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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
A- 93%

Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015)

"Impossible to resist." Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Aug 7, 2015
A- 81%

Ant-Man (2015)

"Might be the biggest surprise of the summer." Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Jul 31, 2015
B- 56%

Paper Towns (2015)

"Arriving so soon after the excellent 'Me and Earl and the Dying Girl,' it can't help but pale in comparison but that's not really fair." Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Jul 31, 2015
B+ 82%

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)

"For a film with a generally somber tone, the film is not a downer. Funny at times, uncomfortable at others, but definitely worth the journey." Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Jul 31, 2015
B 25%

Terminator Genisys (2015)

"Wisely utilizes the franchise's best feature - Ah-nold himself - in all the right ways to make the film entertaining if not entirely satisfying." Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Jul 10, 2015
B 34%

Max (2015)

"A busy film crowded with serious subject material that rarely goes for cheap nods at sentimentality while still being a patriotic movie that has plenty of heartfelt moments." Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Jul 10, 2015
B 71%

Jurassic World (2015)

"A respectable Rex - unembarassingly nostalgic and freshly inspired." Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Jun 19, 2015
B+ 94%

Spy (2015)

"The year's best comedy so far." Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Jun 19, 2015
A 98%

Inside Out (2015)

"Gloriously fulfilling." Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Jun 19, 2015
B+ 19%

Aloha (2015)

"Hawaiian hot mess of a movie with an often unwieldy script, quickly gets under the skin and thanks to its A-list cast is inexplicably and undeniably endearing." Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Jun 6, 2015
B 48%

San Andreas (2015)

"Preposterously effective special effects and almost tolerable storylines." Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Jun 6, 2015
B 50%

Tomorrowland (2015)

"Director Brad Bird fills the movie with moments of brilliance, especially visually, but it falls apart in the final act and ends without a satisfying conclusion." Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Jun 6, 2015
A- 85%

Far From the Madding Crowd (2015)

"Those looking for a 'Downton Abbey' fix between seasons will love this gorgeous, new Victorian-era adaptation." Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Jun 6, 2015
B 66%

Pitch Perfect 2 (2015)

"Has its moments, most of them musical." Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Jun 6, 2015
A- 97%

Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

"Thunderously entertaining re-boot --a relentless action movie that avoids clutter while maintaining a visual ferocity and taking time for a few heartwarming detours." Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Jun 6, 2015
C+ 93%

Ex Machina (2015)

" Presents some interesting questions...but right when the film should be hitting us with some 'a-ha!' moments it swerves into voyeuristic contrivances." Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Jun 6, 2015
B+ 75%

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

"The previous film is arguably the best superhero film ever so there was nowhere for a sequel to go but down...Surely audiences know this, yet expectations were other-worldy." Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Jun 6, 2015
B 55%

The Age of Adaline (2015)

"An unassuming yet sweet-natured little film that parents can actually enjoy with their children, and these days that's a rare joy to behold." Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Jun 6, 2015
C- 47%

Home (2015)

"This failure is a little surprising given the celebrity voice talent involved, but it proves even great actors need a substantive script." Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Apr 28, 2015
B 79%

Furious 7 (2015)

"To really enjoy these films, it is important to understand that at their core, they are comedies." Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Apr 28, 2015
C 44%

Freetown (2015)

"A compelling story with fascinating characters, undone by a script that does the opposite of what its real-life Liberian missionaries would do: it doesn't take any chances." Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Apr 28, 2015
B 5%

Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 (2015)

"It doesn't break new ground in any way, but it relishes Kevin James hitting it for our pleasure as many times as he can-and sometimes that's enough." Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Apr 28, 2015
A- 83%

Cinderella (2015)

"Sumptuously appointed and elegantly well-acted, looks and feels magical and should delight even the most skeptical cynic." Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Mar 23, 2015
B 63%

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015)

"The audience for whom this sequel is targeted will enjoy the predictability of a well-executed sequel." Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Mar 23, 2015
C 14%

The Lazarus Effect (2015)

"Very little life here." Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Mar 23, 2015
B+ 88%

Foxcatcher (2014)

"Dark, often unsettling material and the tone is ominous, almost suffocatingly so, from start to finish--but the performances are stellar." Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Mar 23, 2015
B 40%

Black or White (2015)

"More depth and clarity than expected." Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Mar 23, 2015
B- 26%

Jupiter Ascending (2015)

"An utterly gorgeous visual delight, and it has some enjoyably goofy moments, managing to throw in some left-leaning, anti-elitism socio-economic subtext for good measure. " Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Mar 23, 2015
B+ 88%

Still Alice (2015)

"The older you are, the more sensitive and receptive to the script's somber material you will likely be." Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Mar 23, 2015
C+ 35%

Project Almanac (2015)

"Boasts little imagination, but is perfect fodder for an adolescent sleepover and for a change, the adults aren't all idiots." Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Mar 14, 2015
A- 98%

Paddington (2015)

"Proves that great children's films don't need to be childish, you will want to cuddle 'Paddington' all the way home." Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Mar 14, 2015
A- 72%

American Sniper (2015)

"We are likely going to need more, not fewer, soldiers like those depicted in this boldly contrarian Hollywood product of which we also need more. " Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Mar 14, 2015
A 99%

Selma (2015)

"Given the degree of difficulty of making such a film ring true in nearly all the right places, stands as a benchmark and is arguably the best film of 2014." Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Mar 14, 2015
A- 90%

The Imitation Game (2014)

"An enthralling spy thriller-turned-prestige bio pic that features a world-class performance by Benedict Cumberbatch." Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Mar 14, 2015
B 51%

Unbroken (2014)

"Treads over familiar waters that still inspire and despite its flaws is a solid piece of work by its fledgling director. " Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Mar 14, 2015
B+ 72%

Big Eyes (2014)

"A little film with giant performances by Adams and Waltz." Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Mar 14, 2015
C+ 90%

Wild (2014)

"Little adventure or real catharsis in the rather bland, surprisingly superficial terrain." Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Mar 14, 2015
B+ 71%

Into the Woods (2014)

"Disney has taken great care to make a movie musical that honors the source material and what a joyful journey it is." Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Mar 14, 2015
B 59%

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

"A stirring and fitting conclusion of a memorable trilogy. " Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Mar 14, 2015
B- 27%

Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)

"Has the scale and spectacle to effectively present the idea of the migration of a 400 thousand-strong nation, but not the spiritual conviction to explain why. " Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Mar 14, 2015
B+ 91%

Birdman (2014)

"Whatever the film 'Birdman' is this unsettling black comedy, might be the greatest comeback by an actor in film history." Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Mar 14, 2015
B 79%

The Theory of Everything (2014)

" It may be nitpicking to ask a film to fill in more of the difficult details in light of the care and concern given to the source material." Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Dec 10, 2014
B+ 65%

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)

"Doesn't make us want to see more final films split into two parts, but it makes the decision to do so in this instance feel absolutely warranted." Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Dec 10, 2014
B 29%

Dumb and Dumber To (2014)

"Relies on our memory of how good the original was but no one here embarrasses themselves - at least not involuntarily." Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Dec 10, 2014
A- 71%

Interstellar (2014)

"A graceful, stirring epic and while it may not set new standards for the genre, it does give today's audiences a reminder of what visionary filmmaking looks like." Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Dec 10, 2014
B+ 95%

Nightcrawler (2014)

"Stands apart from the crowd at the multiplex, a tight, absorbing thriller despite its rather murky messages." Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Dec 10, 2014
B 78%

St. Vincent (2014)

" The film, like Bill Murray's character, is a flawed crowd pleaser." Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Dec 10, 2014
B+ 88%

The Good Lie (2014)

"Benefits from Reece Witherspoon's understated performance. ..a gentle giant and beautifully restrained film." Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Dec 10, 2014
B+ 82%

The Book of Life (2014)

"A visually wondrous animated concoction that crackles with energy and creativity... an enjoyably frenetic enchilada of a family film." Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Dec 10, 2014
C+ 75%

The Boxtrolls (2014)

"Kids may enjoy the stunning images of the impish underground creatures, a focus on the unlikeable villain will have young ones and their parents alike bored after 20 min." Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
Posted Dec 10, 2014
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