HYSTERIA Review 4

HYSTERIA Review

Release Date: May 18, 2012 (Limited)
Director: Tanya Wexler
MPAA Rating: R
Film Pulse Score: 4/10

As is unfortunately the case with far too many films, Hysteria is not of one mind – that is to say that

DARK SHADOWS Review 4

DARK SHADOWS Review

Release Date: May 11, 2012
Director: Tim Burton
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Film Pulse Score: 4/10

Dark Shadows, the new collaboration between Tim Burton and Johnny Depp, a remake of the late 60’s television show of the same name,

SLEEPLESS NIGHT Review 6.5

SLEEPLESS NIGHT Review

Release Date: May 11, 2012
Director: Frédéric Jardin
MPAA Rating: R
Film Pulse Score: 6.5/10

Sleepless Night, the new French action film written and directed by Frédéric Jardin, combines all the visceral action of a

THE AVENGERS Review 9.5

THE AVENGERS Review

Release Date: May 4, 2012
Director: Joss Whedon
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Film Pulse Score: 9.5/10

In 2008, Marvel Studios gave us the first film adaptation of it’s super hero Iron Man, with the promise of

SAFE Review 6.5

SAFE Review

Release Date: April 27, 2012
Director: Boaz Yakin
MPAA Rating: R
Film Pulse Score: 6.5/10

Safe, the new Jason Statham vehicle, is a blasting, high-energy ball of skull bashing, nut crunching, and head cracking enjoyment. 

THE FIVE-YEAR ENGAGEMENT Review 6

THE FIVE-YEAR ENGAGEMENT Review

Release Date:  April 27, 2012
Director:  Nicholas Stoller
MPAA Rating:  R
Film Pulse Score: 6/10

There are risks when romantic comedy is injected with “truth.”  Too little, and it feels like a desperate attempt to

HEADHUNTERS Review 7.5

HEADHUNTERS Review

Release Date:  April 27, 2012
MPAA Rating:  R
Director:  Morten Tyldum
FilmPulse Score: 7.5/10

Headhunters is the first in what I suspect will be a slew of Jo Nesbø film adaptations in the coming years and

PIRATES! BAND OF MISFITS Review 6

PIRATES! BAND OF MISFITS Review

Release Date: April 27, 2012
MPAA Rating: PG
Directors: Peter Lord, Jeff Newitt
Film Pulse Score: 6/10

Pirates! Band of Misfits is the latest offering from the wonderfully talented team of animators who brought us the Wallace &

THE SAMARITAN Review 7.5

THE SAMARITAN Review

Release Date:  May 18, 2012 (limited)
Currently Showing: IFC on Demand
Director:  David Weaver
MPAA Rating:  R
Film Pulse Score:  7.5/10

David Weaver has said that brilliant films like Neil Jordan’s Mona Lisa and The Crying Game

BAD ASS Review 0.5

BAD ASS Review

Release Date:  April 13, 2012 (Limited)
Available On Demand
Director:  Craig Moss
MPAA Rating:  R
Film Pulse Score:  .5/10

When a trailer for Bad Ass hit the web last year, many questioned whether or not it was

MONSIEUR LAZHAR Review 7.5

MONSIEUR LAZHAR Review

Release Date:  April 13th, 2012 (Limited)
MPAA Rating:  PG-13
Director:  Philippe Falardeau
FilmPulse Score:  7.5/10

Monsieur Lazhar is another in a long line of inspirational teacher films set to show viewers that teachers are an unending source

THE RAID: REDEMPTION Review 8.5

THE RAID: REDEMPTION Review

Release Date: April 13, 2012
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Gareth Evans
Film Pulse Score: 8.5/10

Martial arts action movies have been wowing moviegoers since the ’70s when a man named Bruce Lee dazzled us onscreen

THE CABIN IN THE WOODS Spoiler Free Review 8

THE CABIN IN THE WOODS Spoiler Free Review

Release Date: April 13, 2012
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Drew Goddard
Film Pulse Score: 8/10

Please note that this review is spoiler free.  We do not discuss any plot details in this review.

It’s very difficult to write

GOD BLESS AMERICA Review 7.5

GOD BLESS AMERICA Review

Release Date: April 6, 2012
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Bobcat Goldthwait
Film Pulse Score: 7.5/10

Bobcat Goldthwait’s God Bless America is a badass-satirical-call-to-action-wake-up-call to all of society.  It screams for us, as a collective, to wake up and