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Bruce Kirkland

Bruce Kirkland

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1.5/5 20% Zoolander 2 (2016) "An incoherent and idiotic mess. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Feb 11, 2016
3.5/5 49% How To Be Single (2016) "Turning the usual boy-meets-girl conventions topsy-turvy -- and letting women decide whether it is better to be with, or move on from the men in their lives -- is refreshing and interesting. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Feb 11, 2016
3.5/5 80% Hail, Caesar! (2016) "Stacked with an all-star cast led by George Clooney, Josh Brolin and Scarlett Johansson, and packed with 1950s details about how the Hollywood studio system operated in all its self-indulgent glory in that era, Hail, Caesar! is a sly satire. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Feb 4, 2016
1.5/5 17% The 5th Wave (2016) "This American movie is wretchedly written and badly directed and edited. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Jan 21, 2016
4/5 82% The Revenant (2015) "There is so much to like and admire and study closely, including DiCaprio's mature, committed, ruthless and yet empathetic performance. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Jan 7, 2016
4/5 75% The Hateful Eight (2015) "The Hateful Eight is a crackling yarn with a deep well of meaning and socio-political commentary. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Dec 23, 2015
4/5 60% Joy (2015) "David O. Russell brings his Joy to the world with a wonky sense of humour and the genius of young actress Jennifer Lawrence. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Dec 21, 2015
2/5 60% Sisters (2015) "You feel that there is a good and maybe even a meaningful comedy here. But it never gets its act together. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Dec 17, 2015
4.5/5 92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) "We get to spend a lot of fun and/or dramatic time with Ford's Solo, while Ridley's Rey and Boyega's Finn give us a pair of dynamic new heroes to follow in future Star Wars Episodes. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Dec 16, 2015
4/5 43% In the Heart of the Sea (2015) "It is mounted as a handsome period piece in period style, except for the modern special effects to make the close-ups of the whale look real. But it is also a bridge to modern thinking and a desperately thrilling adventure story. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Dec 10, 2015
4/5 94% Creed (2015) "Creed is not just a knockout boxing movie, it coaxes Rocky Balboa off the mat and revives an iconic American hero. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Nov 24, 2015
3.5/5 77% The Good Dinosaur (2015) "The Good Dinosaur is a good movie for young audiences -- and for parents who want to share a prehistoric moral fable with their children. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Nov 24, 2015
3/5 70% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015) "The Hunger Games, which kicked off in a blaze of guts 'n' glory in 2012, ends now with a sad whimper, along with a lot of big bangs signifying nothing. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Nov 20, 2015
3.5/5 67% The Night Before (2015) "The new movie is profane, insane, politically incorrect, religiously irreverent and ridiculously funny. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Nov 19, 2015
20% Love the Coopers (2015) "Some of the members of the Cooper clan are interesting enough, and the movie's tearjerking heart is in the right place, but Love the Coopers is a horrible mess. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Nov 13, 2015
4.5/5 64% Spectre (2015) "An adrenaline rush of action, insight, drama, pathos, brutality, humility, humanity and even the occasional whisper of mischievous comedy. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Nov 3, 2015
3/5 33% Our Brand is Crisis (2015) "[Bullock] has the knack of playing someone who is seriously flawed, yet still appealing for her smarts, her broken heart and her sharp wit. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Oct 29, 2015
1.5/5 16% The Last Witch Hunter (2015) "It is not even bad enough to be good camp comedy. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Oct 22, 2015
2.5/5 63% Remember (2016) "Remember is not a true story, yet could felt real if the plot had been as convincing as Plummer's performance. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Oct 22, 2015
4.5/5 85% Steve Jobs (2015) "Steve Jobs the man was complicated - and often infuriating to family, friends and colleagues at Apple Inc., the computer company he co-founded. Steve Jobs the film is also complicated -- and consistently thrilling. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Oct 15, 2015
3/5 76% Goosebumps (2015) "This Goosebumps ride may be bumpy, but it works and it is worthwhile. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Oct 15, 2015
3.5/5 91% Bridge of Spies (2015) "This intriguing story of a high-level swap of spies is virtually unknown today -- but the film is inspirational enough that viewers might do their own out-of-theatre research and learn a lot more. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Oct 15, 2015
1/5 32% Knock Knock (2015) "By the end, Knock Knock turns into a punch-line for a very bad joke. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Oct 8, 2015
3/5 26% Pan (2015) "Sometimes murky and yet often magical. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Oct 7, 2015
4/5 92% The Martian (2015) "Like Alfonso Cuaron's wonderful close-space thriller Gravity, Scott's The Martian is all the more interesting because it is linked with possibilities and even probabilities. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Oct 1, 2015
4/5 75% Black Mass (2015) "Propelled by a raw and primal performance by Johnny Depp, Scott Cooper's Black Mass will have you barricading your doors and hiding under the bed after seeing this corrosive gangster film. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Sep 17, 2015
24% Before We Go (2015) "Before We Go is a nice enough effort, a little movie with a big heart. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Sep 3, 2015
4/5 67% The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) "As stylish as it is witty, Guy Ritchie's retro spy movie, The Man From U.N.C.L.E., is a lovable lark and full of mischief. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Aug 13, 2015
4/5 88% Straight Outta Compton (2015) "F. Gary Gray's excellent film is as sympathetic as it is bombastic, even when it depicts some of the rough stuff, a lot of the stupid excesses that come with fame, and even some quasi-criminal activities. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Aug 13, 2015
1.5/5 9% Fantastic Four (2015) "Fantastic Four, yet another live-action, big-screen reboot of the Marvel comic book, starts with a sloooooooow burn that lasts for more than an hour. But, unlike the Human Torch himself, the movie never ignites into anything exciting. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Aug 6, 2015
3/5 17% Pixels (2015) "Pixels requires a lot of disbelief, but it is a blast to behold and a good way to see Sandler do something at a higher level. " ‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Jul 22, 2015
3.5/5 87% Mr. Holmes (2015) "There is nothing elementary about Mr. Holmes, the fascinating film that tells the "true story" of what happens when the world's most famous detective goes into retirement and seclusion. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Jul 16, 2015
2/5 25% Terminator Genisys (2015) "Terminator Genisys does not just reboot the famous franchise, it puts the boots to all the earlier films, their iconic characters and any fans who expected T5 to show more respect for the origins of James Cameron's man vs. machine saga. " ‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Jun 30, 2015
2.5/5 62% Magic Mike XXL (2015) "A sloppy and often silly road movie that takes most of the same characters we met in 2012 and gives them a last hurrah as macho male entertainers. " ‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Jun 29, 2015
2/5 35% Max (2015) "Love the dog, hate the people. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Jun 25, 2015
4.5/5 98% Inside Out (2015) "A near-perfect balance of humour, pathos, adventure and poignant emotion. That makes it great entertainment for children and adults. The film is sophisticated, intelligent and heartfelt -- plus a ton of fun, too. " ‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Jun 18, 2015
2/5 71% Jurassic World (2015) "Compared to Steven Spielberg's much-loved original, this fourth instalment in the franchise is a cruel joke. " ‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Jun 11, 2015
3/5 91% Sunshine Superman (2015) "While the doc takes a conventional and even pedestrian approach -- with multiple talking-head interviews and some re-enactments with actors -- there is also plenty of spectacular archival footage showing jumps dating back to the 1960s. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Jun 8, 2015
1.5/5 60% Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015) "What a disappointment this is. Especially coming after Chapters 1 and 2, which both delivered the frights with a slow burn mixed with ingenuity and style. " ‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Jun 4, 2015
4.5/5 32% Entourage (2015) "It is Piven who is the Gorilla Glue that holds this whole enterprise together. Without Piven's creative insanity, Entourage would not work this well again. " ‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Jun 2, 2015
2/5 72% American Sniper (2015) "Clint Eastwood's American Sniper is an often lazy and somewhat hazy propaganda film about American heroism and hell in the Iraq War. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted May 29, 2015
2.5/5 50% San Andreas (2015) "San Andreas does exactly what it set out to do: Satisfy the thrill-seekers with a popcorn movie. If you want something more serious about earthquakes, you have to watch the nightly news. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted May 28, 2015
4/5 49% Tomorrowland (2015) "Tomorrowland may be structurally flawed, but it is also wonderfully imaginative, visually arresting and completely daring. That makes it a winner for audiences willing to submit to the awkward flow of the narrative. " ‐ Jam! Movies
Posted May 21, 2015
4/5 97% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) "Fury Road, with its sensational photography, set design and other technical attributes that bring this fourth Mad Max into the 21st century, will only add more legions of fans to the now-legendary franchise. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted May 13, 2015
2/5 7% Hot Pursuit (2015) "Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara have great chemistry as a misfit comedy duo in the road movie Hot Pursuit. Unfortunately, they also have to strut their stuff while battling through a terrible screenplay with a hackneyed plot and dismal dialogue. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted May 7, 2015
2.5/5 33% Can't Stand Losing You (2015) "The scope of Andy Grieve and Lauren Lazin's film is extremely limited. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Apr 30, 2015
3.5/5 74% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) "No one can quibble with the efforts of the actors. Marvel cast well, and continues to expand their parts or add fascinating new players. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Apr 28, 2015
5% Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (2015) "It is listless, boring and as flat to the floor as Paul Blart when he slams down in a coma or gets knocked down by a villain, a vehicle or a horse's hind hoof. " ‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Apr 17, 2015
1.5/5 62% Unfriended (2015) "It could have been better. Unfriended at least has an original premise and an interesting, claustrophobic physical setting. " ‐ Toronto Sun
Posted Apr 16, 2015
4.5/5 81% Furious 7 (2015) "Loud, long and laughably over-the-top, Furious 7 is one of the best pure action movies ever made. " ‐ Jam! Movies
Posted Apr 2, 2015
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