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Latest review added: April 20, 2014 (3,340 reviews)

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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4/20 - Transcendence   (2014, Sci Fi-Action) Johnny Depp, Rebecca Hall
4/18 - Heaven is for Real (2014, Drama) Greg Kinnear, Kelly Reilly
4/17 - Enemy (2013, Drama-Thriller) Jake Gyllenhaal, Melanie Laurent
4/15 - Joe (2013, Drama-Thriller) Nicolas Cage, Tye Sheridan
4/14 - The Raid 2 (2014, Action-Thriller) Iwo Uwals, Arifin Putra
4/12 - Oculus (2013, Horror) Karen Gillan, Brenton Thwaites
4/12 - Rio 2 (2014, Animation-Comedy) Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway (voices)
4/10 - The Machine (2013, Sci Fi-Thriller) Toby Stephens, Caity Lotz
4/8 - Rio (2011, Animation-Comedy) Jesse Eisenberg, Anne Hathaway (voices)
4/7 - Draft Day (2014, Drama) Kevin Costner, Jennifer Garner
4/6 - The Lunchbox (2013, Drama-Romance) Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur

3 Days to Kill (2014, Thriller-Comedy) Kevin Costner, Hailey Steinfeld
300: Rise of an Empire (2014, Action-War) Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green

About Last Night (2014, Romance-Comedy) Michael Ealy, Kevin Hart
Avengers Confidential: Black Widow & Punisher (2014, Animation-Action) Jennifer Carpenter, Brian Bloom (voices)
Bad Words (2013, Comedy) Jason Bateman, Kathryn Hahn
Barefoot (2014, Comedy-Romance) Scott Speedman, Evan Rachel Wood

Big Bad Wolves (2013, Thriller-Comedy) Lior Ashkenazi, Rotem Keinan
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
(2014, Action-Sci Fi) Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson
Cesar Chavez (2014, Drama) Michael Pena, John Malkovich
Cheap Thrills (2013, Thriller-Comedy) Pat Healy, Ethan Embry

Collision (2013, Thriller-Drama) Frank Grillo, Jainie Alexander
Desperate Acts of Magic
(2013, Comedy) Joe Tyler Gold, Valerie Dillman
(2014, Sci Fi-Thriller) Shailene Woodley, Theo James
Endless Love (2014, Romance-Drama) Alex Pettyfer, Gabrielle Wilde

Escape from Tomorrow
(2013, Drama-Fantasy) Roy Abramsohn, Elena Schuber
Expecting (2013, Comedy-Drama) Radha Mitchell, Michelle Monaghan
Free Ride (2013, Drama-Thriller) Anna Paquin, Liana Liberato
Gimme Shelter
(2013, Drama) Vanessa Hudgens, Brendan Fraser
Gloria (2013, Drama-Comedy) Paulina Garcia, Sergio Hernandez
God's Not Dead (2014, Drama) Shane Harper, Kevin Sorbo
The Grand Budapest Hotel
(2014, Comedy) Ralph Fiennes, Tony Revolori
Grand Piano (2013, Thriller) Elijah Wood, John Cusack
Great Expectations (2012, Drama-Romance) Jeremy Irvine, Helena Bonham Carter
Her (2013, Romance-Sci Fi) Joaquin Phoenix, Scarlett Johansson (voice)
I, Anna
(2012, Drama-Thriller) Charlotte Rampling, Gabriel Byrne

I, Frankenstein (2014, Action-Fantasy) Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy
In Secret
(2013, Drama-Thriller) Elizabeth Olsen, Oscar Isaac
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014, Thriller-Action) Chris Pine, Keira Knightley
Killing Kennedy
(2013, Drama-Thriller) Rob Lowe, Will Rothhaar
Labor Day (2013, Drama) Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin
The Legend of Hercules (2014, Action-Fantasy) Kellan Lutz, Scott Adkins

The LEGO Movie (2014, Animation-Comedy) Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Banks (voices)
Le Week-End (2013, Drama-Comedy) Jim Broadbent, Lindsay Duncan
Lone Survivor (2013, War-Action) Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch
The Monuments Men
(2014, War-Drama) George Clooney, Matt Damon
Mr. Peabody and Sherman (2014, Animation-Comedy) Ty Burrell, Max Charles (voices)
Muppets Most Wanted (2014, Comedy-Thriller) Ricky Gervais, Tina Fey
Need for Speed (2014, Action-Drama) Aaron Paul, Imogen Poots
Noah (2014, Adventure-Drama) Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly
Non-Stop (2014, Thriller-Mystery) Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore
Nymphomaniac Vol. 1
(2013, Drama) Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgard
Pompeii (2014, Action-Adventure) Kit Harington, Emily Browning
RoboCop (2014, Action-Thriller) Joel Kinnaman, Gary Oldman
Sabotage (2014, Action-Thriller) Arnold Schwarzenegger, Olivia Williams
(2014, Drama) Frederic Landenberg, Sacha Guerreiro
A Teacher (2013, Drama) Lindsay Burdge, Will Brittain
That Awkward Moment (2014, Comedy-Romance) Zac Efron, Miles Teller
Tim's Vermeer (2013, Documentary) Tim Jenison, Penn Jillette
Vampire Academy   (2014, Comedy-Horror) Zoey Deutch, Lucy Fry
Veronica Mars (2014, Mystery-Comedy) Kristen Bell, Jason Dohring
The Wind Rises (2013, Animation-Drama) Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emily Blunt (voices)
Winter's Tale (2014, Fantasy-Romance) Colin Farrell, Russell Crowe

2 Guns (2013, Action-Thriller) Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg
12 Years a Slave (2013, Drama) Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender

20 Feet from Stardom (2013, Documentary) Darlene Love, Merry Clayton
About Time (2013, Comedy-Fantasy) Domhnall Gleeson, Rachel McAdams
(2013, Drama-Romance) Naomi Watts, Robin Wright

After Earth (2013, Sci Fi-Adventure) Jaden Smith, Will Smith
Ain't Them Bodies Saints
(2013, Drama-Thriller) Rooney Mara, Casey Affleck
All is Lost (2013, Drama-Adventure) Robert Redford

The Amazing Spider-Man (2012, Sci Fi-Action) Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone
American Hustle (2013, Drama-Thriller) Christian Bale, Amy Adams

Amour (2012, Drama) Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013, Comedy) Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate

Arbitrage (2012, Drama-Thriller) Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon
Argo (2012, Drama-Thriller) Ben Affleck, Alan Arkin

Ass Backwards (2013, Comedy) June Diane Raphael, Casey Wilson
At Middleton (2013, Romance-Comedy) Andy Garcia, Vera Farmiga
The Attack (2012, Drama-Mystery) Ali Suliman, Reymond Amsalem
August: Osage County (2013, Drama) Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts
Austenland (2013, Comedy-Romance) Keri Russell, Jennifer Coolidge
Bad Grandpa (2013, Comedy) Johnny Knoxville, Jackson Nicoll
Baggage Claim (2013, Comedy-Romance) Paula Patton, Jill Scott
The Bag Man (2014, Thriller) John Cusack, Robert De Niro
Bates Motel
(TV series)
(2013, Thriller-Drama) Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore
Battle of the Year
(2013, Drama-Action) Josh Holloway, Laz Alonso
Before Midnight
(2013, Drama) Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy
Best Man Down (2012, Comedy-Drama) Justin Long, Jess Wiexler
The Best Man Holiday (2013, Comedy-Drama) Taye Diggs, Morris Chestnut
Better Living Through Chemistry (2014, Comedy-Thriller) Sam Rockwell, Olivia Wilde
(2013, Documentary) Samantha Berg, Tilikum

Black Nativity (2013, Drama-Musical) Jacob Latimore, Forest Whitaker
The Bling Ring (2013, Drama) Israel Broussard, Katie Chang
Blue Caprice
(2013, Drama) Isaiah Washington, Tequan Richmond
Blue Jasmine
(2013, Drama-Comedy) Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin
The Call
(2013, Thriller) Halle Berry, Abigail Breslin
Captain Phillips (2013, Drama-Thriller) Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi
Carrie (2013, Horror-Drama) Chloe Grace Moretz, Julianne Moore
(2013, Comedy-Drama) Alan Rickman, Freddy Rodriguez
Chinese Zodiac
(2012, Action-Adventure) Jackie Chan, Yao Xingtong
Clear History (2013, Comedy) Larry David, Jon Hamm
Closed Circuit
(2013, Thriller-Drama) Eric Bana, Rebecca Hall
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
(2013, Animation-Comedy) Bill Hader, Anna Faris (voices)
The Colony
(2013, Sci Fi-Horror) Kevin Zegers, Laurence Fishburne
Computer Chess
(2014, Comedy) Patrick Riester, Myles Paige
The Conjuring (2013, Horror-Drama) Lili Taylor, Ron Livingston

The Counselor
(2013, Thriller-Drama) Michael Fassbender, Javier Bardem
Cutie and the Boxer (2013, Documentary) Ushio Shinohara, Noriko Shinohara
Dallas Buyers Club (2013, Drama) Matthew McConaughey, Jared Leto

Dark Skies (2013, Sci Fi-Thriller) Keri Russell, Josh Hamilton
Deep Dark Canyon
(2013, Drama-Thriller) Spencer Treat Clark, Nick Eversman
Delivery Man (2013, Comedy) Vince Vaughn, Chris Pratt

Despicable Me 2 (2013, Animation-Comedy) Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig (voices)

Don Jon (2013, Comedy-Drama) Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Scarlett Johansson
Drinking Buddies (2013, Drama-Romance) Olivia Wilde, Jake Johnson

The East (2013, Drama-Thriller) Brit Marling, Alexander Skarsgard
Elysium (2013, Sci Fi-Action) Matt Damon, Jodie Foster
Ender's Game (2013, Sci Fi-Action) Asa Butterfield, Harrison Ford
The English Teacher
(2013, Comedy-Drama) Julianne Moore, Michael Angarano
Enough Said (2013, Comedy-Romance) Julia Louis-Dreyfus, James Gandolfini
Epic (2013, Animation-Fantasy) Amanda Seyfried, Colin Farrell
Erased (2012, Thriller-Action) Aaron Eckhart, Liana Liberato
Escape Plan
(2013, Thriller-Action) Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger

Europa Report (2013, Sci Fi-Thriller) Anamaria Marinca, Michael Nyqvist
The Family
(2013, Comedy-Thriller) Robert De Niro, Michelle Pfeiffer
Fast & Furious 6
(2013, Action-Thriller) Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson
The Fifth Estate
(2013, Drama-Thriller) Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Bruhl
Frances Ha (2012, Comedy-Drama) Greta Gerwig, Mickey Sumner
Frozen (2013, Animation-Fantasy) Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel
Fruitvale Station
(2013, Drama) Michael B. Jordan, Melonie Diaz
Gangster Squad (2013, Action-Thriller) Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling
Getaway (2013, Action-Thriller) Ethan Hawke, Selena Gomez
G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013, Action-Adventure) Dwayne Johnson, Jonathan Pryce
Girl Most Likely
(2013, Comedy) Kristen Wiig, Annette Bening
A Good Day to Die Hard (2013, Action-Thriller) Bruce Willis, Jai Courtney
The Grandmaster (2013, Action-Drama) Tony Leung, Zhang Ziyi
Gravity (2013, Sci Fi-Drama) Sandra Bullock, George Clooney
Grudge Match (2013, Comedy-Drama) Sylvester Stallone, Robert De Niro

The Guilt Trip (2013, Comedy-Drama) Seth Rogen, Barbra Streisand

Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013, Action-Fantasy) Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton

A Haunted House
(2013, Comedy-Horror) Marlon Wayans, Essence Atkins
Haunter (2013, Horror-Mystery) Abigail Breslin, Peter Outerbridge
Haute Cuisine
(2012, Comedy-Drama) Catherine Frot, Arthur DuPont
The Heat (2013, Comedy-Thriller) Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy
A Hijacking (2012, Drama-Thriller) Pilou Asbaek, Soren Malling

The Hobbit (2012, Fantasy-Adventure) Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013, Fantasy-Adventure) Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage
Homefront (2013, Action-Thriller) Jason Statham, James Franco
(2013, Drama-Thriller) Paul Walker, Genesis Rodriguez
How I Live Now (2013, Drama-War) Saoirse Ronan, George MacKay

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013, Action-Sci Fi) Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson
The Hunt (2012, Drama) Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen
Identity Thief (2013, Comedy) Jason Bateman, Melissa McCarthy
I Give It a Year (2013, Comedy-Romance) Rose Byrne, Rafe Spall

The Impossible (2012, Drama-Adventure) Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor
In A World... (2013, Comedy-Drama) Lake Bell, Michaela Watkins
Inequality for All (2013, Documentary) Robert Reich
Inside Llewyn Davis (2013, Drama-Musical) Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan
Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013, Horror) Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne

Instructions Not Included (2013, Comedy-Drama) Eugenio Derbez, Loreto Peralta
The Internship (2013, Comedy) Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson
The Invisible Woman
(2013, Drama-Romance) Ralph Fiennes, Felicity Jones
Iron Man 3 (2013, Action-Sci Fi) Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow
Jobs (2013, Drama) Ashton Kutcher, Josh Gad
John Dies at the End (2012, Comedy-Horror) Chase Williamson, Rob Mayes
Justice League: War (2014, Animation-Action) Michelle Monaghan, Alan Tudyk (voices)

Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain (2013, Comedy-Documentary) Kevin Hart
Kick-Ass 2 (2013, Action-Comedy) Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Chloe Grace Moretz
Kill Your Darlings (2013, Drama-Thriller) Daniel Radcliffe, Dane DeHaan
The Last Days on Mars (2013, Sci Fi-Horror) Liev Schreiber, Romola Garai
The Last Stand (2013, Action-Thriller) Arnold Schwarzenegger, Forest Whitaker
Last Vegas (2013, Comedy) Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro
Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013, Drama) Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey
Les Miserables (2012, Musical-Drama) Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe
The Lifeguard (2013, Drama-Romance) Kristen Bell, Mamie Gummer
Life of Pi (2012, Adventure-Drama) Suraj Sharma, Irrfan Khan
(2012, Drama-War) Daniel Day-Lewis, David Strathairn
The Lone Ranger (2013, Western-Action) Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer

Love and Honor (2013, Drama-Romance) Liam Hemsworth, Austin Stowell
(2013, Drama) Amanda Seyfried, Peter Sarsgaard
Machete Kills (2013, Action-Thriller) Danny Trejo, Mel Gibson
Mama (2013, Horror-Mystery) Jessica Chastain, Megan Charpentier
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013, Drama) Idris Elba, Naomie Harris

Man of Steel (2013, Sci Fi-Action) Henry Cavill, Amy Adams
Man of Tai Chi
(2013, Action-Thriller) Tiger Chen, Keanu Reeves
The Master (2012, Drama) Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman
Monsters University (2013, Animation-Comedy) Billy Crystal, John Goodman (voices)
Much Ado About Nothing
(2012, Drama-Comedy) Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof
Mud (2012, Drama-Thriller) Matthew McConaughey, Tye Sheridan
Nebraska (2013, Drama-Comedy) Bruce Dern, Will Forte
Now You See Me (2013, Thriller-Mystery) Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo
The Nut Job
(2014, Animation-Comedy) Will Arnett, Katherine Heigl (voices)
(2013, Sci Fi-Action) Tom Cruise, Andrea Riseborough
Odd Thomas (2013, Horror-Comedy) Anton Yelchin, Addison Timlin
(2013, Thriller-Mystery) Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen
On the Job
(2013, Thriller-Action) Joel Torre, Piolo Pascual
On the Road
(2012, Drama-Adventure) Sam Riley, Garrett Hedlund
Out of the Furnace (2013, Thriller-Drama) Christian Bale, Woody Harrelson

Oz the Great and Powerful (2013, Fantasy-Adventure) James Franco, Mila Kunis
Pacific Rim
(2013, Action-Sci Fi) Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones
(2014, Horror) Andrew Jacobs, Jorge Diaz
Parkland (2013, Drama-Thriller) Paul Giamatti, Billy Bob Thornton
Philomena (2013, Drama) Judi Dench, Steve Coogan
Populaire (2012, Comedy-Romance) Deborah Francoise, Romain Duris
Prince Avalanche
(2013, Drama-Comedy) Paul Rudd, Emile Hirsch
Prisoners (2013, Drama-Thriller) Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal
The Purge (2013, Thriller-Horror) Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey
Rapture-Palooza (2013, Comedy-Fantasy) Anna Kendrick, Craig Robinson
RED 2 (2013, Action-Comedy) Bruce Willis, Mary-Louise Parker

Riddick (2013, Action-Sci Fi) Vin Diesel, Jordi Molla
Ride Along (2014, Action-Comedy) Kevin Hart, Ice Cube

(2013, Action-Fantasy) Ryan Reynolds, Jeff Bridges
Runner Runner (2013, Drama-Thriller) Justin Timberlake, Ben Affleck

Rush (2013, Drama-Action) Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Bruhl
Salinger (2013, Documentary) Joyce Maynard, John Guare
Saving Mr. Banks (2013, Drama-Comedy) Emma Thompson, Tom Hanks
Scary Movie V (2013, Comedy-Horror) Ashley Tisdale, Simon Rex
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013, Comedy-Adventure) Ben Stiller, Kristen Wiig
Short Term 12 (2013, Drama) Brie Larson, John Gallagher Jr.
Side Effects (2013, Drama-Mystery) Jude Law, Rooney Mara
Snitch (2013, Drama-Thriller) Dwayne Johnson, Jon Bernthal

The Spectacular Now (2013, Drama-Romance) Miles Teller, Shailene Woodley
Spring Breakers (2012, Thriller-Drama) James Franco, Vanessa Hudgens
Star Trek Into Darkness (2013, Sci Fi-Action) Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto
Stoker (2013, Thriller-Drama) Mia Wasikowska, Nicole Kidman
Sunlight Jr. (2013, Drama) Naomi Watts, Matt Dillon

Taken 2 (2012, Thriller-Action) Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace
Thanks for Sharing (2012, Drama-Comedy) Mark Ruffalo, Gwyneth Paltrow
This is the End (2013, Comedy-Horror) Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel

Thor: The Dark World (2013, Action-Fantasy) Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman
The To Do List
(2013, Comedy) Aubrey Plaza, Bill Hader

Unfinished Song (2013, Comedy-Drama) Teremce Stamp, Gemma Arterton
Upside Down (2012, Romance-Sci Fi) Jim Sturgess, Kirsten Dunst
Warm Bodies (2013, Comedy-Horror) Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer
The Way Way Back
(2013, Comedy-Drama) Liam James, Steve Carell
Welcome to the Jungle (2013, Comedy-Adventure) Adam Brody, Rob Huebel
We're the Millers (2013, Comedy-Thriller) Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston

White House Down (2013, Action-Thriller) Channing Tatum, Jamie Foxx

The Wolf of Wall Street
(2013, Drama-Comedy) Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill
The Wolverine (2013, Action-Sci Fi) Hugh Jackman, Tao Okamoto

The World's End (2013, Comedy-Sci Fi) Simon Pegg, Nick Frost

World War Z
(2013, Horror-Action) Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos

You're Next (2011, Thriller-Horror) Sharni Vinson, AJ Bowen

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