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Bruce Bennett

Bruce Bennett
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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