BOFCA REVIEW ROUND-UP: 05/23/2014

x-men-days-of-future-past-trailerX-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST

“…when the momentum slows for a pep talk (or eight) or takes a dramatic pause to appreciate the gravity of a situation, we start to feel the weight of FUTURE PAST’s over two hour runtime.” – Monica Castillo, Movie Mezzanine

“Although the mechanics of time travel make no sense, somehow DAYS OF FUTURE PAST reconciles all of the previous X-MEN film plots into a movie that does.” – Evan Creen, Starpulse

“X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST is a quality film that fans of the X-Men and that universe will probably enjoy.” - Jaskee Hickman, The Movie Picture Show

“It isn’t the best of the series, but it lets fans enjoy younger and older versions of some of the characters and play in this corner of the Marvel Universe.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“Although the mechanics of time travel make no sense, somehow DAYS OF FUTURE PAST reconciles all of the previous X-MEN film plots into a movie that does.” – Evan Crean, Starpulse

 


Blended movie (4)BLENDED

“Watching BLENDED is a hypothermic experience.” – Andy Crump, In Review Online

BLENDED is an upgrade over Sandler’s most recent work, but it still falls short of being entertaining.” - Jaskee Hickman, The Movie Picture Show

“An admixture that doesn’t quite come together, as what might have been a romantic comedy about second chances–with kids–fights for screen time with more typical Adam Sandler fare.” – Daniel M. Kimmel, North Shore Movies

“…Barrymore and Sandler have as much chemistry as two old friends climbing aboard the money train, and there are maybe two laughs in 117 minutes (!). – David Riedel, Santa Fe Reporter

 

cold-in-july-movie1COLD IN JULY

“Whatever movie you think it will end up being, odds are good that your guesswork will let you down as the rug repeatedly gets yanked from underneath you.” - Andy Crump, In Review Online

“The movie twists and turns and thwarts expectations, and it’s a solid, if grim, viewing experience.” – David Riedel, Santa Fe Reporter