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Barry Wurst

Barry Wurst
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/5 81% Smokey and the Bandit (1977) Reynolds exudes an easy going charm and so does the movie. Smokey and the Bandit is a relic but still a highly influential, exciting ride that rarely slows down. ‐ Maui Time
Read More | Posted May 20, 2017
2/5 64% Streets of Fire (1984) "Streets of Fire" has the gritty look but a wimpy center. Hill's film constantly overreaches but it sure knows how to entertain.‐ HollywoodInToto.com
Read More | Posted May 20, 2017
4/5 81% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) With even more thrilling action, funnier one-liners, better song selections and a great villain this time around, stating that Vol. 2 tops the original is too easy. ‐ Maui Time
Read More | Posted May 16, 2017
2.5/5 60% Serial Mom (1994) While "Serial Mom" is always amusing, it plays too heavy a hand and would rather remain fiendishly lowbrow than come across as smart or probingly satirical.‐ HollywoodInToto.com
Read More | Posted May 16, 2017
4/5 87% Saturday Night Fever (1977) Travolta may have been a pin-up star when he made this but Manero is complex and rough around the edges-so is the movie. Prepare yourself: the dancing scenes dazzle but there's nothing cute or campy here.‐ Maui Time
Read More | Posted May 6, 2017
3/5 48% Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997) Spacey's performance and Eastwood's focus on lush scenery and the odder inhabitants of Savannah maintain their pull. Eastwood has made better films, but this remains his most surprising.‐ HollywoodInToto.com
Read More | Posted May 6, 2017
1/5 30% Salt and Fire (2017) Despite an earnest ecological message, some stunning cinematography and a few compelling bits, "Salt and Fire" is a maddening goof.‐ HollywoodInToto.com
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2017
3/5 33% The Handmaid's Tale (1990) The worst thing about Pinter's third act is how it recalls the famously shelved "everybody wins" ending of "Brazil." It's the biggest misstep in an otherwise fine, boldly crafted film. ‐ HollywoodInToto.com
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2017
2/5 79% Colors (1988) There is a visible attempt to create hardcore realism in "Colors" but it feels too much like a by-the-book cop movie, in spite of the strength of Duvall and Penn's work.‐ HollywoodInToto.com
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2017
2/5 48% Red Dawn (1984) "Red Dawn" is so ultra-macho, red-meat chompin' and relentlessly jingoistic, it makes "Top Gun" look half-hearted and downright un-American in comparison.‐ HollywoodInToto.com
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2017
2.5/5 67% The Fate of the Furious (2017) These dopey adventures haven't lost any of their entertainment value, flamboyant showmanship or willingness to sacrifice logic and credibility in order to muster another potent thrill.‐ Maui Time
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2017
2/5 52% The Boss Baby (2017) There's a big difference between family movies and movies that were made strictly for kids. Most of The Boss Baby is babysitter fodder, though it occasionally wants to be more than that.‐ Maui Time
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2017
2.5/5 45% Ghost in the Shell (2017) Purely as a visual experience, it's top notch, especially on the big screen. The attempts to westernize this Japanese story are downright confusing.‐ Maui Time
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2017
3/5 47% Saban's Power Rangers (2017) This is the best Power Rangers movie to date and I was only embarrassed once that I was watching it.‐ Maui Time
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2017
2/5 71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) This may be the first version of this story I've ever seen where I didn't care about either Beauty or the Beast.‐ Maui Time
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2017
2.5/5 92% Logan (2017) a neo-western that over-uses its R-rating and doesn't entirely connect on an emotional level.‐ Maui Time
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2017
3/5 76% Kong: Skull Island (2017) There have been better, smarter versions of this story but I'm still in love with any movie where John C. Reilly brandishes a sword and slashes away at monsters.‐ Maui Time
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2017
3/5 99% Get Out (2017) Peele's stunning film demonstrates a great understanding of the genre and more intelligence, creativity and suspense than most horror films.‐ Maui Time
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2017
1.5/5 35% The Great Wall (2017) Damon, sporting long, Fabio-like hair and an on-again/off-again, vaguely Minnesotan accent, aides Chinese warriors as they protect the Great Wall of China from an infestation of giant lizard monsters‐ Maui Time
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2017
4/5 90% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) Wick is the Gene Kelly of assassins and Reeves is always up to the film's considerable physical demands.‐ Maui Time
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2017
1.5/5 9% Fifty Shades Darker (2017) While better made, more attractively shot and arguably more romantic than its predecessor, the first "Grey" was livelier and more intentionally funny.‐ MAUIWatch
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
1/5 6% Rings (2017) The dopey start of Rings is rife with unintentional hilarity but this so-bad-it's-good B-movie devolves into another dull, ugly horror movie about women being tortured in captivity.‐ Maui Time
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
3/5 42% Gold (2017) McConaughey's performance is the one element here that is truly 100 carat gold. His latest movie isn't always stellar but McConaughey's performance is better than just awe-right awe-right awe-right.‐ Maui Time
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2017
5/5 85% Silence (2017) Harrowing, intelligent and rewarding overall. All of Scorsese' films are entertaining and made with great skill but this one, like his best, aches with purpose and feeling.‐ Maui Time
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2017
2/5 75% Split (2017) sturdier in cinematic craftsmanship than "The Visit" and has a "Twilight Zone"-ready premise but "Split" is sometimes creepy and discomforting for reasons that aren't intentional.‐ MAUIWatch
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
4/5 88% 20th Century Women (2017) Bening's portrait of Mills' mother is more layered and delicate than most movie moms, as there is nothing predictable about either Dorothee or this wonderful film.‐ MAUIWatch
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
2/5 34% Live By Night (2017) While Affleck has made a respectable, ambitious work with an expansive storyline, it leaves an indifferent response and suffers mostly by having its director in the starring role.‐ Maui Time
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
3/5 86% Lion (2016) Lion is always involving and engrossing but it's also kind of a drag. The best and worst thing about Lion is that it plays like the finest, longest commercial for Google Earth ever produced.‐ Maui Time
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2017
4/5 87% A Monster Calls (2017) Its rougher around the edges that most YA Novel adaptations but its exactly that grit and authentic pitch of emotion that makes it so great.‐ MAUIWatch
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2017
3/5 93% La La Land (2016) Chazelle's film is about the beautiful lie that is moviemaking. Yet, everything here is artifice. He may have wanted to make this one from the heart but he kind of made his own "One From The Heart."‐ MAUIWatch
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2017
4.5/5 93% Fences (2016) "Fences" is relatable to any audience, who will likely connect with the universal truths and tough personal questions it poses.‐ MAUIWatch
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2017
2.5/5 93% Hidden Figures (2017) Hidden Figures is too fixated on being a crowd-pleaser and comes across more as a Hollywood movie than the in-depth, complex look at overcoming racism that it should have been.‐ Maui Time
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2017
2.5/5 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Rogue One is pretty good most of the time but didn't capture my imagination like the other installments. There's lots of nostalgia fuel but little charm in this one. ‐ Maui Time
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2017
2/5 74% Miss Sloane (2016) Sitting through this movie is like binge watching an entire season of a political drama you'll never want to watch again.‐ Maui Time
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2017
3/5 96% Manchester by the Sea (2016) The best and worst thing about Manchester by the Sea is that Lonergan boldly never makes this journey easy on his audience.‐ Maui Time
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2017
5/5 92% From Here to Eternity (1953) Make no mistake, this is a tough-hearted movie. The climactic attack on Pearl Harbor sequence is another stunner, conveying large scale tragedy over spectacle.‐ Maui Time
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2017
5/5 73% Nocturnal Animals (2016) Ford's film is a brilliant study of contrasts from the very first scene. I won't describe it but outrageous opening credits sequence is Ford establishing a theme as much as he's pushing our buttons. ‐ HollywoodInToto.com
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2017
3/5 96% Moana (2016) The stranger Moana gets, the better it becomes. Once Dwayne Johnson's demigod Maui becomes a central character, the movie takes off.‐ Maui Time
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2017
1.5/5 74% Trolls (2016) Great, a movie that aims to fat shame children. Has one of the most lazily anti-climactic endings in memory. It's like the trolls were ushering me out of the theater.‐ MAUIWatch
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2017
5/5 98% Moonlight (2016) Moonlight takes lots of chances and emerges a bold, beautiful work. ‐ Maui Time
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2017
4/5 100% Death of a Salesman (1985) This is dark, devastating stuff but every bit as essential as Tennessee Williams' "The Glass Menagerie," which shares many of the same themes about a fractured family and the prison of memory.‐ HollywoodInToto.com
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2017
3/5 93% To Live and Die in L.A. (1985) While it isn't up to the classics that were later inspired by it, Friedkin's film gives the crime thriller genre a thorough workout and offers some of the director's fiercest filmmaking.‐ HollywoodInToto.com
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2017
3/5 78% Bubba Ho-Tep (2003) The performances are the best thing here and often rise above determination of the screenplay to remain pulpy‐ HollywoodInToto.com
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2017
2/5 72% Nighthawks (1981) "Nighthawks" is not a great movie, but Hauer's scary, fiercely committed performance is exceptional. ‐ HollywoodInToto.com
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2017
3/5 90% Doctor Strange (2016) Once the kaleidoscopic visuals and elaborate fight scenes kick in, this becomes a groovy, anything-goes action movie. ‐ Maui Time
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2017
1.5/5 19% Inferno (2016) I'm sorry, Opie. I typically love your work but these Dan Brown movies just aren't your thing.‐ Maui Time
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2017
5/5 84% They Live (1988) "They Live" is the best kind of B-movie: Carpenter's film is uncompromised, rich with ideas, unapologetically brutal and fiercely entertaining. ‐ HollywoodInToto.com
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2017
4/5 83% Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016) I expected little from Ouija: Origin of Evil and was stunned by the inventive filmmaking, excellent performances and four main characters I genuinely cared about. ‐ Maui Time
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2017
5/5 87% The Shining (1980) The horror of a broken mind is the central concept of Stanley Kubrick's The Shining, his great 1980 horror masterpiece. It demands a vast screen to experience the depth of its power.‐ Maui Time
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2017
1/5 8% Cool as Ice (1991) "Cool As Ice" is like "The Room" but with a better soundtrack, great cinematography and an equally astonishing lead performance. The "Can't Stop The Music" of the '90s.‐ HollywoodInToto.com
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2017