The multilayered dark comedy Breaking News in Yuba County is one of those films that’s nowhere near as good as it looks on paper.
Ava is one of the most generic action films in recent memory, ripping off countless better assassin thrillers wholesale and giving nothing back in return.
Ma, a silly B-movie thriller from prestige picture director Tate Taylor (The Help, Get On Up) and starring Octavia Spencer as a murderous middle aged woman terrorizing a group of hard partying teens, is an oddly entertaining film with enough good ideas and basic storytelling chops to paper over the fact that it’s all a bit flimsy and obvious upon closer scrutiny.
Shockingly dull, inexcusably drab, and listlessly paced, The Girl on the Train feels about as exciting as being locked in a room with someone explaining what they just read to you for almost two hours instead of acting it out in any sort of cinematic fashion.
Jesse Eisenberg and Aziz Ansari try to stay alive and rob a bank this weekend in the action-comedy, 30 Minutes Or Less; a new gang of pretty young 20-somethings take on death in the latest from the horror franchise, Final Destination 5; plus I take a look at The Help and Glee: The 3D Concert Movie.