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Welcome to Qwipster's Movie Reviews. Those of you who've ever looked at the IMDB, MRQE, or Rotten Tomatoes will know that there are countless other sites in which you may find film reviews, many featuring critics much more famous and knowledgeable in film than I. Why would you read my page? That is a question which you must answer for yourself. I would mention that I try to speak not as a critic but as a lover of the movies and hope I convey that message in every review, whether positive or not. I write reviews as a hobby, not a profession, and certainly don't get paid. I am not in the pocket of movie companies; I am no blurb-o-matic whose sole purpose is to write quotable lines like "The Slam-Bang Action Powerhouse of the Summer," "You'll Laugh, You'll Cry, You'll Cheer," or "The Feel-Goodiest Movie in All of Creation." Unlike some commercial critics, I am neither going to give my highest rating to a film just to get you to see it, nor will I give it the lowest unless I feel it truly deserves it.. My main objective is to provide thoughtful commentary about movies I have viewed for others who share the passion for films that I do.

--Vince Leo

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5/21 - Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016, Comedy) Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne
5/21 - The Nice Guys (2016, Comedy-Thriller) Ryan Gosling, Russell Crowe
5/19 - Pelé: Birth of a Legend (2016, Drama) Kevin de Paula, Seu Jorge
5/16 - The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015, Drama) Dev Patel, Jeremy Irons
5/14 - The Family Fang (2015, Comedy-Drama) Nicole Kidman, Jason Bateman
5/14 - Money Monster (2016, Drama-Thriller) George Clooney, Julia Roberts
5/9 - Louder Than Bombs (2015, Drama) Gabriel Byrne, Isabel Huppert
5/9 - Dough (2015, Comedy-Drama) Jonathan Pryce, Jerome Holder
5/6 - Captain America: Civil War (2016, Action-Sci Fi) Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr.
5/6 - High-Rise (2015, Drama-Comedy) Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy  Irons

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016, Thriller-Mystery) Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Goodman
12 Citizens (2014, Drama) He Bing, Han Tongsheng
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (2016, War-Action) John Krasinski, James Badge Dale
45 Years (2015, Drama-Romance) Charlotte Rampling, Tom Courtenay

Absolutely Anything
(2015, Comedy-Sci Fi) Simon Pegg, Kate Beckinsale
A Better You
(2014, Comedy) Brian Huskey, Morgan Walsh

Allegiant (2016, Sci Fi-Action) Shailene Woodley, Theo James
Anesthesia (2015, Drama) Sam Waterston, Michael K. Williams
Anomalisa (2015, Animation-Drama) David Thewlis, Jennifer Jason Leigh (voices)
April and the Extraordinary World (2015, Animation-Sci Fi) Marion Cotillard, Jean Rochefort (voices)
The Automatic Hate (2015, Drama) Joseph Cross, Adelaide Clemens
Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016, Comedy-Drama) Ice Cube, Common
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016, Action-Sci Fi) Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill
Born to Be Blue (2015, Drama) Ethan Hawke, Carmen Ejogo
The Boss (2016, Comedy) Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Bell
The Boy and the Beast (2015, Animation-Fantasy) Shota Sometani, Koji Yakusho (voices)
The Breaks (2016, Comedy-Drama) Afton Williamson, Tristan Wilds

The Bronze (2015, Comedy) Melissa Rauch, Haley Lu Richardson
The Brothers Grimsby (2016, Comedy-Action) Sacha Baron Cohen, Mark Strong
By the Sea (2015, Drama-Romance), Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie Pitt
Cart (2014, Drama) Yum Jung-ah, Moon Jung-hee

City of Gold (2015, Documentary) Jonathan Gold
Criminal (2016, Action-Thriller) Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman
A Deadly Adoption
(2015, Thriller-Drama) Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig
The Death of "Superman Lives": What Happened?
(2015, Documentary) Jon Schnepp, Kevin Smith
Eddie the Eagle (2016, Comedy-Drama) Taron Egerton, Hugh Jackman
Eightyseven (2014, Drama) Nicolas Andrade, Michael Noher
Eila, Rampe and Baby Girl (2014, Comedy) Heidi Herala, Pirkka-Pekka Petelius
Elvis & Nixon (2016, Comedy-Drama) Michael Shannon, Kevin Spacey
Embrace of the Serpent (2015, Drama-Adventure) Nilbio Torres, Jan Bilvoet
Eye in the Sky (2015, Thriller-Drama) Helen Mirren, Alan Rickman
The Finest Hours (2016, Drama-Adventure) Chris Pine, Casey Affleck

Gods of Egypt (2016, Fantasy-Action) Nicolaj Coster-Waldau, Gerard Butler
Green Room
(2015, Thriller-Horror) Anton Yelchin, Patrick Stewart
Hail, Caesar! (2016, Comedy) Josh Brolin, George Clooney
Hardcore Henry (2015, Action-Sci Fi) Sharlto Copley, Danila Kozlovsky
Hello My Name is Doris
(2015, Comedy-Romance) Sally Field, Max Greenfield
Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015, Documentary) Martin Scorsese, David Fincher
A Hologram for the King (2016, Comedy-Drama) Tom Hanks, Alexander Black
How to Be Single (2016, Comedy-Romance) Dakota Johnson, Rebel Wilson
The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016, Fantasy-Adventure) Chris Hemsworth, Emily Blunt
In the Shadow of Women (2015, Drama-Romance) Stanislas Merhar, Clotilde Courau
I Saw the Light (2015, Drama) Tom Hiddleston, Elizabeth Olsen
The Jungle Book (2016, Adventure-Fantasy) Neel Sethi, Bill Murray (voice)
Keanu (2016, Comedy-Action) Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele
Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016, Animation-Action) Jack Black, Bryan Cranston (voices)

The Lobster
(2015, Comedy-Sci Fi) Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz
London Has Fallen (2016, Action-Thriller) Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart
(2015, Comedy-Drama) Catherine Frot, Andre Marcon
Midnight Special (2016, Thriller-Sci Fi) Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton
Miles Ahead (2015, Drama) Don Cheadle, Ewan McGregor
Miracles from Heaven (2016, Drama) Jennifer Garner, Kylie Rogers

Mustang (2015, Drama) Gunes Sensoy, Doga Zeynep Doguslu
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016, Comedy-Romance) Nia Vardalos, Michael Constantine
Pee-wee's Big Holiday (2016, Comedy-Adventure) Paul Reubens, Joe Manganiello
A Perfect Day (2015, Drama-Comedy) Benicio Del Toro, Tim Robbins
Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016, Horror-Action) Lily James, Sam Riley
Race (2016, Drama) Stephan James, Jason Sudeikis
Rams (2015, Drama-Comedy) Sigurour Sigurjonsson, Theodor Juliusson
The Ridiculous 6 (2015, Comedy-Western) Adam Sandler, Nick Nolte

Risen (2016, Adventure-Mystery) Joseph Fiennes, Tom Felton
Sam (2014, Drama) Frederic Landenberg, Sacha Guerreiro
Second Chance (2014, Comedy-Thriller) Wen Shang-Yi, Peijia Huang
Sing Street (2016, Drama-Musical) Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Lucy Boynton
Songs My Brothers Taught Me (2015, Drama) John Reddy, Jashaun St. John
Staten Island Summer (2015, Comedy) Graham Phillips, Zack Pearlman
Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine (2015, Documentary) Steve Jobs
Triple 9 (2016, Thriller-Action) Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anthony Mackie
The Truth About Lies (2015, Comedy-Romance) Fran Kranz, Odette Annable
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016, Comedy-War) Tina Fey, Margot Robbie
The Young Messiah (2016, Drama) Adam Greaves-Neal, Sean Bean
Zoolander 2 (2016, Comedy-Thriller) Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson
Zootopia (2016, Animation-Comedy) Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman (voices)

The 5th Wave (2016, Sci Fi-Action) Chloe Grace Moretz, Nick Robinson
The 33 (2015, Drama) Antonio Banderas, Rodrigo Santoro
99 Homes (2014, Drama) Andrew Garfield, Michael Shannon
American Hero (2015, Drama-Fantasy) Stephen Dorff, Eddie Griffin

American Ultra (2015, Comedy-Action) Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart
Ant-Man (2015, Action-Sci Fi) Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas

Batman: Bad Blood (2016, Animation-Action) Stuart Allen, Jasson O'Mara (voices)

The Big Short (2015, Drama-Comedy) Christian Bale, Steve Carell

Bone Tomahawk (2015, Western-Horror) Kurt Russell, Richard Jenkins

The Boy (2016, Horror-Thriller) Lauren Cohan, Rupert Evans
Bridge of Spies
(2015, Drama-Thriller) Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance
Brooklyn (2015, Drama-Romance) Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen
Burnt (2015, Drama-Comedy) Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller
(2015, Drama-Romance) Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara
Chi-Raq (2015, Drama-Comedy) Teyonah Parris, Nick Cannon

Concussion (2015, Drama) Will Smith, Albert Brooks
Cop Car (2015, Thriller-Drama) Kevin Bacon, Hays Wellford
Creed (2015, Drama) Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone
Crimson Peak (2015, Mystery-Horror) Mia Wasikowska, Tom Hiddleston
Daddy's Home (2015, Comedy) Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg
The Danish Girl (2015, Drama) Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander

Deadpool (2016, Action-Comedy) Ryan Reynolds, Ed Skrein
Diablo (2015, Western) Scott Eastwood, Walton Goggins

Dirty Grandpa (2016, Comedy) Robert De Niro, Zac Efron
Dope (2015, Comedy-Drama) Shameik Moore, Zoe Kravitz

Everest (2015, Adventure-Drama) Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin

Fantastic Four (2015, Sci Fi-Action) Miles Teller, Kate Mara

Final Girl (2015, Thriller-Action) Abigail Breslin, Alexander Ludwig
The Forest (2016, Horror-Mystery) Natalie Dormer, Taylor Kinney
The Gallows (2015, Horror-Thriller) Ryan Shoos, Reese Mishler

The Gift (2015, Thriller-Drama) Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall

The Good Dinosaur (2015, Animation-Adventure) Raymond Ochoa, Jeffrey Wright (voices)
(2015, Comedy-Horror) Jack Black, Dylan Minnette
Grandma (2015, Drama-Comedy) Lily Tomlin, Julia Garner

The Hateful Eight (2015, Western-Thriller) Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell

Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015, Animation-Comedy) Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez (voices)

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2
(2015, Action-Sci Fi) Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson
Inside Out (2015, Animation-Comedy) Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith (voices)
The Intern (2015, Comedy) Robert De Niro, Anne Hathaway

In the Heart of the Sea (2015, Adventure-Action) Chris Hemsworth, Brendan Gleeson
Irrational Man (2015, Drama-Comedy) Joaquin Phoenix, Emma Stone
I Smile Back (2015, Drama) Sarah Silverman, Josh Charles
Jane Got a Gun (2015, Western-Drama) Natalie Portman, Joel Edgerton
Joy (2015, Comedy-Drama) Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro
Jurassic World (2015, Adventure-Sci Fi) Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard

Krampus (2015, Horror-Comedy) Emjay Anthony, Adam Scott
Ladrones (2015, Comedy-Thriller) Fernando Colunga, Eduardo Yanez

The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun (2015, Mystery-Thriller) Freye Mavor, Benjamin Biolay
The Lady in the Van (2015, Comedy-Drama) Maggie Smith, Alex Jennings
The Last Witch Hunter (2015, Action-Fantasy) Vin Diesel, Rose Leslie

Life (2015, Drama) Robert Pattinson, Dane DeHaan
Listen to Me Marlon (2015, Documentary) Marlon Brando

Love the Coopers (2015, Comedy-Drama) Diane Keaton, John GOodman
Macbeth (2015, Drama-War) Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015, Action-Adventure) Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron

The Man from U.N.C.L.E.   (2015, Action-Comedy) Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer
The Martian (2015, Sci Fi-Adventure) Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain

Meru (2015, Documentary-Adventure) Jimmy Chin, Conrad Anker
(2015, Animation-Comedy) Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm (voices)
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015, Action-Thriller) Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson
Mississippi Grind   (2015, Drama) Ben Mendelsohn, Ryan Reynolds

Mojave (2015, Thriller) Garrett Hedlund, Oscar Isaac
The Night Before (2015, Comedy) Seth Rogen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt
No Escape (2015, Thriller-Action) Owen Wilson, Lake Bell

Pan (2015, Fantasy-Adventure) Levi Miller, Hugh Jackman
Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (2015, Horror) Chris J. Murray, Dan Gill
The Peanuts Movie (2015, Animation-Comedy) Noah Schnapp, Hadley Belle Miller (voices)
Pitch Perfect 2 (2015, Comedy-Musical) Anna Kendrick, Hailee Steinfeld

Pixels (2015, Comedy-Sci Fi) Adam Sandler, Kevin James
Point Break (2015, Action-Thriller) Luke Bracey, Edgar Ramirez

Remember (2015, Thriller-Drama) Christopher Plummer, Martin Landau
The Revenant (2015, Adventure-Western) Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy
Ricki and the Flash (2015, Drama-Comeedy) Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline

Ride Along 2 (2016, Comedy-Action) Ice Cube, Kevin Hart
Room (2015, Drama) Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay

Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (2015, Comedy-Horror) Tye Sheridan, Logan Miller
Secret in Their Eyes (2015, Thriller-Mystery) Chiwetel Ejiofor, Julia Roberts
Self/less (2015, Sci Fi-Thriller) Ryan Reynolds, Ben Kingsley

Sicario (2015, Drama-Thriller) Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin
Sinister 2 (2015, Horror) James Ransone, Shannyn Sossamon
Sisters (2015, Comedy) Tina Fey, Amy Poehler

Son of Saul (2015, Drama-War) Geza Rohrig, Levente Molnar
Southpaw (2015, Drama-Action) Jake Gyllenhaal, Forest Whitaker

(2015, Action-Thriller) Daniel Craig, Lea Seydoux
Spotlight (2015, Drama) Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo
(2015, Comedy-Action) Melissa McCarthy, Rose Byrne
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015, Sci Fi-Fantasy) John Boyega, Daisy Ridley
Steve Jobs (2015, Drama) Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet
Straight Outta Compton (2015, Drama) O'Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins

Terminator Genisys (2015, Sci Fi-Action) Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney

Tomorrowland (2015, Sci Fi-Adventure) George Clooney, Britt Robertson

The Transporter Refueled (2015, Action-Thriller) Ed Skrein, Ray Stevenson
Trumbo (2015, Drama) Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane
Truth (2015, Drama) Cate Blanchett, Robert Redford

Turbo Kid (2015, Action-Sci Fi) Munro Chambers, Michael Ironside
Uncanny (2015, Sci Fi-Thriller) Mark Webber, Lucy Griffiths
Vacation (2015, Comedy-Adventure) Ed Helms, Christina Applegate

Victor Frankenstein (2015, Horror-Sci Fi) Daniel Radcliffe, James McAvoy
The Visit (2015, Horror-Comedy) Olivia DeJonge, Ed Oxenbould

The Walk (2015, Drama-Adventure) Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Charlotte Le Bon
A Walk in the Woods
(2015, Comedy-Adventure) Robert Redford, Nick Nolte
We Are Your Friends
(2015, Drama-Romance) Zac Efron, Wes Bentley

Where to Invade Next (2015, Documentary) Michael Moore
The Witch (2015, Horror) Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson
Z for Zachariah (2015, Drama-Sci Fi) Margot Robbie, Chiwetel Ejiofor

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