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Gary Wolcott

Gary Wolcott

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1/5 49% How To Be Single (2016) "Rebel Wilson is the draw for this 20 to 30-something rom-com. I'm a fan but she's awful in this one. However, the movie is awful so maybe it doesn't matter. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Feb 12, 2016
3/5 22% Zoolander 2 (2016) "Fresh. Barely. Two things. Why make a sequel 15-years after the fact? Second. You do have to give a film extra credit when it manages to even make Will Ferrell funny. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Feb 12, 2016
5/5 84% Deadpool (2016) "Deadpool had me laughing from the clever opening credits to Ryan Reynolds' just as clever credit roll outtake. This is what Spider-man's two franchises should have been. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Feb 12, 2016
1/5 7% The Choice (2016) "I don't read Nicholas Sparks books and can't say he shouldn't keep writing them. I do see the movies. I have expertise there and can say emphatically, stop making them. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Feb 5, 2016
2.5/5 46% Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016) "An outrageous idea that could have used a better sense of humor. That said, it's better than Jane Austen which isn't saying much because it's still Jane Austen. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Feb 5, 2016
5/5 81% Hail, Caesar! (2016) "Ethan and Joel Coen flashback to 1950s Hollywood. It's their best film since O' Brother, Where Art Thou? and when the credits roll we all tip our hats and say Hail, Caesar. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Feb 5, 2016
4/5 17% The 5th Wave (2016) "Must've been in the right mood for teen-focused alien-invasion-end-of-the-world-movie. What will be a trilogy of movies -- or more -- is off to a better start than its peers. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Jan 22, 2016
3.5/5 54% 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi (2016) "The story of what happened in Benghazi. Not political. Makes no judgments. Safe for liberals. Somewhat disappointing to conservatives. Overall, too long but a good movie. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Jan 15, 2016
4/5 82% The Revenant (2015) "The Revenant is a revenge in a dish definitely served cold. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Jan 8, 2016
5/5 92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) "After George Lucas put is to sleep with episodes I, II and III, the Force is definitely awake. The most fun I've had in a theater this year. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Dec 18, 2015
2.5/5 43% In the Heart of the Sea (2015) "At the heart of In the Heart of the Sea is Moby Dick. It bored me as a book, as movies, TV shows and in some cartoons, and now Ron Howard has done the same thing. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Dec 10, 2015
5/5 72% Trumbo (2015) "Just hand Bryan Cranston the Oscar, the Golden Globe, etc. The acting and the story about the importance of protecting the First Amendment is the year's best movie. So far. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Nov 26, 2015
2.5/5 98% Brooklyn (2015) "Zzzzzzz. Wonderful performances but do we really care about a teenager from Ireland trying to decide between guys, one on one continent, the other on another? " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Nov 26, 2015
4/5 94% Creed (2015) "The 7th Rocky movie looks pretty much like all the rest but it's so much fun and always a real treat to see Sly Stallone do his most famous character. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Nov 26, 2015
1/5 26% Victor Frankenstein (2015) " A worn out concept has been done about 75 times. Most are bottom-feeder bad and this one is close to the bottom of the bottom feeders. Worst movie of the year so far. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Nov 26, 2015
3.5/5 77% The Good Dinosaur (2015) "An underwhelming plot is overwhelmed by an incredible mix of animation and gorgeous, real-life cinematography and movie locations. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Nov 26, 2015
5/5 96% Spotlight (2015) "Simply put, one of the best -- if not THE best -- movies of the year. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Nov 20, 2015
4/5 42% Secret in Their Eyes (2015) "The remake of the 2009 Argentinian thriller isn't as good. Thanks to great performances and a terrific premise, it's a nice alternative to standing in line for Mockingjay. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Nov 20, 2015
2.5/5 70% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015) "Proof this should have been one, long, three-hour movie. For a movie series ending, this one moves very, very slowly and almost sleepily toward a not so interesting climax. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Nov 20, 2015
2.5/5 33% My All American (2015) "Fumbles the opening kickoff and never recovers. Manages a field goal at the end but no touchdown. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Nov 13, 2015
2.5/5 43% The 33 (2015) "It's 33 minutes too long and does a poor job of mining anything interesting out of this very emotional and heartwarming story. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Nov 13, 2015
3/5 20% Love the Coopers (2015) "Barely fresh. I liked the Coopers but didn't love them. Until it gets to the deadly dumb and predictable Christmas dinner, it wasn't bad. Great mix of music, too. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Nov 13, 2015
5/5 87% The Peanuts Movie (2015) "Charles M. Schulz would have loved this one. It's a terrific tribute to him, his characters and his fans. The Tolstoy bit had me laughing out loud. Don't miss this one. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Nov 6, 2015
2.5/5 64% Spectre (2015) "I'm in the minority but Bond 24 looks like Bond 23, Bond 22, Bond ... etc. And it wastes Christoph Waltz who could have given us a villain as good as Gert Frobe's Goldfinger. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Nov 6, 2015
2.5/5 61% Truth (2015) "The Dan Rather biopic is really more about Mary Mapes whose basic journalism failure cost both of them their jobs. It's called Truth. Not so sure that's an accurate title. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Oct 30, 2015
3.5/5 33% Our Brand is Crisis (2015) "Must be political week at the movies. This, like Truth, is a political movie only it's set in Bolivia and is true but it isn't. Gives Sandra Bullock an acting stretch. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Oct 30, 2015
3.5/5 29% Burnt (2015) "Cooking movies always inspire me to want to cook. This one didn't. It's not bad but it's not up to my cooking movie standards. Promises steak and delivers a burger. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Oct 30, 2015
1/5 8% Rock the Kasbah (2015) "I know I'm in the minority about Bill Murray's talent. He's just not funny and this is the least funny work he's done in a career full of not funny movies. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Oct 23, 2015
1/5 16% The Last Witch Hunter (2015) "It's as dumb and bad as it sounds. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Oct 23, 2015
5/5 85% Steve Jobs (2015) "Best everything is written all over this one and if there is an actor working today better than Michael Fassbender, I don't know who it is. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Oct 23, 2015
5/5 91% Bridge of Spies (2015) "This is Spielberg's best movie since Saving Private Ryan. The Coen Brothers may have something to do with that. And hand Mark Rylance the best supporting actor Oscar. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Oct 16, 2015
5/5 76% Goosebumps (2015) "The most fun I've had in a theater this year. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Oct 16, 2015
5/5 92% The Martian (2015) "Mars may not be such a fun place to be stranded but getting stuck in a theater watching this movie about being stuck there is. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Oct 2, 2015
2/5 93% Sicario (2015) "Tedious on a grand scale but these days what war on drugs movie isn't? " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Oct 2, 2015
3.5/5 48% Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015) "Fresh. Barely. Better than the original but there's very little fire and what does burn isn't that original. Maybe that's why the scorch title is such a perfect fit. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Sep 18, 2015
4.5/5 75% Black Mass (2015) "Johnny Depp as a villain works for me. Not much else he does comes close to being as good as when he's a bad guy. Based on a true story, this is intense and Depp is brilliant. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Sep 18, 2015
4/5 46% A Walk In The Woods (2015) "Some will find parts of this offensive. Grow a sense of humor. I recommend hiking to a local theater and catching this really funny old guy buddy flick. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Sep 4, 2015
2.5/5 46% No Escape (2015) "Halfway through and I'm looking for my own escape. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Aug 28, 2015
3.5/5 8% Hitman: Agent 47 (2015) "Moves in chunks like a video game but clocks in at a perfect movie length of 90-minutes. Rupert Friend has enough fun with the part to warrant a positive review. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Aug 21, 2015
5/5 88% Straight Outta Compton (2015) "The temptation to rap my way through the review was -- fortunately -- resistible. This movie, however, is not. Great piece of work whether you're into hip hop or not. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Aug 15, 2015
3.5/5 67% The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) "Nothing cerebral but nothing to make you cry uncle either. Fun fluff and the throwback to the 60s is a nice touch. Too bad you never quite believe you're there. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Aug 15, 2015
2/5 42% Irrational Man (2015) "When Woody Allen is bad, he's really bad. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Aug 7, 2015
2/5 64% Ricki And The Flash (2015) "Meryl Streep is a hell of a rock singer and in a great band. What she isn't in is a great movie. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Aug 7, 2015
1/5 9% Fantastic Four (2015) "No doubt I'm not the only critic calling this the not-so-Fantastic Four. Awful beyond description. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Aug 7, 2015
4/5 56% Paper Towns (2015) "Not as good as The Fault is in Our Stars but the producers of this one do hit a perfect teen movie note. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Jul 24, 2015
1/5 60% Southpaw (2015) "A movie is pretty bad when -- in this critic's opinion -- an Adam Sandler movie opening the same weekend has a higher rating. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Jul 24, 2015
2/5 17% Pixels (2015) "Perfect movie for those who still have their mullets and remember playing Pac Man as the best times of their lives. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Jul 24, 2015
5/5 80% Ant-Man (2015) "Unlike the two-dimensional pages of a comic book, and unlike it's two-dimensional Marvel Comics movie character cousins, Ant-Man is three-dimensional fun. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Jul 17, 2015
3.5/5 21% Self/less (2015) "Decent sci-fi if it's your thing and from Tarsem Singh who is one of my favorite directors and a very good storyteller. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Jul 10, 2015
4/5 55% Minions (2015) "My 2-year old granddaughter loves minions so we made this her first theater experience. Is it memorable? Probably not. Mixed results for her. Grandpa laughed his butt off. " ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Jul 10, 2015
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