BOFCA REVIEW ROUNDUP 5/29/2015

SAN ANDREASSAN ANDREAS

“A turducken of timeworn tropes.” – Monica Castillo, International Business Times

“I can’t say that San Andreas is a film that’s a complete waste of time for whoever decides to take the time to watch it.” – Jaskee Hickman, Cinematic Essential

“Pure escapist, Summer-blockbuster, roller-coaster ride fun.” – Tim Estiloz, El Mundo Boston

“You can practically see the studio notes being written for the actors in each scene. Talk more about how much you miss a cohesive family here. Do something heroic like jumping from a helicopter here. Kiss here.” - Sam Cohen, Under the Gun Review

 

ALOHAALOHA

“Tries to craft its own myth about a man reopening old wounds and healing them through emotional re-enlightenment. Instead, the film closes with an act focused in on world domination through private satellite launches.” Sam Cohen, Under the Gun Review

“Crowe’s still doubling down on the artifice of his woebegotten ELIZABETHTOWN.” – Sean Burns, Movie Mezzanine

“I was exhilarated by the weird magic of this world and cared about these odd characters even if I didn’t always know what they were talking about.” – Joyce Kulhawik, Joyce’s Choices

 

FELIX AND MEIRAFELIX MEIRA

“The distance prevents the audience from a more satisfying connection. The performances don’t help.” – Norm Schrager, Meet In The Lobby

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SNITCHSnitch

“It has no idea what sort of movie it wants to be. Is it a macho, gritty action movie about two very different men’s ideas of what it means to be responsible for their spouses and children? Or is it a social drama about America’s war on drugs? “- Andrew Crump, Go See Talk

“A perfectly serviceable action movie and Johnson continues to take chances as an actor. He may not be doing HAMLET any time soon, but he keeps trying to stretch himself, which may be why he is the most interesting of the current action stars.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“To me, the movie was just a matter of hollow process. It was just going to get from point A to point B, and I could care less.” – Steve Head, The Post-Movie Podcast

“He’s not a hero, he’s a regular guy who just happens to outweigh other regular guys by 150 pounds. That’s very rare for a C-grade action movie. And, progressive politics or not, this is definitively a C-grade action movie.” – Jake Mulligan, EDGE Boston

 

John Dies At The EndJOHN DIES AT THE END

“If you like your horror-comedies with drug-induced delusion, disjointed humor and villains made of reconstituted frozen meat, then JOHN DIES AT THE END is your cult movie of the year.” – Norm Schrager, Meet In The Lobby

“Soy sauce, TV psychics, magical Jamaicans, sentient organic computers, meat monsters, Paul Giamatti, and the constant threat of apocalypse: that’s JOHN DIES AT THE END in a nutshell. Or maybe it’s Don Coscarelli in a nutshell. ” – Andrew Crump, Go See Talk

“A hilarious and occasionally icky story that should hit the sweet spot for people who like twisted movies and are fed up with the Hollywood assembly line.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, Sci-Fi Movie Hype

“But with Coscarelli’s kinetic camerawork and drugged-out, comic-book visuals, even the most confounding explanations are made palatable. The trip’s a lot more satisfying than the destination.” – Jake Mulligan, The Boston Phoenix

“A good long soak in the same brine that directors like Stuart Gordon and Sam Raimi must have been pickled on when they created loopy indie comedy-horror projects like RE-ANIMATOR and THE EVIL DEAD.” – Kilian Melloy, EDGE Boston

 

DARK SKIESDark Skies

“A film that borrows liberally from CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND, POLTERGEIST, PARANORMAL ACTIVITY, SIGNS and even THE BIRDS. What it lacks in originality, it almost makes up for with strong performances.” - Brett Michel, The Boston Phoenix