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Brian Orndorf

Brian Orndorf
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B 50% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) Vaughn doesn't mess with the core elements of his new franchise, but his ability to tighten a few of the loose bolts and pass on bad ideas is encouraging, delivering a brighter, focused continuation.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
C 53% The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017) No doubt that "The LEGO Ninjago Movie" will delight eight year olds everywhere, but guardians, parents, and older siblings may find themselves mentally checking out of the picture before the first act is over.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
B+ 82% Brad's Status (2017) White searches for a more contemplative vibe, landing a few jokes along the way, but he's more interested in the itchiness of the journey, finding some painful truths and behaviors along the way.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
B 40% Shot (2017) Tense and terrifying as viewers are exposed to the aftermath of a deadly mistake, shaping the experience of a victim fighting for his life in a brutally vivid manner. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
B- 100% Happy Hunting (2017) Slow, painfully so at times, but there are moments of clarity in the writing to make it passably special and inventive, breaking up the routine of a humans-as-prey thriller.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
B 95% Stronger (2017) It's a more intimate, passionate effort from director Green, who carefully avoids the television movie route to depict a brutal rehabilitation period.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
B- 50% Last Rampage (2017) The Tison experience makes for compelling cinema, with its brutality vividly recreated in the picture, carrying enough shock value to patch visual and dramatic potholes. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
C No Score Yet Big Bear (2017) Kern lines up the elements but doesn't launch the picture with enough invention, offering a tired broheim movie that's occasionally interrupted by strange behavior.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
C 67% mother! (2017) For Aronofsky, the picture comes dangerously close to self-parody.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
D+ 33% American Assassin (2017) It's not that "American Assassin" suddenly goes stupid, it's already there, but in its hunger to dazzle the audience, it becomes generic, hacky, and noisy.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
D+ 30% Rebel in the Rye (2017) Devotees will be able to pick their teeth with the dry bones of an oft-told tale, but for everyone else, openly questioning the need for another J.D. Salinger dissection is perfectly normal.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
B+ 85% Polina (Polina, danser sa vie) (2017) It's a terrific feature, but not for expected reasons, teasing cliché while achieving a deeper understanding of dancer headspace.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
C No Score Yet Vengeance: A Love Story (2017) If one is only interested in watching poorly coiffed, dentally challenged fiends receive their just deserts, there are worse options out there, with most of them also starring Nicolas Cage.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
B- 27% The Wilde Wedding (2017) Amusing and idiosyncratic, but only truly successful when it relinquishes control of the moment to the capable cast.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
B- 36% Wetlands (2017) "Wetlands" has a furrowed brow, and Valle is completely committed to negative energy, which might win over some viewers. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2017
D+ 11% 9/11 (2017) "9/11" just...exists for 90 minutes, offering no insight or emotionality, quickly graduating from curious to forgettable as the inevitable closes in.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
A- 84% It (2017) The premiere King joint of the year, but it's also one of his finest translations overall, with the production getting the author's macabre imagination just right. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
B 83% Little Evil (2017) It's immensely enjoyable at times, restoring faith in Craig and his growing reputation for chipper chillers.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
D 32% Home Again (2017) A disappointment to watch Meyers-Shyer offer so little effort for her debut, aping the work of her parents instead of establishing her own voice.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
B 47% Year by the Sea (2017) Joan's experience doesn't need formulaic sweetness, getting along just fine with unusually attentive exploration and introspection.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
C No Score Yet Second Nature (2017) Doesn't stimulate enough smiles, but benefits from two engaged performances from leads Wolfe and Huntington, who often save the picture with their spirited work.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
D+ No Score Yet Clowntergeist (2017) It's hard to image a movie with this title could be disappointing, but the picture just doesn't bring the clownpocalypse like it should. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
C 76% The Limehouse Golem (2017) Perhaps Nighy's enough to recommend the feature, but as period pulp with iffy twists and turns, "The Limehouse Golem" doesn't disturb, limping to a conclusion.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
C- 7% Fallen (2017) Four "Twilight" movies were enough.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
B- 78% The Nile Hilton Incident (2017) "Incident" isn't completely lost, but it's unfulfilling in many ways, kept out of reach for too long, in need of more dramatic definition and hostility to fully realize its incredible potential.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
D+ 7% Tulip Fever (2017) The cinematic equivalent of a waving white flag, finally surrendering to the judgment of curious filmgoers who've been waiting a long time for this dud.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2017
B+ 86% Wind River (2017) Repositions Sheridan as a major force in the industry, adding to screenwriting triumphs with another stunning summary of broken people and the strife they experience in an extreme location.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
D+ 0% The Layover (2017) Macy abandons most of his dignity to craft "The Layover," a profane, mildly raunchy comedy that's big on silliness but shockingly low on laughs.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
C+ 42% Goon: Last of the Enforcers (2017) While "Enforcers" has its share of blood-spattered fights and weirdo supporting characters, it goes a little soft, which doesn't feel appropriate, especially after the freewheeling shenanigans of the original movie. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
D+ 30% I Do... Until I Don't (2017) There's a chance here for Bell to offer a distinct perspective, but she botches the execution, making "I Do...Until I Don't" unremarkable in almost every way.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
D+ 24% Unlocked (2017) Faced with tough competition on screens big and little, but doesn't pursue anything novel or ferocious enough to make a deep impression. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
C 40% Death Note (2017) "Death Note" doesn't learn from its mistakes, showing little regard for plot as the picture manufactures disorienting character leaps and a non-ending to reward those patient enough to sit through it.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
B- 91% RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World (2017) Remains respectful of its interview participants, but fails to build into something profound. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
C 31% A Boy Called Po (2017) A TV movie-style viewing experience, hitting conflicts and emotional beats with a sledgehammer, while the ending is borderline inexcusable. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
A- 89% Good Time (2017) A grueling viewing experience, but an exceptional one, nudged along by star Robert Pattinson's career-shifting performance. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
A 100% Terminator 2: Judgment Day 3D (2017) "Judgment Day 3D" doesn't make radical moves with the original film, so expectations should be tempered, but any chance to see the masterpiece on the big screen, as loud as comfort allows, is always a welcome opportunity.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
B 43% Bushwick (2017) Murnion and Milott construct a fluid, vivid depiction of battle zone panic and desperation, approaching the horrors of a war movie from an interesting point of view. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
B 85% Ingrid Goes West (2017) Doesn't sustain its overview of delusion, but it gets most of the way there, showcasing sharp insight and sly wit as it investigates the madness of exclusion.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
C- 29% Ghost House (2017) It's a near miss, and a frustrating one. If you plan to watch it, ear plugs will help.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
B- 52% England Is Mine (2017) Not the peppiest film, but Gill does a successful job communicating the passage of time, generating a portrait of the future singer that's suitably dramatic and grounded.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
C 37% Leap! (2017) Spends too much time on autopilot, failing to follow through on its rather bold decision to tell a tale that doesn't involve cuddly, slapstick creatures. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
C 46% Red Christmas (2017) "Red Christmas" avoids complete tastelessness due to Wallace's sincerity, and it's a shame she isn't the sole focus of the film.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
D+ 37% The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) A VOD title that lucked into a theatrical release thanks to Reynolds and his "Deadpool" success.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
B+ 93% Logan Lucky (2017) A nice change of pace for Soderbergh, who, for the first time in a long time, seems genuinely interested in providing an entertaining ride.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
B+ 59% What Happened to Monday (2017) Twisty and pitiless, but it retains Wirkola's interests in aggressive confrontations, often sold with subtle cheekiness.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
D+ 0% Naked (2017) The fact that "Naked" isn't "A Haunted House 3" is cause for celebration, but that doesn't magically make the new movie funny or particularly sweet.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
B+ 77% Dave Made a Maze (2017) Watterson does a fine job juggling tone and provides enough visual oddity to make this strangely sincere cardboard adventure work for much of its run time. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
B+ 59% 6 Days (2017) Fraser keeps the picture taut and introspective, finding ways to encourage suspense and maintain personal perspectives in the midst of panic. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
B 84% The Fencer (Miekkailija) (2017) Built to be an audience-pleaser, and it's successful in that respect, delivering a level of benevolence that's immensely appealing.‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
C 22% Liza, Liza, Skies Are Grey (2017) Aiming to replicate classic literature, and Sanders ends up with a YA novel, as "Liza, Liza, Skies Are Grey" is soft, melodramatic, and while not offensive, it's just too imprecise for its own good. ‐ Blu-ray.com
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017