Movie reviews


'Spectre' pays tribute to the ghosts of Bond films past, for better or worse

“Spectre,” the 24th official James Bond movie in the Eon Productions series, is the most “Bond” movie since Daniel Craig took over the lead role ...

'Our Brand is Crisis' and 'Steve Jobs' mine true stories to create complete fiction

Where do you draw the line when a movie is based on a true story? It’s a tough question for every filmgoer to answer, and ...

The suspense of 'Bridge of Spies' and 'Goodnight Mommy'

With movies like “Apollo 13,” “Saving Private Ryan,” and “Captain Phillips,” Tom Hanks proved himself to be the symbol of historical American heroism. Now, with ...

'Sleeping with Other People' a true-to-life rom-com

The biggest curse of modern romantic comedies is that they can be too clean. No, I don’t mean the absence of rough language and nudity. ...

Scene Stealers: Avengers and the age of the formulaic Marvel movie

Scene Stealers film critic Eric Melin thinks "Avengers: Age of Ultron" is a lot like the preceding installment, which is good and bad.

'Sabotage' suffers from a fetish for shocking gore

There is a moment in David Ayers’ moving police drama “End of Watch” when the two affable and dedicated LAPD officers played by Jake Gyllenhaal ...

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Scene Stealers: The best movies of 2012

Most of the best films of the year didn’t exactly catch fire at the box office.

Episode 43: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Trevan and Eric have a fundamental difference in opinion on "Tinker Tailor Solider Spy," the new spy thriller opening at Liberty Hall 644 Mass., today. Once that's over, they make up long enough to talk about anticipated movies of 2012.

Episode 42: The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Eric and Trevan talk about David Fincher's take on the popular novel before moving on to "The Adventures of Tintin" and Cameron Crowe's return, "We Bought A Zoo."

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The best films of 2011

Eric Melin counts down the best films of the year.

Episode 41: And the nominees are...

Eric breaks down the current state of nominations for the films in 2011 and makes some pretty big predictions for the Oscars.

Episode 40: Sherlock Holmes, Mission Imposible, Take Shelter and Young Adult

Trevan and Eric barrel through four worthwhile movies in this week's podcast.

Episode 39: Melancholia, The Descendants, Hugo and The Muppets

It's been awhile since the last podcast, as an address mishap has kept Trevan from getting a majority of the consideration screeners this fall. As a result, he's guessing the films based on the trailers and Eric tells him how ...

Road House (1989)

If you don't know who this guy is, either you don't deserve to be called an '80s man, or you probably weren't one. Some know ...

Episode 38: J. Edgar

Eric and Trevan unceremoniously celebrate their first year of the podcast with a video montage no one can see. Clint Eastwood's new film "J. Edgar" is the focus of today's show with a little time spent on "The Way" and ...

Episode 37: Lotsa stuff

Trevan and Eric catch up after two weeks off by talking about "Moneyball," "50/50," "Cave of Forgotten Dreams" and "Real Steel."

Episode 36: Drive

Eric and Trevan devote the entirety of this podcast to the new Ryan Gosling movie "Drive" directed by Nicolas Winding Refn. Minor spoilers ahead, but nothing you shouldn't be prepared for, if you intend to see the movie.

Episode 34: Don't Be Afraid of the Dark

Eric catches Trevan up on three remakes and breaks down his top ten Gene Simmons performances. Trevan talks about Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon's 'Trip.'

Episode 33: 30 Minutes or Less

Eric catches Trevan up on last week's "Rise of The Planet of The Apes" and gives him the lowdown on "30 Minutes or Less."

Episode 32: Cowboys and Aliens

Trevan welcomes back Eric Melin after his journey to Chicago for the U.S. Air Guitar Championship. Now that he's back the boys talk about "Cowboys and Aliens," "Crazy, Stupid, Love" and Eric praises "Tree of Life." Again.