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Aaron Peterson

Aaron Peterson
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5.5/10 54% Escape Room (2019) There is nothing here that reinvents the wheel of horror, nor is it particularly terrifying or memorable. Yet overall, Escape Room is an enjoyable night at the movies. ‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2019
2/10 10% Holmes and Watson (2018) Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly fail to muster the chemistry from their previous efforts in Etan Cohen's witless take on the legendary detective.‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2018
8/10 97% They Shall Not Grow Old (2018) Documentaries of this ilk often capture the horrors of war, though few shine a light onto the humanity and levity present in those brave souls on the front lines as expertly as this.‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
8/10 97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) This is a film with flash and sizzle, the kind of animated flick that innovates while decimating expectations. to notice. Into the Spider-Verse is the rare Spider-Man film that fully understands the power of its historic responsibility.‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
6/10 52% Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (2018) Mowgli's stellar voice cast overcomes a clunky first half and fleeting moments of CGI roughness to deliver a solid take with bold aspirations fans will appreciate.‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2018
7/10 16% Robin Hood (2018) Though in need of a stronger villain, Robin Hood is a rollicking good time with a blast of a cast in tow. Taron Egerton has plenty of swash in his buckle, and Jamie Foxx brings the audience to life.‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2018
6/10 40% High Voltage (2018) A wink of a performance from David Arquette and an electric turn from Allie Gonino overcome a few distracting special effects to deliver a clever rock 'n roll thriller. ‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
5.50/10 40% The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) Claire Foy leaves her own take on the iconic Lisbeth Salander, and Fede Alvarez knows how to excitingly set the scene. With a tighter script and deeper plotting, this could have ended up more than simply The Girl with the Treadstone Tattoo.‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2018
9/10 97% The Hate U Give (2018) It's not often a film comes along that inspires us to simply be better. So find The Hate U Give, listen to the perspectives within, and then share your voice with the world‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
6/10 47% xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017) He might be an aging action icon, but in XXX: Return of Xander Cage, Diesel still looks dope while he's doing it.‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
7.5/10 93% Hidden Figures (2017) Hidden Figures tells a story of genuine heroes that has been shelved for far too long. It also serves as inspiration to a nation of little girls to never stop reaching for those stars.‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
5/10 30% Passengers (2016) Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt hold up their end, but the script for Passengers ultimately fails us all.‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
6.5/10 41% Office Christmas Party (2016) If you don't mind keeping your brain secured firmly in the trunk of your car for two hours, Office Christmas Party is worth your RSVP.‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
3.5/10 23% Bad Santa 2 (2016) Honestly, we all deserve better. Do yourself a favor this holiday season and give yourself the gift of self-worth, skip this Christmas brick and re-watch the original Bad Santa.‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
7.5/10 94% Arrival (2016) Arrival is a thoughtful take on the alien invasion genre, carried by an impactful performance from Amy Adams.‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
5/10 33% The Charnel House (2016) The Charnel House is an intriguing thriller with a novel concept, carried forward by a bold and focused performance from its lead. ‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
7/10 40% Fear, Inc. (2016) Fear, Inc. takes a novel idea and constructs a potential franchise as it recaptures the fun of 90's horror.‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
5.5/10 51% The Accountant (2016) If Batman, Daredevil and Jason Bourne had a baby who loved calculus, you'd have The Accountant. Think of this one as more of a write-off.‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
6.5/10 44% The Girl on the Train (2016) The Girl on the Train hits the tracks running [with] a bold performance from Emily Blunt, [who] carries a solid mystery through a muddled final reel.‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
6.5/10 64% Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) Tim Burton is still has a command of the macabre, even if the film feels a bit like a missed opportunity.‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
5.5/10 No Score Yet Tell Me How I Die (2016) In an over-crowded market stuffed to the gills with half-baked ideas and minuscule budgets, Tell Me How I Die is a drug worth sampling.‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
6/10 66% Zoom (2016) In an era of nonsensical sequels and never-ending remakes, Zoom is that sip of cool refreshment we need on a hot summer night.‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
8/10 97% Hell or High Water (2016) Saddle up that pony, pardner, and let's hit the multiplex. Hell or High Water is the modern western we've been waiting for. ‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
4.5/10 83% Sausage Party (2016) Sausage Party has moments of delicious flavor, unfortunately, as a meal it will leave you famished.‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
5.5/10 77% Observance (2015) What I know is that when those credits rolled, I had an instant, guttural reaction and here I am, days later, still in the throes of contemplation.‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
5.5/10 40% Batman: The Killing Joke (2016) Just take my advice and begin where the comic does, or the joke's on you.‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
5/10 30% Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) If the safe blandness of Independence Day: Resurgence is any indicator of the quality for the inevitable sequel, I hope the aliens win next time.‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
4/10 17% Intruder (2016) Linton gives an engaging performance in an otherwise hit-or-miss thriller with too much wasted potential, despite an ending that almost redeems it.‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
6/10 80% The Conjuring 2 (2016) The Conjuring 2 has enough thrills to entertain, though it ultimately succumbs to a case of sequelitis.‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
6/10 10% The Do-Over (2016) The Do-Over is a throwback to classic Adam Sandler films and, while ridiculous, is still a fun ride.‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
7/10 92% The Nice Guys (2016) The Nice Guys is a fun action-thriller with winning performances from Gosling and Rice. I pray Shane Black continues churning out these hysterical stabs at noir pulp fiction.‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
6.5/10 9% Sundown (2016) [Sundown] is a playful film with a strong cast and a bombastic soundtrack. It might not be the best Spring Break comedy ever, but this is a party you don't want to miss.‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
4.5/10 78% Keanu (2016) A valiant attempt at an absurd concept, which unfortunately uses up its 9 lives long before the film's conclusion.‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
6.5/10 54% Holidays (2016) Various directors come together to offer a unique horror anthology. Holidays is deliciously wicked fun.‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
3/10 22% The Boss (2016) Rarely do I whip through a review as quickly as this, but there is so little worth mentioning here that I think I'd rather get back to my dessert tray than dwell on this any longer.‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
7.5/10 52% Demolition (2016) Demolition shines due to Jake Gyllenhaal's stellar performance of a man demolishing his way through grief.‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
7/10 76% In a Valley of Violence (2016) If you've seen a western, you know this story. What you haven't seen, is it told in as viciously entertaining a way as this in quite some time. ‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
6.5/10 63% Claire in Motion (2017) An intelligently told character piece about one woman's journey to self-discovery, with a multi-layered performance from Betsy Brandt.‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
6/10 29% The Good Neighbor (2016) After you spend some time with this Good Neighbor, you might second guess yourself the next time you feel the urge to yank those blinds down.‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
8.5/10 88% Don't Breathe (2016) Don't Breathe is one of the most anxiety-inducing thrillers in years, an absolute must-see for horror fans.‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
5/10 66% Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016) Unfortunately - much like Afghanistan and the war itself - as soon as the camera pans away, everything else is all but forgotten.‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
6.5/10 91% The Witch (2016) The Witch is a good movie - a solid effort with several chilling moments from a director on the rise - but much like It Follows last year, this is not reinventing the wheel.‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
9/10 84% Deadpool (2016) Parents will be flustered, uptight yuppies will be disgusted, and fans will be hopping in their seats with the kind of joy typically reserved for next-in-line at the bouncy castle.‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
5.5/10 No Score Yet The Challenger (2015) The Challenger offers a retread of ideas, but it also offers enough originality coupled with a memorable performance from Duncan to raise it above the countless Rocky knock-offs ‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
9/10 94% Room (2015) Two brilliant performances and a script willing to let the audience piece the puzzle together for themselves, this is an inspiring tale of the bond between a parent and child.‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
6.5/10 79% Naz & Maalik (2016) If you are open-minded enough to spend some quality time with two gay guys struggling with their own identities, then you will find something sweetly unique in Naz & Maalik.‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
4/10 11% Dirty Grandpa (2016) If you have a group of friends interested in a ridiculous comedy - or you have ingested copious amounts of booze and pills - you'll probably have a great time. ‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
7/10 51% 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi (2016) Bay allows this story to unfold, giving the audience the opportunity to understand the tragic circumstances of this horrendous attack.‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
5/10 78% The Revenant (2015) The Revenant was heralded as one of the best films of the year before a frame was ever viewed, but this film does not deserve to be in that conversation. ‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
9/10 74% The Hateful Eight (2015) The Hateful Eight is not a perfect film but this was damn-near the slow burn masterpiece my foul-mouthed mind deserved. I'm already in line for "The Loathsome Nine".‐ The Hollywood Outsider
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018