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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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6/29 - Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016, Comedy) Zac Efron, Adam DeVine
6/27 - The Shallows (2016, Thriller-Horror) Blake Lively, Brett Cullen
6/27 - The Neon Demon (2016, Drama-Horror) Elle Fanning, Jena Malone
6/24 - Independence Day: Resurgence (2016, Sci Fi-Action) Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman
6/21 - Central Intelligence (2016, Comedy-Action) Kevin Hart, Dwayne Johnson
6/21 - De Palma (2015, Documentary) Brian De Palma
6/19 - Me Before You (2016, Romance-Drama) Emilia Clarke, Sam Claflin
6/17 - Finding Dory (2016, Animation-Adventure) Ellen Degeneres, Albert Brooks (voices)
6/17 - Dheepan (2015, Drama) Jesuthasan Antonythasan, Kalieaswari Srinivasan
6/15 - The Measure of a Man (2015, Drama) Vincent Lindon, Karine de Mirbeck


12 Citizens (2014, Drama) He Bing, Han Tongsheng
Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016, Fantasy-Adventure) Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp
Allegiant (2016, Sci Fi-Action) Shailene Woodley, Theo James
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
Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016, Comedy-Drama) Ice Cube, Common
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016, Action-Sci Fi) Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill
A Bigger Splash (2015, Drama) Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes
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
By the Sea (2015, Drama-Romance), Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie Pitt
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
City of Gold (2015, Documentary) Jonathan Gold
The Conjuring 2 (2016, Horror) Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga
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
The Do-Over (2016, Comedy-Action) Adam Sandler, David Spade
Dough (2015, Comedy-Drama) Jonathan Pryce, Jerome Holder
Elvis & Nixon (2016, Comedy-Drama) Michael Shannon, Kevin Spacey
Embrace of the Serpent (2015, Drama-Adventure) Nilbio Torres, Jan Bilvoet

The Family Fang
(2015, Comedy-Drama) Nicole Kidman, Jason Bateman
Green Room (2015, Thriller-Horror) Anton Yelchin, Patrick Stewart
Hardcore Henry (2015, Action-Sci Fi) Sharlto Copley, Danila Kozlovsky

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
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

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 Meddler (2015, Comedy-Drama) Susan Sarandon, Rose Byrne
Miles Ahead (2015, Drama) Don Cheadle, Ewan McGregor
Miracles from Heaven (2016, Drama) Jennifer Garner, Kylie Rogers

Money Monster (2016, Drama-Thriller) George Clooney, Julia Roberts
Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016, Comedy) Seth Rogen, Rose Byrne
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
A Perfect Day (2015, Drama-Comedy) Benicio Del Toro, Tim Robbins
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016, Comedy-Musical) Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone
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
Sing Street (2016, Drama-Musical) Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Lucy Boynton
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
American Hero (2015, Drama-Fantasy) Stephen Dorff, Eddie Griffin

Anesthesia (2015, Drama) Sam Waterston, Michael K. Williams
Anomalisa (2015, Animation-Drama) David Thewlis, Jennifer Jason Leigh (voices)
Ant-Man (2015, Action-Sci Fi) Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas

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

A Better You
(2014, Comedy) Brian Huskey, Morgan Walsh
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
The Brothers Grimsby
(2016, Comedy-Action) Sacha Baron Cohen, Mark Strong
Burnt (2015, Drama-Comedy) Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller
Carol
(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

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

Eye in the Sky
(2015, Thriller-Drama) Helen Mirren, Alan Rickman
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

Hail, Caesar! (2016, Comedy) Josh Brolin, George Clooney
The Hateful Eight (2015, Western-Thriller) Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell

Hello My Name is Doris (2015, Comedy-Romance) Sally Field, Max Greenfield
Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015, Animation-Comedy) Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez (voices)

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
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
Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016, Animation-Action) Jack Black, Bryan Cranston (voices)
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

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 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
Midnight Special
(2016, Thriller-Sci Fi) Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton
Minions (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
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)
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
Sisters (2015, Comedy) Tina Fey, Amy Poehler

Son of Saul (2015, Drama-War) Geza Rohrig, Levente Molnar
Spectre
(2015, Action-Thriller) Daniel Craig, Lea Seydoux
Spotlight (2015, Drama) Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo
Spy
(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
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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