Wilson Morales

Wilson Morales

Agrees with the Tomatometer 70% of the time.

Biography:
Vice-President (African American Film Critics Association) Blogger (AOL Blackvoices)
Favorites:
Laura (1944)
Publications:
AOL Black Voices , BlackFilm.com
Critics' Group:
Online Film Critics Society
Total Reviews:
256

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3/5 42% 300: Rise of an Empire (2014) " Where the first '300' was visually stunning, hypnotic, bloody, and yet enjoyable, this new take is only half of that; mainly brought on by the bravado performance of Eva Green." — BlackFilm.com
Posted Mar 7, 2014
3/4 68% The Best Man Holiday (2013) " Here's a film that delivers what the fans have been waiting for. You will laugh, you will cry, but you will be totally pleased by the end result." — BlackFilm.com
Posted Nov 17, 2013
2.5/4 49% Carrie (2013) " While this updated remake may bring in a new audience, it offers little surprises, little effect, and pales in comparison to the original. " — BlackFilm.com
Posted Oct 18, 2013
2/5 75% The Grandmaster (2013) " An emotional moving, thrilling and provocative drama that's highly entertaining but at times loses itself with its lack of storytelling." — BlackFilm.com
Posted Aug 30, 2013
2.5/5 49% Blood (2013) " While the performances are strong, especially from Graham and Strong, this cop drama is saddled with derivative plot points that maybe it would have been best if the writer added more complexity to avoid predictability." — BlackFilm.com
Posted Aug 10, 2013
3.5/4 94% Fruitvale Station (2013) " 'Fruitvale Station,' is one the most endearing and profound films that echoes the essence of humanity. Ryan Coogler's feature debut gives Michael B. Jordan a career making performance." — BlackFilm.com
Posted Jul 13, 2013
3/5 63% Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain (2013) " 'Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain' is really a laugh out loud experience that one can enjoy and come back for repeat viewings. " — BlackFilm.com
Posted Jul 7, 2013
4/5 68% Fast & Furious 6 (2013) " Not only is the film more action-packed, but the comedy, fight scenes and death-defying stunts are beyond your imagination. It's certainly a ride you don't want to stop or get off." — BlackFilm.com
Posted May 23, 2013
2/5 68% Trance (2013) " Boyle's films usually never run out of steam and while 'Trance' is at times moving, provocative, entertaining and presents an interesting conundrum, there aren't enough tracks to keep the film from maintaining a steady pace of clarity. " — BlackFilm.com
Posted Apr 5, 2013
1/4 15% Temptation (2013) " Not even the stunt casting of reality star Kim Kardashian can improve this bloated, soulless and unexciting novella." — BlackFilm.com
Posted Mar 29, 2013
3/5 28% G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013) " With a new director and a brand new set of actors and characters, Retaliation delivers with a better storyline that brings back the essence of what true fans remember of the '80's cartoon and comics." — BlackFilm.com
Posted Mar 22, 2013
3/5 48% Olympus Has Fallen (2013) " A mashup of Die Hard, Air Force One, and possibly Under Siege, there's nothing in this film that we haven't seen before; but Gerard Butler makes the most in making this film a moving crowd-pleaser. " — BlackFilm.com
Posted Mar 22, 2013
2/5 43% The Call (2013) " The culprit for the film's failure lies with the screenwriter, who couldn't finish a solid suspenseful thriller with chilling effects." — BlackFilm.com
Posted Mar 15, 2013
3/5 46% Beautiful Creatures (2013) " 'Creatures' offers an entertaining coming-of-age drama filled with romance and fantasy that should appeal to the 'Twilight' crowd. It's not as campy one might have expected. " — BlackFilm.com
Posted Feb 15, 2013
3/5 48% The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (2012) " 'Breaking Dawn - Part 2' is the best of the series, despite the terrible CGI, mediocre dialogue and constant reminder of this is nothing but a love triangle between two guys and girl." — BlackFilm.com
Posted Nov 16, 2012
3/4 78% Flight (2012) " Aided by Washington's memorable performance and a thrill seeking, edge-of-your-seat, nine minute action sequence, "Flight" is an emotional roller coaster that will have audience holding their stomachs." — BlackFilm.com
Posted Nov 2, 2012
3/4 —— The Last Fall (2012) " The Last Fall is an honest, heartfelt and authentic film that is filled with a good script, good production values, and fantastic performances." — BlackFilm.com
Posted Oct 26, 2012
2/5 12% Alex Cross (2012) " With 'Alex Cross,' the script is filled with such a lack of suspense, that this cat-and-mouse film feels cliché and laughable. The team behind the camera didn't do Perry, in a non-Madea lead role, any justice." — BlackFilm.com
Posted Oct 19, 2012
3/4 81% Pitch Perfect (2012) " 'Pitch Perfect' hits the right notes that will satisfy not just music fans of the songs, but anyone who wants to have an enjoyable evening of entertainment." — BlackFilm.com
Posted Sep 30, 2012
2/5 10% House at the End of the Street (2012) " Not even Oscar nominee Jennifer Lawrence's presence can hold your attention while you wait for her to complete the paint-by-numbers steps you already created in your head for this retread." — BlackFilm.com
Posted Sep 21, 2012
1/5 31% Resident Evil: Retribution (2012) " Resurrecting some dead characters from the previous films doesn't do much from moving this lifeless film to an exciting action film fans want to enjoy." — BlackFilm.com
Posted Sep 14, 2012
2.5/4 76% Premium Rush (2012) " While the premise is a bit idiotic, and at a brisk 90 minutes, 'Premium Rush' delivers the best ride due to Gordon-Levitt and Shannon's hilarious and appealing performances." — BlackFilm.com
Posted Aug 24, 2012
3/5 57% Sparkle (2012) " This 'Sparkle' version shines for its powerful performances by Houston, Ejogo, and Mike Epps, who nearly steals the entire film. The film is still formulaic, but there's enough material to have an enjoyable evening's entertainment." — BlackFilm.com
Posted Aug 17, 2012
3/5 79% Ruby Sparks (2012) " While no one will ever mistake Zoe Kazan for Kelly LeBrock of 'Weird Science,' the former does posses a certain wit and charm in 'Ruby Sparks' that will delight those who, with a little imagination, are looking for a good lighthearted romantic comedy." — BlackFilm.com
Posted Jul 27, 2012
4/5 88% The Dark Knight Rises (2012) " Nolan has given a fitting, although long-winded at times, powerful and satisfying ending to the greatest comic book movie franchise thus far." — BlackFilm.com
Posted Jul 20, 2012
2.5/4 73% The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) " Only in Shakespeare land are you allowed to do the same story over and over again. With this version of Spider-Man, a lot of familiar territory leaves one bored and wanting more." — BlackFilm.com
Posted Jul 5, 2012
2/5 21% Madea's Witness Protection (2012) " Tyler Perry brings the same persona that his fans come to expect, but the tone is fairly light on the laughs and short on the entertainment value. Madea's back, but Perry needs to write better material." — BlackFilm.com
Posted Jun 29, 2012
3/4 48% Snow White and the Huntsman (2012) " 'Snow White and the Huntsman' works because of the impressive directorial debut of Sanders and Theron's dynamic performance." — BlackFilm.com
Posted Jun 1, 2012
2/5 34% Battleship (2012) " When Michael Bay is unavailable to do the job, Peter Berg is the guy they called to direct. Sadly, if you needed a film to go along with the lame alien film Skyline, 'Battleship' is the perfect companion." — BlackFilm.com
Posted May 18, 2012
4/5 92% Marvel's The Avengers (2012) " The Avengers is fun, action packed and certainly an enjoyable outing's entertainment! Hardcore geeks and new fans will eat this adventure up and come back for more." — BlackFilm.com
Posted May 4, 2012
4/5 53% Think Like a Man (2012) " The film is not only a great romantic and funny film, but it's destined to be a classic! The chemistry among the cast is beyond the charts. Everyone shines, from the leads to the supporting cast, and including those making cameos." — BlackFilm.com
Posted Apr 20, 2012
3/4 84% The Hunger Games (2012) " The first film of the trilogy should have fans craving for more and under the skillful direction of Gary Ross, they will enjoy his well balanced adaptation." — BlackFilm.com
Posted Mar 23, 2012
1/5 0% A Thousand Words (2012) " A far cry from the Oscar winning silent film The Artist, Murphy's A Thousand Words is sadly still one too many for an audience to take in.If you waited long enough for the film to come out, then you can wait a bit longer for it to appear on TV for free." — BlackFilm.com
Posted Mar 9, 2012
1/4 11% Gone (2012) " 'Gone' is a cliché thriller that lacks intrigue and suspense. It's so disposable that TV networks such as Cinemax or Chiller may take a pass on grabbing it for their audience." — BlackFilm.com
Posted Feb 24, 2012
3/4 31% Tyler Perry's Good Deeds (2012) " Although the script is flawed and filled with melodramatic moments that warrant laughter, Perry's loyal fan base will be engaged by this "Pretty Woman" meets "The Pursuit of Happyness" mash and leave theaters entertained." — BlackFilm.com
Posted Feb 24, 2012
3/4 73% Big Miracle (2012) " Big Miracle manages to be funny, emotional, and entertaining without being manipulative. It's a good family film that will tug at the hearts of the audience." — BlackFilm.com
Posted Feb 3, 2012
3/4 —— Dysfunctional Friends (2012) " Filled with humorous scenes, along with some tender moments, 'Friends' should attract an audience looking to have good time and enjoy an evening's entertainment." — BlackFilm.com
Posted Feb 3, 2012
3/5 40% Red Tails (2012) " Despite the flaws many can pick out, 'Red Tails' is more about the journey this story took to get on the big screen. It's not about the acting, dialogue, or direction, but more about the story of the Tuskegee Airmen and their struggles to be heard." — BlackFilm.com
Posted Jan 20, 2012
2/5 26% Underworld Awakening (2012) " While there's plenty of action, blood and deaths, somehow the storyline, which connected the audience with the characters, got muddled along the way and with a lackluster 3D appearance, the film certainly isn't worth the time or money." — BlackFilm.com
Posted Jan 20, 2012
3/4 60% Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011) " What you get with 'A Game of Shadows' is a story that never runs out of steam and a pleasurable evening's entertainment." — BlackFilm.com
Posted Dec 16, 2011
2.5/4 24% Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (2011) " If there was ever a franchise that plays like a TV soap opera with a climatic ending that leaves the audience wanting more, it's this one. If you have seen the previous three films, then you go into 'Breaking Dawn - P1,' already hooked in from the start." — BlackFilm.com
Posted Nov 18, 2011
3/4 68% Tower Heist (2011) " Murphy delivers the goods as 'Heist' is an amusing take on a real life situation. Although his role as a ghetto thug who is used to teach normal folks the tricks of the trade is questionable, he brings the spark that keeps the laugh meter above par." — BlackFilm.com
Posted Nov 4, 2011
3/4 68% Paranormal Activity 3 (2011) " After the recent box-office failure of 'Apollo 18', 'Paranormal Activity 3' is still making hearts pop out with the same gimmick of "found footage" they've successfully used in the previous films." — BlackFilm.com
Posted Oct 23, 2011
3.5/4 94% Moneyball (2011) " With phenomenal performances given by its key leads, Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill, the film works on multiple levels and can be considered as one of the best films of 2011. You don't have to a baseball to enjoy this film. It's pure, solid entertainment." — BlackFilm.com
Posted Sep 23, 2011
2/4 41% Straw Dogs (2011) " What good is this remake, if it's not disturbing, nor controversial, but plain and ultra-low on shock value." — BlackFilm.com
Posted Sep 16, 2011
4/5 93% Drive (2011) " Nicolas Winding Refn's pulse pounding film, 'Drive,' is met with stunning adoration. If you walked out of a theater and someone asked, "How was the film?", the word "cool" would take on a new meaning!" — BlackFilm.com
Posted Sep 16, 2011
3/4 84% Contagion (2011) " While the all-star cast and the story, about a deadly virus, sounds similar to 1995's Outbreak, 'Contagion' is more insightful, moving, and disturbing with first rate entertainment." — BlackFilm.com
Posted Sep 9, 2011
2.5/4 27% Colombiana (2011) " The best way to describe the action packed film 'Colombiana' is to say to that it's mindless, unpretentious, very stylized, and entertaining. It's your typical B film brought to the big screen by the power and influence of Luc Besson." — BlackFilm.com
Posted Aug 26, 2011
1/4 10% The Family Tree (2011) " Here's a film that consists of a hodgepodge of blah. Too many subplots are crammed into this dramedy that leaves little for emotion or laughter." — BlackFilm.com
Posted Aug 26, 2011
1/5 24% Conan the Barbarian (2011) " Shot in 3D, This 'Conan' falls prey to today's standards of cheap thrills and clichés that makes one wish that they stayed home and watched the Arnold version again." — BlackFilm.com
Posted Aug 19, 2011
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