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Jim Lane

Jim Lane

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1/5 63% Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016) "Director Nicholas Stoller and four co-writers throw logic to the winds, and they'll do anything for a laugh -- anything, that is, except actually be funny. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted May 27, 2016
4/5 91% The Nice Guys (2016) "Crowe and Gosling make a good bottom-feeding team (Gosling especially shows a surprising flair for physical comedy). " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted May 27, 2016
3/5 56% Money Monster (2016) "Director Jodie Foster grapples reasonably well, probably better than could be expected, with the uneasy mix of comedy and menace in Jamie Linden, Alan DiFiore and Jim Kouf's script. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted May 20, 2016
2/5 90% Captain America: Civil War (2016) "Anthony and Joe Russo make a cheerful show of it, giving their gee-whiz comic book audience all they could wish for -- and more. But that's the problem -- it's still just 90 minutes worth of story stretched out to two-and-a-half hours. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted May 13, 2016
2/5 16% Ratchet & Clank (2016) "How did this junk ever escape from the Cartoon Network? " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted May 6, 2016
1/5 8% Mother's Day (2016) "Smug, cloying, shameless, false and sickly-sweet. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted May 6, 2016
3/5 77% Keanu (2016) "Their anything-for-a-laugh method benefits from good comic instincts, and the gags come so fast that the duds are swamped by the frequent laugh-out-loud moments. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted May 6, 2016
3/5 97% Sing Street (2016) "Great fun, with a terrific euro-grunge soundtrack. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted May 6, 2016
2/5 16% The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016) "Like its predecessor, it's too dark and doomy to be any fun, and this time any link to the Brothers Grimm is tenuous indeed-it amounts to dropping the name of Snow White every half-hour or so. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Apr 28, 2016
1/5 No Score Yet Union Bound (2016) "This low-budget historical drama (reportedly based on the diary of a real Civil War veteran) swings back and forth between being earnestly amateurish and comically inept. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Apr 28, 2016
4/5 95% The Jungle Book (2016) "Jon Favreau directs with style, and Sethi is a real discovery. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Apr 22, 2016
92% Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016) "Kenya Barris and Tracy Oliver's script has its preachy side, but with an endearing mixture of idealism and cynical humor, and the cast is packed with solid talent. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Apr 22, 2016
3/5 33% Criminal (2016) "The script by Douglas Cook and David Weisberg becomes more preposterous by the minute, but entertainingly so, and director Ariel Vroman has a high-pedigree cast... to escort us through all the over-the-top whoppers. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Apr 22, 2016
2/5 50% Demolition (2016) "Once our diffident hero begins dismantling and destroying things-smashing his old life to build a new one-we begin to suspect that Sipe and VallĂ©e are selling us a crock of art-house malarkey. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Apr 22, 2016
3/5 88% Everybody Wants Some!! (2016) "The movie is good fun, with Linklater's trademark dizzy, sparkling R-rated dialogue and, like Dazed and Confused 23 years ago, a soundtrack chock full of nostalgic 1980s rock 'n' roll. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Apr 22, 2016
2/5 48% Hardcore Henry (2016) "It's a commendable technical tour de force, but it wears thin eventually; the constant bloodletting becomes oppressive, the story is more trouble to follow than it's worth, and the movie becomes like watching somebody else play a video game. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Apr 22, 2016
1/5 19% The Boss (2016) "Did they set out to make an even worse movie than 2014's Tammy? Well, they did-crude, cruel, coarse and laughless. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Apr 22, 2016
2/5 12% The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016) "The cheesy visual effects look state-of-the-art for 1968. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Apr 1, 2016
4/5 32% The Bronze (2016) "The script by Melissa Rauch and Winston Rauch is profane, raunchy and dirty-funny... But it's also sweet and warm (under its surface crust). " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Apr 1, 2016
5/5 95% Eye In The Sky (2016) "One of the best movies of the year so far -- a riveting, white-knuckle thriller to rank with the best of Hitchcock, and an examination of the morality of drone warfare to rank with the polemical plays of George Bernard Shaw. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Apr 1, 2016
1/5 27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) "The result is ugly in every sense of the word -- grimy, incoherent and a stupefying bore; everybody looks like they need a bath and the movie is as drained of fun as it is of light and color. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Apr 1, 2016
3/5 29% My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016) "Under Kirk Jones' laissez faire direction, the reunited cast shows such gusto that as before, resistance is futile. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Apr 1, 2016
2/5 29% The Perfect Match (2016) "The script is trite and stilted. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Mar 25, 2016
2/5 50% The Young Messiah (2016) "Mostly the movie is simply dull, emotionally flat and so solemnly reverent that it's dramatically inert. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Mar 18, 2016
2/5 25% London Has Fallen (2016) "The inevitable sequel to 2013's guilty pleasure Olympus has Fallen doubles down on the guilt while losing the pleasure in sadistic monotony and narrative confusion. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Mar 18, 2016
3/5 90% 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) "This is a horror movie with a difference: It's genuinely horrifying, not just "scary." In fact, cheap scares are few, replaced by a mounting sense of dread and foreboding that gnaws at the pit of the stomach. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Mar 18, 2016
4/5 68% Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016) "Fey's resourceful, wry and witty performance-pulls us through time and again. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Mar 10, 2016
3/5 79% Eddie The Eagle (2016) "Some hilarious facets of the true story are left out while much is invented, but the movie is an irresistible sports tearjerker. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Mar 3, 2016
2/5 49% How To Be Single (2016) "It remains a puny little amateur-night rip-off of Sex and the City, without the saucy wit or sharply-drawn personalities. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Feb 25, 2016
3/5 83% Deadpool (2016) "Some of the jokes in Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick's script (from the Marvel comics by Rob Liefeld and Fabian Nicieza) are pretty funny, which helps compensate for the dreary familiarity of the CGI fight scenes. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Feb 25, 2016
1/5 24% Zoolander 2 (2016) "The story is beside the point in this pointless movie; it's less tasteless and offensive than the original, but just as god-awful. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Feb 25, 2016
2/5 10% The Forest (2016) "Dormer gives a nicely layered double performance as both twins-at least for the first hour or so, before the cheap scares and nonsense take over. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Feb 5, 2016
2/5 15% Ride Along 2 (2016) "Everybody plays straight man to Hart, who here is more grating and less funny than he was two years ago in the first Ride Along-and not nearly as good or as funny as he can be. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Feb 5, 2016
1/5 8% Norm of the North (2016) "The movie is a shapeless mess that lands with a pathetic thud. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Feb 5, 2016
2/5 17% The 5th Wave (2016) "It's just another Hunger Games/Divergent/Maze Runner clone, with the heroine torn between two lovers. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Feb 5, 2016
1/5 10% Dirty Grandpa (2016) "It never rises to the level of garbage. Already we have the worst movie of the year-and maybe next year as well. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Feb 5, 2016
2/5 28% The Boy (2016) "The movie violates its own internal logic and dissolves into worn-out slasher-flick tropes. Too bad; Menear and Bell had a bizarrely good thing going, but they couldn't come up with an ending. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Feb 5, 2016
2/5 7% Fifty Shades of Black (2016) "In the full movie, laughs are virtually nonexistent. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Feb 5, 2016
2/5 63% The Finest Hours (2016) "It's a story tailor-made for Hollywood-it's remarkable that it hasn't been filmed before-but virtually everything goes wrong except the CGI and sound effects. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Feb 5, 2016
4/5 51% 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi (2016) "Tense and riveting, here's the movie some of us never knew Michael Bay had in him-the action, when it starts, is paradoxically both chaotic and clear. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Feb 5, 2016
3/5 86% Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) "Like the first two, it's stylishly pretty to look at, and the over-the-top fight scenes and visual humor (courtesy of directors Alessandro Carloni and Jennifer Yuh) are amusing. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Feb 1, 2016
1/5 9% Point Break (2015) "Like its predecessor, it's just as awful as it sounds. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Jan 8, 2016
1/5 16% Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip (2015) "It's harmless enough, but harmless garbage is still garbage. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Dec 29, 2015
2/5 31% Daddy's Home (2015) "There are a few good laughs scattered about, but with these stars it should have been a lot funnier. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Dec 29, 2015
4/5 73% Youth (2015) "It's a movie where very little really happens, and sometimes it feels as placidly shallow as the pools where the spa's guests soak themselves, but there's always something fascinating going on. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Dec 29, 2015
2/5 59% Sisters (2015) "Paula Pell's script is like a distended Saturday Night Live skit, overworking one lame joke: what if a bunch of forty-somethings threw the kind of party you only see in movies about hormonal teenagers? " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Dec 29, 2015
2/5 70% The Danish Girl (2015) "Measured and reverent as the movie is, it's also rather dreary, the kind of embalmed, oversolemn opus where the actors whisper their lines slowly, one word at a time. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Dec 21, 2015
3/5 62% Legend (2015) "As Reggie's emotionally fragile wife, Emily Browning is an oasis of sympathy amid the squalor, the only person in the movie we really give a damn about. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Dec 11, 2015
1/5 76% The Good Dinosaur (2015) "An unrelieved disaster. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Dec 3, 2015
5/5 97% Brooklyn (2015) "Expertly directed by John Crowley and adapted (equally well) by Nick Hornby from Colm Toibin's novel, this is one of the smallest, most intimate and best movies of the year, with an aching suspense that bigger, brasher movies can only dream of. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Dec 1, 2015
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