Clay Cane

Clay Cane

Agrees with the Tomatometer 73% of the time.

Publications:
BET.com
Critics' Group:
New York Film Critics Online
Total Reviews:
237

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
C+ 88% Gone Girl (2014) " A laborious Dateline ID episode with a ridiculously disappointing ending. " ‐ BET.com
Posted Oct 3, 2014
B+ 100% Nas: Time Is Illmatic (2014) " Time Is Illmatic transcends hip hop, the doc is an all-American story, peeling back the beauty and grit of America's roots. " ‐ BET.com
Posted Sep 29, 2014
D 20% Into The Storm (2014) " Final Destination meets Twister, but not nearly as entertaining. " ‐ BET.com
Posted Aug 8, 2014
C 29% Cabin Fever 3: Patient Zero (2014) " Not a great film and it isn't supposed to be, but Cabin Fever 3: Patient Zero more or less does its job of delivering equal parts laughter and fright. " ‐ BET.com
Posted Aug 1, 2014
B- 79% Get On Up (2014) " Chadwick Boseman's performance makes you forgive the obvious hiccups. " ‐ BET.com
Posted Jul 31, 2014
C- 66% Lucy (2014) " With my limited ten percent brain capacity, it's possible that I couldn't grasp the film's greatness ... but I doubt it. Lucy is bland on arrival. " ‐ BET.com
Posted Jul 24, 2014
B 57% The Purge: Anarchy (2014) " DeManco must have listened to the critics, because The Purge: Anarchy cleans ups the flaws of 2013, easily topping the original and, thus far, the best thriller of the year. " ‐ BET.com
Posted Jul 17, 2014
C- 73% Godzilla (2014) " Most will complain, it takes Mr. Zilla an hour to finally roar on screen. However, Godzilla would be a dud even if he showed up in the first ten minutes. " ‐ BET.com
Posted May 16, 2014
D 19% Transcendence (2014) " The only truly transcendent element of the film is how Johnny Depp, now 50 years old, transcends all signs of aging! " ‐ BET.com
Posted Apr 18, 2014
B- 60% Non-Stop (2014) " Liam Neeson is the granddaddy of action films. The Oscar winner's stoic, deep-voiced, monotone, but - most importantly - likable demeanor is consistently entertaining. You want him to win and he always does. " ‐ BET.com
Posted Feb 27, 2014
A 99% 20 Feet From Stardom (2013) " The unforgettable film highlights the stories of gifted vocalists who pray their time is going to come, which transcends the music industry. Isn't that what most of us hope for? In many ways, we all start in the background. " ‐ BET.com
Posted Dec 30, 2013
A 98% Blackfish (2013) " 'Blackfish' proves in our pseudo-reality, entertainment-hungry world that the art of documenting is not lost. Docs can still create change - and for SeaWorld, the perception of the theme park is forever changed. " ‐ BET.com
Posted Dec 30, 2013
C- 94% Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) " Another overhyped, award-winning film that the average moviegoer will never see or hear about beyond 2013. " ‐ BET.com
Posted Dec 20, 2013
A 93% Dallas Buyers Club (2013) " The film shows homophobia, racism and sexism indirectly affects all of us - even when you believe you're not one of 'those people.' You never know the circumstances in life that might make you one of 'them.' One of the best films of the year. " ‐ BET.com
Posted Nov 25, 2013
B 90% The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete (2013) " There is a bold joy in the film, which can be credited to Mister and Pete, played wonderfully by Skylan Brooks and Ethan Dizon. Their childlike innocence but adult sensitivities gave the flick an undeniable heart. " ‐ BET.com
Posted Oct 10, 2013
A 97% 12 Years a Slave (2013) " Equally grisly and beautiful, '12 Years' is the reason why films are made. A movie you must-see, no matter how gory or violent. McQueen strangles the psychosis of racism, forcing the viewer to witness ugliness with no escape. A modern day masterpiece. " ‐ BET.com
Posted Sep 13, 2013
C+ 15% Winnie Mandela (2013) " 'Winnie' is no masterpiece, but not nearly as bad as the early reviews. " ‐ BET.com
Posted Sep 6, 2013
B+ 72% Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013) " A phenomenal continuation of the director's visionary eye for storytelling, imagery and reality. " ‐ BET.com
Posted Aug 16, 2013
B- 43% The Call (2013) " 'The Call' won't be a film we'll remember five years or even a year from now, but the popcorn flick isn't meant to rock the souls of viewers, it's meant to entertain. " ‐ BET.com
Posted Jul 21, 2013
D 86% The Conjuring (2013) " A character declares, 'God brought us together for a reason!' Too bad it was for this movie, another over-hyped horror flick rehashing a four-decade old storyline. " ‐ BET.com
Posted Jul 19, 2013
B 94% Fruitvale Station (2013) " Raw, real and memorable. " ‐ BET.com
Posted Jul 11, 2013
A 68% World War Z (2013) " Zombies in Philly, zombies in Jerusalem - even zombies in the projects of Newark! Innovative and terrifying - 'World War Z' is arguably the best zombie film since 1968's 'Night of the Living Dead.' " ‐ BET.com
Posted Jun 17, 2013
C+ 56% Man of Steel (2013) " Mr. Kent somberly wanders the Midwest, pondering the struggles of being an incredibly handsome alien with perfect hair, steel pecs and a natural six pack. The film struggles, never finding the balance of action and the 'deep' storyline. " ‐ BET.com
Posted Jun 13, 2013
A 98% Call Me Kuchu (2013) " Simultaneously difficult to watch and a must-see. " ‐ BET.com
Posted Jun 13, 2013
C+ 38% The Purge (2013) " 'The Purge' purges every trite home invasion scenario. That said, audiences will enjoy 'The Purge' more than critics. We're suckers for screeching villains, big explosions and victims getting their gory revenge. " ‐ BET.com
Posted Jun 9, 2013
B 87% Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) " 'Star Trek' safely does its job and is easily the first must-see action flick of the year. " ‐ BET.com
Posted May 28, 2013
B- 54% Oblivion (2013) " The movie will earn solid numbers at the box office and probably disappear into celluloid oblivion in less than a month - but that doesn't mean Cruise's latest action effort isn't a fun ride. " ‐ BET.com
Posted Apr 19, 2013
D 62% Evil Dead (2013) " In one bloody scene, the leading lady cried, 'It was so horrible! It was so horrible!' Girl, I know how you feel - that's exactly what I said when the credits rolled. " ‐ BET.com
Posted Apr 5, 2013
A 92% Free Angela & All Political Prisoners (2013) " After watching 'Free Angela and All Political Prisoners,' audiences will walk away rejuvenated, thankful and, surprisingly, even more proud to be an American. " ‐ BET.com
Posted Mar 8, 2013
D 46% Beautiful Creatures (2013) " Far from spellbinding. " ‐ BET.com
Posted Feb 14, 2013
D 19% Identity Thief (2013) " An unfunny jumble of absurdities. " ‐ BET.com
Posted Feb 7, 2013
D- 65% Mama (2013) " Unimaginative and far from scary, don't believe anyone who tells you 'Mama' is worth your money or time. " ‐ BET.com
Posted Jan 20, 2013
D 19% Texas Chainsaw (2013) " Pointless, atrocious on every level and gives horror films a bad name. " ‐ BET.com
Posted Jan 4, 2013
B+ 96% Argo (2012) " 'Argo' only clocks in at a two-hour running time and tells a much better story than the films that over-stuff audiences with nearly three-hours. " ‐ BET.com
Posted Dec 28, 2012
B- 70% Les Misérables (2012) " 'Les Misérables' delivers stunning moments, but there is more pomp and circumstance than needed heart and soul. " ‐ BET.com
Posted Dec 17, 2012
B 85% Bully (2012) " An intense look at bullying from the perspective of the victims. " ‐ BET.com
Posted Dec 14, 2012
A 88% Django Unchained (2012) " 'Django Unchained' thunders across the big screen as a fireball of celluloid flawlessness. Quentin Tarantino's greatest work since 'Pulp Fiction' and, undoubtedly, the best film of 2012. " ‐ BET.com
Posted Dec 11, 2012
B 86% Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012) " The film with the biggest heart of 2012. " ‐ BET.com
Posted Dec 10, 2012
A 99% How to Survive a Plague (2012) " A brilliant blueprint on how to spark a revolution. The activists who were highlighted in this film are American heroes to us all - gay, straight, black, white, male or female. " ‐ BET.com
Posted Dec 7, 2012
D- 29% The Wicker Tree (2012) " A gumbo of foolishness. " ‐ BET.com
Posted Dec 7, 2012
B- 90% Lincoln (2012) " Good film, but 'Lincoln' is not a movie about Abraham Lincoln - it's about a man in an Abe costume posing as someone who had overwhelming love for African-Americans, when in reality that was far from the Lincoln documented in history. " ‐ BET.com
Posted Dec 7, 2012
A 43% The Paperboy (2012) " 'The Paperboy' is a film that will get the respect it deserves years later. One day, film schools will dissect the movie and marvel at the flick's wondrous deconstruction of race, gender and class. " ‐ BET.com
Posted Dec 7, 2012
A 93% The Central Park Five (2012) " Not only gripping and heartbreaking, but terrifying. " ‐ BET.com
Posted Dec 7, 2012
B 49% The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (2012) " Leave your intelligence at the door and you might enjoy 'Breaking Dawn, Part 2.' Side note: Why were the two Black vampires Amazon savages with not even one line of dialogue? " ‐ BET.com
Posted Nov 15, 2012
B 78% Flight (2012) " Cinematically, the best moment is a terrifying plane crash scene that is sure to haunt frequent travelers - what 'Psycho' did for motel showers is what 'Flight' will do for the 'friendly' skies. " ‐ BET.com
Posted Nov 2, 2012
B 77% The Bay (2012) " The flick smoothly does its job, narrowly avoiding B-movie lane. " ‐ BET.com
Posted Nov 2, 2012
B 66% Cloud Atlas (2012) " A complex mishmash of 'The Matrix' meets 'Apocalypto' meets 'Amistad' - with a touch of 'Inception' and 'Oprah's Lifeclass.' " ‐ BET.com
Posted Oct 25, 2012
B+ 88% Middle of Nowhere (2012) " A heartbreaking but teachable story about love and the morbid sacrifices we make to find it. " ‐ BET.com
Posted Oct 18, 2012
B 96% Brooklyn Castle (2012) " Heartwarming and educational. " ‐ BET.com
Posted Oct 18, 2012
C 57% The Dictator (2012) " The publicity stunts for promoting The Dictator were funnier than the actual movie. " ‐ BET.com
Posted Oct 16, 2012
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