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Aaron Peterson

Aaron Peterson
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
7.5/10 89% X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) Singer has done a near impossible feat and brought the beloved Days of Future Past story line to life with enough respect to cure even the most devout fan of his or her cynicism.‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
6.5/10 72% Neighbors (2014) With engaging performances, foul debauchery masked in good taste and some hilariously evil setups; Neighbors will be playing at Delta Tau Chi for years to come.‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
6/10 52% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) For every moment that [The Amazing Spider-Man 2] gets blatantly wrong, it has another moment of heart or greatness which saves the film from plummeting into Batman & Robin territory.‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
7/10 25% The Other Woman (2014) [Not a] masterpiece of the human condition, but [Nick Cassavetes] has managed to take a paint-by-numbers premise and inject it with enough laughs and heart to keep you entertained.‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
6.5/10 49% Heaven Is for Real (2014) [Heaven is for Real] is simply a good, old-fashioned film the entire family can enjoy and maybe, just maybe, it could spark some insightful conversation.‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
4.5/10 76% Noah (2014) This is yet another unfortunate testament to Hollywood's obsession with ignoring story for flash or agenda, and this time the film simply drowns under the weight of it.‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
8/10 85% Joe (2014) Joe is a harrowing look into the lost souls of men and brings one our most accomplished actors back to the stage he belongs in.‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
5.5/10 38% Cesar Chavez (2014) Even in a film failing to reach the lofty achievements of its namesake, there is still much to learn and enjoy here. ‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
7/10 66% Bad Words (2014) Yes, the film is foul, crude, vulgar, but especially: It's funny. Bad Words is the kind of movie you should be ashamed you enjoyed so much.‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
6.5/10 22% Need For Speed (2014) If you can find a way to let the story issues go, you might just cross the finish line having had a very fun ride.‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
8/10 79% Veronica Mars (2014) Thomas hit the mark with Bell and a decade away has not dulled the razor wit Veronica wields toward any adversary unfortunate enough to cross her path.‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
6/10 100% Cement Suitcase (2014) A fun and clever film with heart and a winning performance from its lead. Cement Suitcase is easily worthy of a taste.‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
6.5/10 60% Non-Stop (2014) If you are looking for a 'Check-your-brain-at-the-door and just have fun' thriller, Non-Stop will not disappoint.‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
8/10 49% RoboCop (2014) RoboCop is both inventive and original enough to stand on its own animatronic feet, and I was in shock how much I enjoyed this reinvention.‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
7.5/10 36% Odd Thomas (2014) Odd Thomas is one paranormal investigator I cannot wait to watch in action again.‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
7/10 31% The Monuments Men (2014) An engaging throwback to films of yesteryear with entertaining performances and a story that finally offers us a new spin on a tired genre.‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
7.5/10 93% Dallas Buyers Club (2013) [Dallas Buyers Club] is a warm and refreshing take on a horrible topic, yet never feels as hopeless as the disease it is covering thanks to the genius performances by its leads.‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
4/10 5% I, Frankenstein (2014) Succumbing to the worst possible scenario for a film like this, I, Frankenstein is a boring and poorly written attempt at establishing the infamous creature as an action icon.‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
5.5/10 19% Ride Along (2014) This was made for those of you looking for a fun time at the theater, with a little action and belly laughs mixed in.‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
7.5/10 45% Raze (2014) Raze is a punch to the gut from beginning to end and should satisfy even the most hardcore of fighting enthusiasts.‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
8/10 79% Saving Mr. Banks (2013) Saving Mr. Banks is a film delivered more on performances than special effects, and every character in the film is fully realized.‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
5/10 75% Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013) That final act keeps the film from reaching the pedestal on which the original is placed, but you could do a lot worse than a reunion of Burgundy and friends this holiday season.‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
6/10 No Score Yet Rise Of The Fellowship (2013) Budget or not, there are several very clever and innovative shots in the film that I personally found impressive for first-time feature director Ron Newcomb.‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
8.5/10 89% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) Stronger direction, better performances and a story that actually feels like it is headed somewhere special. Catching Fire more than lives up to the sky-high hype.‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
8/10 70% The Best Man Holiday (2013) The Best Man Holiday offers up heaps of laughs and tears, and was a pleasant relief from all of the dreary films as of late. This is one Holiday I plan to revisit every year.‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
10/10 95% 12 Years a Slave (2013) 12 Years a Slave is that rare film that transcends the hype surrounding it and is the most emotional experience I have had in a theater in some time.‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
7.5/10 61% Ender's Game (2013) Ender's Game has just enough heart to keep you invested in Ender's journey towards the leader everyone believes him to be.‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
3.5/10 35% The Counselor (2013) So, Ridley Scott, when your film asked me, in its deepest sincerity: 'Have you been bad?' The answer is yes, Counselor, you sure have.‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
7/10 49% Carrie (2013) Director Kimberly Peirce delivers a worthy remake to a horror classic, while offering enough changes to make it seem fairly fresh.‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
7/10 93% Captain Phillips (2013) Captain Phillips is a tense and taut thriller with exceptional acting from its leading men.‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
7.5/10 76% Zero Charisma (2013) Zero Charisma is one of those small gems that comes around every so often, a film you would probably be unaware of, were it not for strong word-of-mouth. ‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
8.5/10 95% Gravity (2013) Gravity really is the closest 99.99% of us will ever get to being in space, and it was beautiful.‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
7.5/10 89% Rush (2013) Ron Howard returns to the top of his form with direction that propels the story without slowing down for every minute detail. Rush is definitely worth the ride.‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
9.5/10 81% Prisoners (2013) Prisoners is the best film I have seen so far this year and one people will be debating about for some time to come.‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
5.5/10 51% A Single Shot (2013) A Single Shot is a film I can absolutely recommend, especially for fans of Rockwell wanting to see him expand his obvious talent. I only wish he had a stronger film to showcase this.‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
8.5/10 96% Thunder Road (2018) Warmth and uncomfortable comedy rarely align this sharply as Jim Cummings evokes a level of confident versatility reminiscent of early Tom Hanks. Thunder Road is one of the best films of the year.‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
5.5/10 33% Kick-Ass 2 (2013) The action, violence and ludicrous bloodshed are all in ample display here, even if director Jeff Wadlow is not nearly as adept at shooting action as Kick-Ass 1's Matthew Vaughn.‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
6.5/10 64% 2 Guns (2013) [2 Guns] is a fun, gritty, action buddy-comedy action thriller and feels like it could have been lifted straight out of the 90's.‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
9/10 70% The Wolverine (2013) This is THE Wolverine movie I have been waiting for.‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
8.5/10 86% The Conjuring (2013) The Conjuring lives up to the marketing and hype, it is easily one of the best horror films so far this year.‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
5/10 14% R.I.P.D. (2013) The performances are also fun, even if the story is derivative and the special effects look to be photo-shopped at a K-mart. ‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
8/10 71% Pacific Rim (2013) With [Pacific Rim], Del Toro has proven he has what it takes to compete in a world full of Blockbuster directors and he knows how to entertain.‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
7/10 31% The Lone Ranger (2013) The Lone Ranger wasn't the best film I've seen this summer, but it is far from the worst. I would gladly recommend this, but be cautious of the overtly violent nature.‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
8/10 55% Man of Steel (2013) Man of Steel is a slightly flawed and far from perfect modern telling of the Superman myth, but ultimately is a fun and engrossing reinterpretation of the character. ‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
7/10 49% Now You See Me (2013) It gives you a little taste of both kinds of tricks. If you are looking for fun that involves more of the mind and a little less of the explosive kind, [Now You See Me] is the film for you.‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
8/10 69% Fast & Furious 6 (2013) This series is not about logistic possibilities. It's about taking it to 11, and Furious 6 does just that once again. If you enjoyed the direction of Fast Five, you are in good hands here.‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
6.5/10 80% Iron Man 3 (2013) While I may not think every aspect works, you cannot help but be impressed that they did not take the easy way out.‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
3/10 49% Pain & Gain (2013) Even one of The Rock's best performances cannot save the film from Bay's own excess and this is not one I will recommend to paying audiences.‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
8.50/10 80% 42 (2013) 42 manages to capture everything I know of Robinson and put it on the big screen so everyone can appreciate exactly what that number truly means.‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
7.5/10 80% The Place Beyond The Pines (2013) Though the film does have a few drawn out spots in the last 1/3, it is still one of the more riveting drama's experienced so far this year.‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018