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Clay Cane

Clay Cane

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B- 83% Star Trek Beyond (2016) "Is Beyond better than the previous two versions? Not at all. Is Beyond a solid action film with the franchise's signature wit and social relevance? Absolutely. Is Beyond terribly predictable? Without a doubt. Will anyone care? Nope! " ‐
Posted Jul 22, 2016
D 73% Ghostbusters (2016) "I appreciated the girl power element of the film, but Ghostbusters is a stellar cast in a bland movie. " ‐
Posted Jul 15, 2016
C+ 54% The Purge: Election Year (2016) "Considering the possible horror of President Trump, terrorist attacks and mass shootings, The Purge: Election Year arrives at a complex time, requiring more wit and nuance than just bloodshed. " ‐
Posted Jun 30, 2016
C 48% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) "While not the worst version of the X-Men franchise (I'm still wounded by X-Men: First Class), it certainly proves the apocalypse might be near for X-Men. " ‐
Posted May 27, 2016
B- 90% Captain America: Civil War (2016) "Lower your expectations and enjoy the CGI ride with characters who can do no cinematic wrong. " ‐
Posted May 5, 2016
D 3% Nina (2016) "Any solid acting moments from Saldana or David Oyelowo are ruined whenever a blotchy, darkened, clay-ish face pops on screen. Zoe Saldana looks more like an X-Men character than the High Priestess of Soul. " ‐
Posted Apr 20, 2016
A 97% Tangerine (2015) "Raw, original and timely, please be sure to treat yourself to Tangerine. " ‐
Posted Nov 30, 2015
B- 94% Creed (2015) "It's fascinating to see Stallone hand over his franchise to a Black director and Black lead, especially in an era where films are being whitewashed and movie studios still refusing to accept the buying power of African-American audiences. " ‐
Posted Nov 25, 2015
A 75% A Ballerina's Tale (2015) "A nuanced, polished presentation of one of the hardest working women in her field - or any field. " ‐
Posted Oct 14, 2015
B+ 87% Straight Outta Compton (2015) "A superb film despite the group's problematic history, but N.W.A's past cannot be rewritten, for better or for worse. " ‐
Posted Aug 13, 2015
D 9% Fantastic Four (2015) " Fantastic Four will rest in the crowded grave of superhero films that sucked. I am sure we'll have a new crop next summer. " ‐
Posted Aug 7, 2015
A 100% 3 And 1/2 Minutes, 10 Bullets (2015) "Tightly executed, 3 1/2 Minutes, Ten Bullets is tragic but profound. Silver smartly presented both sides, highlighting America's epic war of cultural and ideology. " ‐
Posted Jun 19, 2015
A 89% Dope (2015) "Without CGI, superheroes or recycled dinosaurs, thus far, Dope is the best film of the year. " ‐
Posted Jun 17, 2015
C+ 71% Jurassic World (2015) " The characters are secondary to the CGI dinosaurs, which is the root of Jurassic's problem. But if you enjoyed the CGI'ed wasteland of Godzilla and Planet of the Apes, Jurassic World will not disappoint. " ‐
Posted Jun 12, 2015
A 95% Amy (2015) "We lost Amy four years ago next month. In 27 years, she, for better or for worse, became the jazz singers she worshiped, like Billie Holiday. The movie is a respectful homage to the late, great jazz diva and, thus far, the best doc of 2015. " ‐
Posted Jun 9, 2015
B 60% Run All Night (2015) "The film may not be a critical favorite, but it will be an audience favorite. Run All Night is the first must-see action film of the year. " ‐
Posted Mar 13, 2015
C- 32% Chappie (2015) " Movies about human-like robots are plentiful and director Neill Blomkamp, who is known for his dystopian stories of the future, adds nothing new to the narrative - except a killer mullet from Hugh Jackman. " ‐
Posted Mar 6, 2015
D 25% Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) "The movie is simply a profitable pop culture movement with the only good thing coming out of it is BeyoncĂ©'s remix of 'Crazy in Love.' " ‐
Posted Feb 17, 2015
B 72% American Sniper (2015) "Politics, commentators and nationalism aside, American Sniper is a damn good film. " ‐
Posted Jan 30, 2015
D- 10% The Boy Next Door (2015) "The Boy Next Door is even worse than J.Lo's last album, which is a hard feat. " ‐
Posted Jan 22, 2015
D 11% Taken 3 (2015) "Taken with no one taken? That would be like The Exorcist with no exorcist. Cabin in the Woods with no cabin in the woods. Nightmare on Elm Street with no nightmares. " ‐
Posted Jan 9, 2015
B+ 92% Death Metal Angola (2014) "Death Metal Angola is not another doc that depicts Africans as unruly or uncivilized. Instead, Xida highlighted their gifts, poetry and honesty. This isn't a film about war in an African country, it is a story of how music saves anyone, anywhere. " ‐
Posted Dec 29, 2014
C 98% The Babadook (2014) " The film strives for horror in the way of The Shining or Silence of the Lambs, but it's more like Annabelle with better cinematography, which isn't a compliment. " ‐
Posted Dec 26, 2014
B- 98% Boyhood (2014) "Less of a movie and more of an experiment. Arguably, an experiment that ultimately works. But I would never sit through it again. " ‐
Posted Dec 8, 2014
A 97% Life Itself (2014) " One of the best documentaries of the year. " ‐
Posted Nov 9, 2014
C+ 88% Gone Girl (2014) " A laborious Dateline ID episode with a ridiculously disappointing ending. " ‐
Posted Oct 3, 2014
B+ 100% Nas: Time Is Illmatic (2014) "Time Is Illmatic transcends hip hop, the doc is an all-American story, peeling back the beauty and grit of America's roots. " ‐
Posted Sep 29, 2014
D 21% Into The Storm (2014) "Final Destination meets Twister, but not nearly as entertaining. " ‐
Posted Aug 8, 2014
C 24% Cabin Fever 3: Patient Zero (2014) "Not a great film and it isn't supposed to be, but Cabin Fever 3: Patient Zero more or less does its job of delivering equal parts laughter and fright. " ‐
Posted Aug 1, 2014
B- 80% Get On Up (2014) "Chadwick Boseman's performance makes you forgive the obvious hiccups. " ‐
Posted Jul 31, 2014
C- 67% Lucy (2014) "With my limited ten percent brain capacity, it's possible that I couldn't grasp the film's greatness ... but I doubt it. Lucy is bland on arrival. " ‐
Posted Jul 24, 2014
B 56% The Purge: Anarchy (2014) "DeManco must have listened to the critics, because The Purge: Anarchy cleans ups the flaws of 2013, easily topping the original and, thus far, the best thriller of the year. " ‐
Posted Jul 17, 2014
C- 74% Godzilla (2014) "Most will complain, it takes Mr. Zilla an hour to finally roar on screen. However, Godzilla would be a dud even if he showed up in the first ten minutes. " ‐
Posted May 16, 2014
D 20% Transcendence (2014) "The only truly transcendent element of the film is how Johnny Depp, now 50 years old, transcends all signs of aging! " ‐
Posted Apr 18, 2014
B- 60% Non-Stop (2014) "Liam Neeson is the granddaddy of action films. The Oscar winner's stoic, deep-voiced, monotone, but - most importantly - likable demeanor is consistently entertaining. You want him to win and he always does. " ‐
Posted Feb 27, 2014
A 99% 20 Feet From Stardom (2013) "The unforgettable film highlights the stories of gifted vocalists who pray their time is going to come, which transcends the music industry. Isn't that what most of us hope for? In many ways, we all start in the background. " ‐
Posted Dec 30, 2013
A 98% Blackfish (2013) "'Blackfish' proves in our pseudo-reality, entertainment-hungry world that the art of documenting is not lost. Docs can still create change - and for SeaWorld, the perception of the theme park is forever changed. " ‐
Posted Dec 30, 2013
C- 94% Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) "Another overhyped, award-winning film that the average moviegoer will never see or hear about beyond 2013. " ‐
Posted Dec 20, 2013
A 94% Dallas Buyers Club (2013) "The film shows homophobia, racism and sexism indirectly affects all of us - even when you believe you're not one of 'those people.' You never know the circumstances in life that might make you one of 'them.' One of the best films of the year. " ‐
Posted Nov 25, 2013
B 91% The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete (2013) "There is a bold joy in the film, which can be credited to Mister and Pete, played wonderfully by Skylan Brooks and Ethan Dizon. Their childlike innocence but adult sensitivities gave the flick an undeniable heart. " ‐
Posted Oct 10, 2013
A 96% 12 Years a Slave (2013) "Equally grisly and beautiful, '12 Years' is the reason why films are made. A movie you must-see, no matter how gory or violent. McQueen strangles the psychosis of racism, forcing the viewer to witness ugliness with no escape. A modern day masterpiece. " ‐
Posted Sep 13, 2013
C+ 14% Winnie Mandela (2013) "'Winnie' is no masterpiece, but not nearly as bad as the early reviews. " ‐
Posted Sep 6, 2013
B+ 71% Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013) "A phenomenal continuation of the director's visionary eye for storytelling, imagery and reality. " ‐
Posted Aug 16, 2013
B- 44% The Call (2013) "'The Call' won't be a film we'll remember five years or even a year from now, but the popcorn flick isn't meant to rock the souls of viewers, it's meant to entertain. " ‐
Posted Jul 21, 2013
D 86% The Conjuring (2013) "A character declares, 'God brought us together for a reason!' Too bad it was for this movie, another over-hyped horror flick rehashing a four-decade old storyline. " ‐
Posted Jul 19, 2013
B 94% Fruitvale Station (2013) "Raw, real and memorable. " ‐
Posted Jul 11, 2013
A 67% World War Z (2013) "Zombies in Philly, zombies in Jerusalem - even zombies in the projects of Newark! Innovative and terrifying - 'World War Z' is arguably the best zombie film since 1968's 'Night of the Living Dead.' " ‐
Posted Jun 17, 2013
C+ 55% Man of Steel (2013) "Mr. Kent somberly wanders the Midwest, pondering the struggles of being an incredibly handsome alien with perfect hair, steel pecs and a natural six pack. The film struggles, never finding the balance of action and the 'deep' storyline. " ‐
Posted Jun 13, 2013
A 98% Call Me Kuchu (2013) "Simultaneously difficult to watch and a must-see. " ‐
Posted Jun 13, 2013
C+ 37% The Purge (2013) "'The Purge' purges every trite home invasion scenario. That said, audiences will enjoy 'The Purge' more than critics. We're suckers for screeching villains, big explosions and victims getting their gory revenge. " ‐
Posted Jun 9, 2013
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