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If you're wondering about that movie with the funny title – the one nominated for an Academy Award as Best Animated Feature against such biggies as Zootopia and Moana – here it is. My Life as a Zucchini

This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: 'My Life as a Zucchini' Review: Oscar-Nominated Animated Movie Will Floor You

Posted: February 22, 2017, 4:21 pm

A jolt-a-minute horroshow laced with racial tension and stinging satirical wit. How is one movie all that? See Get Out, from debuting director Jordan Peele (one half of the comic team of Key and Peele), and get woke. This socially aware scary movie takes you by surprise, setting the scene for a slasher flick that's a ticking timebomb. And then, ka-boom.

This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: 'Get Out' Review: Scares Meet Racially Charged Satire in Instant Horror Classic

Posted: February 22, 2017, 1:05 pm

Charlie Day owns one of the highest-pitched male squeaks in the business and he puts it to hilarious use on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. I could watch him in anything – but Fist Fight is pushing it, given that's it's always raining a storm of comic clichés that quickly drowns any semblance of audience goodwill.

This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: 'Fist Fight' Review: Ice Cube Comedy Is One Big Swing and a Miss

Posted: February 17, 2017, 6:47 pm

Matt Damon has earned his action bona fides with The Martian and the Bourne films; veteran Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimou

This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: 'The Great Wall' Review: Matt Damon Battles Monsters, Blockbuster-Audience Boredom

Posted: February 17, 2017, 3:24 pm

A room full of studio executives sit around a table. Each of them has a small pile of paper scraps and a pen. They jot down dozens of things that they believe fit the definition of universally creepy: "Old, European Art Deco health spas"; "lank-haired girls with Vitamin E deficiencies"; "stern-faced people speaking German"; "iron lungs"; "eels." They then

This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: 'A Cure for Wellness' Review: WTF Spooky-By-Numbers Horror Loses Its License to Ill

Posted: February 16, 2017, 6:05 pm

Fifty Shades Dumber is more like it. In our shockingly generous one-star review of Fifty Shades of Grey in 2015, we dismissed the film version of E.L. James' bestseller as Cinderella porn – an S&M fantasy so sanitized it couldn't shock Aunt Tillie. Now here's the

This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: 'Fifty Shades Darker' Review: Sequel to Kinky-Romance Hit Is 50 Percent Dumber

Posted: February 9, 2017, 9:36 pm

David Oyelowo, born in England to Nigerian parents, is an actor of blazing talent and rare grace. On screen, he's stirring and soulful as Martin Luther King in Selma; on HBO, he's chilling and heart-piercing as a war vet coming apart in Nightingale; on stage, doing Shakespeare, he's miraculous at capturing the stature and tragic weakness of the Moor in

This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: 'A United Kingdom' Review: Race, Politics and Scandal Collide in Real-Life Love Story

Posted: February 9, 2017, 6:52 pm

Is it possible that every movie would be better with Legos? Suicide Squad, for sure. And, of course, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. How do I know? Because The Lego Batman Movie, animated with love and lunacy, is the funniest Caped Crusader movie ever. Will Arnett may have found the role of his career voicing the growly Dark Knight as a delusional, ego-centric

This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: 'The Lego Batman Movie' Review: Welcome to the Funniest Dark Knight Movie Ever

Posted: February 8, 2017, 7:26 pm

Remember how the original John Wick snuck up and wowed us in 2014? Now he's back and better than ever. John Wick: Chapter 2 is the real deal in action-movie fireworks – it's pure cinema, an adrenaline rocket of image and sound that explodes on contact.

Wait, say the skeptics, isn't it just Keanu Reeves, as the titular character, shooting,

This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: 'John Wick: Chapter 2' Review: Keanu Reeves Is Back in Delirious, Mayhem-Filled Sequel

Posted: February 7, 2017, 2:04 pm

Space – the final YA-romance frontier. Having already used vampirism, lycanthropy, terminal diseases, time travel, dystopic futures and a televised to-the-death competition as obstacles to young love, the genre would seem to have nowhere left to go – at which point the makers of this sci-fi tearjerker looked to the cosmos and thought, "A-ha!" The fault is not in our

This article originally appeared on www.rollingstone.com: 'The Space Between Us' Review: Star-Crossed Lovers Cross the Stars in YA Romance

Posted: February 4, 2017, 7:00 pm
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