Let’s face it: you’ll be hard-pressed finding anyone to root for.
The filmmakers take a straightforward, faithful approach to the material, retaining its essential sweetness, allowing the silliness quotient to rise but not fly away, and letting the lavish sets, costumes, and special effects do the heavy lifting.
This is a mixed bag, to be sure, and could have used a rewrite or two.
Its predecessor offered freshness and originality, while this sequel trades in familiarity and contrivance.
It’s a slapdash horror thriller that squanders a decent premise and gives up on itself by the third reel.
It’s a flimflam flick about pros arranging cons.
Perhaps the most successful dynasty in sports history wasn’t a football team or a baseball team or a basketball team. It was a hockey team and not one in the National Hockey League.
Here’s how the Academy of “Me, Myself, and I” sees the Oscar races for best supporting actor and best actor.
Now, let’s handicap the Oscar races for best supporting actress and best actress.
Sunday evening we find out, during a telecast hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, which movie is to be officially declared the best film of 2014, and who will be declared best director.
The collaborators have taken the slow-build approach and aimed for sensual tension rather than graphic sexuality in the early scenes as they set up what turns out to be a psychosexual mystery.
Kingsman: The Secret Service falls so short of the mark, it’s not even funny. Literally.
Deservedly nominated for an Oscar for best animated feature, “Song of the Sea” is a beautifully hand-drawn supernatural adventure, a fabulous fable for viewers of all ages.
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With a plot that’s literally all over the universe and redundant action sequences that go on forever, this is a thriller that dares you to stay with it.