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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.

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7/28 - Nerve (2016, Thriller-Romance) Emma Roberts, Dave Franco
7/26 - Ice Age: Collision Course (2016, Animation-Adventure) Ray Romano, Simon Pegg (voices)
7/25 - Batman: The Killing Joke (2016, Animation-Action) Kevin Conroy, Mark Hamill (voices)
7/24 - Lights Out (2016, Horror) Teresa Palmer, Maria Bello
7/24 - Star Trek Beyond (2016, Sci Fi-Adventure) Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto
7/18 - Zero Days (2016, Documentary) Alex Gibney
7/17 - Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016, Comedy-Adventure) Sam Neill, Julian Dennison
7/16 - Ghostbusters (2016, Comedy-Horror) Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy
7/14 - The Infiltrator (2016, Thriller-Drama) Bryan Cranston, John Leguizamo
7/12 - The Secret Life of Pets (2016, Animation-Comedy) Louis CK, Eric Stonestreet (voices)


12 Citizens (2014, Drama) He Bing, Han Tongsheng
Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016, Fantasy-Adventure) Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp
The Angry Birds Movie (2016, Animation-Comedy) Jason Sudeikis, Bill Hader (voices)
April and the Extraordinary World (2015, Animation-Sci Fi) Marion Cotillard, Jean Rochefort (voices)
The Automatic Hate (2015, Drama) Joseph Cross, Adelaide Clemens
The BFG (2016, Fantasy-Adventure) Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill
A Bigger Splash (2015, Drama) Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes
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
Captain America: Civil War (2016, Action-Sci Fi) Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr.
Cart (2014, Drama) Yum Jung-ah, Moon Jung-hee

Casual Encounters (2016, Comedy-Romance) Taran Killam, Brooklyn Decker
Central Intelligence (2016, Comedy-Action) Kevin Hart, Dwayne Johnson
City of Gold (2015, Documentary) Jonathan Gold
The Conjuring 2 (2016, Horror) Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga
A Deadly Adoption
(2015, Thriller-Drama) Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig
The Death of "Superman Lives": What Happened?
(2015, Documentary) Jon Schnepp, Kevin Smith
De Palma (2015, Documentary) Brian De Palma
Dheepan (2015, Drama) Jesuthasan Antonythasan, Kalieaswari Srinivasan
The Do-Over (2016, Comedy-Action) Adam Sandler, David Spade
Dough (2015, Comedy-Drama) Jonathan Pryce, Jerome Holder
Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words (2016, Documentary) Frank Zappa
Embrace of the Serpent (2015, Drama-Adventure) Nilbio Torres, Jan Bilvoet
Finding Dory (2016, Animation-Adventure) Ellen Degeneres, Albert Brooks (voices)
High-Rise (2015, Drama-Comedy) Tom Hiddleston, Jeremy  Irons
Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015, Documentary) Martin Scorsese, David Fincher
A Hologram for the King (2016, Comedy-Drama) Tom Hanks, Alexander Black
The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016, Fantasy-Adventure) Chris Hemsworth, Emily Blunt
Independence Day: Resurgence (2016, Sci Fi-Action) Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman
In the Shadow of Women (2015, Drama-Romance) Stanislas Merhar, Clotilde Courau
The Jungle Book (2016, Adventure-Fantasy) Neel Sethi, Bill Murray (voice)
Keanu (2016, Comedy-Action) Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele

The Legend of Tarzan
(2016, Adventure-Action) Alexander Skarsgard, Margot Robbie
The Lobster (2015, Comedy-Sci Fi) Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz
Louder Than Bombs
(2015, Drama) Gabriel Byrne, Isabel Huppert
Love & Friendship (2016, Romance-Comedy) Kate Beckinsale, Xavier Samuel
Maggie's Plan (2016, Comedy-Romance) Greta Gerwig, Ethan Hawke
The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015, Drama) Dev Patel, Jeremy Irons
Marguerite (2015, Comedy-Drama) Catherine Frot, Andre Marcon
The Measure of a Man (2015, Drama) Vincent Lindon, Karine de Mirbeck
Me Before You (2016, Romance-Drama) Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin
The Meddler (2015, Comedy-Drama) Susan Sarandon, Rose Byrne

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016, Comedy) Zac Efron, Adam DeVine
Money Monster (2016, Drama-Thriller) George Clooney, Julia Roberts
Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016, Comedy) Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne
The Neon Demon (2016, Drama-Horror) Elle Fanning, Jena Malone
The Nice Guys (2016, Comedy-Thriller) Ryan Gosling, Russell Crowe
Now You See Me 2 (2016, Thriller-Comedy) Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson
Pee-wee's Big Holiday (2016, Comedy-Adventure) Paul Reubens, Joe Manganiello
Pelé: Birth of a Legend (2016, Drama) Kevin de Paula, Seu Jorge
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016, Comedy-Musical) Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone
The Purge: Election Year (2016, Thriller-Action) Frank Grillo, Elizabeth Mitchell
Rams (2015, Drama-Comedy) Sigurour Sigurjonsson, Theodor Juliusson
The Ridiculous 6 (2015, Comedy-Western) Adam Sandler, Nick Nolte

Sam (2014, Drama) Frederic Landenberg, Sacha Guerreiro
Second Chance (2014, Comedy-Thriller) Wen Shang-Yi, Peijia Huang
The Shallows (2016, Thriller-Horror) Blake Lively, Brett Cullen
Songs My Brothers Taught Me (2015, Drama) John Reddy, Jashaun St. John
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016, Action-Sci Fi) Megan Fox, Stephen Amell
Triple 9 (2016, Thriller-Action) Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anthony Mackie
The Truth About Lies (2015, Comedy-Romance) Fran Kranz, Odette Annable
Warcraft (2016, Fantasy-Action) Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton
X-Men Apocalypse (2016, Action-Sci Fi) James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender


The 5th Wave (2016, Sci Fi-Action) Chloe Grace Moretz, Nick Robinson
10 Cloverfield Lane (2016, Thriller-Mystery) Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Goodman
13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (2016, War-Action) John Krasinski, James Badge Dale
The 33 (2015, Drama) Antonio Banderas, Rodrigo Santoro
45 Years (2015, Drama-Romance) Charlotte Rampling, Tom Courtenay

Absolutely Anything (2015, Comedy-Sci Fi) Simon Pegg, Kate Beckinsale
Allegiant (2016, Sci Fi-Action) Shailene Woodley, Theo James
American Hero (2015, Drama-Fantasy) Stephen Dorff, Eddie Griffin

Anomalisa (2015, Animation-Drama) David Thewlis, Jennifer Jason Leigh (voices)

Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016, Comedy-Drama) Ice Cube, Common
Batman: Bad Blood (2016, Animation-Action) Stuart Allen, Jasson O'Mara (voices)

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016, Action-Sci Fi) Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill
The Big Short (2015, Drama-Comedy) Christian Bale, Steve Carell
Bone Tomahawk (2015, Western-Horror) Kurt Russell, Richard Jenkins

Born to Be Blue
(2015, Drama) Ethan Hawke, Carmen Ejogo
The Boss
(2016, Comedy) Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Bell
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
The Brothers Grimsby (2016, Comedy-Action) Sacha Baron Cohen, Mark Strong
Burnt (2015, Drama-Comedy) Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller
By the Sea (2015, Drama-Romance), Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie Pitt
Carol
(2015, Drama-Romance) Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara
Chi-Raq (2015, Drama-Comedy) Teyonah Parris, Nick Cannon

Concussion (2015, Drama) Will Smith, Albert Brooks
Creed (2015, Drama) Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone
Crimson Peak (2015, Mystery-Horror) Mia Wasikowska, Tom Hiddleston
Criminal (2016, Action-Thriller) Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman
Daddy's Home (2015, Comedy) Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg

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

Eddie the Eagle (2016, Comedy-Drama) Taron Egerton, Hugh Jackman
Elvis & Nixon (2016, Comedy-Drama) Michael Shannon, Kevin Spacey
Everest (2015, Adventure-Drama) Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin

Eye in the Sky
(2015, Thriller-Drama) Helen Mirren, Alan Rickman
The Family Fang (2015, Comedy-Drama) Nicole Kidman, Jason Bateman
Fantastic Four (2015, Sci Fi-Action) Miles Teller, Kate Mara

The Finest Hours (2016, Drama-Adventure) Chris Pine, Casey Affleck
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

Gods of Egypt (2016, Fantasy-Action) Nicolaj Coster-Waldau, Gerard Butler
The Good Dinosaur (2015, Animation-Adventure) Raymond Ochoa, Jeffrey Wright (voices)

Goosebumps
(2015, Comedy-Horror) Jack Black, Dylan Minnette
Grandma (2015, Drama-Comedy) Lily Tomlin, Julia Garner

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

Hello My Name is Doris (2015, Comedy-Romance) Sally Field, Max Greenfield

How to Be Single
(2016, Comedy-Romance) Dakota Johnson, Rebel Wilson
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2
(2015, Action-Sci Fi) Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson
In the Heart of the Sea (2015, Adventure-Action) Chris Hemsworth, Brendan Gleeson
Irrational Man (2015, Drama-Comedy) Joaquin Phoenix, Emma Stone
I Saw the Light (2015, Drama) Tom Hiddleston, Elizabeth Olsen
Jane Got a Gun (2015, Western-Drama) Natalie Portman, Joel Edgerton
Joy (2015, Comedy-Drama) Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro

Krampus (2015, Horror-Comedy) Emjay Anthony, Adam Scott
Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016, Animation-Action) Jack Black, Bryan Cranston (voices)

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

London Has Fallen (2016, Action-Thriller) Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart
Macbeth (2015, Drama-War) Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015, Action-Adventure) Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron

The Martian (2015, Sci Fi-Adventure) Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain

Meru (2015, Documentary-Adventure) Jimmy Chin, Conrad Anker
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
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
Mustang (2015, Drama) Gunes Sensoy, Doga Zeynep Doguslu
My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016, Comedy-Romance) Nia Vardalos, Michael Constantine
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)
A Perfect Day (2015, Drama-Comedy) Benicio Del Toro, Tim Robbins
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

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016, Horror-Action) Lily James, Sam Riley
Race (2016, Drama) Stephan James, Jason Sudeikis
Remember (2015, Thriller-Drama) Christopher Plummer, Martin Landau
The Revenant (2015, Adventure-Western) Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy
Ricki and the Flash (2015, Drama-Comedy) Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline

Ride Along 2 (2016, Comedy-Action) Ice Cube, Kevin Hart
Risen (2016, Adventure-Mystery) Joseph Fiennes, Tom Felton
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

Sicario (2015, Drama-Thriller) Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin
Sing Street (2016, Drama-Musical) Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Lucy Boynton
Sisters (2015, Comedy) Tina Fey, Amy Poehler

Son of Saul (2015, Drama-War) Geza Rohrig, Levente Molnar
Spotlight (2015, Drama) Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015, Sci Fi-Fantasy) John Boyega, Daisy Ridley
Steve Jobs (2015, Drama) Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet
Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine (2015, Documentary) Steve Jobs
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
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

Where to Invade Next (2015, Documentary) Michael Moore
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016, Comedy-War) Tina Fey, Margot Robbie
The Witch (2015, Horror) Anya Taylor-Joy, Ralph Ineson
The Young Messiah (2016, Drama) Adam Greaves-Neal, Sean Bean
Z for Zachariah (2015, Drama-Sci Fi) Margot Robbie, Chiwetel Ejiofor
Zoolander 2 (2016, Comedy-Thriller) Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson
Zootopia (2016, Animation-Comedy) Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman (voices)


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