BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 07/25/2014

Lucy-Movie-2014-WallpaperLUCY

“LUCY is great junk –a headrush of a film so bizarre you’ll spend the entire fleeting, eighty-something-minute running time wondering how it ever got made in the first place.” – Sean Burns, Spliced Personality

“And now for something completely different: Luc Besson presents COSMOS.” – Andy Crump, Movie Mezzanine

“More quality overall is what was needed to save LUCY from fading into science fiction’s version of oblivion.” – Jaskee Hickman, The Movie Picture Show

“It will not destroy your brain, so long as you only use 10% of it going in.” - Kristofer Jenson, C-Ville

” …behind the shootings and special effects is a smart movie that may surprise you.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“Feels like something you’d think up after passing out from heatstroke at Epcot Center.” – Bob Chipman, Escapist

 

dwayne-johnson-as-herculesHERCULES

“…most of the film is devoted to repetitive battle scenes of scythes slashing necks and spears squishing into chests.” – Inkoo Kang, The Wrap

“In exploring the power of myth to inspire men to fight, it aspires to be something more than just a lot of guys clanging swords, shields, and clubs.”- Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

And-So-It-Goes-Douglas-Crazy-EyesAND SO IT GOES

“…a lazy, easy, thunderously dull movie from a veteran talent who’s capable of more.” – Andy Crump, Movie Mezzanine

“…a broad and sentimental comedy with dick jokes that manage to be funny without ever feeling like they belong to this particular movie.” – Inkoo Kang, The Wrap

“The movie is mush, featuring a two-dimensional turn by Diane Keaton and a truly atrocious performance by the usually dependable Michael Douglas.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

 

BmfNQxAIEAErdjKMAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT

“If Allen once rejuvenated, even reinvented, the romantic comedy, he now only contributes to its demise with the kind of “sugar-coated claptrap” his protagonist so intensely despises.” – Inkoo Kang, The Wrap

“MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT stacks the magician’s deck here, indulging in a fair amount of magical thinking of its own, or at least transparent narrative charting.” – Kilian Melloy, Edge Boston

 

-ffb4c3e1f95e5845HELLION

“…for everything Candler has going on within the movie’s framework, there’s a looseness in the connective tissue that stymies its cohesion.” – Andy Crump, In Review Online

 

 

happy-christmas-e1406169409267HAPPY CHRISTMAS

“…nobody seems to have any interests outside of mumbling painfully unscripted small-talk at one another until the scenes mercifully end.” – Sean Burns, Spliced Personality

 

 

IORIGINSI ORIGINS

“Hey kids, cool news! Turns out there IS an Intelligent Designer predestining and ordering everything — but don’t worry! It’s not the boring judgmental churchy version your parents were into! Naw, it’s one of those cool trendy Eastern ones white hipsters can appropriate to mean whatever they want it too!” – Bob Chipman, Escapist