movie review

Melissa McCarthy Slays Like The Comedic Queen That She Is In ‘The Boss’

Hey Rotten Tomatoes, take back the one star you gave this film.

Apr 7, 2016

The Dude Reviews “Zero Dark Thirty” (No Spoilers Here!)

What you are watching is a visceral hunt, not a conventional thriller, made all the more impactful with the way it integrates real footage from various terrorists attacks spanning 9/11 to 5/1.

Jan 10, 2013

Get the Inside Scoop On “This Is 40” Before It Premieres This Weekend

Look, I am so excited to see this movie because I'm convinced that any Rudd/Apatow production is the next closest thing to perfection. Paul Rudd is seriously so damn cute.

Dec 19, 2012

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May 7, 2012

Reasons Women Will Love Marvel’s The Avengers

What you’ll take away from the film aren’t the explosions resulting from an alien invasion, it’s the explosions of personalities colliding and finding ways to not just co-exist but connect to one another. Ladies, let me give you the rundown of “must-see” reasons that this film is for you.

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Nov 26, 2011

Movie Review: Hollywood Sex Wars

You guys. Last week, I watched the weirdest movie I’ve ever seen. I knew when I saw huge boobs within the first few minutes of the movie that I was in for a bumpy ride. Hollywood Sex Wars is about a few guys who are sick of sleeping with “busted” women (which from what I gathered meant real looking women).

Apr 30, 2011

Now Showing: Fast Five

My guy friends convinced me that I needed to go to a midnight showing of Fast Five in IMAX. Not my typical genre of choice, but I was pleasantly surprised with the film. Unfortunately, the projector broke before the end, so I can’t tell you how (allegedly) awesome the final car chase scene was. But I can tell you how cool it was to watch everyone in the theater throw cups at the screen…

Apr 2, 2011

Now Showing: Insidious

In Insidious, two parents are forced to cope with strange and supernatural occurrences that follow one of their three children’s mysterious comatose state. The film starts out strong, and even superior to most modern horror films. Unfortunately, due to lack of risk-taking, unoriginality, and a bizarre turn in the second half, Insidious falls into the realm of C-grade horror films.

Mar 5, 2011

Now Showing: The Adjustment Bureau

In The Adjustment Bureau, Matt Damon plays David Norris, a politician who falls for a dancer (played by Emily Blunt). Norris accidentally discovers that the world is run by a group whose job it is to keep everyone on their own life path; this “Adjustment Bureau” manages everyone’s fate.

Feb 19, 2011

Now Showing: Cedar Rapids

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m tough on comedies in general. In fact, I seem to be getting a rep as a movie snob… (See: Easy A and No Strings Attached). But at the end of the day, all I really want is a comedy that will respect its audience. I think Cedar Rapids is the perfect example of that.

Jan 22, 2011

Now Showing: No Strings Attached

When I groaned after No Strings Attached ended, my friend turned to me and said, “If you hate romance, don’t go see romantic comedies!” And those who have read my reviews before probably already know that I’m not a sucker for romance. So you would think that I might enjoy a comedy about platonic sex buddies Emma and Adam (played by Nathalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher).

Dec 18, 2010

Now Showing: The Tourist

In, The Tourist, a mysterious woman named Elise (Angelina Jolie) diverts the attention away from her actual criminal boyfriend by using an American tourist in Italy, Frank (Johnny Depp). She meets Frank on a train and pretends to be married to him in order to divert the attention of the police and the mafia. The trailer wants you to believe that it’s more complicated than that…but it isn’t.

Dec 4, 2010

Now Showing: Black Swan

Black Swan is a psychological thriller starring Natalie Portman as Nina, a perfectionist ballerina who is cast as the Swan Queen in her company’s performance of Swan Lake.

Nov 20, 2010

Now Showing: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1

Disclaimer: Many Harry Potter fans sit in the theater picking the movie apart in terms of being an accurate adaptation, but I believe the film should stand alone as a part of its own art form, which is first and foremost a film, not a book.

Nov 6, 2010

Now Showing: Due Date

All I want to do right now is compose a love letter to Robert Downey Jr. Instead, I have to slaughter his new movie, Due Date, so that you lovely people don’t waste your money on it. But afterward, I fully plan on writing a Taylor Swift-esque ode to an aviator-clad Robert Downey Jr.

Oct 23, 2010

Now Showing: Paranormal Activity 2

I slept with the lights on after a midnight showing of Paranormal Activity 2, which is saying a lot for a movie that I went into with “Whip My Hair” stuck in my head beforehand. For a long time, I had been predicting that the follow up to last year’s Paranormal Activity would be a more corny, overdone version of the first film (which I loved, even if it made my cry).

Oct 9, 2010

Now Showing: The Social Network

The Social Network isn’t “The Facebook movie,” as I have heard some people call it. The movie poster itself says, “You don’t get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies.” This is a film about power struggles, honesty, and the impact of one student’s claim to fame.

Sep 25, 2010

Now Showing: Easy A

Easy A is the story of “anonymous” high school student, Olive (Emma Stone). Olive tells her story to her webcam in a monologue-esque tone. Although it is clear that she is addressing an audience, this is very clearly HER story. She explains how her friend Brandon asks her to tell everyone that they had sex so that people would think he was straight.

Sep 11, 2010

Now Showing: Going the Distance

It has been six days since my boyfriend and I broke up. So obviously the best thing to do was watch a romantic “comedy” (I’ll explain the quotation marks in a minute). What I didn’t realize is that even a movie about falling in love could explain so much about an ended relationship.

Jul 24, 2010

Now Showing: Inception

Writing about Inception isn’t comparable to writing reviews about Toy Story 3 and Eclipse. In all honesty, I didn’t know anything about the movie going into it, except that Leonardo DiCaprio starred (and that was enough for me), but I was pleasantly surprised by the film.

Jul 20, 2010

Now Showing: The Runaways on DVD

Have you ever seen a movie about a songwriter or a filmmaker where the things around them inspire their art, like Walk the Line about Johnny Cash? The Runaways is not that movie. Fowley inspires the band’s songs. Fowley tells the band to think like guys, to only care about orgasms, to give themselves to the crowd then take themselves away at the last second.

Jul 1, 2010

Now Showing: Eclipse

I firmly believe that every article about the Twilight series should come with an author disclaimer (especially those found on the Internet). So here goes mine: I am not a Twilight fanatic. I read the first book back when it came out and enjoyed it. I read the first five pages of the second book and it bored me so much that I could not finish anymore of it. When the first movie came out, a few friends and I went to see it, but everyone in the theater was laughing because it was pretty corny.

Jun 26, 2010

Now Showing: Toy Story 3

Toy Story 3 is Pixar's latest work of art. Woody, Buzz Lightyear, and all of the characters that we know and love are back for a third adventure. This time, Andy is heading off to college. He attempts to store his toys in the attic, but they accidentally end up getting donated to a local daycare. At first, the toys are ecstatic that they will finally be played with once again, after years of being ignored, but they soon discover that their situation is less than desirable.

Oct 24, 2009

Saturday Read: The Movies Are Better Than The Books!

Making a great book into a movie is often the kiss of death. Fans of the book criticize the movie to no end, critics shame the director for fouling such a work of art, etc, etc. Everyone and everything surrounding a book-to-movie production seems very, well, dramatic. And unsuccessful.

Apr 13, 2009

5 Movies Guaranteed To Make You Cry

Some movies make you laugh till your tummy hurts, while some movies inspire you with their message. There are some that make you terrified to sleep alone after watching, or ones that are so graphic and disgusting...

Feb 10, 2009

5 Reasons To Skip “He’s Just Not That Into You”

It was a Saturday night. We were out for a girls’ night, just looking to have dinner and loosen up...

May 24, 2008

CC Reviews Cloverfield (on DVD), Indiana Jones, and A Jihad for Love

The College Candy Movie Review showcases three newly released Movies and/or DVDs—one for each of our three classifications: “Best Date...

May 17, 2008

CC Reviews Prince Caspian, I’m Not There, and Speed Racer

The CollegeCandy Movie Review showcases three newly released Movies and/or DVDs—one for each of our three classifications: “Best Date Movie”...