OUTtakes: April 11, 2014

Welcome to OUTtakes, David Atlanta‘s new weekly look at films opening in Atlanta. Each week, we provide you with trailers, film descriptions, and in some cases our thoughts on new films hitting theater screens. This week’s roundup includes eight films hitting theaters on Friday, April 11. From horror and violence to family-friendly outings, this week’s schedule is jam-packed… Read More OUTtakes: April 11, 2014

Film Review: ‘300: Rise of an Empire’

When it came out back in 2007, 300 was an unexpected hit with audiences. There was just one problem for Hollywood: the ending is pretty definite, making a sequel next to impossible. Seven years later, audiences get a workaround solution that’s, with one exception, mildly inferior to the original in every way, but still tolerable as popcorn… Read More Film Review: ‘300: Rise of an Empire’

Film Review: ‘The Lego Movie’

It’s a film that, on paper, shouldn’t work. At the very least, it sounds like the biggest commercial for a single brand ever. But with Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, who previously teamed for Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs and 21 Jump Street, at the helm, The Lego Movie is a frequently hilarious, surprisingly heartfelt film that transcends its… Read More Film Review: ‘The Lego Movie’

Film Review: ‘That Awkward Moment’

With Valentine’s Day around the corner, it’s the perfect time of year for all sorts of movies with romantic elements. One of 2014’s attempts at creating something a little different is That Awkward Moment, an R-rated comedy about three best friends who have to decide what they want in their respective relationships. Unfortunately, That Awkward Moment is full… Read More Film Review: ‘That Awkward Moment’

Film Review: ‘Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit’

From 1990’s The Hunt for Red October through this year’s Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, Jack Ryan has appeared in five films with four different actors portraying the central character. In other words, he has a turnover rate that makes the James Bond films look stable. But with the newest film featuring the character, the Jack Ryan series reboots… Read More Film Review: ‘Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit’