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Chris Stuckmann

Chris Stuckmann
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B 15% Sleepless (2017) Far better than most January releases, Sleepless is an enjoyable action thriller with a great turn from Jamie Foxx. Escapist entertainment. Nothing more, nothing less. ‐
Posted Jan 13, 2017
B 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Rogue One has a breathtaking third act, with some truly gorgeous action scenes. Unfortunately, there's little depth given to any character besides Jyn Erso, making the team disappointingly bland. ‐
Posted Dec 13, 2016
A+ 97% Your Name (Kimi No Na Wa.) (2016) The animation is spectacular, the characters are wonderfully realized, and the seamless combination of humor and drama is delightfully refreshing. ‐
Posted Dec 10, 2016
A+ No Score Yet Tenshi no tamago (Angel's Egg)(Egg of God) (1985) It feels like a drug-induced trip of psychedelic imagery while also being relentlessly meaningful... It's a film so ambitious and unconventional that nearly any interpretation can be considered correct. ‐
Posted Dec 7, 2016
A- 76% Split (2017) James McAvoy gives a terrifying career-best performance in Shyamalan's best film since Signs. ‐
Posted Nov 20, 2016
A 82% Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016) Ouija: Origin of Evil is one of the best horror sequels ever made, a film crafted with extreme care and precision. ‐
Posted Oct 19, 2016
A- 51% The Accountant (2016) Movies like The Accountant are a rare breed these days. Here we have an action/thriller with an uncommonly complex narrative that requires close attentiveness. How refreshing. ‐
Posted Oct 12, 2016
C 64% Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) Burton's beautiful visuals are unfortunately undermined by a messy plot, a weak villain and a hopelessly boring protagonist. ‐
Posted Sep 25, 2016
A- 63% The Magnificent Seven (2016) Strong direction from the always versatile Antoine Fuqua and game performances from the entire cast make The Magnificent Seven a total blast from start to finish. ‐
Posted Sep 16, 2016
B 28% Mechanic: Resurrection (2016) Mechanic: Resurrection joins the ranks of Commando, Cobra and Broken Arrow as a cheesy, machismo-drenched guilty pleasure. Shove popcorn in your face and have fun. ‐
Posted Aug 26, 2016
A 97% Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) Kubo is one of the best animated films I've ever seen. If Laika continues to produce films of this quality, we'll have a worthy successor to the great Studio Ghibli. ‐
Posted Aug 16, 2016
B+ 89% Blood Father (2016) Mel Gibson's grizzled, scruffy ex-con is a revelation, a consistently compelling character caught in a hole he thought he'd already dug himself out of. ‐
Posted Aug 13, 2016
F 11% Nine Lives (2016) If this wasn't directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, and didn't star Kevin Spacey, I would assume it was attempting to recreate the so-bad-it's-good success that is Sharknado. ‐
Posted Aug 4, 2016
C- 74% The Secret Life of Pets (2016) The Secret Life of Pets is a beat-for-beat recreation of Toy Story. ‐
Posted Jul 6, 2016
F 9% Cell (2016) If you want a good thriller based on a Stephen King story with the same lead actors, watch 1408 instead. Don't waste your time or money on this dramatically inert film. ‐
Posted Jun 13, 2016
A 80% The Conjuring 2 (2016) With The Conjuring 2, Wan crafts an unusually strong sequel, filled with more than just scares. ‐
Posted Jun 8, 2016
A+ 92% The Nice Guys (2016) Surprisingly, as a character piece observing two loners who just might be made for each other, The Nice Guys shines far brighter than expected. ‐
Posted May 18, 2016
A- 48% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) Like most X-Men films, this is a comic book movie that tells a deeply human story at its roots, making the action set pieces all the more thrilling. ‐
Posted May 11, 2016
A 90% 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) 10 Cloverfield Lane is a shining example of old-fashioned horror filmmaking, with nearly every scene building upon the last. ‐
Posted Mar 11, 2016
A 90% The Boy And The Beast (Bakemono No Ko) (2016) The Boy and the Beast continues to solidify Mamoru Hosoda's reputation, and serves as a heartfelt, satisfying reminder that Japanese animation has a bright future. ‐
Posted Mar 5, 2016
A- 100% Only Yesterday (2016) This masterful film undeniably proves that Studio Ghibli was lightyears ahead of everyone else working in animation. ‐
Posted Feb 22, 2016
A+ 84% Deadpool (2016) Justice has finally been done to the "Merc with a Mouth." Is it the next Citizen Kane? No. Is it the perfect Deadpool movie? You bet. ‐
Posted Feb 6, 2016
B 15% Regression (2016) Regression is eerily old-fashioned, a mystery more concerned with abject paranoia than blood and guts. ‐
Posted Feb 5, 2016
14% Dragonball Evolution (2009) Dragonball: Evolution is my least-favorite film of all time. I hate it with every fiber of my being. If you were ever curious about the show Dragon Ball or the manga... please, avoid this cinematic disaster at all costs. ‐
Posted Feb 3, 2016
20% Lara Croft - Tomb Raider (2001) Lara Croft: Tomb Raider is incredibly silly. So silly in fact, that you just have to respect it. ‐
Posted Feb 3, 2016
A 92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) The Force Awakens leaves us wanting more, which is exactly what it should do. Impressive Abrams, most impressive. ‐
Posted Dec 16, 2015
A 95% Creed (2015) Do not miss this film. It's the best in the franchise since 1976. ‐
Posted Nov 23, 2015
A 91% Bridge of Spies (2015) Spielberg, never quit making movies, you continue to remind me why I love them. ‐
Posted Oct 18, 2015
B 64% The Visit (2015) The Visit is Shyamalan's first competent film in almost ten years, featuring terrifically funny work from Ed Oxenbould, and a smart script that plays more like a comical adventure than a horror film. ‐
Posted Sep 9, 2015
F 9% Fantastic Four (2015) Fantastic Four is an uneventful ride, plunging us into the depths of choppy editing, poor CGI, laughable costume design and one of the worst third acts in the history of superhero films. ‐
Posted Aug 6, 2015
B 80% Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' (2015) Despite falling back on traditional DBZ clichés, Resurrection 'F' features enough beautifully animated butt-kicking to warrant a watch. ‐
Posted Aug 5, 2015
A- 93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) A blast of suspense and intrigue, a great mashup of the best of the original and Ghost Protocol. ‐
Posted Jul 30, 2015
B+ 61% Southpaw (2015) Jake Gyllenhaal continues his streak of brilliant performances the Academy will likely ignore. ‐
Posted Jul 25, 2015
F 16% Pixels (2015) This movie is aimed squarely at my nostalgia, and thus many things I hold sacred have been desecrated by this unholy mess of a film. ‐
Posted Jul 24, 2015
B+ 85% The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened? (2015) This well-researched documentary provides a fun and intriguing answer to one of cinemas strangest questions: What if Nicolas Cage had portrayed Superman? ‐
Posted Jul 16, 2015
B+ 81% Ant-Man (2015) Ant-Man has a suitably small-scale story for its tiny hero, which was a breath of fresh air when compared to the other more bloated entries in the MCU. ‐
Posted Jul 14, 2015
C 56% Minions (2015) The Minions were the funniest aspect of the Despicable Me films. Stretching their supportive roles to feature length has caused their appeal to wear thin. ‐
Posted Jul 9, 2015
D+ 16% The Gallows (2015) A chilling setup gives way to insufferable characters, false scares and a bevy of ear-piercing jolts that shouldn't be confused with terror. ‐
Posted Jul 7, 2015
B 63% Magic Mike XXL (2015) Similar to its predecessor, the trailers are deceptive. This gorgeously-shot film is far better than the MTV-style marketing it's receiving. ‐
Posted Jul 1, 2015
C 25% Terminator Genisys (2015) Arnold proves he still has what it takes as the iconic title character, but the story around him has become such a convoluted mess, it's difficult to grasp the franchise's storyline now. ‐
Posted Jun 30, 2015
C+ 46% Ted 2 (2015) A lot more of the same, although sporadically funny. ‐
Posted Jun 24, 2015
B+ 89% Dope (2015) Moore gives a performance layered with energy, and Famuyiwa's direction is equally charismatic. ‐
Posted Jun 22, 2015
A 98% Inside Out (2015) A family film that's respectful to the intellect of kids while also being thoroughly entertaining for adults. ‐
Posted Jun 22, 2015
B 71% Jurassic World (2015) Despite a disproportionate amount of subplots, and some weak characterizations, Jurassic World is still considerably better than its predecessor, and features lively performances from Pratt and Howard. ‐
Posted Jun 10, 2015
A 92% When Marnie Was There (2015) Studio Ghibli has created a gorgeous animation that digs deep within the darkest fears of childhood, while also weaving a beautiful tale of friendship that knocked me flat. ‐
Posted Jun 5, 2015
B 58% Insidious: Chapter 3 (2015) As far as third entries in horror franchises go, Insidious: Chapter 3 is quite impressive. ‐
Posted Jun 5, 2015
C- 19% Aloha (2015) Sometimes quirky and original just plays like odd and incoherent. ‐
Posted May 30, 2015
C+ 48% San Andreas (2015) San Andreas is competently assembled and teeming with impressive spectacle but is also emotionally stale. ‐
Posted May 29, 2015
A- 51% The Lost World - Jurassic Park (1997) A remarkably underrated film that's actually improved with age. The FX are still dazzling, the filmmaking is top notch, and please put Jeff Goldblum in everything! ‐
Posted May 26, 2015
C- 31% Poltergeist (2015) Yet another pointless remake that pales in comparison to the superior original. ‐
Posted May 21, 2015