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The Equalizer: Denzel Washington’s power tips the scale in his favor

3 out of 4  stars Denzel Washington’s performance in The Equalizer has made his point perfectly clear: He deserves his own franchise – now. Liam Neeson, 62, has Taken. Sylvester Stallone, 68, has The Expendables. And when Die Hard 6 […]

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The Equalizer: Denzel Washington’s power tips the scale in his favor

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3 out of 4  stars Denzel Washington’s performance in The Equalizer has made his point perfectly clear: He deserves his own franchise – now. Liam Neeson, 62, has Taken. Sylvester Stallone, 68, has The Expendables. And when Die Hard 6 […]

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‘A Walk Among the Tombstones’ makes good use of grim source material

2 ½ out of 4 stars Today's films owe a lot to some of the staples that came out of the 70’s. Key themes of disaster, crime, and sexuality became staples of

From left, Tina Fey, Cory Stoll, Jane Fonda, Jason Bateman and Phillip Driver put the “fun” in “dysfunctional” as the Altman family in This Is Where I Leave You. (Courtesy of Warner Bros.)

‘This Is Where I Leave You’: Family reunion worth attending

From left, Tina Fey, Cory Stoll, Jane Fonda, Jason Bateman and Phillip Driver put the “fun” in “dysfunctional” as the Altman family in This Is Where I Leave You. (Courtesy

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‘When the Game Stands Tall’ lives up to lofty expectations

3 out of 4 stars Hollywood, for as long as film's been in the camera, has loved telling the story of triumphant underdogs. The Bad News Bears, Hoosiers, Major League and

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‘Let’s Be Cops’ wears out its welcome too soon

½ out of 4 stars The trailer looked lame, let’s not kid ourselves. Those two guys from New Girl that aren’t Max Greenfield know their comedy, but Let’s Be Cops already

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James Brown’s biopic ‘Get On Up’ takes huge risks with mixed results

2 out of 4 stars Walk the Line and Ray set standards for 21st century biopics of pop stars.  The inner lives of these signature artists were just as important

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Dawn of the Planet of the Apes outdoes the previous films

3 ½ out of 4 stars The previous announcement of a prequel to Planet of the Apes caused a bit of head scratching, though the film managed some success.   To

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Deliver Us From Evil: Scary, but bogged down in clichés

2 out of 4 stars It’s not easy making an exorcism movie these days. The usual tropes have already been tackled for the most part, leaving little room for originality. Desperate for

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How to Train Your Dragon 2: Visuals and characters will astound you

3 out of 4 stars The imagination and innovation that went into Dreamworks’ How to Train Your Dragon in 2010 made the film one of the biggest surprises of that

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‘Edge of Tomorrow:’ Tom Cruise’s greatness forever

3.5 out of 4 stars Can you die too often? If you’re Tom Cruise, you can’t. The movie’s slogan “Live. Die. Repeat.” reveals all you need to know about Maj. William

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