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Julian Roman

Julian Roman

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 78% Hail, Caesar! (2016) "'Hail, Caesar!' has no lack of star power, but falls decidedly flat in insufferably dull stretches. The Coen Brothers have a rare miss with their Hollywood golden age satire. " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Feb 4, 2016
3/5 59% The Finest Hours (2016) "'The Finest Hours' is a rousing, old-fashioned tale of remarkable heroism and grit. " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Jan 28, 2016
2/4 8% Dirty Grandpa (2016) "Dirty Grandpa is a barrel of laughs, just the bottom of the barrel. It is spectacularly perverse, sophomoric, and sexist; with no redeeming social qualities whatsoever. But it's funny, outrageously funny, basking in unrepentantly low brow humor. " ‐ BlackFilm.com
Posted Jan 22, 2016
3/5 75% The Hateful Eight (2015) "Quentin Tarantino's unrequited love for 60s era spaghetti westerns is again on display in 'The Hateful Eight'. It is a gruesomely violent, garrulous, and protracted homage to a style of filmmaking the director fervently adores. " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Dec 24, 2015
3.5/5 92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) "'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' easily lives up to its mammoth hype, but it's not flawless, nor a better film than the original trilogy. It is a non-stop action film with a shotgun pace, like plugging the cotton candy machine directly into your face. " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Dec 17, 2015
3.5/5 88% The Big Short (2015) "'The Big Short' is a damning indictment of Wall Street. Director Adam McKay delivers a laymen's guide to understanding how sub-prime mortgage lending led to a devastating global recession. " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Dec 10, 2015
3.5/5 94% Creed (2015) "'Creed' is a winner and a sublime achievement that all audiences are going to love. " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Nov 25, 2015
3/5 70% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015) "'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2' is heavy on the melodrama, but it picks up speed and delivers an ending that packs a wallop. " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Nov 19, 2015
3/5 64% Spectre (2015) "'Spectre' is a nod to the classic scenes, characters, and imagery from Bond lore. It is formulaic, but spectacular nonetheless. " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Nov 3, 2015
1.5/5 29% Burnt (2015) "Bradley Cooper is not believable as a Michelin starred chef in 'Burnt'. Send this dish back to the kitchen. " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Oct 30, 2015
2/5 16% The Last Witch Hunter (2015) "'The Last Witch Hunter' has a promising occult plot and great visual effects, but is derailed by poor acting and disjointed action scenes. " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Oct 22, 2015
4/5 91% Bridge of Spies (2015) "In a world filled with distrust, 'Bridge of Spies' portrays the virtue of principle in a masterful film from Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks. " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Oct 16, 2015
3.5/5 92% The Martian (2015) "'The Martian' is a rousing, surprisingly funny, and touching space adventure. Ridley Scott has delivered his best film since 'Gladiator'. " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Oct 2, 2015
3.5/5 70% Pawn Sacrifice (2015) "Tobey Maguire gives a career best performance as the brilliant, but erratic chess champion Bobby Fischer in 'Pawn Sacrifice'. " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Sep 25, 2015
4/5 75% Black Mass (2015) "A textbook for brilliant ensemble acting, Johnny Depp is ruthless, calculating, and magnetic in 'Black Mass'. " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Sep 18, 2015
1.5/5 63% The Visit (2015) "'The Visit' is another woeful outing from M. Night Shyamalan. It is a gimmicky, parlor trick film with a blatantly obvious twist ending. " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Sep 11, 2015
2/5 17% The Transporter Refueled (2015) "'The Transporter Refueled' has a ludicrous and wafer thin plot, but fans of the franchise will enjoy it; an action packed guilty pleasure. " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Sep 4, 2015
3/5 46% No Escape (2015) "The nightmare scenario depicted in 'No Escape' is so terrifying, even the most skeptical viewer will be enthralled. " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Aug 24, 2015
2/5 43% American Ultra (2015) "A comedic take on the CIA's infamous MK Ultra program could have been great, but American Ultra falls woefully short. This stoner assassin bores. " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Aug 21, 2015
2.5/5 67% The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) "'The Man from U.N.C.L.E' is an ultra-stylish throwback to the spy genre of the sixties and the perfect way to cap off summer. " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Aug 14, 2015
1.5/5 9% Fantastic Four (2015) "It's mind boggling how so many good parts could be assembled into such a bad movie, the 'Fantastic Four' reboot is appalling. " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Aug 7, 2015
3/5 93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) "Despite the shortcomings of the plot, 'Rogue Nation' is a summer blockbuster that delivers the popcorn movie goods. " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Jul 30, 2015
3/5 60% Southpaw (2015) "The powerhouse performance of star Jake Gyllenhaal lifts the boxing drama 'Southpaw' to a raw, emotional high. " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Jul 23, 2015
3/5 80% Ant-Man (2015) "'Ant-Man starts weak, but finishes strong. What starts as a drizzle becomes a hurricane of action and special effects as 'Ant-Man' kicks into high gear during its second half. " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Jul 15, 2015
2.5/5 55% Minions (2015) "'Minions' swings wildly from inventive and hilarious, to oddly dark and boring in stretches. " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Jul 9, 2015
2.5/5 25% Terminator Genisys (2015) "'Terminator Genisys' is not remotely on par with the greatness of the first two, but is a definite improvement over the last installment. " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Jul 1, 2015
2.5/5 46% Ted 2 (2015) "'Ted 2' may not be as good as the original, but it still entertains enough to warrant a trip to the theater. " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Jun 26, 2015
2/5 98% Inside Out (2015) "'Inside Out' is a sad, emotionally loaded film that drains any initial exuberance like a faucet. Note to Pixar and Disney, please go back to making films that are more fun than not. I don't want to be bummed out watching a kid's film. " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Jun 19, 2015
2/5 71% Jurassic World (2015) "If your only reason for watching this film is to see CGI dinosaurs eat people, then you'll get your money's worth. The characters offer their innards like hors d'oeuvres. " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Jun 11, 2015
1.5/5 32% Entourage (2015) " The same celebrity worshipping narcissism and sexual objectification that made the TV series a hit for HBO. " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Jun 3, 2015
2.5/5 50% San Andreas (2015) "The Rock delivers big, dumb disaster fun. San Andreas asks you to check your brain at the door, sit back, and enjoy CGI buildings toppling like Legos " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted May 29, 2015
2.5/5 49% Tomorrowland (2015) "Brad Bird's sci-fi adventure starts off brilliantly as a mystery, then devolves into a series of chases. It's not quite a jetpack ride, but entertaining enough to recommend. " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted May 21, 2015
4.5/5 97% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) "Mad Max: Fury Road is a masterpiece of cinema, a full throttle symphony of mayhem and exhilaration that will blow audiences out of their chairs. " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted May 13, 2015
1/5 7% Hot Pursuit (2015) "Painfully unfunny and offensive. Sofia Vergara's one trick pony of playing the spicy Latina falls flatter than the mild sauce at Taco Bell. " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted May 8, 2015
3.5/5 74% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) "The Avengers return in an epic adventure with a little romance and tragedy to keep the spectacle grounded. " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Apr 30, 2015
3/5 81% Furious 7 (2015) "Furious 7 is basically a live action version of Grand Theft Auto, with a touching tribute to its fallen star - Paul Walker. " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Apr 3, 2015
2/5 29% Get Hard (2015) "A crude farce based on racial stereotypes, homophobia, and prison rape. Get Hard is incredibly stupid and juvenile...but I laughed, I laughed enough to recommend it. " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Mar 27, 2015
1.5/5 29% Insurgent (2015) "Another nonsensical young adult film that makes me root for the evil dystopian society against the plucky heroine. " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Mar 20, 2015
4/5 84% Cinderella (2015) "Beautifully directed by Kenneth Branagh, every fame sparkles with an opulent vibrancy that perfectly captures the faerie tale element. " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Mar 13, 2015
3/5 57% Focus (2015) "The beautiful people are the sleight of hand that will keep you entertained. " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Feb 27, 2015
3.5/5 80% McFarland USA (2015) "McFarland, USA quickly elevates above convention into a drama that will pull your heartstrings. It is a stunningly well crafted and inspirational film. " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Feb 20, 2015
3.5/5 75% Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) "Kingsman: The Secret Service takes Bond's vodka martini and adds a shot of adrenaline to the mix. " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Feb 6, 2015
1.5/5 35% Project Almanac (2015) "Beyond Project Almanac's shaky concept, the bouncing and skewed angle camerawork is an entirely unpleasant experience. " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Jan 30, 2015
2.5/5 16% Strange Magic (2015) "Strange Magic is not remotely in the same class as Frozen or Maleficent, but does deliver a pop medley fueled lesson on the meaning of true love. " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Jan 26, 2015
2/5 34% Blackhat (2015) "Blackhat is a plodding, visually murky snoozer whose plot is completely illogical. " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Jan 16, 2015
2.5/5 60% The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) "Diehard fans will embrace this film, I'm finally done with the CGI battles and melodrama of Middle Earth. " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Dec 16, 2014
4/5 90% The Imitation Game (2014) "The story of Alan Turing, and his immeasurable contribution to modern society, is superbly adapted for the screen in The Imitation Game. " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Nov 28, 2014
2/5 65% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) "Mockingjay Part 1 is a hideously boring, bleak film. They've taken thirty minutes of plot, then stretched it out like taffy into an insufferable two hours. " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Nov 21, 2014
2.5/5 71% Interstellar (2014) "Christopher Nolan's Interstellar is desperately reaching for Stanley Kubrick 2001 greatness and achieving Robert Zemeckis mediocrity in Contact. It's no small bit of irony that both films star Matthew McConaughey and his southern drawl. " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Nov 5, 2014
4/5 95% Nightcrawler (2014) "Nightcrawler is a thrilling, dark journey into the mind of a sociopath and the cutthroat nature of success at all costs. It taps into that lurid vein of morbid fascination. " ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Oct 30, 2014
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