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Barry Wurst

Barry Wurst
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
0.5/5 51% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) The sort of bad movie you watch with your jaw agape as your brain melts out of your ears. The last time a rotten comic book movie spun off a far-worse, trying-too-hard sequel, it was Kick-Ass 2. ‐ Maui Time
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
2/5 67% mother! (2017) Ferocious but fatally chaotic. In spite of how thought provoking and confrontational Aronofsky has intentionally made this, Mother! doesn't work as well as it should.‐ Maui Time
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
4/5 84% It (2017) As a stand-alone achievement, It: Chapter One is a near-masterpiece, full of soon-to-be-iconic moments. Muschietti has shaped a frightening, funny and genuinely moving film.‐ Maui Time
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet The Resurrected (1991) An effective blend of detective thriller, fantasy and brutal horror, O'Bannon's film is easy to recommend to horror fans. An odd but true thing to declare: "The Resurrected" cares about its audience.‐ HollywoodInToto.com
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
5/5 100% Close Encounters Of The Third Kind: 40th Anniversary Release (2017) The human story is so real and authentic, it makes the sharp turns into science fiction seem plausible. Spielberg is telling us to step outside, walk onto the front lawn and gaze at the astonishing view above.‐ Maui Time
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
5/5 98% In This Corner of the World (Kono sekai no katasumi ni) (2017) This is a miracle of a movie, one that has latched onto my heart and will likely remain there. ‐ HollywoodInToto.com
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
3/5 85% The Trip to Spain (2017) Coogan is Winterbottom's most frequent collaborator and, by adding the rascally Brydon, the three have created a durable, reliably funny and very entertaining trilogy.‐ HollywoodInToto.com
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
2/5 93% Logan Lucky (2017) Logan Lucky has a droll, detached, too-cool-for-school attitude that it never earns. Even Ocean's 12, the gaseous, self-indulgent second installment, had real laughs. ‐ Maui Time
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
3/5 68% Annabelle: Creation (2017) Annabelle: Creation bludgeons the viewer with so many shocks it becomes numbing after a while. Taken as a stand-alone scare inducer, this is a skillful, truly chilling work.‐ Maui Time
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
2.5/5 16% The Dark Tower (2017) The Dark Tower is a mess but also generously entertaining and headed for midnight movie cult fandom. The scenes that work are so exhilarating, they deserve a longer Director's Cut to flesh them out.‐ Maui Time
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
3/5 75% Atomic Blonde (2017) Like director David Leitch's previous film, the first John Wick, we're here for the attitude, the look and extraordinary staging of characters inflicting blunt force trauma.‐ Maui Time
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
4/5 78% Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982) Frequently hilarious but surprisingly raw at times. The filmmakers may not have known they were making a classic but they clearly understood their characters.‐ Maui Time
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
4/5 93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) While Matt Reeves' War For the Planet of the Apes overreaches in the final stretch, it comes this-close to being a masterpiece.‐ Maui Time
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
2/5 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) As overlong, crammed with too many supporting characters and under-developed subplots as Captain America: Civil War. Never as hilarious or exciting as Ant-Man or either Guardians of the Galaxy.‐ Maui Time
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
2.5/5 93% Baby Driver (2017) While much of Baby Driver ably zooms along, it finally drives headlong into a scrap heap. The third act takes a dark, violent turn that the movie doesn't deserve or know what to do with. ‐ Maui Time
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
2/5 17% All Eyez on Me (2017) All Eyez On Me isn't just disappointing in what it leaves out but sloppy in its narrative structure. At its worst, inches towards the awful miscalculation of Wired, the infamous John Belushi film bio.‐ Maui Time
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
3/5 36% Species (1995) Here is the sci-fi "Fatal Attraction," a Say No To Thoughtless Copulation cautionary tale. The silent and brooding Jason Voorhees is nowhere near as frightening as SIL.‐ HollywoodInToto.com
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
3/5 37% The Lawnmower Man (1992) Leonard's film is lean, pulpy and mean-spirited, as stunning and weird as you remember. As goofy as this gets, "The Lawnmower Man" maintains its fiendish grip.‐ HollywoodInToto.com
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
1/5 16% The Mummy (2017) Shockingly bad. This is by far the lousiest movie Cruise has ever been in (and yes, I've seen Cocktail).‐ Maui Time
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
2.5/5 92% Wonder Woman (2017) Wonder Woman has great scenes scattered throughout but it's spotty and overlong. This should have been tight and fast paced but instead feels like a bloated Director's Cut.‐ Maui Time
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
5/5 99% The Godfather (1972) Nearly every scene is legendary and there's a quotable line seemingly every five minutes.‐ Maui Time
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
3.5/5 70% Alien: Covenant (2017) If Prometheus was a reconfiguring of Forbidden Planet, then this is Scott's The Island of Doctor Moreau.‐ Maui Time
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
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 82% 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 31% 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 31% 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 66% 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 44% 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 44% 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 93% 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 34% 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 10% 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 7% 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 43% 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 84% 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 74% 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 35% 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 85% 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