The Quick Take - June 29, 2014
'Jersey Boys'

Streaming Picks

Want to re-watch an oldie, but a goodie? Hulu Plus members can now stream the cult classic favorite Ghostbusters for free.

Zombie-thriller lovers: the bestselling-book-turned-movie World War Z starring Brad Pitt is now on Netflix.

Looking for a streaming show that we've covered to share with your kids? Netflix is now streaming Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. Check out Jack Cuidon's review.

If you want to watch something different, check out Travelling Salesman. Now streaming on Amazon Prime, this movie follows what happens when four mathematicians are asked to solve the toughest equation in computer science history.

Critics Roundup

Can Michael Bay's Transformers: Age of Extinction make up for Transformers: Dark Side of the Moon? PluggedIn's Bob Hoose gives thumbs up to the father-daughter relationship depicted in this latest film, but says Bay didn't bring anything new to the table. Although a few robots receive upgrades, Hoose comments that the fourth installment in the Transformers franchise "feels remarkably unaltered. As in: static, unable to bend or move, decrepit." The New York Times' A. O. Scott agrees that Age of Extinction is stuck in the past. Most notably, Scott points out the depiction of women "who are on screen mainly to be ogled, shamed and rescued. The few action-type things that the female characters are allowed to do—throw a punch, drive a car, fasten a cable to a big piece of metal—feel like grudging concessions to changing norms."

Crosswalk's Christian Hamaker believes that Clint Eastwood's latest film Jersey Boys is truly a joy to watch. In spite of its boring camerawork and bad makeup choices, he says, ...

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