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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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2/7 - Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016, Horror-Action) Lily James, Sam Riley
2/6 - Hail, Caesar! (2016, Comedy) Josh Brolin, George Clooney
2/4 - Turbo Kid (2015, Action-Sci Fi) Munro Chambers, Michael Ironside
1/31 - Jane Got a Gun (2015, Western-Drama) Natalie Portman, Joel Edgerton
1/31 - Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016, Animation-Action) Jack Black, Bryan Cranston (voices)
1/30 - Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011, Animation-Action) Jack Black, Gary Oldman (voices)
1/29 - The Finest Hours (2016, Drama-Adventure) Chris Pine, Casey Affleck
1/28 - Macbeth (2015, Drama-War) Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard
1/25 - The Boy (2016, Horror-Thriller) Lauren Cohan, Rupert Evans
1/24 - The 5th Wave (2016, Sci Fi-Action) Chloe Grace Moretz, Nick Robinson


12 Citizens (2014, Drama) He Bing, Han Tongsheng
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
99 Homes (2014, Drama) Anrew Garfield, Michael Shannon

Absolutely Anything
(2015, Comedy-Sci Fi) Simon Pegg, Kate Beckinsale
American Hero (2015, Drama-Fantasy) Stephen Dorff, Eddie Griffin
A Better You
(2014, Comedy) Brian Huskey, Morgan Walsh

Anesthesia (2015, Drama) Sam Waterston, Michael K. Williams
Anomalisa (2015, Animation-Drama) David Thewlis, Jennifer Jason Leigh (voices)
Band of Robbers (2015, Comedy-Thriller) Adam Nee, Kyle Gallner
The Big Short (2015, Drama-Comedy) Christian Bale, Steve Carell
Black Mass (2015, Drama) Johnny Depp, Joel Edgerton
The Breaks (2016, Comedy-Drama) Afton Williamson, Tristan Wilds
Brooklyn (2015, Drama-Romance) Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen
By the Sea (2015, Drama-Romance), Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie Pitt
Carol (2015, Drama-Romance) Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara
Cart (2014, Drama) Yum Jung-ah, Moon Jung-hee
Concussion (2015, Drama) Will Smith, Albert Brooks
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
A Deadly Adoption
(2015, Thriller-Drama) Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig
The Death of "Superman Lives": What Happened?
(2015, Documentary) Jon Schnepp, Kevin Smith
Diablo (2015, Western) Scott Eastwood, Walton Goggins
Dirty Grandpa (2016, Comedy) Robert De Niro, Zac Efron
Eightyseven (2014, Drama) Nicolas Andrade, Michael Noher
Eila, Rampe and Baby Girl (2014, Comedy) Heidi Herala, Pirkka-Pekka Petelius
The Forest (2016, Horror-Mystery) Natalie Dormer, Taylor Kinney
The Good Dinosaur (2015, Animation-Adventure) Raymond Ochoa, Jeffrey Wright (voices)
Grandma (2015, Drama-Comedy) Lily Tomlin, Julia Garner
Happy Times
(2014, Comedy-Romance) Luis Arrieta, Cassandra Ciangherotti
A Hard Day
(2014, Thriller-Action) Lee Sun-kyun, Cho Jin-Woong
The Hateful Eight (2015, Western-Thriller) Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell
Hitchcock/Truffaut
(2015, Documentary) Martin Scorsese, David Fincher
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
In the Shadow of Women (2015, Drama-Romance) Stanislas Merhar, Clotilde Courau
I Smile Back (2015, Drama) Sarah Silverman, Josh Charles
Joy (2015, Comedy-Drama) Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro
The Keeping Room (2014, Western-Thriller) Brit Marling, Hailee Steinfeld
Krampus (2015, Horror-Comedy) Emjay Anthony, Adam Scott
The Lady in the Car with Glasses and a Gun (2015, Mystery-Thriller) Freye Mavor, Benjamin Biolay

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

The Lobster
(2015, Comedy-Sci Fi) Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz
Meru
(2015, Documentary-Adventure) Jimmy Chin, Conrad Anker
Mojave
(2015, Thriller) Garrett Hedlund, Oscar Isaac
The New Girlfriend (2014, Drama-Romance) Anais Demoustier, Romain Duris
The Night Before (2015, Comedy) Seth Rogen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

The Peanuts Movie (2015, Animation-Comedy) Noah Schnapp, Hadley Belle Miller (voices)
A Perfect Day (2015, Drama-Comedy) Benicio Del Toro, Tim Robbins
Point Break (2015, Action-Thriller) Luke Bracey, Edgar Ramirez
The Revenant (2015, Adventure-Western) Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy
Ride Along 2 (2016, Comedy-Action) Ice Cube, Kevin Hart
The Ridiculous 6 (2015, Comedy-Western) Adam Sandler, Nick Nolte
Room (2015, Drama) Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay
Sam (2014, Drama) Frederic Landenberg, Sacha Guerreiro
Second Chance (2014, Comedy-Thriller) Wen Shang-Yi, Peijia Huang
Secret in Their Eyes (2015, Thriller-Mystery) Chiwetel Ejiofor, Julia Roberts
Sisters (2015, Comedy) Tina Fey, Amy Poehler
Spectre (2015, Action-Thriller) Daniel Craig, Lea Seydoux
Spotlight (2015, Drama) Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015, Sci Fi-Fantasy) John Boyega, Daisy Ridley
Staten Island Summer (2015, Comedy) Graham Phillips, Zack Pearlman
Steve Jobs (2015, Drama) Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet
Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine (2015, Documentary) Steve Jobs
Timbuktu (2014, Drama) Ibrahim Ahmed, Toulou Kiki
Time Lapse (2014, Mystery-Sci Fi) Matt O'Leary, Danielle Panabaker
Tokyo Fiancee (2014, Comedy-Romance) Pauline Etienne, Taichi Inoue
Trumbo (2015, Drama) Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane
Truth (2015, Drama) Cate Blanchett, Robert Redford
The Truth About Lies (2015, Comedy-Romance) Fran Kranz, Odette Annable

Victor Frankenstein (2015, Horror-Sci Fi) Daniel Radcliffe, James McAvoy


'71 (2014, Thriller-Action) Jack O'Connell, Sean Harris
Age of Adaline (2015, Romance-Fantasy) Blake Lively, Michiel Huisman

Aloha (2015, Comedy-Romance) Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone

American Sniper (2014, Drama-War) Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller

American Ultra (2015, Comedy-Action) Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart
Annabelle (2014, Horror) Annabelle Wallis, Ward Horton

Ant-Man (2015, Action-Sci Fi) Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas
As Above, So Below (2014, Horror-Thriller) Perdita Weeks, Ben Feldman

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015, Action-Sci Fi) Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans

The Babadook (2014, Horror-Thriller) Essie Davis, Daniel Henshall

Batman: Bad Blood (2016, Animation-Action) Stuart Allen, Jasson O'Mara (voices)
Best of Enemies (2015, Documentary) Gore Vidal, William F. Buckley Jr.
Big Eyes (2014, Drama-Comedy) Amy Adams, Christoph Waltz
Big Game (2014, Action-Thriller) Samuel L. Jackson, Onni Tommila
Big Hero 6 (2014, Animation-Action) Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit
Birdman (2014, Comedy-Drama) Michael Keaton, Ed Norton

Blackhat
(2015, Thriller-Drama) Chris Hemsworth, Viola Davis
Bone Tomahawk (2015, Western-Horror) Kurt Russell, Richard Jenkins

The Boy Next Door (2015, Thriller-Romance) Jennifer Lopez, Ryan Guzman

Bridge of Spies
(2015, Drama-Thriller) Tom Hanks, Mark Rylance
Burnt (2015, Drama-Comedy) Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller
Chappie (2015, Sci Fi-Action) Sharlto Copley (voice), Hugh Jackman
Chi-Raq (2015, Drama-Comedy) Teyonah Parris, Nick Cannon
Cinderella (2015, Fantasy-Romance) Lily James, Cate Blanchett
Clouds of Sils Maria (2014, Drama) Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart

The Connection (2014, Thriller-Drama) Jean Dujardin, Gilles Lellouche
Cop Car (2015, Thriller-Drama) Kevin Bacon, Hays Wellford
Danny Collins (2015, Comedy-Drama) Al Pacino, Annette Bening
Dark Places (2015, Mystery-Drama) Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them (2014, Drama-Romance) James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain
Dope (2015, Comedy-Drama) Shameik Moore, Zoe Kravitz

The D Train (2015, Comedy-Drama) Jack Black, James Marsden
The DUFF (2015, Comedy-Romance) Mae Whitman, Robbie Amell

The End of the Tour
(2015, Drama) Jesse Eisenberg, Jason Segel
Everest (2015, Adventure-Drama) Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin
Everly (2015, Action-Thriller) Salma Hayek, Akie Kotabe
Ex Machina (2015, Sci Fi-Drama) Dmhnall Gleeson, Oscar Isaac
Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014, Adventure-Drama) Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton

Fantastic Four (2015, Sci Fi-Action) Miles Teller, Kate Mara
Far from the Madding Crowd (2015, Drama-Romance) Carey Mulligan, Matthias Schoenaerts

Final Girl (2015, Thriller-Action) Abigail Breslin, Alexander Ludwig
Focus (2015, Thriller-Comedy) Will Smith, Margot Robbie

Furious 7 (2015, Action-Thriller) Vin Diesel, Paul Walker
The Gallows (2015, Horror-Thriller) Ryan Shoos, Reese Mishler
The Gambler   (2014, Drama-Thriller) Mark Wahlberg, Brie Larson

Gemma Bovery (2014, Comedy-Drama) Fabrice Luchini, Gemma Arterton
Get Hard (2015, Comedy) Will Ferrell, Kevin Hart

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

Goodnight Mommy (2014, Horror-Drama) Susann Wuest, Lukas & Elias Schwarz
Goosebumps
(2015, Comedy-Horror) Jack Black, Dylan Minnette
The Gunman
(2015, Thriller-Action) Sean Penn, Jasmine Trinca

Hidden (2015, Horror-Sci Fi) Alexander Skarsgard, Andrea Riseborough
Hitman: Agent 47 (2015, Action-Thriller) Rupert Friend, Hannah Ware

Home (2015, Animation-Comedy) Jim Parsons, Rihanna (voices)
Horrible Bosses 2 (2014, Comedy-Thriller) Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis
Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015, Animation-Comedy) Adam Sandler, Selena Gomez (voices)
Hot Pursuit (2015, Comedy-Thriller) Reese Witherspoon, Sofia Vergara
Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (2015, Comedy-Sci Fi) Rob Corddry, Craig Robinson

The Imitation Game (2014, Drama-Thriller) Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley
Inherent Vice (2014, Mystery-Comedy) Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin

Inside Out (2015, Animation-Comedy) Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith (voices)
Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015, Horror) Stefanie Scott, Lin Shaye
Insurgent
(2015, Sci Fi-Action) Shailene Woodley, Theo James
The Intern (2015, Comedy) Robert De Niro, Anne Hathaway

Irrational Man (2015, Drama-Comedy) Joaquin Phoenix, Emma Stone
It Follows (2014, Horror) Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist

John Wick (2014, Action-Thriller) Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyqvist
Jupiter Ascending (2015, Sci Fi-Action) Mila Kunis, Channing Tatum
Jurassic World (2015, Adventure-Sci Fi) Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard

Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014, Action-Comedy) Taron Egerton, Colin Firth
Ladrones (2015, Comedy-Thriller) Fernando Colunga, Eduardo Yanez
The Last Five Years (2014, Musical-Romance) Anna Kendrick, Jeremy Jordan
Last Knights (2015, Adventure-Action) Clive Owen, Morgan Freeman

The Last Witch Hunter (2015, Action-Fantasy) Vin Diesel, Rose Leslie
The Lazarus Effect (2015, Horror-Sci Fi) Olivia Wilde, Mark Duplass

Love & Mercy (2014, Drama) John Cusack, Paul Dano

Madame Bovary (2014, Drama) Mia Wasikowska, Henry Lloyd-Hughes
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015, Action-Adventure) Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron
Maggie (2015, Drama-Horror) Arnold Schwarzenegger, Abigail Breslin

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
Max (2015, Drama-Thriller) Josh Wiggins, Thomas Haden Church
Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015, Sci Fi-Action) Dylan O'Brien, Aidan Gillen
McFarland USA (2015, Drama) Kevin Costner, Maria Bello
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015, Comedy-Drama) Thomas Mann, Olivia Cooke

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
Mistress America (2015, Comedy) Greta Gerwig, Lola Kirke
Mortdecai (2015, Comedy-Mystery) Johnny Depp, Gwyneth Paltrow

Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014, Comedy-Fantasy) Ben Stiller, Robin Williams
No Escape (2015, Thriller-Action) Owen Wilson, Lake Bell

Pan (2015, Fantasy-Adventure) Levi Miller, Hugh Jackman
Paper Towns (2015,  Drama-Mystery) Nat Wolff, Cara Delevingne

Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (2015, Horror) Chris J. Murray, Dan Gill
Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (2015, Comedy-Thriller) Kevin James, Raini Rodriguez
Pawn Sacrifice (2015, Drama) Tobey Maguire, Liev Schreiber
Pitch Perfect 2 (2015, Comedy-Musical) Anna Kendrick, Hailee Steinfeld
Pixels (2015, Comedy-Sci Fi) Adam Sandler, Kevin James
Poltergeist (2015, Horror) Sam Rockwell, Rosemary DeWitt

Preggoland (2014, Comedy-Romance) Sonja Bennett, Paul Campbell
Return to Sender (2015, Thriller-Drama) Rosamund Pike, Nick Nolte

Ricki and the Flash (2015, Drama-Comeedy) Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline

San Andreas (2015, Action-Adventure) Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino
Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (2015, Comedy-Horror) Tye Sheridan, Logan Miller
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015, Comedy-Drama) Dev Patel, Maggie Smith
Self/less (2015, Sci Fi-Thriller) Ryan Reynolds, Ben Kingsley
Serena (2014, Drama-Romance) Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence
Seventh Son (2014, Fantasy-Adventure) Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore

Shaun the Sheep Movie (2015, Animation-Comedy) Justin Fletcher, John Sparkes (voices)
Sicario (2015, Drama-Thriller) Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin
Sinister 2 (2015, Horror) James Ransone, Shannyn Sossamon
Slow West (2015, Western-Thriller) Kodi Smit-McPhee, Michael Fassbender

Southpaw (2015, Drama-Action) Jake Gyllenhaal, Forest Whitaker
Spy
(2015, Comedy-Action) Melissa McCarthy, Rose Byrne
Straight Outta Compton (2015, Drama) O'Shea Jackson Jr., Corey Hawkins
Taken 3 (2014, Action-Thriller) Liam Neeson, Forest Whitaker
Ted 2 (2015, Comedy-Fantasy) Mark Wahlberg, Seth MacFarlane (voice)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014, Action-Sci Fi) Megan Fox, William Fichtner

Terminator Genisys (2015, Sci Fi-Action) Emilia Clarke, Jai Courtney
The Theory of Everything (2014, Drama) Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones

This is Where I Leave You   (2014, Comedy-Drama) Jason Bateman, Adam Driver

Tomorrowland (2015, Sci Fi-Adventure) George Clooney, Britt Robertson
Trainwreck (2015, Comedy-Romance) Amy Schumer, Bill Hader

The Transporter Refueled (2015, Action-Thriller) Ed Skrein, Ray Stevenson
True Story (2015, Drama-Mystery) Jonah Hill, James Franco

Unbroken (2014, Drama-War) Jack O'Connell, Takamasa Ishihara

Uncanny (2015, Sci Fi-Thriller) Mark Webber, Lucy Griffiths
Unfinished Business (2015, Comedy) Vince Vaughn, Tom Wilkinson
Unfriended (2014, Horror-Thriller) Shelley Hennig, Moses Jacob Storm
Vacation (2015, Comedy-Adventure) Ed Helms, Christina Applegate

The Visit (2015, Horror-Comedy) Olivia DeJonge, Ed Oxenbould
The Voices (2014, Comedy-Horror) Ryan Reynolds, Gemma Arterton

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
The Wedding Ringer (2015, Comedy-Romance) Kevin Hart, Josh Gad
Welcome to Me (2014, Comedy-Drama) Kristen Wiig, Linda Cardellini
What We Do in the Shadows (2014, Comedy-Horror) Taika Waititi, Jemaine Clement

While We're Young
(2014, Comedy-Drama) Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts
White Bird in a Blizzard (2014, Drama-Mystery) Shailene Woodley, Eva Green
White God (2014, Drama) Zsofia Psotta, Sandor Zsoter
Wild Tales (2014, Comedy-Drama) Ricardo Darin, Leonardo Sbaraglia

The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death (2015, Horror-Drama) Phoebe Fox, Jeremy Irvine
Woman in Gold
(2015, Drama) Helen Mirren, Ryan Reynolds
Z for Zachariah (2015, Drama-Sci Fi) Margot Robbie, Chiwetel Ejiofor


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