Movie Reviews

Matt Damon portrays an astronaut who faces seemingly insurmountable odds as he tries to find a way to subsist on a hostile planet.

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Martian’ Is Good, But Not Great

Film: The Martian Starring: Matt Damon Directed by: Ridley Scott Though it’s nothing like the survival thriller teased in trailers and posters, Ridley Scott’s new film The Martian is enjoyable fall cinema that doesn’t require much thought. In the middle of an expedition to Mars, a team of scientists finds themselves caught outside in the […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Deathgasm’ Is An Unforgettable Experience

Film: Deathgasm Starring: Milo Cawthorne, James Blake Directed by: Jason Lei Howden Deathgasm is further proof that no one makes outrageous and unforgettable indie horror films quite like the citizens of New Zealand. Brodie (Milo Cawthorne) is a teenage boy who loves heavy metal. In fact, I think the word love probably understates the way […]

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UTG’s 31 Days Of Halloween: ‘Child’s Play’

Of all the holidays celebrated worldwide, no single day is loved by the UTG staff more than Halloween. With October’s arrival, the time has finally come to begin rolling out a slew of features and special announcements we have prepared in celebration of our favorite day. Now in its fourth year, 31 Days Of Halloween […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘A Christmas Horror Story’ Is A Lot Of Fun

Film: A Christmas Horror Story Starring: William Shatner, George Buza Directed by: Grant Harvey, Steven Hoban, Brett Sullivan There has been a resurgence in anthology filmmaking over the last half decade, and as the wave has begun to crest the results have become increasingly mixed. A Christmas Horror Story–perhaps the least likely title to prove […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Pawn Sacrifice’ Is Tobey Maguire’s Best Work

Film: Pawn Sacrifice Starring: Tobey Maguire, Liev Schreiber Directed by: Edward Zwick The world didn’t need another version of the Bobby Fischer story, but Pawn Sacrifice is far too compelling to deny. Tobey Maguire has been something of an indie darling his entire life. Sure, he was also the first Spider-Man to appear on the […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Perfect Guy’ Lacks Suspense, Intrigue

Film: The Perfect Guy Starring: Michael Ealy, Sanaa Lathan Directed by: David M. Rosenthal There is more uncertainty in grocery shopping than in The Perfect Guy. You know what you want when you go to the store, and you generally know where to look, but there is always a small chance whatever you want will […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Grandma’ Is A Definite Must-See

Film: Grandma Starring: Lily Tomlin, Julia Garner Directed by: Paul Weitz Featuring an instantly iconic performance from Lily Tomlin, Grandma is one of the year’s absolute best. A lot of movies are big on plot and light on heart, but Grandma is the opposite. Sage (Julia Garner) is a teen girl who recently discovered she […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘A Walk In The Woods’ Is Light On Story

Film: A Walk In The Woods Starring: Robert Redford, Nick Nolte Directed by: Ken Kwapis The fear of death meets the fear of dying alone on an underwhelming, but funny hike on the Appalachian trail in A Walk In The Woods. Robert Redford is travel writer Bill Bryson, an aging married man who is afraid […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Mistress America’ Is Not To Be Missed

Film: Mistress America Starring: Greta Gerwig, Lola Kirke Directed By: Noah Baumbach Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig have outdone themselves yet again. Mistress America is the pinnacle of Baumbach’s career up to this point, and it’s only suiting that time come in a work created with, not to mention starring, his equally talented spouse. It’s […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘No Escape’ Offers Surprisingly Few Thrills

Film: No Escape Starring: Owen Wilson, Lake Bell Directed By: John Erick Dowdle Films like No Escape may be the most frustrating of all forms of mediocre cinema, if only because you know it could be something great. Maybe it’s the script, or maybe it’s the cast, or maybe it’s a combination of both along […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: Avoid The ‘Blood Moon’ At All Costs

Film: Blood Moon Starring: George Blagden, Tom Cotcher Directed By: Jeremy Wooding Poor direction and lackluster cinematography unravel any potential for fun or scares in Jeremy Wooding’s Blood Moon. Werewolves are tough. The idea of people who transform into beasts and back again seems like the kind of fodder that would provide material for dozens […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Hitman: Agent 47’ Is One Of 2015’s Worst

Film: Hitman: Agent 47 Starring: Rupert Friend, Angelababy Directed By: Alexander Bach Big, dumb, loud and long, Hitman: Agent 47 is one of the worst video game adaptations ever made. This is not an opinion, but rather a matter of fact. In a world where we have seen Super Mario Bros turned into real-life plumbers […]

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