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  • Mortal Kombat

    Mortal Kombat


    The new “Mortal Kombat” deserves this much: it’s probably the closest the fantasy fighting video game from the 1990s will ever get to looking like a legitimate, hyper-violent movie where characters realistically bleed. Following Paul W.S. Anderson’s 1995 original adaptation, an ultra-silly fusion of techno, martial arts, camp, and unadulterated Velveeta (and its hilariously incompetent 1997 sequel), gamers can unite over this deservedly R-rated, comparably self-serious reboot. Of course, nobody—not even the uninitiated or those with exceptional, discriminating taste—is going…

  • It Cuts Deep

    It Cuts Deep


    There’s a fine idea here—dweebish man who doesn’t want kids takes girlfriend to the home he grew up in for Christmas, only to keep running into his former friend who’s better-looking and possibly insane—but are we supposed to root for both men to be killed? 

    IT CUTS DEEP gets one and a half stars purely for Quinn Jackson, a circa 2006 Heidi Montag-lookalike with talent to emote, but this is even more exasperating than YOU, ME AND DUPREE as a horror movie.

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