The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)

Released: August 8, 2014. Directed by: Lasse Hallströme. Starring: Helen Mirren, Om Puri, Manish Dayal. Runtime: 122 min. Lasse Hallströme helms another adaptation (his follow-up to the awfully silly “Safe Haven”), this time written by Steven Knight (“Eastern Promises") and adapted from The Hundred-Foot Journey by Richard C. Morais; a novel about cooking, not walking. It [...]

Blended (2014)

Released: May 23, 2014. Directed by: Frank Coraci. Starring: Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Wendi McLendon-Covey. Runtime: 117 min. Adam Sandler and co bring us a rom-com that's heavy on the romance, light on the comedy. Six or seven good laughs throughout the feature is no impressive feat, but is okay for Sandler's current streak, considering [...]

Godzilla (2014)

Released: May 16, 2014. Directed by: Gareth Edwards. Starring: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston. Runtime: 123 min. Gareth Edwards brings his latest film to life with ambition and a great scope. Edwards previously dabbled in the monster genre with his refreshing low-budget film called Monsters, which was impressive in its effectiveness. This time, Edwards [...]

Neighbors (2014)

Released: May 4, 2014. Directed by: Nicholas Stoller. Starring: Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, Zac Efron. Runtime: 96 min.  Nicholas Stoller, a graduate of the so-called Apatow school of comedy, directs Neighbors, a film that is uncharacteristically short for Apatow's brand of filmmaking. In this way, Stoller makes this film his own. The film follows a [...]

God’s Not Dead (2014)

Released: March 21, 2014. Directed by: Harold Cronk. Starring: Shane Harper, Kevin Sorbo, Dean Cain. Runtime: 113 min.  God's Not Dead is yet another weak Christian drama, and a simplistic narrative and a repetitive nature is partly to blame. It follows university freshman Josh Wheaton (a half-decent Shane Harper) who enters a philosophy course taught [...]