Scott Renshaw finds some old-school war movie satisfaction in Ryan Little's third Saints and Soldiers
installment, Saints and Soldiers: The Void
. Meanwhile, The Giver
loses sight of much of what made Lois Lowry's novel so powerful, and Calvary
rests largely on the performance by Brendan Gleeson as a world-weary priest.
Andrew Wright can't help being disappointed that The Expendables 3
dilutes the core nostalgia concept with too much young blood.
Danny Bowes laments the ill-timed arrival of Let's Be Cops
, though the movie itself is just meh.
Eric D. Snider appreciates at least a modicum of romantic comedy creativity in What If
In this week's feature reviews, Scott Renshaw looks at recycled Woody Allen philosophizing in Magic in the Moonlight
, and contemplates whether the truth of the documentary The Dog
is stranger—and more interesting—than the fiction of Dog Day Afternoon
It's a busy week for new releases in Utah theaters, and we've got reviews for all of them.