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Jay Stone

Jay Stone

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 33% Entourage (2015) "The Entourage movie, which has arrived approximately five years after anyone might care, is like binge-watching a season of the old HBO show, but with more breasts. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 12, 2015
2.5 No Score Yet Some Kind of Love (2015) "It's a bit like Yolanda's apartment, jammed with the bric-a-brac of half-glimpsed ideas. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 12, 2015
2/5 16% Aloft (2015) "A sad and dreamy drama with many New Age touches and a fondness for lingering over barren tundra that stands as a metaphor for its sense of loss. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 12, 2015
4 91% Love & Mercy (2015) " Wilson heard voices, but he also heard sounds, and much of Love & Mercy shows us how he tried to re-create those notes - those good vibrations - with his band. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 12, 2015
3.5/5 98% Phoenix (2015) "Phoenix takes on some of the aspects of Vertigo, Hitchcock's dark inquiry into obsession and identity, although with the added layers of the damage the Holocaust did on both sides of the barbed wire. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 12, 2015
4 100% Banksy Does New York (2014) "A documentary with all the noise, mayhem, pandemonium and ingenuity of both the artist and the city that never sleeps, although it still manages to dream. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 12, 2015
3/5 88% Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter (2015) "The portrait of a loopy outsider mostly serves to remind us that it might be time to watch Fargo again, just to get a glimpse of the true story. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 12, 2015
2.5/5 47% Boychoir (2015) "Boychoir has everything except the speech where someone says, "You're going out a youngster, but you've got to come back a cliché," or however it goes. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 12, 2015
3.5/5 82% Mistress America (2015) "Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig are cinema's creative couple of the moment, and it's a moment that shows signs of an extended run. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 12, 2015
3/5 71% The Kindergarten Teacher (Haganenet) (2015) "The Kindergarten Teacher is more than a portrait of the artist as a young man. It's almost a horror story about the mysteries of art itself. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 11, 2015
4/5 94% Best Of Enemies (2015) "The story of how television, and much else, was changed forever. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 11, 2015
2.5/5 60% The Intern (2015) "There's a lot less going on in The Intern - the story of an old guy who goes to work for one of those fancy new e-commerce places, whatever that is - than meets the eye, or the funny bone. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 11, 2015
4/5 92% The Martian (2015) "The Martian is a brilliantly designed entertainment that combines all the intricacies of good speculative fiction with a surprisingly lighthearted tone of survival. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 11, 2015
3.5/5 92% Grandma (2015) "This is a sketch, but it's a memorable one, and you sense that it's at the beginning of something: geezer cinema, a look at the baby boomers today after they've succeeded, or failed, or come out, or stayed in. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 11, 2015
3.5/5 71% He Named Me Malala (2015) "He Named Me Malala is at its best when Malala herself is on screen: self-possessed, brave, smart and worth listening to. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 11, 2015
2.5/5 16% The Last Witch Hunter (2015) "Ho-hum, except that it's all set up for a sequel, and I wouldn't bet against it. Vin Diesel is a hard man to kill. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 11, 2015
3/5 73% Suffragette (2015) "Suffragette is a worthwhile reminder of how far women have come and the price they had to pay to get here. We're left to imagine how much more there is to be done. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 11, 2015
3/5 64% Spectre (2015) " For all his panache, this Bond is a sour creature and his world is both confounding and black. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 11, 2015
2.5/5 43% The 33 (2015) "The familiar beats of the tale are comforting, rather than galvanizing, because we know what's coming. " ‐ Ex-Press.com
Posted Nov 11, 2015
3/5 65% Quantum of Solace (2008) "This is 007 down to the essence: kiss kiss bang bang, minus the kiss kiss. Well, you've had your quantum of solace, Mr. Bond. Now have a vodka martini and relax. " ‐ Canada.com
Posted Nov 2, 2015
4/5 88% Django Unchained (2012) "By the end, Django is a hero for his times: the D is silent, but nothing else is. " ‐ Canada.com
Posted Jul 31, 2015
3.5/5 73% The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) "It's a classic, and the attraction is not the surprise of the plot, but to see how it's done this time. The answer is: very smoothly. " ‐ Canada.com
Posted Jul 14, 2015
4/5 93% The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) "The story of Jason Bourne is the story of the spy movie all grown up. " ‐ Canada.com
Posted Jun 23, 2015
93% No Country for Old Men (2007) "Beautifully photographed (by Roger Deakins) in leathery Texas tans, No Country For Old Men is filled with twists and surprises, hypnotically engaging from its very first scene. " ‐ Canada.com
Posted Feb 22, 2015
4/5 85% Hellboy II: The Golden Army (Hellboy 2) (2008) "In a season of endless comic book superheroes, Hellboy II is a unique visual feast. " ‐ Canada.com
Posted Dec 8, 2014
3.5/5 88% Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) "The adolescent subplot is treated sweetly by Newell. The awkward dances and dating faux pas at the school ball feel like additions from some other, less mythic series, and form a welcome respite from the intense magic-making of the rest of the film. " ‐ Canada.com
Posted Dec 8, 2014
2.5/5 87% Kung Fu Panda (2008) "Some of it just seems silly, which is fine for a family movie, of course, but there's silly and then there's silly. Kung Fu Panda is silly. " ‐ Canada.com
Posted Dec 7, 2014
3/5 85% Bridge to Terabithia (2007) "Bridge to Terabithia is a brave film but a disturbing one, and even though it is inspired by real-life events, it feels like a cheat. " ‐ Canada.com
Posted Dec 5, 2014
4.5/5 90% Coraline (2009) "You know from the very first sequence that Coraline is an extraordinary movie that is going to rattle the bejeezus out of young audience members and -- the truth be told -- their fathers as well. " ‐ Canada.com
Posted Nov 17, 2014
4/5 92% Frost/Nixon (2008) "[Langella gives] a textured performance of a tortured man, good enough that we actually feel sorry for him. That may have been Nixon's last and greatest trick. " ‐ Canada.com
Posted Oct 28, 2014
3.5/5 88% Let Me In (2010) "This is a story about two isolated kids making friends in a cold world. Those drops of blood in the snow could have come from anywhere. " ‐ Canada.com
Posted Oct 14, 2014
4/5 89% Zombieland (2009) "It's a zombie movie. It's a teen romance. It's a comedy. It's a hunt for that most elusive of snack foods, the Hostess Twinkie. Welcome to Zombieland. Watch out for marauding cannibals, and fasten your seatbelts. " ‐ Canada.com
Posted Sep 22, 2014
2/5 No Score Yet Histoire A Faire Peur (The Good Lie) "A Good Lie is a coming-of-age thriller that winds us up for a disappointing payoff, but for a while, it provides a stylish and disturbing twist on the genre. " ‐ Canada.com
Posted Sep 7, 2014
88% The Simpsons Movie (2007) "The Simpsons Movie gives us much of what we love about the characters, and if there is not enough of some of them, there is something of most of them. " ‐ Canada.com
Posted Aug 24, 2014
4/5 90% Bridesmaids (2011) "The result is a very funny movie, part indie comedy and part frat-girl raunch (it was co-produced by Judd Apatow), that manages to get at some of the sly truths of female friendship. " ‐ Canada.com
Posted Aug 24, 2014
89% Inglourious Basterds (2009) "It's a Second World War fantasy made up of bits and pieces of Second World War movies and reassembled into a wordy pastiche that is irresistibly absurd. It's positively inglorious. " ‐ Canada.com
Posted Aug 23, 2014
4/5 94% The Dark Knight (2008) "[The Dark Knight] is the right movie at the right time, especially if you have a burning desire to be excited and depressed simultaneously. " ‐ Canada.com
Posted Aug 20, 2014
2/5 6% Paranoia (2013) "The twists aren't surprising, the perils feel artificial, and even Hemsworth's chest gets a little ho-hum after a while. " ‐ Canada.com
Posted Jul 23, 2014
1% Daddy Day Camp (2007) " If they decide to make Daddy Day Spa with Martin Lawrence and Jim Belushi, I don't want to hear about it. " ‐ Canada.com
Posted Jul 22, 2014
1/5 6% The Last Airbender (2010) "The Last Airbender is not just a flop, it's a big-budget flop, and it's a throwback to that grand old genre, the movie that's so bad that it's bad. " ‐ Canada.com
Posted Jul 18, 2014
3/5 86% Chef (2014) "Jon Favreau's Chef is a sort of five-course meal stuffed onto a three-course plate: an exposé of the restaurant business, a family drama, a road trip, a slice of food porn (don't arrive hungry) and possibly a metaphor for Favreau himself. " ‐ Canada.com
Posted Jun 6, 2014
2/5 68% WolfCop (2015) "A comic horror movie with its humour mostly used up in the concept and its horror largely taken on faith. " ‐ Canada.com
Posted Jun 6, 2014
3.5/5 73% The German Doctor (2014) "With his obsessive attention to detail and understated menace, Gregor is a chilling villain, as heartless as Lilith's doll. Evil, it appears, is not always banal. " ‐ Canada.com
Posted Jun 5, 2014
3/5 59% The Grand Seduction (2014) "Director Don McKellar fills the harbour with some great worn faces, including a lovely turn by Gordon Pinsent as Simon, a town elder whose blue eyes practically twinkle with both drunken complicity and sober reservation. " ‐ Canada.com
Posted May 30, 2014
2.5/5 33% A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014) "A Million Ways to Die moseys unmercifully through a plot whose length can't sustain its comic invention although once in a while it leaps to a kind of demented life. " ‐ Canada.com
Posted May 30, 2014
2/5 14% Blended (2014) "I'm retiring next week, and this is the last Adam Sandler movie I'll ever have to see for the rest of my life. " ‐ Canada.com
Posted May 22, 2014
3/5 63% For No Good Reason (2014) "Steadman emerges as a man with a unique vision. Too bad we didn't get to know him a little better. " ‐ Canada.com
Posted May 16, 2014
4/5 96% Ida (2014) "It's an elegant miniature that illuminates grander, sadder themes. " ‐ Canada.com
Posted May 15, 2014
50% Trouble with the Curve (2012) "Eastwood manages to maintain his decorum throughout, like some veteran pitcher who's lost the speed off his fastball and relies on a sneaky change-up. He does just a few things, but he does them remarkably well. " ‐ Canada.com
Posted May 12, 2014
3/5 73% Neighbors (2014) "The humour comes and goes, but what you can't deny is the energy with which everyone involved has abandoned all notions of taste. " ‐ Canada.com
Posted May 8, 2014
3/5 79% 42 (2013) "It comes with a smooth burnished period look, and it tells a smooth and burnished story. Helgeland has good intentions but not much new to say about a real-life hero who wears his nobility and torment mostly as symbols. " ‐ Canada.com
Posted May 7, 2014
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