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Alan Jones

Alan Jones

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 73% Cry-Baby (1990) "The nostalgic delights in Waters's reform school drool are often more subtle than his other period offering, Hairspray, but it's still a polished debunking of pop culture from the "Pope of Trash". " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jan 21, 2015
4/5 72% American Sniper (2015) "A confident yet thoughtful performance from a bulked-up Bradley Cooper is the solid centre of director Clint Eastwood's absorbingly matter-of-fact biopic of the most lethal sniper in US military history. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jan 16, 2015
3/5 71% Into the Woods (2014) "Works on most of its profound levels. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jan 9, 2015
3/5 21% The Woman in Black 2 Angel of Death (2015) "The denouement is unexpected and satisfying, while the peril provided by the Second World War backdrop cleverly matches the supernatural suspense. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Dec 26, 2014
2/5 27% Annie (2014) "The 1977 Broadway hit has suffered an overblown 1982 adaptation, a sickly 1999 TV movie and a terrible stage sequel. But the worst hadn't happened to it until this awkwardly updated, misconceived and sloppy remake. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Dec 26, 2014
3/5 27% Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) "The excitement is dampened by a draggy middle where Moses gets married and a tedious epilogue, but Scott's keen ability to explain scripture miracles in credible terms is this biblical blockbuster's major asset. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Dec 26, 2014
3/5 56% The Remaining (2014) "Nimbly directed by Casey La Scala, and performed with engaging conviction, this Book of Revelations faith-based shocker is surprisingly effective. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Nov 7, 2014
2/5 7% Ouija (2014) "The age-old seance question "Is anybody there?" can be equally aimed at those behind the camera. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 31, 2014
4/5 81% Let Him Have It (1991) "With drab-chic production, Christopher Eccleston's marvellous central performance and a pop nostalgia soundtrack, the odious miscarriage of justice comes vividly to life to scandalise anew those unfamiliar with the true facts. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 28, 2014
2/5 32% Extraterrestrial (2014) "Revelling in its B-movie conventions to little dramatic effect, this intergalactic slasher is often unintentionally hilarious. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 24, 2014
4/5 98% The Babadook (2014) "Jennifer Kent's striking debut feature is a bold and intensely emotional psychological horror. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 24, 2014
3/5 21% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) "An entertaining smooth ride. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 17, 2014
4/5 79% Northern Soul (2015) "Like a British Saturday Night Fever, it captures the look, energy and exuberance of a youth culture, while not shying away from the more violent and amphetamine-fuelled darker sides. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 17, 2014
2/5 29% Annabelle (2014) "That creepy grinning doll from The Conjuring gets its own origin story in this disappointingly banal supernatural spin-off. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Oct 10, 2014
3/5 71% Honeymoon (2014) "It will be a hard heart indeed that won't be affected by the way the story is resolved. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Sep 26, 2014
2/5 27% Lost in Space (1998) "A charmless if flashy affair. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Sep 17, 2014
4/5 79% Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989) "A nonstop giggle from start to finish, this beguiling grab-bag of time-travel clichés, hard-rock music and Valley-speaking cool dudes is a flawless, purpose-built junk movie. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Sep 16, 2014
3/5 89% Light Sleeper (1992) "[A] leisurely paced but ultimately rewarding study of terminal addiction in all its many forms. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Sep 9, 2014
1/5 43% The Last Movie (1971) "One of the all-time classics of pretentiously incomprehensible cinema. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Aug 26, 2014
3/5 43% Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014) "Perhaps it is slightly one-note. Yet this bolder vision conveys the essence of co-director Frank Miller's art better than ever. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Aug 22, 2014
4/5 84% Alleluia (2015) "The two leads captivate as the besotted psychotic duo in a nightmarish odyssey that's offbeat right up to its enigmatic conclusion. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Aug 22, 2014
3/5 86% Altered States (1980) "Russell's razzle-dazzle hallucinogenic style certainly hits bullseye. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Aug 16, 2014
3/5 33% The Expendables 3 (2014) "There's the usual winning mix of wisecracking banter, overblown war craft and mad combat skills with a take-no-prisoners attitude and jokey references to the action heroes' pasts ... " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Aug 15, 2014
3/5 33% Flashdance (1983) "Director Adrian Lyne caught the post-disco visual mood of the time to win over even the most cynical viewer. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Aug 11, 2014
5/5 98% Up (2009) "Up is breathtaking in its imaginative detail and astonishing in its emotional range. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Aug 11, 2014
3/5 44% Planes: Fire And Rescue (2014) "If it does become faintly dull and preachy, the trim humour and detailing - the CHiPs spoof CHoPs, Motorjito cocktails, the pickup truck with superb pickup lines - soon get it squarely back on the fun runway. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Aug 8, 2014
2/5 40% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie (1990) "Elias Koteas scores as a mock-turtle vigilante, and there are some nifty turtle effects from the Henson Creature Shop, but little else hits the target, despite Barron covering the cracks with fast editing. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Aug 6, 2014
2/5 43% Step Up: All In (2014) "It's the recycled plot, tired romantic complications, hackneyed rivalries and soap operatics between the dance-offs that are the trouble. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Aug 1, 2014
4/5 82% Scarface (1983) "The sharp, if expletive-ridden, dialogue in Oliver Stone's script and the vivid cinematography of John A Alonzo help make De Palma's urban shocker a modern-day classic. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jul 30, 2014
1/5 3% Zoom (2006) "Imagine a mix of Sky High and The Incredibles with all the fun, laughs and clever adventure taken out and you've got director Peter Hewitt's atrocious comic-book fiasco. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jul 28, 2014
1/5 5% The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002) "Complete with a Xanadu-style dance routine, Pam Grier as Pluto's mother indulging in tired blaxploitation moves and rent-a-cameo John Cleese as a virtual reality chauffeur, this is a flop of epic proportions. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jul 26, 2014
4/5 71% Thunder and the House of Magic (2014) "Attaining a near perfect Disney-style mix of colourful inventiveness, engaging characters, eye-popping spectacle (especially in its 3D version) and fun-scary set pieces, it's a polished delight with ageless appeal. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jul 25, 2014
1/5 3% Feardotcom (2002) "The real torture in this vengeful cyber-spirit saga comes from having to sit through such ugly trash. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jul 23, 2014
2/5 6% The Last Airbender (2010) "Writer/director M Night Shyamalan's once glorious reputation is tarnished further by this tediously juvenile fantasy adventure. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jul 18, 2014
3/5 7% I Know Who Killed Me (2007) "Lindsay Lohan takes on a dual role in director Chris Sivertson's twisty, perversely fascinating psycho thriller. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jul 18, 2014
1/5 5% The Avengers (1998) "The cult 1960s TV series gets royally shafted by Hollywood in this stunningly designed blockbuster that's stunningly awful in every other department. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jul 8, 2014
3/5 100% The Endless Summer (1966) "Groovy music by the Sandals, a five-piece surfing outfit, accompany the beautiful images and Brown's hip surfer-speak is a history lesson in itself. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jul 7, 2014
5/5 95% American Graffiti (1973) "Wonderfully evoking the feel and spirit of the era, this is one of those rare movies you live through rather than watch. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jul 7, 2014
4/5 86% Cold in July (2014) "The cult crime novel by Joe R Lansdale is skilfully adapted by director Jim Mickle (Stake Land) and his regular screenwriting partner Nick Damici into noir-ish cutting-edge pulp fiction. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jun 27, 2014
2/5 3% Speed 2 - Cruise Control (1997) "Familiarity quickly breeds contempt, with Bullock rather obviously just along for the ride. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jun 20, 2014
2/5 44% The Art of the Steal (2014) "Occasionally charming, yet completely unoriginal, this is dumb fun, no more, no less. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jun 20, 2014
2/5 17% Wild Wild West (1999) "The script is remorselessly smutty, the one-liners are below average and the giant mechanical spider climax endlessly drawn out, but the wildly inventive gizmos give entertainment value and draw a shield over the numerous flaws. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jun 17, 2014
4/5 73% Oculus (2014) "The haunted-mirror scenario gets an impressive workout in writer/director Mike Flanagan's expansion of his award-winning 2005 short. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jun 13, 2014
5/5 71% Léon: The Professional (1994) "Funny, tragic, brilliant and unmissable. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jun 4, 2014
4/5 82% My Own Private Idaho (1991) "Audacious, controversial, directional, important and totally unique, you'll either love it or hate it. But see it! " ‐ Radio Times
Posted Jun 2, 2014
4/5 80% Singles (1992) "Crowe's greatest strength is the way he focuses on those smaller moments in life that are rarely reflected in movies. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted May 19, 2014
4/5 88% Bang The Drum Slowly (1973) "Until Field of Dreams came along, director John Hancock's moving buddy drama held the title of the best baseball movie ever made. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted May 7, 2014
1/5 6% Bolero (1984) "One of the funniest bad movies ever made. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted May 5, 2014
3/5 28% Pompeii (2014) "Absolute nonsense, highly entertaining (on certain camp levels) - and never boring. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted May 2, 2014
3/5 86% Willow Creek (2014) "A winning found-footage horror that also works as a sly commentary on the urban legend business. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted May 2, 2014
3/5 17% Tarzan (2014) "While not of Disney/Pixar animation quality - especially in the appearance of the humans - this lively fantasy packs in enough tropical incident and vivid action to pass muster. " ‐ Radio Times
Posted May 2, 2014
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