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.

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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 …

Child's Play feature

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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …

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