‘The Possession’ Review

Release Date: August 31, 2012
Director: Ole Bornedal
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Film Pulse Score: 3.5/10

So, it’s easy to call The Possession the Jewish stepchild of the excellent film The Exorcist. It involves a little girl’s purchase of



Craig Zobel’s Compliance is a deeply disturbing, yet masterfully crafted tale, based on true events. It’s not a film for everyone, and it’s a difficult film to watch and to write about. That being said, it’s a wonderfully shot, riveting, nail-biter of a film that will leave you yelling at the screen and wanting it all to be over. It’s one of the few instances where the term “Inspired by true events,” is not only a true statement, but reinforces the events of the film.

‘Lawless’ Review 6.5/10

‘Lawless’ Review

Release Date: August 29, 2012
Director: John Hillcoat
MPAA Rating: R
Film Pulse Score: 6.5/10

In John Hillcoat’s new film Lawless, he attempts to bring the true story of the bootlegging Bondourant family to life, and

‘Premium Rush’ Review 7/10

‘Premium Rush’ Review

Release Date: August 24, 2012
Director: David Koepp
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Film Pulse Score: 7/10

It’s easy to criticize how companies market their films at times. They often misrepresent what they’re selling in an attempt to drum up

‘The Expendables 2’ Review 6/10

‘The Expendables 2’ Review

Release Date: August 17, 2012
Director: Simon West
MPAA Rating: R
Film Pulse Score: 6/10

The Expendables 2 promises to be the biggest, baddest, most explosive flick ever, with a cast comprised of nearly every

‘Killer Joe’ Review 8/10

‘Killer Joe’ Review

Release Date:  July 27th, 2012 (Limited)
MPAA Rating:   NC-17
Director: William Friedkin
FilmPulse Score: 8/10

Killer Joe is the new film from William Friedkin, and its release marks the second time Friedkin has adapted a play

‘Hope Springs’ Review 6.5/10

‘Hope Springs’ Review

Release Date:  August 8, 2012 (Limited)
Director:  David Frankel
MPAA Rating:  PG-13
Film Pulse Score:  6.5/10

I went into this movie assuming it would be a complete “chick flick,” but the performance by Tommy Lee

‘Bachelorette’ Review 6/10

‘Bachelorette’ Review

Release Date:  September 7, 2012 (Limited)
Currently Showing Via OnDemand Platforms
Director:  Leslye Headland
MPAA Rating:  R
Film Pulse Score:  6/10

I know everyone says this is a rip-off of 2011’s hit comedy Bridesmaids;

‘The Bourne Legacy’ Review 6/10

‘The Bourne Legacy’ Review

Release Date: August 10, 2012
Director: Tony Gilroy
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Film Pulse Score: 6/10

How do you continue the Bourne franchise without Jason Bourne?  It’s a question often asked since this fourth film in the

‘The Tall Man’ Review 3.5/10

‘The Tall Man’ Review

Release Date:  August 31, 2012 (Limited)
Showing via OnDemand Platforms:  August 1, 2012
Director:  Pascal Laugier
MPAA Rating:  R
Review: 3.5/10

The Tall Man has an interesting premise, but the film is not well

‘Total Recall’ Review 4.5/10

‘Total Recall’ Review

Release Date: August 3, 2012
Director: Len Wiseman
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Film Pulse Score: 4.5/10

Total Recall is the latest sci-fi/action reboot from director Len Wiseman, the man who brought us Underworld 1 and 2,



Beasts of the Southern Wild is a hard film to explain to someone who hasn’t seen it, and an even harder film to describe in a written review. It’s a film that hits every note, and is an amazing achievement for first time director Benh Zeitlin. It is a triumph, and should be considered nothing short of a masterpiece.

‘The Watch’ Review 5/10

‘The Watch’ Review

Release Date: July 27, 2012
Director: Akiva Schaffer
MPAA Rating: R
Film Pulse Score: 5/10

The Watch is the latest R-rated comedy from the director of Hot Rod and Lonely Island group member Akiva Schaffer. 

‘Moonrise Kingdom’ Review 8/10

‘Moonrise Kingdom’ Review

Release Date: June 29, 2012 (Limited)
Director: Wes Anderson
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Film Pulse Score: 8/10

Moonrise Kingdom, the new Wes Anderson film, is everything you’ve heard and could expect.  It is fully symmetrical in