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Brandy McDonnell

Brandy McDonnell
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 63% Te Ata (2017) Even if the biopic's creators play it a bit too safe with their storytelling approach, Te Ata serves as a fitting tribute to a trailblazing woman who embodied the power of sharing stories.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
2/4 49% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) Unfortunately, Besson's movie gets much less interesting as it introduces the humans we're supposed to be following on this muddled adventure.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
3/4 67% Cars 3 (2017) Although it doesn't make it to the top of the Pixar leaderboard, Cars 3 gets the popular racing franchise back on track with a rare third installment that actually improves on the previous models.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
3/4 71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) With its live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast, Disney gives its cherished "tale as old as time" a lavish movie-musical treatment that casts its own powerful spell.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
3.5/4 96% Oklahoma City (2017) Oklahoma City is timely and vital viewing.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
3/4 76% Kong: Skull Island (2017) Like an ape nimbly traversing the trees, Kong: Skull Island boasts excellent equilibrium for such a sprawling movie.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
3.5/4 92% Wonder Woman (2017) Thanks to Gal Gadot's truly wonderful breakout performance and Patty Jenkins' robust direction, Wonder Woman proves worth the wait.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2017
4/4 96% Moana (2016) Cravalho has the charm and chops to stay in the lead role even when Johnson starts wielding his considerable charisma, and her Moana is the kind of smart and tenacious heroine who can inspire girls and boys alike.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2016
27% Annie (2014) It probably won't win over Broadway devotees or fans of the 1982 film, but parents will face much harder knocks than this taking their kids to the movies.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2016
66% The Brothers Bloom (2009) Magical realism, eccentric characters and quality con-men capering mix for a sparkling cinematic concoction in The Brothers Bloom.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2016
89% Rush (2013) Ron Howard delivers one of the best movies of his career as an Oscar-winning director with his fact-based racing drama Rush.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2016
95% Food, Inc. (2009) The film overstuffs the viewer with rich food for thought but leaves you with the unsatisfied feeling that it missed the mark. And the liberal sprinkling of scare tactics gives a sour taste.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2016
81% Priceless (2006) Though a light, predictable confection, the delicious chemistry and rising tension make Priceless an irresistible treat.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2016
74% Trolls (2016) As long as the DJ is spinning danceable tunes, the decorations are colorful, and both adults and youngsters are having fun, it's hard to find much to criticize -- or at least you feel like a big grump for trying.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2016
3.5/4 66% Cloud Atlas (2012) In an era of repetitive sequels, remakes and blockbusters, Cloud Atlas offers a unique opportunity to see a meaningful, big-budget spectacle and not know exactly how the plot will unfurl from the moment the opening credits roll.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2016
3/4 77% The Young Victoria (2009) With political intrigue as a savory seasoning, the love story provides the meat of the quietly gripping story. But just when the plot begins to deliciously thicken, The Young Victoria abruptly ends, a banquet closed before the satisfying conclusion.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2016
68% About Time (2013) Not surprisingly, writer-director Richard Curtis (Love Actually) clocks in more than just the standard romantic comedy with his latest feature (and reportedly last as a director), About Time.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2016
99% Song Of The Sea (2014) A masterful tapestry of a film.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2016
79% Ruby Sparks (2012) Although the movie stumbles at the ending -- it becomes both disappointingly predictable and puzzling in the final few frames -- it is such an appealingly uncommon rom-com that is still worth meeting Ruby Sparks.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2016
3.5/4 89% A Most Violent Year (2015) The atmospheric crime drama simmers more than hardboils, but A Most Violent Year still heats up remarkably well under Chandor's conscientious direction.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2016
3/4 No Score Yet Cowgirls n' Angels (2012) With the consistently excellent Cromwell and precocious Madison leading the cast, Cowgirls N' Angels is worth watching even when it ventures into overly corny or cliched territory.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2016
3/4 89% Venus in Fur (2014) Between the excellent performances and Alexandre Desplat's sly score, Polanski's film nails the story's power plays, mind games and wicked humor, even if the latter becomes garish by the end. ‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2016
4/4 51% The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (2013) Along with turning in a nuanced performance, Stiller proves he has developed a keen ear and eye as a filmmaker.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2016
56% Snitch (2013) The latest project from stuntman-turned-director Ric Roman Waugh valiantly attempts to serve two masters and manages to come up a bit short in both genres.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2016
3/4 49% Twilight (2008) Stewart and Pattinson have convincing chemistry as the star-crossed lovers.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2016
3/4 70% Stoker (2013) Although he gets a bit heavy-handed with his use of symbolic omens like scuttling spiders and stuffed birds, Director Park makes an unsettling and auspicious Hollywood debut with Stoker.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2016
3/4 56% Minions (2015) The little, yellow, different Minions who split sides in two smash Despicable Me movies manage -- just barely -- to frolic through enough sight gags, pop culture references and sheer lunacy to keep their madcap 91-minute star vehicle rolling.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2016
96% What We Do In The Shadows (2015) Waititi and Clement possess an uncanny knack for knowing just when they're in danger of draining their ingenious premise dry, and at 86 minutes, What We Do in the Shadows stays funny without dragging on for an eternity.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2016
4/4 85% Far From the Madding Crowd (2015) Leave it to Thomas Hardy's groundbreaking heroine Bathsheba Everdene to prove just how timely and resonant a period drama can be.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2016
3.5/4 51% Unbroken (2014) Jolie has a gift for intimately delving into the ways war dehumanizes people away from the battlefields.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2016
3.5/4 78% Brave (2012) Brave proves a worthy addition to the Pixar canon that families and film fans should find enchanting.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2016
3/4 91% When Marnie Was There (2015) It may not have the magic of Miyazaki's classic work, but if it is the last Ghibli film, it is an elegant and elegiac way to end of an era.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2016
3.5/4 96% Ida (2014) An evocative story of a woman coming to grips with her shadowy past, Ida is made all the more haunting by its presentation in stark black and white.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2016
3.5/4 51% The Zero Theorem (2014) Although dystopian futures have hit the film franchise fast track these days, director Terry Gilliam has been portending a miserable, unjust future since 1985 -- and with biting humor and a bizarrely colorful style.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2016
3.5/4 72% He Named Me Malala (2015) Hollywood may be taking its sweet time making the Wonder Woman and Captain Marvel movies, but filmgoers don't have to keep waiting on a Superwoman to see an inspirational heroine on the big screen.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2016
2/4 53% The To Do List (2013) Much like its main character, the raunchy romp The To Do List tries too hard to find too much enjoyment for too long.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2016
3.5/4 95% Amy (2015) Unflinching but never heartless or sensational, Amy even challenges the conventional view that the silencing of Winehouse's signature voice is the most tragic part of her story.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2016
2.5/4 43% Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016) Steers and his cast infuse Pride and Prejudice and Zombies with enough martial arts action and Austenian charm to keep this mad mashup on its feet and fighting to the end.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2016
3/4 59% Joy (2015) Joy is a surprisingly engrossing tribute to the inventive minds who have created so many of the conveniences we take for a granted.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2016
3.5/4 70% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015) The series-capper boasts its share of eye-popping action-movie spectacle, but like Collins' novels, it forces viewers to deal with grim losses while nailing the book's shocking climax.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2016
3/4 67% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) [Lawrence is] such a canny actress and she's so inside the character's head, it's hard not to get swept up in Katniss' confusion, heartache and outrage.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2016
3/4 86% Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) From the stunning gravity-defying battle sequences in the Spirit Realm to the lovely landscapes of the idyllic panda village, it's the rare animated movie worth seeing in 3-D.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2016
2.5/4 30% Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) The movie pours in enough action, puns and genuine emotion to keep the voyage worth it. After the journey ends, though, the wonder quickly fades and the vessel's leaks become more pronounced.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2016
2/4 No Score Yet Pure Country 2: The Gift (2010) For all its myriad faults, Pure Country 2 has Elam to carry it.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2016
2.5/4 46% Happy Feet Two (2011) As with the first Happy Feet, the sharply choreographed and bouncy, genre-crossing song-and-dance numbers are the highlight, even if some song choices are a little too on the nose.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2016
3/4 83% Cinderella (2015) Although we all know where this is leading, right down to those glass slippers, it's a testament to Branagh's storytelling skills that he manages to make it all so captivating, even when the movie runs a tad long.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2016
2.5/4 72% American Sniper (2015) Eastwood is no newcomer to the director's chair, but his failure to mind the details downgrades American Sniper from a potentially great film to one that isn't quite good enough.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2016
2.5/4 13% The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016) The biggest problem is that Allegiant fails to leave viewers wanting more, so as a set-up for next year's big finale, Ascendant, it falls flat.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2016
2/4 62% Truth (2015) Despite several stellar performances and a few solid points about modern-day journalism, the truth is that the new film Truth is just too tedious and one-sided for its own good.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2016
3/4 76% Goosebumps (2015) The child-friendly horror-comedy displays dialogue that is snappier, special effects that are zippier and a heart that is bigger than so many so-called family films.‐ The Oklahoman
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2016