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Eric D. Snider

Eric D. Snider

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
C- 20% Zoolander 2 (2016) "The idea behind it seems to have been, 'What if we made a sequel to Zoolander?' ('And?' 'No, that's it.') " ‐
Posted Feb 11, 2016
B 83% Deadpool (2016) "Funny and zippy though it is, 'Deadpool' is the safe, studio-sanctioned version of 'edgy.' " ‐
Posted Feb 10, 2016
C+ 29% The Boy (2016) "People who like mild funhouse scares and creepy puppets will find it well worth the rental fee at Redbox (assuming that fee is still somewhere in the $1 range). " ‐
Posted Feb 8, 2016
2/4 7% The Choice (2016) "Less of an insane soap opera than a lot of Sparks-based movies, so you could do worse. " ‐ Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted Feb 5, 2016
B 80% Hail, Caesar! (2016) "Movies are the Coens' religion, and they're two of the best theologians currently working. " ‐
Posted Feb 4, 2016
D 7% Fifty Shades of Black (2016) "Marlon Wayans has proven that he doesn't need any help from his brothers to make a truly awful spoof. This is probably a great source of pride for him at family gatherings. " ‐
Posted Feb 3, 2016
95% The Birth of a Nation "D.W. Griffith might have been a better craftsman, but Nate Parker is a better American. " ‐ Film School Rejects
Posted Jan 31, 2016
B+ 90% Christine "In other hands, this might have been 'oh, let's watch the crazy lady fall apart.' Instead, it's a sensitive, compelling character study with an ominous undercurrent. " ‐ Film School Rejects
Posted Jan 30, 2016
C+ 80% Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) "We've reached the point, somewhat prematurely, that comes in almost every movie franchise, where the sequels start to feel like episodes. " ‐
Posted Jan 29, 2016
B- 63% The Fundamentals of Caring "The constant hilarity of the first half and the less frequent but still potent hilarity of the second half are enough to outweigh the contrived, groan-inducing missteps. " ‐ Film School Rejects
Posted Jan 26, 2016
B 85% Morris from America "A slight, pleasant, coming-of-age comedy offering smiles and warm fuzzies alongside two charming central performances. " ‐ Film School Rejects
Posted Jan 24, 2016
B- 80% Other People "The whole thing works better than it should, even if it still might be better as therapy than as a movie. " ‐ Film School Rejects
Posted Jan 23, 2016
C+ 13% Ride Along 2 (2016) "Destined for heavy rotation on TNT, to be half-watched for a few minutes at a time by channel-surfers and laundry-folders. " ‐
Posted Jan 15, 2016
B 54% 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi (2016) "One of Bay's better films, actually, a fairly mature and level-headed combat drama that follows a well-worn path with smooth confidence. " ‐
Posted Jan 15, 2016
A- 92% Anomalisa (2015) "It's the story itself - hopeful, mournful, and sadly relatable - that will pierce your soul right in the gut. " ‐
Posted Jan 15, 2016
100% Hello, My Name is Doris (2016) "It's ultimately so upbeat, so hopeful, that to nitpick its story implausibilities or wish it had more weight would seem to be missing the point. " ‐ Vanity Fair
Posted Jan 14, 2016
B+ 82% Chi-Raq (2015) "In short, it's a Spike Lee film, and one of his best in a long time - earnest, flawed, idiosyncratic, and unforgettable. " ‐
Posted Jan 11, 2016
C 11% The Forest (2016) "A mid-grade, bloodless PG-13 horror flick whose only distinction is that it's not as aggressively bad as most of the films of this type that are dumped in theaters every January. " ‐
Posted Jan 11, 2016
A- 98% Brooklyn (2015) "If you leave this film without a smile on your face, you must have done something wrong. Go back and watch it again. " ‐
Posted Jan 4, 2016
B 82% The Revenant (2015) "Themes so uncomplicated you wonder why Iñárritu needed two and a half hours to convey them. What a ride those two and a half hours are, though. " ‐
Posted Dec 30, 2015
C+ 60% Joy (2015) "A strange muddle of a film, frequently entertaining as it moves along but ultimately disappointing as we discover it's not heading anywhere. " ‐
Posted Dec 29, 2015
D+ 9% Point Break (2015) "The new version of 'Point Break' is pretty dumb. But in other ways, it's not like the original at all. " ‐
Posted Dec 25, 2015
B+ 88% The Big Short (2015) "Now can McKay explain the end of "Trading Places"? I've never understood that one either. " ‐
Posted Dec 23, 2015
C+ 60% Sisters (2015) "Casting Amy Poehler and Tina Fey as sisters is an irresistible idea that should have been resisted until a better script came along. " ‐
Posted Dec 21, 2015
D+ 17% Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip (2015) "Retains the philosophy of the previous three: there's no need to try very hard when your audience is composed of undiscerning children. " ‐
Posted Dec 18, 2015
B+ 92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) "A swift, entertaining, and comfortable "Star Wars" movie, one that will feel familiar to fans of the original trilogy. " ‐
Posted Dec 16, 2015
C+ 43% In the Heart of the Sea (2015) "How do you turn the story of a giant murderous whale into something disappointing and forgettable? You hire Ron Howard, that's how. " ‐
Posted Dec 10, 2015
B 65% Krampus (2015) "Friends, this movie's content is PG-13, but it has the cold, black soul of an R. " ‐
Posted Dec 8, 2015
B 62% Legend (2015) "A bruising, entertaining piece of crime cinema, with Tom Hardy doing great work as both twins. " ‐
Posted Nov 30, 2015
C 20% Love the Coopers (2015) "The laughs are scant, the convincing emotions scanter. Even John Goodman is forlorn and lost. " ‐
Posted Nov 30, 2015
B 72% Trumbo (2015) "Like the man himself, the film is witty and entertaining, and it makes its points gracefully. " ‐
Posted Nov 28, 2015
C- 31% By The Sea (2015) "Do not be misled into thinking that there will be intrigue or mystery. It's not that kind of movie. " ‐
Posted Nov 28, 2015
B- 77% The Good Dinosaur (2015) " It's occasionally funny, sweet, or exciting, but never to the degree that you'd put a "very" in front of the adjective. " ‐
Posted Nov 25, 2015
D+ 26% Victor Frankenstein (2015) "Pus-siphoning? Electrified monkey corpses? I'm making the movie sound better than it is. " ‐
Posted Nov 25, 2015
A- 94% Creed (2015) "A winning, heartfelt story.... The best Rocky film since the first one. " ‐
Posted Nov 25, 2015
C+ 70% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015) "Hopefully they'll learn from this mistake when they reboot the series in 2025. " ‐
Posted Nov 20, 2015
C 43% The 33 (2015) "The perfect movie to see if you do not enjoy being surprised, challenged, or inspired. " ‐
Posted Nov 12, 2015
C+ 64% Spectre (2015) "What kind of monster casts Christoph Waltz as a villain and then hardly uses him?! " ‐
Posted Nov 6, 2015
B- 33% Our Brand is Crisis (2015) "It might have been better if it had gotten zanier; instead, it's rather staid and un-risky - until the end, when it takes a turn that might have been effective if it hadn't come out of nowhere. " ‐
Posted Nov 6, 2015
D 16% The Last Witch Hunter (2015) "And so we are disappointed, not because "The Last Witch Hunter" is bad (we sort of expected that), but because it's not even the enjoyable kind of bad. " ‐
Posted Oct 23, 2015
C- 19% Jem and the Holograms (2015) "I never saw the cartoon this is based on, but surely it was at least FUN, right? " ‐
Posted Oct 22, 2015
B 95% We Are Still Here (2015) "Offers a few good scares and some moments of high tension... Leads to a raucous and bloody finale. " ‐
Posted Oct 22, 2015
B+ 85% Steve Jobs (2015) "Though Danny Boyle's fleet-footed direction is skillful, the film's main appeal lies in Sorkin's screenplay, which might be the Sorkinest of his career. " ‐
Posted Oct 16, 2015
C+ 76% Goosebumps (2015) "It's harmless enough, and probably fairly entertaining for boys and girls ages 8 through 12. As long as they're not expecting, you know, goosebumps. " ‐
Posted Oct 16, 2015
3.5/4 83% Goodnight Mommy (2015) "A quietly alarming thriller. " ‐ Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted Oct 8, 2015
3/4 66% Learning To Drive (2015) "A perfectly pleasant 90-minute diversion with little conflict and no major drama... You could watch these two act all day. " ‐ Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted Sep 24, 2015
B+ 78% Z For Zachariah (2015) "A curious Garden of Eden, religion-and-science parable, one that's understated and memorable. " ‐
Posted Sep 24, 2015
2/4 13% Sinister 2 (2015) "The new perspective opens up possibilities, but the story still feels rehashed. " ‐ Salt Lake City Weekly
Posted Sep 24, 2015
C 70% Pawn Sacrifice (2015) "Seems to have been made not because someone had insight into the chess champion's character, but because someone realized Bobby Fischer was famous but didn't have a biopic yet. " ‐
Posted Sep 24, 2015
B+ 71% Once I Was A Beehive (2015) "The movie has an infectious optimism that, for a viewer, translates into pure joy. " ‐
Posted Aug 20, 2015
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