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Unfriended Movie Review

Normally, when a horror movie opens two weeks before the biggest blockbuster of the year, you can smell the stink a mile away. Doubly so if it involves a dubious gimmick centered around some social trend that the kids are so into these days. Cheap, lurid cash grabs are standard-issue for the horror genre, and not even Universal – the …

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Get Hard Movie Review

Racism, misogyny and homophobia are never amusing, but I don’t think Get Hard would pass muster even if it didn’t indulge in the kind of clueless stereotyping that Hollywood has had to live down for generations. It seems unduly proud of its “R” rating, as if that fact in and of itself somehow makes it edgy or daring. It’s neither …

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Insurgent (2015) Movie Review

Ah, that story we ordered last year finally arrived. My central issue with 2014’s Divergent – besides the open aping of the Hunger Games formula – was that not a whole lot actually happened in it. We got training. A lot of training. And by the time our plucky young Woman of Destiny (Shailene Woodley) found something of substance to …

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Cinderella (2015)

The central question before us with Disney’s new live-action version of Cinderella is a simple one: was this really necessary? The studio already has a perfectly serviceable animated classic (though I confess I’m not its biggest fan), to say nothing of last winter’s Into the Woods and dozens of non-Disney adaptations available as fast as you can get to your …

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Fantastic Four Review

Once again, I, Victor Von Doom, must endure another affront to my genius. For too long, the exploits of Marvel’s so-called “heroes” have been fodder for the skulking lapdogs of Hollywood studios. Doom has watched their efforts and laughed, knowing that they would be as ants before a colossus when the Dr. Doom movie finally arrived. A pox on Sam …

Welcome to Cinema-Stache!

Welcome to Cinema-Stache, a new site dedicated to all things cinema. First of all, a little bit about myself. My name is Rob Vaux, and I’ve been a professional movie critic since March, 2000. I’ve written for a wide variety of online publications, conveniently centralized over on Rotten Tomatoes and available for your viewing pleasure. My passion for the movies …