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May 30, 2014Entertainment
“Maleficent” is a Waste of an Angelina Bad Girl Act [FILM REVIEW]

“Maleficent” is a Waste of an Angelina Bad Girl Act [FILM REVIEW]

If Maleficent is good for one thing, it's shedding insight into why Brad Pitt ended up choosing Angelina Jolie over Jennifer Aniston...

Apr 25, 2014Movies
Kate Upton In “The Other Woman”: 10 Things Guys Need To Know

Kate Upton In “The Other Woman”: 10 Things Guys Need To Know

It's the big-screen debut of Kate Upton, but The Other Woman will still be uncharted territory for a lot of guys--so get prepared for what might even be a date movie...

Feb 21, 2014Movies
“Pompeii” blows up in your face [MOVIE REVIEW]

“Pompeii” blows up in your face [MOVIE REVIEW]

Pompeii is the meaningless action movie where you can't wait for the volcano to put an end to it all--and it does!

Jan 24, 2014Entertainment
‘I, Frankenstein,’ Is Corpse That Shouldn’t Have Been Dug Up [MOVIE REVIEW]

‘I, Frankenstein,’ Is Corpse That Shouldn’t Have Been Dug Up [MOVIE REVIEW]

Phil is an authorblogger and Twitterer. RATING: 1 star (out of 4) I, Frankenstein? More like Oy,...

Jan 17, 2014Movies
Ice Cube Sits Shotgun In “Ride Along” [MOVIE REVIEW]

Ice Cube Sits Shotgun In “Ride Along” [MOVIE REVIEW]

Kevin Hart might need a booster seat to see over the wheel, but there’s no doubt that he’s the one...

Jan 10, 2014Entertainment
‘The Legend of Hercules’ Is A Labor of Hate [MOVIE REVIEW]

‘The Legend of Hercules’ Is A Labor of Hate [MOVIE REVIEW]

Thrill to the CGI lion! Feel bad for the no-name cast! Try to keep up with the plot...

Dec 26, 2013Entertainment
“Grudge Match” Takes its Vengeance Out on the Audience [MOVIE REVIEW]

“Grudge Match” Takes its Vengeance Out on the Audience [MOVIE REVIEW]

It's a punishing round at the multiplex as two old actors return to the ring!

Dec 25, 2013Movies
“47 Ronin” Dishonors The Multiplex [MOVIE REVIEW]

“47 Ronin” Dishonors The Multiplex [MOVIE REVIEW]

It's gone over budget while being delayed for a year--and 47 Ronin still hasn't been worth the wait!

Dec 25, 2013Movies
“The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” Should Stay Secret [MOVIE REVIEW]

“The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” Should Stay Secret [MOVIE REVIEW]

Ben Stiller plays a corporate drone with outrageous fantasies--and we get stuck with a real nightmare of a romantic comedy...

Dec 20, 2013Entertainment
“American Hustle” Runs, Stuns and Guns Its Way to Glory [MOVIE REVIEW]

“American Hustle” Runs, Stuns and Guns Its Way to Glory [MOVIE REVIEW]

Credit the producers of American Hustle for knowing exactly where to spend their money.

Dec 18, 2013Movies
Ron Burgundy Stays Classy in “Anchorman 2” [MOVIE REVIEW]

Ron Burgundy Stays Classy in “Anchorman 2” [MOVIE REVIEW]

Anchorman 2 is just like Anchorman–and that’s a good thing. Nine years later the jokes are still absurd, the hair...

Nov 1, 2013Movies
“ENDER’S GAME” PLAYS TO WIN [MOVIE REVIEW]

“ENDER’S GAME” PLAYS TO WIN [MOVIE REVIEW]

It's an intergalactic struggle as Ender's Game tries to blow up at the box-office!

Aug 9, 2013Movies
‘ELYSIUM’ MAKES IT SEEM COOL TO BECOME A BALD CYBORG DUDE [MOVIE REVIEW]

‘ELYSIUM’ MAKES IT SEEM COOL TO BECOME A BALD CYBORG DUDE [MOVIE REVIEW]

Even in the year 2154, the ageless Matt Damon will still look like Good Will ready to go hunting.

Jul 3, 2013Movies
‘THE LONE RANGER’ NEEDS TO GO SIT BY ITSELF IN THE CORNER [MOVIE REVIEW]

‘THE LONE RANGER’ NEEDS TO GO SIT BY ITSELF IN THE CORNER [MOVIE REVIEW]

This movie kills more people than smallpox and dysentery did in "Oregon Trail."

Apr 12, 2013Movies
‘42’ Only Has Warning Track Power [MOVIE REVIEW]

‘42’ Only Has Warning Track Power [MOVIE REVIEW]

Review by Phil Villarreal. Phil is an author, blogger and Twitterer. SCORE: 2 stars (out of 4) The movie 42...

Mar 29, 2013Movies
‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’ Is A Revolt Against Common Sense [MOVIE REVIEW]

‘G.I. Joe: Retaliation’ Is A Revolt Against Common Sense [MOVIE REVIEW]

A review by Phil Villarreal. Phil is an author, blogger and Twitterer. SCORE: 1 stars (out of 4) Think back...

Mar 20, 2013Movies
‘The Croods’ Is One To See To Truly Test Your Lust For Emma Stone [MOVIE REVIEW]

‘The Croods’ Is One To See To Truly Test Your Lust For Emma Stone [MOVIE REVIEW]

A review by Phil Villarreal. Phil is an author, blogger and Twitterer. SCORE: 3 stars (out of 4) When I...

Mar 6, 2013Movies
‘Oz The Great And Powerful’ Blows Like A Kansas Twister [MOVIE REVIEW]

‘Oz The Great And Powerful’ Blows Like A Kansas Twister [MOVIE REVIEW]

A review by Phil Villarreal. Phil is an author, blogger and Twitterer. SCORE: 1.5 stars (out of 4) With Oz...

Mar 1, 2013Movies
You’d Probably Need to Be Really, Really Drunk to Like ’21 & Over’ [MOVIE REVIEW]

You’d Probably Need to Be Really, Really Drunk to Like ’21 & Over’ [MOVIE REVIEW]

A review by Phil Villarreal. Phil is an author, blogger and Twitterer. SCORE: 1.5 stars (out of 4) The so-called...

Feb 22, 2013Movies
‘Snitch’ Makes You Feel Like You’re In Lockdown [MOVIE REVIEW]

‘Snitch’ Makes You Feel Like You’re In Lockdown [MOVIE REVIEW]

There was a moment there in the theater when everything was going just right. The characters had cool, intriguing things to say and do. Carefully-crafted suspense hung...

Feb 15, 2013Movies
Movie Review: A Good Day To Die Hard

Movie Review: A Good Day To Die Hard

‘A Good Day to Die Hard’ Sucks Away Your Will to Live A review by Phil Villarreal. Phil is an...

Feb 8, 2013Movies
Movie Review: Identity Thief

Movie Review: Identity Thief

'Identity Thief’ Tries to Steal Your Heart, Just Swipes Your Time

Aug 9, 2011Sports
“Warrior” Makes “The Fighter” Look Like “Rocky V” [REVIEW, PICS, VIDEO]

“Warrior” Makes “The Fighter” Look Like “Rocky V” [REVIEW, PICS, VIDEO]

Okay so that might be a bit of an overstatement but it'll definitely exceed all expectations for both moviegoers and critics. In no way am I an MMA fan. Sure, I've been punched in the face more times than I care to admit, but I've never thrown and landed a punch in my life. Sad, I know. But, the beauty of a great movie (yes, I'm calling "Warrior" great) is that it can take a subject that isn't necessarily popular on a broad scope and make it relative or interesting to a general audience. You know when the chick you take as a date is clenching your hand so hard you hear bone crackle, that the movie's awesome. And that's what happened with "Warrior". Check out the top 4 things I took away from this advanced press screening on August 4th after the jump.

May 7, 2009Movies
6 Things That Suck About the New Star Trek Movie (SPOILER ALERT)

6 Things That Suck About the New Star Trek Movie (SPOILER ALERT)

You're in for a treat this summer: Star Trek is poised to be a popular success on the level of Iron Man. It's exciting, funny, and entertaining in ways that are accessible both to die-hard Trekkies and average movie lovers. Except for the parts where it sucks... (Spoiler Alert!)

Oct 4, 2008Culture
The Top 5 Most Terrifying Religu-licious Freakshows

The Top 5 Most Terrifying Religu-licious Freakshows

Religion tends to bring out the best and the worst of people.  After watching Bill Maher’s new documentary Religulous this...

Jul 17, 2008Entertainment
Rottentomatoes.com is Full of Lies…Sort Of

Rottentomatoes.com is Full of Lies…Sort Of

Rottentomatoes.com is a marvelous website, but I recently found out that it may be lying to all of us. If...

Feb 29, 2008Movies
Semi-Pro Fakes the Funk

Semi-Pro Fakes the Funk

Throw comedy everyman Will Ferrell into a zany project that deals with the rise and fall of a lovable idiot...

Oct 5, 2007Movies
The Heartbreak Kid: a Gross Miscalculation

The Heartbreak Kid: a Gross Miscalculation

Ben Stiller is looking old these days. He looks and acts like he could be Jason Biggs‘ dad. Even before...

Sep 21, 2007Movies
Good Luck Chuck, You’re Gonna Need It

Good Luck Chuck, You’re Gonna Need It

I am completely baffled whenever I hear anybody say they find Dane Cook funny. Every time. Without fail. Am I...