‘Wild’ Review

Fox Searchlight Pictures

In Wild, Reese Witherspoon stars as Cheryl Strayed. We join as she embarks on a hiking trip along the Pacific Crest Trail. She’s a novice, struggling to lift her absurdly overstuffed pack after spending one last night in a hotel, her final evening in civilization. As she gathers her gear, we see flashbacks of Cheryl in another seedy motel somewhere (and some-when), freebasing heroin and engaging in degrading sex.

‘Horrible Bosses 2’ Review

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Following the misadventures of Nick (Jason Bateman), Kurt (Jason Sudeikis), and Dale (Charlie Day) in the misanthropic Horrible Bosses—a film in which, Strangers on a Train-style, the protagonists decide to kill each other’s employers—Nick, Kurt, and Dale are now the bosses.

‘Dumb and Dumber To’ Review

AP

As a 12-year-old boy when the original Dumb and Dumber was released during the 1994 Oscar season, I was more or less the target demographic. And while the Farrelly Brothers, Jim Carrey, and Jeff Daniels were snubbed at that year’s ceremony—thanks, Forrest Gump—my fondness for the picture has only grown in the subsequent 20 years.

‘Birdman’ Review

Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance

Odds are audiences will notice that Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance doesn’t quite feel like any other film they’ve seen. But they may not be sure why, at first. Constantly in motion, yet contained almost entirely within and around a smallish Broadway theater and a nearby bar, Birdman will feel to them fluid, alive, and ethereal—different from most big screen fare.