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Ben Kendrick

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 16% The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016) "Every single piece of The Huntsman: Winter's War underwhelms - resulting in a strained prequel/sequel/spin-off fairytale with very little magic. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Apr 22, 2016
4.5/5 94% The Jungle Book (2016) "The Jungle Book is magnificent - honoring its literary and animated roots with thrilling action, groundbreaking effects, and heart-warming drama. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Apr 15, 2016
3/5 28% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) "Batman V Superman is DC's Iron Man 2 - an okay movie that prioritizes shared universe setup over developing a coherent story and layered characters. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Mar 25, 2016
4/5 90% 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) "10 Cloverfield Lane has little in common with Cloverfield but is, nevertheless, a clever, thrilling, and downright fun movie experience. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Mar 11, 2016
4/5 98% Zootopia (2016) "Zootopia is filled with lovable characters and a heartfelt message for kids - along with a layered subtext for adults that is both timely and moving. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Mar 4, 2016
3.5/5 79% Eddie The Eagle (2016) "Eddie the Eagle is a light-hearted and thoroughly inspiring underdog tale - with lovable performances from Hugh Jackman and Taron Egerton. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Feb 26, 2016
3/5 61% Race (2016) "Race finishes in the middle of the biopic genre pack - a bronze medal winner that honors Jesse Owens but falls short of cinematic greatness. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Feb 19, 2016
4/5 83% Deadpool (2016) "Deadpool, much like its source material, is an irreverent, bloody, and riotous twist on the superhero genre - a must-see comic book movie experience. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Feb 12, 2016
2.5/5 42% Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016) "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is unwieldy horror-comedy - delivering an amusing but gimmicky blend of Regency-era romance and zombie mythology. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Feb 6, 2016
2.5/5 86% Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) "Kung Fu Panda 3 is a well-meaning piece of escapism for kids - one that shows signs of wear in the larger computer-animated kung fu franchise. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Jan 29, 2016
2/5 9% The Forest (2016) "The Forest struggles to transform its spooky premise and haunting setting into memorable or unique on-screen movie scares. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Jan 8, 2016
4.5/5 75% The Hateful Eight (2015) "As a realization of Tarantino's vision, The Hateful Eight is one of 2015's best movies - and a standout in the director's filmography. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Dec 25, 2015
3.5/5 62% Concussion (2015) "Concussion isn't a great biopic but it tells a great story - thanks to stirring subject matter and a quality performance from Will Smith. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Dec 25, 2015
1.5/5 9% Point Break (2015) "Bigger set pieces do not make for a better Point Break, and Core fails to improve upon the original film in any meaningful way. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Dec 25, 2015
3/5 42% In the Heart of the Sea (2015) "As a big screen viewing experience based on one of America's most evocative myths, In the Heart of the Sea is a surprisingly forgettable adaptation. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Dec 11, 2015
3.5/5 70% The Danish Girl (2015) "The Danish Girl is a beautiful film with brave performances - though Hooper often struggles to translate Lili Elbe's life into memorable movie drama. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Dec 4, 2015
3.5/5 66% The Night Before (2015) "The Night Before manages to be both an irreverent and sincere Christmas movie, sure to be a holiday favorite (albeit a zany one) for years to come. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Nov 20, 2015
3/5 43% The 33 (2015) "An entertaining and earnest chronicle of the 33 with solid performances - one that is undercut by otherwise standard docudrama throughout. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Nov 13, 2015
89% Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Season 1 (TV, 2008-2009) "However, where the prequels failed, the Clone Wars and Rebels succeed - not just by filling in surface-level plot threads... but by chronicling subtle nuances that inform how an entire Galaxy was manipulated by fear. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Nov 9, 2015
2/5 16% The Last Witch Hunter (2015) "Dazzling visuals and fun supernatural brawls can't save The Last Witch Hunter from a cliché plot and uneven Vin Diesel performance. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Oct 23, 2015
1.5/5 14% Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (2015) "In spite of connections to the ongoing series saga, Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension could easily be mistaken for an Asylum B-movie knockoff. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Oct 23, 2015
4/5 85% Steve Jobs (2015) "Steve Jobs is a quality portrait of Apple's co-founder, with a gripping turn from Fassbender - even if the film plays fast and loose with history " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Oct 16, 2015
4.5/5 92% The Martian (2015) "The Martian hits a powerful sweet spot: blending tense action, captivating science, and beautiful 3D cinematography into an emotional character story. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Oct 2, 2015
2.5/5 55% Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015) "Hotel Transylvania 2 offers cute but brainless escapism for young moviegoers - as well as parents looking to distract their children for a few hours. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Sep 25, 2015
3/5 48% Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015) "The Scorch Trials maintains the semi-successful bar of intriguing movie escapism set by The Maze Runner. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Sep 18, 2015
4/5 73% Everest (2015) "Everest is a sobering character story packed with bravery, horror, and humility - as well as thrilling tension. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Sep 18, 2015
4/5 75% Black Mass (2015) "Black Mass is an intriguing blend of classic gangster movie drama under the umbrella of an intimate Bulger biopic. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Sep 18, 2015
2/5 16% The Transporter Refueled (2015) "Despite a lot of shortcomings and undercooked elements, The Transporter Refueled is a mildly entertaining action film. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Sep 4, 2015
2.5/5 61% The Boy (2015) "The Boy is a very slow burn, one that successfully works to the narrative at hand, but isn't particularly enjoyable to watch. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Aug 28, 2015
3/5 67% The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) "Though viewers will find familiar story beats and characters in The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Ritchie succeeds in creating a fun love-letter to 1960s spy fandom. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Aug 14, 2015
4/5 93% The Gift (2015) "The Gift is a haunting character drama that successfully incorporates elements of the thriller and psychological horror genres. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Aug 7, 2015
2/5 9% Fantastic Four (2015) "All the pieces were in place for a refreshing entry in the superhero genre, but Fantastic Four completely unravels at the halfway point. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Aug 7, 2015
2/5 17% Pixels (2015) "Despite a solid premise and talented supporting cast, Pixels is another shallow addition to Adam Sandler's product line. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Jul 24, 2015
3.5/5 85% Trainwreck (2015) "Trainwreck is an honest film that defies gender stereotypes; though, more often than not, it still adheres to familiar romantic comedy tropes. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Jul 17, 2015
2/5 19% Self/less (2015) "Self/less is an average science-fiction drama that pulls heavily from prior filmic explorations of immortality - and passes familiar plot beats off as fresh ideas. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Jul 11, 2015
2.5/5 26% Terminator Genisys (2015) "Terminator Genisys is a good entry point for new viewers, with worthwhile setup for future installments, but falls short in evolving core elements of the series. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Jul 1, 2015
4.5/5 83% Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015) "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl is a must-see for moviegoers who aren't afraid to find joy and self-reflection in the story of a dying girl. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Jun 19, 2015
4.5/5 98% Inside Out (2015) "Inside Out is an important reflection on the power of emotion - and proof that Pixar is still king of imaginative CG animated storytelling. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Jun 19, 2015
2.5/5 58% Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015) "A streamlined story and menacing villain make-up for Insidious: Chapter 3 's imperfections - an eerie, albeit forgettable, horror movie. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Jun 5, 2015
2.5/5 49% San Andreas (2015) "It may be big, loud, and pretty dumb, but San Andreas is a fun (albeit fleeting) piece of summer blockbuster escapism. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted May 29, 2015
2/5 31% Poltergeist (2015) "Poltergeist is a forgettable diversion - one that will only satisfy casual viewers looking for a mildly eerie (and sometimes humorous) ghost story. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted May 22, 2015
3/5 66% Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) "Pitch Perfect 2 will sate its target audience - though that audience may have trouble sharing the movie with casual comedy lovers. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted May 15, 2015
3.5/5 75% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) "It misses the bar of classic movie greatness but Avengers: Age of Ultron is one of the most exciting and entertaining Marvel entries. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted May 4, 2015
4.5/5 92% Ex Machina (2015) "Ex Machina is memorable and downright challenging, full of sharp performances that blur the lines between humanity and programming. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Apr 24, 2015
2.5/5 47% Home (2015) "Home is a colorful and entertaining CGI adventure, but weighed down by an uneven and shallow story, falls short of animated greatness. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Mar 27, 2015
3/5 29% Insurgent (2015) "Insurgent falls short of hitting the bar set by superior YA film adaptations but is a step in the right direction for the Divergent series. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Mar 20, 2015
3/5 84% Cinderella (2015) "Cinderella plays it overly-safe in transitioning from cartoon-to-live-action but is sure to entertain Disney's go-to juice box crowd. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Mar 13, 2015
3.5/5 32% Chappie (2015) "Chappie succeeds in Blomkamp's goal: exploring a heightened version of childhood development told through the lens of gritty science-fiction and gangster stereotypes. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Mar 6, 2015
3/5 55% Focus (2015) "Despite its 'never lose focus' catchphrase, unnecessary tangents and underwhelming reveals make Focus a somewhat unfocused, though still enjoyable, viewing experience. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Feb 27, 2015
3/5 71% The DUFF (2015) "The Duff makes timely points about self-love, body image, and modern relationships but falls short of becoming a teen drama classic. " ‐ ScreenRant
Posted Feb 20, 2015
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