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Wiig, Hader Transform in Skeleton Twins

Critics call it 'one of the better movies' of the year

(Newser) - Audiences are raving about The Skeleton Twins almost as much as critics. The drama starring Saturday Night Live alums Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader has nabbed a thumbs-up from 83% of viewers and 88% of critics on Rotten Tomatoes . What's to love?
  • Betsy Sharkey at the Los Angeles Times
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If I Stay Offers Tears, Little Else

Critics mixed on emotional teen flick

(Newser) - If I Stay tells the story of a teen girl with a big future who's nearly killed in a car crash. Informed by out-of-body experiences, she must decide whether to stick around on Earth or head to Heaven. It'll make you cry, but it doesn't offer much... More »

Sorry Bookworms, The Giver Offers Little

Critics aren't impressed with this 'same old' story

(Newser) - Excited to head back to your school reading days with the new flick The Giver? You may not be after reading what the critics have to say. Despite big names like Meryl Streep and Jeff Bridges, the film adaptation of Lois Lowry's classic 1993 novel has just a 29%... More »

Guardians of the Galaxy Is 'Shamelessly' Fun

Latest Marvel installation

(Newser) - Guardians of the Galaxy—what the AP describes as a "3-D space opera" starring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, and the voices of Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper—opens today, and reviewers seem happy. As of this writing, 91% of critics on Rotten Tomatoes approve of the Marvel flick, mainly... More »

Lucy Definitely Not Boring

Critics say sci-fi action flick with Scarlett Johansson is 'completely nuts'

(Newser) - Scarlett Johansson's character ingests designer drugs that enable her to use 100% of her brain in Luc Besson's latest picture, which boasts a neat premise even if it isn't scientifically accurate . But do the critics like it? Mostly, with a 62% rating at Rotten Tomatoes . Here's... More »

Sex Tape Isn't Sexy—or Funny

(Newser) - Critics were neither titillated nor amused by Sex Tape, the new romantic comedy starring Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel as a married couple that tries to spice up their lives by recording a marathon 3-hour bedroom session, and wind up accidentally sending it to everyone they know. As of this... More »

You've Never Seen a Movie Like Boyhood

Incredible film was shot over 12 years, and critics are thrilled with the results

(Newser) - Critics aren't just calling Boyhood the movie of the year—they're calling it one of the greatest movies of all time. Director Richard Linklater actually shot the coming-of-age story over 12 years, allowing audiences to watch actor Ellar Coltrane literally come of age onscreen. The results are apparently... More »

Transformers 4 Is Just Plain Awful

Critics advise you stay away from this noisy summer flick

(Newser) - Womp womp. According to critics, the Transformers franchise should have been kept to a trilogy. The fourth installment of this robot-smashing series, Transformers: Age of Extinction, is getting the nod from just 20% of critics on Rotten Tomatoes . The upside? It has a 74% approval rating from audiences. Here's... More »

Jersey Boys Falls Flat

Film doesn't live up to the Broadway musical: critics

(Newser) - What do you get when you mix Clint Eastwood and a Tony Award-winning musical? That would be Jersey Boys, the film version of the Broadway show starring John Lloyd Young as Frankie Valli and Christopher Walken as a mobster. So will you be singing along or dozing in your seat?... More »

22 Jump Street Stays Fresh

Critics are still laughing at Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill

(Newser) - Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill are back as partners-in-crime-fighting in 22 Jump Street, but rather than go undercover as high-schoolers to infiltrate a drug ring, this time around they're going undercover as college students. How does the sequel stand up to the first installment? Read on.
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The Fault In Our Stars Will Make You Cry

And critics, for the most part, love it for it

(Newser) - The much-anticipated film adaptation of John Green's The Fault In Our Stars opens today, starring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort as teen lovers dealing with cancer. Critics are in love, too—as of this writing it has an 81% on Rotten Tomatoes —with most praising its wit and... More »

Jolie Is Maleficent's Saving Grace

Revisionist take on Sleeping Beauty divides critics

(Newser) - Maleficent, Disney's new revisionist take on Sleeping Beauty, opens this weekend, and critics seem to agree on one thing: Angelina Jolie is stunning in the title role. But they're divided on how good the movie around her actually is—it's currently scoring 47% on Rotten Tomatoes . Here'... More »

Critics Totally Wowed by Latest X-Men

It may be tough to follow, but who cares?: reviews

(Newser) - The superheroes are back again in X-Men: Days of Future Past and boy, do they impress as they time-travel back to the 1970s. Critics are throwing the film a 93% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes as of this writing, and audiences are even more generous. So what's there to... More »

Godzilla: as Good as Jaws?

Mostly good reviews for this beast of a revival

(Newser) - The Godzilla franchise enters its seventh decade and there's plenty of building-smashing to go around. But does the beast also have a sensitive side? Director Gareth Edwards shows there's more to the monster in this latest Godzilla flick, starring Bryan Cranston and Elizabeth Olsen. How does he do?... More »

Neighbors Is Shockingly ... Mature?

Critics approve of surprisingly sweet raunchfest

(Newser) - It may look like a raunchy, juvenile, toga party of a movie, but Neighbors is actually surprisingly sweet and honest, critics seem to agree. Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne, and Zac Efron star in the story of a pair of new parents battling it out with their neighborhood's new frat... More »

Latest Spider-Man Too Long, Tangled

Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone boost Marc Webb's film

(Newser) - The latest Spider-Man movie, yet another story of balancing love and crime-fighting, is no revolution in superhero filmmaking. Still, Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone have their moments, say critics:
  • "The fifth Spidey movie in 12 years is overlong, underwhelming, unnecessary, and sure to be a hot ticket," writes
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Transcendence Aims High, Falls Flat

Wally Pfister film stars Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall

(Newser) - Transcendence, starring Johnny Depp and Rebecca Hall, tells the story of a dying scientist whose wife uploads his brain onto a computer. Wally Pfister's directorial debut (he's been Christopher Nolan's longtime cinematographer) raises worthwhile questions about technology, identity, and good and evil, critics say—but they're... More »

Kristen Wiig Can't Save Too-Nice Hateship Loveship

Critics mostly sour on movie, despite Wiig's mostly successful dramatic turn

(Newser) - Kristen Wiig: Serious dramatic actor? The funny lady takes a stab at it in Hateship Loveship, an adaptation of an Alice Munro short story that gets a limited release today. For the most part, critics think Wiig does a good job, but they aren't especially fond of the movie... More »

Captain America Is Year's 1st ... Summer Blockbuster

Critics generally agree it's a crowd-pleaser

(Newser) - Chris Evans is back as Captain America in an action-packed flick that seems better suited for a summer opening—and may in fact be better than its 2011 version. With a star-studded line-up, including Scarlett Johansson and Robert Redford, critics generally agree The Winter Soldier pleases. Here's what they'... More »

Noah Is Insane, in a Good Way

Critics say Aronofsky's biblical epic is ambitious if uneven

(Newser) - Admit it: You weren't expecting the reviews for Noah to be good. But the biblical epic, directed by Darren Aronofsky and starring Russell Crowe and Jennifer Connelly, is actually getting a lot of praise—even if most of it acknowledges that the movie is nuts. Here's what people... More »

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