BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP 5/22/2015

TOMORROWLANDtomorowland

“Ugh.” – Killian Melloy, EDGE Boston

“To say that TOMORROWLAND is a disappointment isn’t really fair. If this reviewer was eight years old, it would seem like one of the best movies ever.” – Daniel Kimmel, NorthShoreMovies

“A deeply personal blockbuster – it’s a $190 million summer tentpole named after a Disney theme park attraction, but it comes from someplace real.” – Sean Burns, Spliced Personality

“Straddling many ideas and communicating so little.” – Monica Castillo, International Business Times

“Brad Bird’s newest has so many worldviews and agendas battling each other in the narrative — some half-baked and some well fleshed out — that the intriguing inspiration behind the concept of TOMORROWLAND gets sunk under instances of preachy blathering.” – Sam Cohen, Under The Gun

“A half-baked lecture in search of a movie to occupy.” – Bob Chipman, MovieBob

 

POLTERGEIST (2015)poltergeist

“POLTERGEIST isn’t able to provide an honest source of entertainment for audiences in search of some summertime frights.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“…if the only reason you’re remaking a movie is simply because you own the rights, it’s probably not worth doing.” – Daniel Kimmel, NorthShoreMovies

BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP 5/20/2015

Jaskee Hickman interviews the writer-director of I’LL SEE YOU IN MY DREAMS

Joyce Kulhawik on the MAD MEN finale

Spoilerpiece Theatre talks MAD MAX: FURY ROAD and PITCH PERFECT 2

Monica Castillo joins the Village Voice Film Club Podcast for PITCH PERFECT 2 & MAD MAX FURY ROAD and reports on Natalie Portman, B.B. King, MINIONS, Cannes fashion and the Cannes heels controversyDANCING WITH THE STARS, Azealia Banks, MAZE RUNNER: SCORCH TRIALS and the history of Disney’s TOMORROWLAND

Sean Burns looks at Steven Seagal’s ABSOLUTION

Andy Crump reviews SLOW/WEST and SUNSHINE SUPERMAN and THE COMEDIANS

Bob Chipman talks Retro-Gaming KickStarters

Derek Deskins reviews THE CONNECTION

Jake Mulligan on BREAKING AWAY

BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP 5/13/2015

Michael Cox reviews SAINT LAURENT

Jared Bowen looks at Worcester Art Museum’s SAMURAI

Monica Castillo reports on Jennifer Lawrence, STAR WARS, the first BARACK OBAMA movie, CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR, EMPIRE, FIFTY SHADES DARKER, GOTHAM, JEM & THE HOLOGRAMS and THE X-FILES

Bob Chipman talks Marvel’s Black Widow controversyFURY ROAD box-office fears and reviews AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D’s Season 2 Finale

David Riedel on MISERY LOVES COMEDY

Sean Burns on EVERY SECRET THING

Spoilerpiece Theatre talks HOT PURSUIT, FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD and PLAYING IT COOL

Andy Crump reviews THE COMEDIANS, TOM SWIFT & HIS ELECTRIC RIFLE, BROOKLYN NINE-NINE and the Ten Most Influential TV Series of All Time

Joyce Kulhawik reports on The Elliot Norton Awards

Derek Deskins on THE WOLFPACK

BOFCA MID-WEEK ROUNDUP 5/6/2015

Kilian Melloy reviews MASTERS OF SEX on Blu-ray

Jake Mulligan looks at CHEATIN’ and WORLD OF TOMORROW

Spoilerpiece Theatre talks AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON and IFF Boston

Bob Chipman features THE AVENGERS on “Really That Good” and returns as THE GAME OVERTHINKER

Sean Burns reviews PLAYING IT COOL

Andy Crump reviews IRIS, BROOKLYN NINE-NINE, THE COMEDIANS and talks IFF Boston

Jared Bowen has some Boston-area Art Picks

Monica Castillo has Orson Welles Birthday Picks, reports on INDIANA JONES, FIFTY SHADES, MONTAGE OF HECK,  and Captain America becoming the new most-popular Marvel hero

Jaskee Hickman reviews ABOUT ELLY

BOFCA Repertory Podcast for May 2015

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Bob Chipman, Steve Head, Sean Burns and John Black preview the Boston-area repertory movie scene for May 2015

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