to sleep.
These are the Worst Films of 2018.
The legacy of Fred Rogers, a racial quake in Oakland, the cult of Nicolas Cage, motherhood split, German ache for Israeli cake, the trials of junior high, Wes Anderson’s canine universe, alien shimmer, Thanksgiving in Hell, and Steve McQueen’s “Ocean’s Eleven.”
These are the Best Films of 2018.
When 2001's "Super Troopers" debuted, few knew who or what Broken Lizard was. The comedy troupe was offered mainstream exposure with their second feature, and while the movie managed to find a smaller audience during its initial theatrical run, it grew into a cult sensation when issued on DVD, inspiring the Lizards to consider a sequel. Other pictures were produced in the aftermath of "Super Troopers" (including "Club Dread" and "Beerfest"), but a proper follow-up never materialized. Now, 17 years later, Broken Lizard has finally returned to the source of their greatest success with "Super Troopers 2," a long-awaited continuation (opening April 20th) that reunites viewers to the pleasures of pranks, meow-laden law enforcement, and mustaches.
Recently, select members of Broken Lizard visited the Midwest during their promotional tour for "Super Troopers 2," sitting down for a roundtable interview to discuss their latest endeavor. The conversation features Broken Lizard members Steve Lemme, Kevin Heffernan, Jay Chandrasekhar, and Paul Soter. Read the rest at Blu-ray.com
Superdad Charlie Sheen, coal for the Bad Moms, Mister Police missed all the clues, a suburban casino craps out, rotten wishes, fifty shades of awful, bye-bye to a PG-13 ghoul, Nicolas Cage in a wig, Walter Hill’s retirement party, and Dax Shepard directs again.
These are the worst films of 2017.
Spider-Man doing the Blitzkrieg Bop, a castaway lifetime, Gerwig’s redemption, Missouri rage, penitentiary hell, a director’s legacy, fashion world rot, Pattinson’s evolution, grief in the Middle East, and the pains of marital captivity.
These are the Best Films of 2017. Read the rest at Blu-ray.com
Pierce Brosnan, angels with bad agents, Marshall law, third purge’s the charm, Pierce Brosnan (again), French feline, trapped in a closet, purging for laughs, shades of Wayans, and De Niro makes a yacht payment.
These are the Worst Films of 2016.
Faith during World War II, teen angst in a bad jacket, chess in Africa, Texas justice, backstage horror, family ties, east coast grief, the life unlived, a manhunt in Boston, and the comfort of a green dragon.
These are the Best Films of 2016.
A lump of coal for Christmas, a dismal fight for equality, the return of the original dirtball, dueling yellers, a problematic seduction, Sean Bean lives, Friedberg/Seltzer return, prison time for the Centipede, murder has an HOA fee, and Gray blacks out.
These are the Worst Films of 2015.
A world gone mad, a dangerous sleepover, love in a time of fear, immigration blues, a comedian’s purpose, indefatigable parental love, emotional bustle, life on Mars, survivor’s guilt, and neurotic vampires.
These are the Best Films of 2015.
The reboot of an Irish legend, the daydreams of a creep, a less than amazing race, the return of Wayans woe, sibling misery, the Friedberg/Seltzer effect, fake cops on the run, Zach Braff’s growing pains, an uneventful home invasion, and the terror of found footage. These are the Worst Films of 2014.
An emotional test of twinship, southern revenge served cold, the happenings inside a most unusual hotel, wearying concerns during an all-night car ride, a retired assassin on the hunt for blood, a demon born from depression, dragons and the Vikings who love them, doomsday on a speeding train, friendship between a mouse and a bear, and a creature of the night who can't be stopped. Read the rest at Blu-ray.com