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Alynda Wheat

Alynda Wheat
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
97% Weiner (2016) It's important to take a break here to understand something: There is nothing preventing Weiner from yelling "Cut!" on the whole production... He does not do that. ‐ People Magazine
Posted May 26, 2016
30% Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) Here's a question that no studio executive bothered to answer: Why should audiences return to Wonderland when it wasn't such a wonder the last time they were there? ‐ People Magazine
Posted May 26, 2016
92% The Nice Guys (2016) Now, I'm not saying every gumshoe yarn needs physical comedy, but The Nice Guys makes joyous use of the stuff. ‐ People Magazine
Posted May 26, 2016
98% Love & Friendship (2016) If Love & Friendship seems more cutting than Austen's usual fare, thank director Whit Stillman. ‐ People Magazine
Posted May 19, 2016
48% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) As buildings fall and world landmarks crumble, it's clear we've seen all of this before, and done better. There's nothing innovative or surprising in the way the film goes about its destruction. ‐ People Magazine
Posted May 12, 2016
89% A Bigger Splash (2016) As for Fiennes, we've never seen him like this before. ‐ People Magazine
Posted Apr 29, 2016
76% Keanu (2016) It's all engaging, if not consistently hilarious, and does land in an unexpected place. ‐ People Magazine
Posted Apr 29, 2016
3% Nina (2016) Nina teaches us an important lesson about waiting for a film to come out before criticizing it. For it is only then that we can know how truly heinous it is. ‐ People Magazine
Posted Apr 22, 2016
90% Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016) If the execution is sometimes clunky, if it tries to fit in too many characters, plot points and conversation threads, at least all of that is in the service of a higher ideal. ‐ People Magazine
Posted Apr 15, 2016
96% Sing Street (2016) Music and joy. We could all use more of that, and Sing Street has it in abundance. ‐ People Magazine
Posted Apr 15, 2016
86% Everybody Wants Some!! (2016) [Everybody Wants Some!!] is so good-natured and sweet, so confident in its understanding of time and place, so unrelentingly funny, you won't want to leave. ‐ People Magazine
Posted Mar 31, 2016
27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) If Justice, with its sluggish script, isn't quite the jaw-dropping eye-popper it should be, that's okay. The cast is unimpeachable. ‐ People Magazine
Posted Mar 22, 2016
82% Pee-wee's Big Holiday (2016) It's funny and the homoerotic undercurrent is quite sweet. ‐ People Magazine
Posted Mar 18, 2016
83% Hello, My Name is Doris (2016) Thanks to Field's incredible versatility and director Michael Showalter's long comedy resume, Doris is always at the center of the joke, but never the butt of it. ‐ People Magazine
Posted Mar 17, 2016
90% 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) 10 Cloverfield Lane is creepy and campy all at once. It's a beautifully paced blend of sci-fi and horror, Armageddon flicks and Criminal Minds. ‐ People Magazine
Posted Mar 11, 2016
68% Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016) It nails the lingo of embedded journalists, the intoxication of dangerous assignments, and, ultimately, the need to reconnect to "real life," whatever that is. ‐ People Magazine
Posted Mar 4, 2016
98% Zootopia (2016) Don't be surprised if Zootopia ends up becoming a kids' detective series, based on how fabulously these two go about working the case. ‐ People Magazine
Posted Mar 4, 2016
80% Eddie The Eagle (2016) Egerton is so gosh-darn sweet as the skier, and Hugh Jackman makes such a swell jerk as his trainer, Bronson Peary, that you'll take the ride with them anywhere ‐ People Magazine
Posted Mar 3, 2016
85% Hail, Caesar! (2016) It's all nuts, and the actors couldn't be having more fun. ‐ People Magazine
Posted Feb 12, 2016
84% Deadpool (2016) Deadpool is a deeply funny, relatable mutant hero. ‐ People Magazine
Posted Feb 12, 2016
23% Zoolander 2 (2016) While the fashion satire Zoolander 2 still seems to be in on the joke, it has a tough time finding the punchline. ‐ People Magazine
Posted Feb 12, 2016
2.5/4 43% Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016) It's gratifying to see an Austen adaptation that's even more fearlessly feminist than Jane was, herself. These are Bennet sisters she could be proud of. ‐ People Magazine
Posted Feb 5, 2016
81% The Revenant (2015) The Revenant is not for the weak of will (or stomach), but it's as beautiful as it is bracing. ‐ People Magazine
Posted Dec 30, 2015
92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) Granted, director J.J. Abrams leans a little heavily on the nostalgia, but given all he had to accomplish in this massive franchise reboot, can you blame him? ‐ People Magazine
Posted Dec 16, 2015
3.5/4 93% Skyfall (2012) With wry geriatric jokes, a plot that strikes 007 right where he lives and even some throwback gadgets, Skyfall gives James Bond a delightfully retro reboot. ‐ People Magazine
Posted Oct 5, 2015
69% The Wolverine (2013) If nothing else, The Wolverine proves how charismatic Jackman is. Because the star, far more than the stunts and the illogical script, is the reason to see this X-Men spinoff. ‐ People Magazine
Posted Jul 14, 2015
25% Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) Johnson has a great knack with comedy, salting silly lines with witty humor, and giving ridiculous moments just the right roll of the eyes. ‐ People Magazine
Posted Feb 11, 2015
24% The Other Woman (2014) While there are a few solidly funny moments, The Other Woman is largely an extended groan. ‐ People Magazine
Posted Jan 9, 2015
91% Locke (2014) Besides a compelling script and restrained directorial hand, it takes a marvelously talented actor to pull off that kind of high-wire act, and Hardy once again proves why he's one of the best of his generation. ‐ People Magazine
Posted Jan 5, 2015
98% Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (2014) Shoot Me is precisely as dishy, vulnerable and moving as a biographical doc ought to be. ‐ People Magazine
Posted Jan 5, 2015
96% Blue Ruin (2014) Blue Ruin is as tiny a movie as they come, but it packs a stinging punch. ‐ People Magazine
Posted Jan 5, 2015
96% The LEGO Movie (2014) So much of The Lego Movie really is awesome. ‐ People Magazine
Posted Jan 3, 2015
91% X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) It is complicated, granted, all this time travel, two sets of actors and overlapping grievances, but Days of Future Past streamlines the action so smoothly, you won't get lost. ‐ People Magazine
Posted Jan 2, 2015
2/4 30% The Monuments Men (2014) The Monuments Men scatters its cast all across Western Europe as they hunt down the world's treasures, but fails to provide them with narrative thrust to move things along. ‐ People Magazine
Posted Dec 28, 2014
3.5/4 96% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 (2011) When the time comes to face Harry's fate, Radcliffe confidently, casually shows how much he's matured as an actor. ‐ People Magazine
Posted Nov 18, 2014
4/4 99% Toy Story 3 (2010) Toy Story 3 does not live up to its predecessors. It surpasses them. ‐ People Magazine
Posted Aug 25, 2014
3.5/4 90% Bridesmaids (2011) Bridesmaids is being touted as a female version of The Hangover. That's an unfair bar to set, given how easily these ladies sail over it. ‐ People Magazine
Posted Aug 24, 2014
1.5/4 74% Godzilla (2014) Godzilla is a bloated beast in search of a logical plot, an engaging lead and a reason for its existence. ‐ People Magazine
Posted May 16, 2014
51% Trouble with the Curve (2012) You'd have to be a meanie to let Curve's deficits overwhelm its many charms. The story is touching, funny when it needs to be, and might even leave you a little sad to see the baseball season end. ‐ People Magazine
Posted May 12, 2014
83% Belle (2014) Gugu Mbatha-Raw is grace itself in a costume drama that may overreach in telling the true story of a mixed-race woman raised in British high society, but is no less affecting. ‐ People Magazine
Posted May 2, 2014
2.5/4 52% The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone are still the main draw in an overstuffed Spidey sequel that sets up the next slate of villain-centric films, but gives the story short shrift. ‐ People Magazine
Posted May 2, 2014
11% After Earth (2013) The dialogue is as wooden as the acting, and the plot is just silly. Truly, the only thing the film has going for it are some occasionally cool special effects. ‐ People Magazine
Posted May 2, 2014
2/4 19% Transcendence (2014) Johnny Depp proves he is no Her as his artificial-intelligence film fails to provoke thought or feeling. ‐ People Magazine
Posted Apr 18, 2014
3/4 76% Noah (2014) Darren Aronofsky upends convention-but stays true to the bible-with this controversial epic. ‐ People Magazine
Posted Apr 16, 2014
2.5/4 46% Rio 2 (2014) The derivative Rio 2 is a riot of color with groovy music, but not a single original moment to its name. ‐ People Magazine
Posted Apr 16, 2014
2.5/4 60% Draft Day (2014) Kevin Costner and director Ivan Reitman attempt a fourth-quarter miracle in the largely flat Draft Day. ‐ People Magazine
Posted Apr 16, 2014
2.5/4 51% Cuban Fury (2014) Nick Frost amuses as a salsa-dancing fool, even if he has no chemistry with co-star Rashida Jones. ‐ People Magazine
Posted Apr 16, 2014
3/4 73% Oculus (2014) A smarter-than-it-has-to-be supernatural thriller. ‐ People Magazine
Posted Apr 16, 2014
3.5/4 87% Joe (2014) Joe is the Nicolas Cage comeback I didn't realize I was waiting for. ‐ People Magazine
Posted Apr 16, 2014
2.5/4 58% Dom Hemingway (2014) Jude Law is hilarious in a comedy that starts raucous, but doesn't have the guts to stay that way. ‐ People Magazine
Posted Apr 16, 2014