Category Archives: 2016 Films

Reviews: Bad Moms (2016)

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Reviews: Sing (2016)

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  • David Bax @ Battleship Pretension
    • Excerpt: Nearly every second of Sing is covered by recognizable rock and pop tunes as reimagined by the film’s characters.
  • Matt Donato @ We Got This Covered
    • Excerpt: Sing runs on some serious super-piggy performance power, even if the emotional notes are expected.
  • [New] | Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight
    • Excerpt: While the furor and excitement of music reality shows has long faded, “Sing” takes the concept and applies it to a fascinating exploration of our differences and how to come together in spite of them.
  • Jared Mobarak @ JaredMobarak.com
    • Excerpt: Jennings infuses enough goofiness with Miss Crawly’s glass eye and Eddie’s under-achieving to temper the heartstring moments of personal pride and thus entertain while educating. So despite it being somewhat slight on the surface, there’s enough substance to be worthwhile.
  • Jon Patridge @ Cinapse

Reviews: The Curse of Sleeping Beauty (2016)

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  • Marina Antunes @ Quiet Earth
    • Excerpt: I was hoping for good things from The Curse of Sleeping Beauty but I was unprepared for just how great it is. Some will find the ending abrupt but I love that Teo ends the story here, at the natural conclusion of the first act in what is clearly a much larger story that could easily fuel a dark fantasy franchise.
  • Matt Donato @ We Got This Covered
    • Excerpt: This is one sluggish curse that wouldn’t wake even Sleeping Beauty.
  • James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture
  • Mark Leeper @ Mark Leeper
    • Excerpt: a fresh idea in a genre where too many ideas are overused and stale.
  • [New] | Betty Jo Tucker @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
    • Excerpt: The ebb and flow of this dramatic movie fascinated me. The noirish cinematography and excellent performances also impressed me.

Reviews: The Huntsman: Winter’s War (2016)

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Reviews: Queen of Katwe (2016)

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Reviews: Pete’s Dragon (2016)

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Reviews: The Purge: Election Year (2016)

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  • David Bax @ Battleship Pretension
    • Excerpt: DeMonaco’s successfully singular vision is something to celebrate but it also means he must take equal credit for the films’ failings.
  • Matt Donato @ We Got This Covered
    • Excerpt: The weakest Purge movie is still pretty passable, despite its more cartoonish, action-centric mindset.
  • James Jay Edwards @ FilmFracture
  • Mark H. Harris @ Black Horror Movies
  • Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight
  • Brent McKnight @ The Last Thing I See
    • Excerpt: Escalates the saga to an absurdist end.
  • Jared Mobarak @ The Film Stage
    • Excerpt: DeMonaco is having fun this time around by injecting as much carnage as possible. Election Year therefore becomes the most graphically over-the-top of the series with a new depraved purging example on every corner.
  • Nuno Reis @ SciFiWorld Portugal
    • Excerpt: A saga “The Purge” continua a fazer a sua missão e o terceiro pode ser visto no seguimento dos anteriores ou em separado. Desde que não se incomodem com todo o non-sense que já vem de trás, com os estereótipos aqui utilizados (agora até a Igreja metem aos barulho), nem com a violência gratuita com dois laivos extra de loucura, é entretenimento.
  • James Roberts @ Glide Magazine
    • Excerpt: Like all satire, the commentary given provides a dark mirror to our own world, forcing us to consider where we’re at and where we stand within our own society. It’s not only easy to draw comparisons with between The Purge Election Year and our America, it’s hard not to.

Reviews: Passengers (2016)

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Reviews: Paterson (2016)

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Reviews: Nocturnal Animals (2016)

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