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David Blaustein

David Blaustein
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 90% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) The LEGO Batman Movie is pure joy, gut-busting and delightful.‐ ABC News Radio
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
1/5 10% Fifty Shades Darker (2017) Oh, why am I even bothering? After watching those first 10 minutes, here's what watching the rest of Fifty Shades Darker is like: watching paint dry.‐ ABC News Radio
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
2/5 33% A Dog's Purpose (2017) The only reason I stayed to watch A Dog's Purpose is because it's my job and, from past experience, I know a movie can get better. A Dog's Purpose does get better -- but never to a point where it could be considered a good movie.‐ ABC News Radio
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
3/5 16% The Space Between Us (2017) Thematically, The Space Between Us may speak to teens who feel disenfranchised and misunderstood. Ultimately, though, it's a case study of a great concept diminished by a half-hearted effort.‐ ABC News Radio
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
4/5 80% Patriots Day (2017) Patriots Day is a profound and moving film about a city, ripped apart by hate, that quickly comes together to heal through love, heroism and patriotism.‐ ABC News Radio
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
4/5 86% A Monster Calls (2017) A Monster Calls is cathartic and thrilling to witness all at the same time.‐ ABC News Radio
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2017
3/5 31% Passengers (2016) Pratt, Lawrence and the superficial aspects of the story, along with the gorgeous aesthetic, are compelling enough to make Passengers at the very least interesting, and not a waste of your time.‐ ABC News Radio
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2016
2/5 72% Sing (2016) Sing lacks the emotional impact or storytelling power of the two other animated offerings out now, Moana and Trolls. But as intended, kids will like the singing animals and the music.‐ ABC News Radio
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2016
1.5/5 19% Assassin's Creed (2016) Assassin's Creed is easily the worst movie Fassbender and Cotillard have ever participated in.‐ ABC News Radio
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2016
3/5 14% Collateral Beauty (2016) Collateral Beauty isn't exactly a good movie. As noted, it's overly manipulative, and it also has several glaring continuity problems. At the same time, this tragic tale truly does offer catharsis and hope.‐ ABC News Radio
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2016
2/5 41% Office Christmas Party (2016) Office Christmas Party is the equivalent of a major league baseball team that has an all-star at every position -- but finishes in last place.‐ ABC News Radio
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2016
4/5 88% Jackie (2016) It's a stunning historical snapshot and nifty piece of filmmaking.‐ ABC News Radio
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
4.5/5 59% Allied (2016) Allied is a throwback, not only because it harkens back to some of the great espionage thrillers of decades past, but because with Pitt and Cotillard, you feel like you're watching true movie stars, the kind you'd see on [a] black-and-white newsreel.‐ ABC News Radio
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2016
2.5/5 57% Rules Don't Apply (2016) Stylish, though innocuous and intermittently feckless.‐ ABC News Radio
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2016
3.5/5 70% Bleed For This (2016) This is an unconventional boxing story that sells out a bit by playing with history, but it gives us enough gritty realism from the cast and camera work to make Bleed For This a solid boxing flick.‐ ABC News Radio
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2016
4/5 74% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) Rowling gives us new characters and creatures to fall in love with, and Newt and company will keep you coming back for more.‐ ABC News Radio
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2016
4/5 74% Trolls (2016) Trolls is simply a joyful movie.‐ ABC News Radio
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2016
4/5 86% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) No matter how you may personally feel about Mel Gibson, he knows how to stir our emotions and make us think.‐ ABC News Radio
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2016
2/5 22% Inferno (2016) Despite the terrific cast, and even with two of our best storytellers in Hanks and Ron Howard, nothing in Inferno is believable or compelling enough to make us care about it.‐ ABC News Radio
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2016
2/5 20% Keeping Up With The Joneses (2016) Galifianakis is one of the funniest people on the planet. To put him in a movie and have him recite unfunny lines is like driving a Porsche in the slow lane and never shifting out of first gear.‐ ABC News Radio
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2016
1.5/5 37% Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) I'm a fan of Tom Cruise. I liked the first Jack Reacher movie. But this one has to be, in my opinion, one of Cruise's worst movies.‐ ABC News Radio
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2016
3.5/5 52% The Accountant (2016) The Accountant should dispel any notion that Affleck isn't a solid actor. To deny that is just pure hating. Don't hate.‐ ABC News Radio
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2016
3.5/5 72% The Birth of a Nation (2016) The Birth of a Nation is, at its very worst, a heavy-handed allegory about a great country's vile past. At its very best, it's a thoughtful, sobering and graphic reminder of the cruelty forced upon the ancestors of so many of our fellow Americans.‐ ABC News Radio
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2016
3.5/5 45% The Girl on the Train (2016) Blunt's performance makes The Girl on the Train worth your while.‐ ABC News Radio
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2016
4/5 63% Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) The movie fan in me loves Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. The movie critic in me found a few flaws, but forgivable ones.‐ ABC News Radio
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2016
2.5/5 64% Storks (2016) Perhaps I'm a bit out of touch, but does anyone really tell their kids anymore that the stork brings babies?‐ ABC News Radio
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2016
4/5 63% The Magnificent Seven (2016) The Magnificent Seven is a thoroughly satisfying, well-executed modern-day Western.‐ ABC News Radio
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2016
3.5/5 77% Bridget Jones's Baby (2016) We'll go along with it because Zellweger and friends are charming and, well, human.‐ ABC News Radio
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2016
2/5 61% Snowden (2016) Oliver Stone is, unquestionably, one of our greatest auteurs. That doesn't, however, mean all of his films are great. His latest offering, Snowden, is exhibit A.‐ ABC News Radio
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2016
4.5/5 86% Sully (2016) This truly is a film for the ages.‐ ABC News Radio
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2016
4/5 88% Don't Breathe (2016) Issues aside, Don't Breathe is sure to become a horror classic.‐ ABC News Radio
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2016
3/5 44% Hands of Stone (2016) Roberto Duran, hands down, was one of the greatest boxers of all time. Suffice it to say, a great boxer deserves a great biopic. Hands of Stone is not that, but it's not bad, either.‐ ABC News Radio
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2016
1.5/5 25% Ben-Hur (2016) The message is imparted with the subtlety of a Kanye West tweet.‐ ABC News Radio
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2016
4/5 59% War Dogs (2016) It's rare to get a quality film this time of year that's both smart and funny. Enter War Dogs.‐ ABC News Radio
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2016
3.5/5 27% Suicide Squad (2016) Suicide Squad is fine summer entertainment and the closest DC has come so far to keeping up with Marvel.‐ ABC News Radio
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2016
2.5/5 58% Bad Moms (2016) Based on the concept and cast, this is a movie you root for -- and then you walk away disappointed.‐ ABC News Radio
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2016
2.5/5 55% Jason Bourne (2016) Damon's previous Bourne efforts have been terrific. This film, though, proves we do not need Bourne again.‐ ABC News Radio
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2016
3.5/5 74% The Secret Life of Pets (2016) I have children, and yes, I will be taking them to see The Secret Life of Pets, because it's still solid family fun with plenty of cute and intelligent jokes, as well as a few scary moments that aren't too scary.‐ ABC News Radio
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2016
2.5/5 35% Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016) [It's] filthy and, on occasion, hilarious, with a lot of funny people executing some terrific physical humor and a few inspired, shocking jokes. Then there are the shocking jokes that simply don't land, coupled with incredibly shoddy production values.‐ ABC News Radio
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2016
2/5 37% The Legend of Tarzan (2016) The Legend of Tarzan needs to be a much better movie, considering there was virtually no one asking to see another film about a character that, popular as he once was, hasn't been part of our cultural conversation for decades.‐ ABC News Radio
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2016
3/5 70% Central Intelligence (2016) Thanks to its stars, it doesn't need to have a good story or a particularly good script to be entertaining. Which is fortunate, because this by no means is a good piece of filmmaking.‐ ABC News Radio
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2016
3/5 30% Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) While not fully satisfying, Emmerich's talent for disaster porn is unrivaled here, and the aliens are fantastic and a lot of fun to look at.‐ ABC News Radio
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2016
4/5 78% The Shallows (2016) It's good old-fashioned suspense featuring a career-defining performance, terrific cinematography and excellent sound and color.‐ ABC News Radio
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2016
2.5/5 16% The Transporter Refueled (2015) The Transporter Refueled isn't bad. Though it's still unnecessary.‐ ABC News Radio
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2016
4/5 86% Trainwreck (2015) What distinguishes Trainwreck from those that've come before is Schumer's loud, original, versatile voice.‐ ABC News Radio
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2016
4/5 56% Me Before You (2016) Clarke will break your heart and help you recognize Daenerys Targaryen is just the beginning for a brilliant actress who's going to have a very long and distinguished career.‐ ABC News Radio
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2016
3/5 23% Zoolander 2 (2016) The strength of Zoolander 2 is when a joke hits, it hits hard.‐ ABC News Radio
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2016
2.5/5 57% Money Monster (2016) There's a spray of clever dialogue here and there but for a movie that wants to impart insight into a "rigged" system, Money Monster is awfully simplistic.‐ ABC News Radio
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2016
4/5 74% Miles Ahead (2016) Don Cheadle turns in a virtuoso performance not only as the star of Miles Ahead, but also as the director and co-writer of this non-linear, beautifully disjointed biopic of the late jazz great, composer and trumpeter Miles Davis.‐ ABC News Radio
Read More | Posted May 31, 2016
2/5 12% The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016) Seeing brilliant actors participate in poorly written movies is never a fun way to spend an afternoon.‐ ABC News Radio
Read More | Posted May 31, 2016