BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 06/13/2014

22-Jump-Street-5  22 JUMP STREET

“Whether doing physical or verbal comedy, though, both Hill and Tatum have the talent to never play to a joke; they play every scene as seriously as they can, which makes the film all the funnier.” – John Black, Boston Event Guide

“Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum have fantastic chemistry again as the mismatched cops Schmidt and Jenko. Their partnership is definitely bromantic, but is also entertaining because it feels like a real romantic relationship.” – Evan Crean, Starpulse

“Although it lacks in the department of originality, I think most people will find some legitimate comedic value in 22 JUMP STREET.” – Jaskee Hickman, The Movie Picture Show

“ …raucous, goofy fun that doesn’t assume the people who are watching are idiots.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“Lord and Miller use this meta-narrative to work through their professional anxieties – a fear of sequel and reboot-itis, and of making the same films that their peers are already making.” – Jake Mulligan, Movie Mezzanine

 

how-to-train-your-dragon-trailer-2HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2

“Perhaps the best scene of the film, though, belongs to a broken down old Viking named Gobber (Craig Ferguson) as he bids farewell to a fallen comrade with a poem read at the Viking’s funeral. It’s not only the most cinematic sequence in the animated film, but one of the most honestly heartfelt moments you’re bound to find in any summer blockbuster, animated or otherwise.” – John Black, Boston Event Guide

“DeBlois has no interest in a game of plug and play with the qualities that made the previous film a hit. He’s out to build upon them.” – Andy Crump, Movie Mezzanine

“As a reviewer who greeted the first film with lukewarm praise as merely acceptable children’s entertainment, let it be noted that the reaction is much different this time. HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 joins that short list of sequels that surpass their originals.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

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“It is an awkward, cynical film that clearly knows little about the romantic comedies its main character says she despises.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, The Jewish Advocate

“OBVIOUS CHILD isn’t just a romantic comedy, and it’s not just about abortion. It’s about time someone made a funny movie that reflects real life.” – David Riedel, Santa Fe Reporter

 

 

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THE SIGNAL is what I would consider to be an intelligent and imaginative science fiction movie.” – Jaskee Hickman, The Movie Picture Show

 

 

WE ARE THE BEST!

WE ARE THE BEST!

“No one might immediately associate the anti-authoritarian tenor of punk with sweetness, tenderness, and innocence, but Moodysson stitches together the attitudes of the former with the latter seamlessly.” – Andy Crump, Movie Mezzanine

“The film has a merry charm that buoys it along from start to finish.” – Kilian Melloy, EDGE Boston

“WE ARE THE BEST! is hard to dislike, being a well-made, deeply felt, bracingly immediate film about the rebellious spirit of youth, something that pretty much everyone on the planet can relate to.” – Jake Mulligan, Movie Mezzanine