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Barry Wurst

Barry Wurst

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) "The strength of Affleck's performance and the eventful third act almost salvage it, but much of this is terrible. " ‐ Maui Time
Posted May 26, 2016
4/5 98% Zootopia (2016) "This movie has a lot on its mind but doesn't allow discussion-worthy topics to overwhelm its story, which is character-driven and manages to be funny and wrenching in even doses. " ‐ Maui Time
Posted May 26, 2016
4/5 90% 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) "10 Cloverfield Lane, both the movie itself and how we discovered it, is an exercise in surprising its audience. More, please. " ‐ Maui Time
Posted May 26, 2016
3/5 83% Deadpool (2016) "always at its best when it's giving a hearty middle finger to everyone: the bad guys, the good guys, franchise expectations and even the studio that financed this fierce little movie. " ‐ Maui Time
Posted May 26, 2016
3/5 95% Eye In The Sky (2016) "Eye in the Sky works as an exercise in suspense. It's also the kind of movie you only see once, though it could be a favorite in college civics and military ethics courses. " ‐ Maui Time
Posted May 26, 2016
2.5/5 52% Risen (2016) "Risen isn't perfect but its refreshing and stronger than expected. The biggest problem is that the acting is uneven from top to bottom. " ‐ Maui Time
Posted May 26, 2016
2/5 71% Remember (2016) "Plummer is the main attraction, even when "Remember" asks its audience to swallow a real whopper of a reveal. " ‐ HollywoodInToto.com
Posted May 26, 2016
2/5 12% The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016) "The movie looks great and the music score is one of those helpful orchestrations that almost fools you into thinking the movie you're watching is actually exciting. " ‐ Maui Time
Posted May 26, 2016
3/5 64% True Detective : Season 2 (TV, 2015) "The obvious inspiration for season two is "Chinatown." It's consistently beautiful and intermittently brilliant. If season one was a four star milestone for television, this is the three star follow up. " ‐ HollywoodInToto.com
Posted May 26, 2016
4/5 76% The Prestige (2006) "One of Nolan's finest achievements. " ‐ MAUIWatch
Posted May 26, 2016
3/5 44% Rat Race (2001) "Although the end result is an uneven movie, the funniest scenes in "Rat Race" had me howling. Its such a stupid movie and yet, it made me laugh like a hyena. " ‐ MAUIWatch
Posted May 26, 2016
3/5 68% Legally Blonde (2001) "Witherspoon's performance isn't grating or clich├ęd but a portrait of an endearing, always cheerful and, overall, genuinely inspiring woman. She's also hilarious. " ‐ MAUIWatch
Posted May 26, 2016
3/5 75% True Stories (1986) "Byrne wrote, directed and stars in a movie as experimental, colorful and bouncy as the "True Stories" album that accompanied the release. " ‐ MAUIWatch
Posted May 26, 2016
4/5 76% Superman Returns (2006) "Its first 90 minutes are about perfect. Had the final hour not become so heavy and overstuffed, this may have been the best Superman movie, period. " ‐ MAUIWatch
Posted May 26, 2016
3/5 76% New Jack City (1991) "The street language may dated and the message is always dealt with the heaviest of hands but the filmmaking, from the first scene to the last, is excellent. There's a real snap, a pulsating energy, to each scene. " ‐ MAUIWatch
Posted May 26, 2016
4/5 84% Big Trouble in Little China (1986) "Wacky, exciting and quite magical cult classic. Carpenter's ahead-of-its-time, one-of-a-kind blend of action, horror, martial arts, fantasy and satire was strange and too smart for the room in 1986. " ‐ MAUIWatch
Posted May 26, 2016
2.5/5 16% Chain Reaction (1996) "The saving grace is Freeman, terrific in a role with the most layers and intrigue. Freeman's character is so much more compelling than the merely good but not outstanding action sequences. " ‐ MAUIWatch
Posted May 26, 2016
2/5 51% The Fountain (2006) "Sports ambitions that reach into the cosmos but, ten years later, it still feels half-finished and unsatisfying. Its biggest flaw is that there's no third act. " ‐ MAUIWatch
Posted May 26, 2016
3/5 47% Legal Eagles (1986) "Robert Redford, Debra Winger and Daryl Hannah have all given better performances elsewhere, but here, they're so good, look great and click so well together, nothing else in the movie matters very much. " ‐ MAUIWatch
Posted May 26, 2016
4/5 71% Backdraft (1991) "Ron Howard's glorious fire fighter epic is never subtle. Fire on film has rarely, if ever, looked this beautiful, sensual and frightening. " ‐ MAUIWatch
Posted May 26, 2016
1/5 16% Feeling Minnesota (1996) ""Feeling Minnesota" isn't just disposable, it's really mean. In every scene, someone is either getting punched in the face, smacked, thrown to the ground or shot. " ‐ MAUIWatch
Posted May 26, 2016
5/5 73% A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001) "The brilliance of Steven Spielberg's "A.I. Artificial Intelligence" is how it steadily provides a study of contrasts, from the opening frame to the closing image. " ‐ MAUIWatch
Posted May 26, 2016
3/5 54% Rhapsody in August (1991) "Kurosawa ably tapped into matters of great, personal concern. While messier (actually more emotionally complex) than some of his great epics, it is no less worthy and beautiful in its artistry. " ‐ MAUIWatch
Posted May 26, 2016
3/5 27% The Wraith (1986) "Mike Marvin has made a spiffy action movie, both corny and cool in equal measure. Hard to defend as art but, as a supreme slice of junk food cinema, this is a big, greasy, delicious offering. " ‐ MAUIWatch
Posted May 26, 2016
2.5/5 20% The Marine (2006) "Before the opening titles were over, I knew I adored this movie. John Cena, appears next to the words "The Marine" and salutes the audience. At ease, soldier, you've already won me over. " ‐ MAUIWatch
Posted May 26, 2016
4/5 69% Lucas (1986) "Refreshingly out of step with other high school comedies, both in the 1980's and today. The best moments in "Lucas" shine brightly because they feel so honest. " ‐ MAUIWatch
Posted May 26, 2016
2.5/5 8% Valentine (2001) "Clever enough to address and tweak convention, becoming a satire of how ghastly the modern dating scene had become in the early 21st century. A flimsy, if beautifully shot, slasher movie. " ‐ MAUIWatch
Posted May 26, 2016
2.5/5 29% If Looks Could Kill (1991) "This is an enjoyably silly goof. If "Inception" is 007 on the subconscious, then this is the high school fantasy variation, with odes to "Die Hard" thrown in. " ‐ MAUIWatch
Posted May 26, 2016
1/5 14% Howard the Duck (1986) "While never dull, "Howard the Duck" is often unpleasant and insufferable. The movie obviously wants to be "Ghostbusters" but is so untamed, the wry lightness of the earlier scenes get trampled over. " ‐ MAUIWatch
Posted May 26, 2016
2.5/5 17% Santa Claus: The Movie (1985) " For roughly an hour, "Santa Claus" works its magic. The second hour seems like the wicked B.Z. turned it into the kind of blatant commercial the Salkinds seemed to think they were above making. " ‐ MAUIWatch
Posted May 26, 2016
3/5 50% One Magic Christmas (1985) "A weird mix of an honest, harsh depiction of a broke, working class family with a tale of holiday whimsy and magic. Steenburgen is so authentically warm, beautiful and natural as the mother, she carries the film. " ‐ MAUIWatch
Posted May 26, 2016
4/5 79% Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) "All of this is done so well, with an emotional richness that took me off guard, it concludes with the feeling that Lucas has one of his best "Star Wars" movies. "Revenge of the Sith" is Lucas unleashed. " ‐ MAUIWatch
Posted May 26, 2016
3/5 77% Cloverfield (2008) "One of the most elaborate You Tube videos ever made. This is one ride I'll take again. " ‐ Screen Geeks
Posted May 26, 2016
3/5 68% Dancer in the Dark (2000) " If every movie is manipulative, then here's one that, in a sense, is about how fully film can immerse/mess with us. " ‐ MAUIWatch
Posted May 25, 2016
4/5 78% Munich (2005) "One of the darkest, most heartbreaking films Spielberg has made. The pessimism present in some of Spielberg's post-9/11 work had led to this, his most punishing, complex work. " ‐ MAUIWatch
Posted May 25, 2016
5/5 84% State of Grace (1990) "Superior to "The Departed." There isn't a bad performance or scene in the whole film. It's definitely an actor's movie, with the four lead turns so golden, this plays like an event for lovers of great acting. " ‐ MAUIWatch
Posted May 25, 2016
1/5 16% The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990) "The filmmaking is dazzling but often shrill, like everything else here. Much of this is plays like those bad, mid- 1980's "Saturday Night Live" sketches that didn't have Eddie Murphy to save them. " ‐ MAUIWatch
Posted May 25, 2016
3/5 30% Dominion: Prequel to the Exorcist (2005) "Uneven, with some scenes feeling unfinished or cut short. Flaws and all, it's still a gripping, thought-provoking work. Schrader's take on this story is personal and smart. " ‐ MAUIWatch
Posted May 25, 2016
5/5 69% Jacob's Ladder (1990) "Few films are this deeply committed to the value of being present and grateful for life's most irreplaceable moments. Horror films aren't usually described as beautiful but this one most certainly is. " ‐ MAUIWatch
Posted May 25, 2016
3/5 79% Red Eye (2005) "Truly a showcase for Craven, whose focused direction compliments a witty screenplay, a trim pace and the strong work of the leads. " ‐ MAUIWatch
Posted May 25, 2016
1/5 22% Coyote Ugly (2000) "This unholy mix of "Cocktail" and "Flashdance" features a final scene that, I'm convinced, was designed to hurt me. I hate "Coyote Ugly." " ‐ MAUIWatch
Posted May 25, 2016
2/5 16% Cursed (2005) "It's clear Craven and Williamson were aiming to make "The Player" With Werewolves. Even as a miss, it's more fun than its reputation would leave you to expect. " ‐ MAUIWatch
Posted May 25, 2016
2/5 10% Vampire in Brooklyn (1995) "An illogical, uneven but very entertaining curiosity item. The Franken-movie that resulted always seems like it could almost work as a hybrid, but never does. " ‐ MAUIWatch
Posted May 25, 2016
3/5 61% Lord of Illusions (1995) "There is a rich, thoughtful, go-for-the-throat approach to cinematic storytelling in Barker's films. "Nightbreed" may be his masterpiece but "Lord of Illusions" is an equally memorable sleight of hand. " ‐ MAUIWatch
Posted May 25, 2016
3/5 91% Fright Night (1985) "Pays loving homage to the creaky spookfests that came before it, provides genuine jolts and, unlike most horror films released in 1985, is a such a treasure chest (or spooky, cob-webbed coffin) of fun. " ‐ MAUIWatch
Posted May 25, 2016
3/5 67% Stephen King's 'Cat's Eye' (1985) "Has an edge and earns it's PG-13 rating, though it's still sillier and more fun than most King adaptations. "Stephen King's Cat's Eye" is nastier, pulpier and even weirder than his earlier "Creepshow." " ‐ MAUIWatch
Posted May 25, 2016
4/5 51% In the Mouth of Madness (1995) "Explores the way the Horror genre, either in print or on film, affects its audience. Call it John Carpenter's New Nightmare. While the creator of "Halloween" has made better movies, this is his scariest. " ‐ MAUIWatch
Posted May 25, 2016
5/5 89% Misery (1990) "Rob Reiner's sole thriller is his best film, a cleverly constructed seat gripper that was a real surprise coming from him. "Misery" is the best King film. " ‐ MAUIWatch
Posted May 25, 2016
3/5 82% Dolores Claiborne (1995) "The gripping story, dynamic performances and Hackford's clever stylizations make this one of the strongest King films. There's more here than meets the eye. " ‐ MAUIWatch
Posted May 25, 2016
3/5 72% Inland Empire (2006) "Both indescribably beautiful and unbearably nightmarish. If you can stick with it through some of the sketchier stretches, this is a spooky, challenging, frightening and dazzling film. " ‐ Screen Geeks
Posted May 25, 2016
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