Movie Review: Sausage Party Is Not What You're Expecting, and in the Best Possible Way

About two minutes into the R-rated animated food movie Sausage Party I had a realization—the film that the trailers were advertising was not the movie I was watching. That movie, about food that realizes what happens when they get bought, looked like it has a lot of R-rated jokes, and not much else. But the real movie…

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Movie Review: Ghostbusters Isn't Perfect, But It's So Much Fun You Won't Care

Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters is a film for anyone who ever watched the first Ghostbusters and thought, “I wish they got to use their guns more.” It’s bigger, brighter, and louder—the sort of movie that features the Ghostbusters shooting ghosts in slow motion set to the iconic theme song. It’s also incredibly funny. The…

Movie Review: The Legend of Tarzan Is Like The Terminator, But Set in the Jungle and Terrible

Movies need drama. This is a fact. No matter what the genre, if we’re always sure of the outcome, nothing matters. In The Legend of Tarzan, there’s not a moment where anything is in doubt. No one is superior to Tarzan. He’s the unstoppable, unbeatable Terminator of the jungle. He’s always going to win, the bad guys…

Independence Day: Resurgence Has the Spectacle of the Original, But It Forgot the Heart 

Independence Day Resurgence feels like someone took the original film and fast forwarded to only the action scenes. Maybe that sounds good to you, and certainly the sequel’s epic scope exceeds its predecessor. But without characters that mean anything to us, there’s no drama or tension to the second round of this…

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Captain America: Civil War Is the Fantastic Avengers Movie Age of Ultron Should Have Been

At the center of Captain America: Civil War is the most spectacular action scene we’ve ever seen in a superhero movie. Twelve superheroes in one place, fighting with each other, a battle packed with excitement, humor, and personal stakes. It’s the kind of set piece even the biggest Hollywood blockbuster would kill to…