Philip Pirrello

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Remembering Leonard Nimoy: Spock's 6 Greatest "Star Trek" Movie Moments

Mon, March 2nd, 2015 | Category: TV/Film

As a tribute to Leonard Nimoy, who passed away Friday at age 83, it seems only logical to revisit his best big-screen moments as the beloved Vulcan.

REVIEW: Will Smith, Margot Robbie are the Best Thing About "Focus"

Fri, February 27th, 2015 | Category: TV/Film

An insane amount of chemistry between the two leads, and a really clever dialogue, elevate this piece of good-not-great matinee entertainment.

ICYMI: The Most Disappointing Comic Book Movie Sequels of the Last 10 Years

Sun, February 15th, 2015 | Category: TV/Film

WIth Spider-Man's movie future changing direction following a disappointing sequel, CBR looks back at some sequel stinkers from the past decade.

"The Amazing Spider-Man": How Sony Lost its Way with Marvel's Biggest Hero

Sun, February 15th, 2015 | Category: TV/Film

As Marvel Studios swoops in to save the webslinger, SPINOFF takes a look at the main reasons he needed rescuing in the first place.

"Star Trek 3" and More Threequels That Had a Hard Time Getting Made

Fri, February 13th, 2015 | Category: TV/Film

The third "Trek" movie isn't the first to suffer production woes. From "Alien 3" to "Ghostbusters 3," check out some other notable troubled sequels.

REVIEW: "Jupiter Ascending" Quickly Descends Into a Pretty, Pricey Mess

Fri, February 6th, 2015 | Category: TV/Film

Impressive action and set design can't save the Wachowskis' tale about the badass version of Barf from "Spaceballs" saving the universe’s prettiest toilet scrubber.

REVIEW: "Black Sea's" Hunt For Nazi Gold Finds White-Knuckle Tension

Tue, January 27th, 2015 | Category: TV/Film

Director Kevin Macdonald and star Jude Law deliver an uneven but gripping submarine thriller well worth the admission price.

5 Comic Books Michael Mann Should Turn Into Movies

Sat, January 24th, 2015 | Category: TV/Film

As the director’s latest, "Blackhat," crashes at the box office, maybe it’s time for the director of "Heat" to make his own "Dark Knight."

REVIEW: For a Cyber Thriller, Mann's "Blackhat" is Light on Thrills

Fri, January 16th, 2015 | Category: TV/Film

The director's first film since "Public Enemies" places Chris Hemsworth in front of a computer for two frustrating hours that you wish you could 'force quit.'

From “Age of Ultron” to “Star Wars”: 15 Movies You Have to See in 2015

Wed, December 31st, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

2015's must-see blockbuster lineup includes the reawakening of "Star Wars," the opening of "Jurassic World" and the conclusion of "The Hunger Games."

13 Unconventional Christmas Movies You Need to Watch This Holiday Season

Thu, December 18th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Allow John McClane, Bruce Wayne, Tony Stark and Gizmo to help make your holidays a little brighter -- with the help of a few explosions.

Review: "Dumb and Dumber To" is a Lazy, Meaner Copy of the Original

Fri, November 14th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Despite the efforts of Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels, the sequel arrives at least 15 years too late, and its laughs aren’t enough to make the wait worth it.

15 Unbelievable Story Beats "Interstellar" Got Away With

Wed, November 12th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

For a film fixated on details and accuracy, Christopher Nolan's sci-fi epic is plagued by numerous plot holes. Here are the ones we found.

REVIEW: "Interstellar" is Nolan's Most Ambitious and Disappointing Film

Thu, November 6th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Beautifully shot and painstakingly detailed, Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar" sci-fi epic suffers from a frustrating inattention to its emotional core.

SPINOFF Review: Brad Pitt Wages War in Intense But Disappointing "Fury"

Sat, October 18th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

David Ayer's uneven war drama delivers gritty combat scenes and strong performances, but stumbles with the type of episodic storytelling that succeeded in "End of Watch."

REVIEW: "Gone Girl" is the Best, Worst Date Movie Ever Made

Fri, October 3rd, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

David Fincher's latest is an "often uncomfortable, always tense and never boring film" based on the best-selling novel by Gillian Flynn.

"Exodus: Gods and Kings" Preview Teases Epic Scale of Ridley Scott's Film

Fri, October 3rd, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Moses himself, Christian Bale, was on hand to preview more than 30 minutes of footage from Fox's Biblical tale.

Denzel’s 5 Most Badass Action Scenes

Sat, September 27th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

With "The Equalizer" in theaters, we look back at Denzel Washington's most intense moments, from "2 Guns" to "Man on Fire."

REVIEW: "The Equalizer" Delivers Entertaining, Excessive Action and Little Else

Fri, September 26th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

Denzel Washington's vigilante takes a very R-rated, incredibly violent route to serve justice -- with the help of power tools.

REVIEW: "The Boxtrolls" Shows Great Potential, But Falls Frustratingly Short

Thu, September 25th, 2014 | Category: TV/Film

What could've been the stop-motion equivalent of a Pixar classic from the makers of "ParaNorman" ends up a noble misfire.