Auto-Chaotic. Transformers: Age of Extinction, Reviewed.

Age of Extinction is the best of the Transformers movies. That's not saying much: The other films in the series were all pretty bad, and this one is no good, either. But for an hour or so, director Michael Bay does what he does as well as he's done it for quite some time. Perpetually juvenile he may be, but god bless… » 6/27/14 10:16am 6/27/14 10:16am

Michael Bay's Ode To Meatheads: Pain & Gain, Reviewed.

There are many movies that could have been made from the raw materials of Pain & Gain, which is based on a series of outrageous Miami New Times articles about three dimwit Florida bodybuilders who in 1994 kidnapped a rich local businessman and stripped him of all his assets. Some filmmakers, for example, might have… » 4/24/13 5:30pm 4/24/13 5:30pm

A Plush Bear Stuffed With Crap. Ted, Reviewed.

1. Of the myriad problems with Ted, Seth MacFarlane's flaming, masturbating fart of a comedy, the biggest one is that the teddy bear at its center is neither cute nor funny. The movie thinks he's both. For the movie's promising central joke to work—that a boy's teddy bear comes to life and then grows up alongside him… » 6/26/12 4:15pm 6/26/12 4:15pm