“In the late 1970s on the comedy series “SCTV,” John Candy and Joe Flaherty did a bit called “Farm Film Report” in which they reviewed the films of the day. Their highest praise was for movies that “blowed up real good.” They would have loved SKYSCRAPER.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“SKYSCRAPER is an action movie where you’re going to get what you’re probably hoping for.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“The high points of SKYSCRAPER are, not too surprisingly, its literal high points.” – Greg Vellante, Edge Boston

“Put bluntly, we deserve better than this. The Rock deserves better than this. Neve Campbell deserves better than this. Big, dumb summer action movies deserve better than this.” – Deirdre Crimmins, High-Def Digest


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“Overall, HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3 is an easy movie for summer vacation. It contains no real scares, but it’s fun enough for monster kids of all ages.” – Deirdre Crimmins, High-Def Digest




“With a richly textured visual technique and bone-dry humor, [Lucretia] Martel takes no small pleasure in depicting the gears of colonialism grinding up its own.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery



elvis-presleyTHE KING

“THE KING isn’t particularly interested in Elvis Presley as an artist or a person, cutting his most famously iconic performances to such smithereens the uninitiated may wonder what the fuss was all about.” – Sean Burns, The ARTery



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“for a story full of small things getting big and big things getting small, the most satisfying thing about “Ant-Man and the Wasp” is its human-scaled sense of proportion.” – Sean Burns, NorthShoreMovies

“With a top-notch cast and exceptionally witty script, this is pure fun.” – Dan Kimmel, NorthShoreMovies

“A fine movie where the faults are glaring but not that damaging.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“It’s a Marvel movie, so you should know by now the villains are a red-herring and the “real” arch-nemeses are the insecurities and personal failings the heroes need to overcome.” – Bob Chipman,


first-purgeTHE FIRST PURGE

“It’s RED DAWN for #TheResistance.” – Bob Chipman,

“Worthy of the praise bestowed upon other, more critically favored, horror films.” – Deirdre Crimmins, High Def Digest

“Goes exactly where the other Purge movies have dared to go: batshit insane.” – Andy Crump, Paste

“Thanks to storytelling and some pretty solid acting, we’re able to connect with the characters of THE FIRST PURGE the way we should.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential


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“If you can imagine Woody Allen directing “Psycho,” you have a sense of what this movie is like.” – Dan Kimmel, NorthShoreMovies



“It’s odious in a way that it feeds into the fear and hate being invoked by our current political leaders.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies



la-1530059380-i4hxye4qoi-snap-imageUNCLE DREW

“UNCLE DREW knows just what it is, and delivers to its intended audience exactly what they want.” – Greg Vellante, Edge Boston

“UNCLE DREW will never be mistaken for a masterpiece but as far as branded content goes it’s sunny and good-natured enough to get by.” – Sean Burns, North Shore Movies

“UNCLE CREW serves its purpose and works better than I figured it would.” - Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential



leave-no-trace-reviewLEAVE NO TRACE

“Anchored by immensely strong performances from Foster and McKenzie, LEAVE NO TRACE is a wunderkind of emotional complexity.” – Greg Vellante, Edge Boston






“The number of times I slapped my forehead during this film is equivalent to the number of times I sighed and glanced at my watch during Colin Trevorrow’s 2015 effort. For this alone, “JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM” is the superior film.” – Greg Vellante, EDGE

“We get way too much of the stuff no one came to see to fill the time up.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“Credit where due to FALLEN KINGDOM – it at least finally feels like they’ve left the story in a place they can’t take back.” – Bob Chipman,

“It raises some interesting questions, all the while providing the requisite thrills from volcanoes, runaway dinosaurs, and duplicitous humans.” – Daniel Kimmel, NorthShoreMovies

“It’s an idiotic plan that nobody in the writing process ever quite cracked how to justify.” – Sean Burns, WBUR



“A ”men on a mission” film devoid of true men or a true mission, and it deploys wit and slapstick to put masculinity on trial.” – Andrew Crump, TheWeek




“Moorhead and Benson show how sustained paranoia and foreboding can keep an audience hooked as effectively as special effects.” – Andrew Crump, Paste Magazine


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“Part of the problem is that in the years since THE INCREDIBLES we’ve been inundated with superhero movies. It’s a film that feels like we’ve already seen it – several times.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“I’m sure most people who see INCREDIBLES 2 will be happy with what they get in some form or another.” – Jaskee Hickman. Cinematic Essential

“The whole thing just feels kind of airless and uninspired – which is just… shocking, considering the pedigree.” – Bob Chipman,


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“When you take everything into account, you’re able to see how and why TAG works as well as it does.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“TAG manages to strike the tenuous balance between humor and heart.” – Deidre Crimmins, High-Def Digest

“The style is surprising, but the film as a whole is an abundant delight.” – Greg Vellante, Spectrum Culture




“A worthy update to a film more contemporarily known for its soundtrack, SUPERFLY is fun and fluffy, just like Priest’s impressive coif.” – Deirdre Crimmins, High-Def Digest