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Drew McWeeny

Drew McWeeny

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
C 61% Jason Bourne (2016) "I'm always happy to see Gregg Henry show up in a film, but his appearance doesn't negate what a missed opportunity this feels like in the end. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Jul 27, 2016
B- 74% The Secret Life of Pets (2016) "This one won't stick to you the way the great movies do, but it was a genuinely enjoyable sit, and it further pushes the idea that Illumination is one of the rare start-up animation houses that has actually cemented a future for themselves. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Jul 20, 2016
B+ 36% The Legend of Tarzan (2016) "David Yates and company have made something that is often lovely, eventually thrilling, and even occasionally kind of arousing, and this pulp adventure should be seen in as big a theater as possible to fully enjoy what they've done. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Jul 20, 2016
C+ 54% The Purge: Election Year (2016) "For audiences who want mindless mayhem, the films never really tip over into that, and for anyone who wants to see this idea fully explored, you may leave frustrated. At least this time, it feels like the dart is on the dartboard instead of in the wall. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Jul 20, 2016
B+ 51% The Neon Demon (2016) "This is a ride, a carefully crafted experience, and it is precisely because it is so immersive and controlled that I would recommend it. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Jul 20, 2016
A 99% Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) "When this film earns your tears... and it will... it does it honestly, and I suspect this is a film that people are going to share by word of mouth for years, one of those rare gems that will play equally well for viewers of any age. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Jul 20, 2016
C 88% Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made (2016) "Whatever it was that drove them as kids to work on this project summer after summer is long gone, and their attempt to create a new triumphant coda for the story feels false and craven. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Jul 20, 2016
B- 68% Central Intelligence (2016) "In the case of Central Intelligence, several things work better than I would have suspected, and as a result, I genuinely enjoyed the movie. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Jul 20, 2016
B+ 95% Finding Dory (2016) "Finding Dory may be familiar magic, but there's magic in it all the same. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Jul 20, 2016
A 84% Star Trek Beyond (2016) "If you're even remotely interested in a new Star Trek film, this feels like everything you could have asked for. Here's hoping the great adventure continues for another 50 years from here. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Jul 17, 2016
A- 73% Ghostbusters (2016) "It's not easy to make a good comedy, but it's really not easy to make one this beautiful on a visual level that also still feels loose and funny enough for improvisation and random left turns into lunacy. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Jul 10, 2016
39% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016) "This is a film for fans of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and it feels like an affectionate, energetic effort, clearly coming from a place of real appreciation for why these characters have endured. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Jun 1, 2016
B+ 84% Deadpool (2016) "I'll just marvel at the fact that Fox finally grew the jooblies to let this film happen. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Feb 6, 2016
B- 42% Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016) "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies turns out to be entirely agreeable, if not spectacular, and considering the alternatives when you're dealing with something as borderline preposterous as this, that's fairly impressive. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Feb 3, 2016
A 75% The Hateful Eight (2015) "It's a terrific piece of entertainment, first and foremost, mean and ugly and did I mention mean? " ‐ HitFix
Posted Dec 23, 2015
A+ 92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) "From the very first line of the film's opening crawl, it is apparent that JJ Abrams, Michael Arndt, and Lawrence Kasdan have pushed the series back onto the right track... " ‐ HitFix
Posted Dec 16, 2015
A+ 98% Inside Out (2015) "There's a great sense of invention to the way they've laid out the landscape of the mind here, and there are some sequences that are pure animation in a way that Pixar rarely gets to indulge in their features. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Dec 8, 2015
A- 70% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015) ""The Hunger Games" knows that it's wrong to sell war and death as entertainment, and that tension between message and form is part of what has made this a welcome if uncomfortable addition to the pop culture landscape. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Nov 23, 2015
B+ 67% The Night Before (2015) "I suspect this will be a film that people return to in future holidays, taking its rightful place on the list of films that become part of the annual tradition. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Nov 19, 2015
B 34% By The Sea (2015) "While I didn't love everything about "By The Sea," there is much to like if you're in the right mood. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Nov 12, 2015
B+ 87% The Peanuts Movie (2015) "What surprised me was the way they took a quiet approach to finding something else to say about Charlie Brown. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Nov 5, 2015
B- 76% Goosebumps (2015) "There's not an ounce of fat on the film. It feels like it moves forward in every single scene, and while it's a little mechanical about how it follows three-act structure, it's almost charmingly old-fashioned about it. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Oct 9, 2015
B+ 85% The Walk (2015) "The Walk is good, and occasionally very good. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Sep 29, 2015
A 93% A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story (2015) "... it's a very direct film, a lovely portrait of family and strength and just how far one voice can carry, especially when amplified in the right ways. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Sep 28, 2015
A 63% Sleeping with Other People (2015) "The language is frank and direct, and Headland's got a very strong hand as a director thanks to all the hard work that Headland put in as a writer first. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Aug 21, 2015
A 91% The Witch (2016) "Mark Korven's score, Jarin Blaschke's photography, Craig Lathrop's production design... all of it serves this disturbing vision, and I am haunted by the way the film builds to a conclusion that can be read many different ways. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Aug 20, 2015
B+ 87% Straight Outta Compton (2015) "Straight Outta Compton may not fully shake off many of the restrictions of the biopic form, but if anyone deserves to have some mythmaking done for them, it's N.W.A. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Aug 12, 2015
A 93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) "I was delighted by this one end to end. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Jul 24, 2015
A 68% Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet (2015) "The result is a film that I would feel comfortable showing to my children but that manages to offer up some remarkably complex and adult ideas in a way that makes them seem fresh, no matter how familiar you are with the book. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Jul 21, 2015
B- 66% Thor: The Dark World (2013) "Is it possible to be both overstuffed and too slight? If so, that's Thor: The Dark World in a nutshell. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Jul 14, 2015
A- 74% Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) "It may be the pinnacle of what Matthew Vaughn's done so far on film, and the best example yet of where his head and is heart are as a filmmaker. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Jul 13, 2015
B 31% Kick-Ass 2 (2013) "I don't think Wadlow's telling us to emulate anyone in the films. He's just showing you what sort of moral free-for-all lies just beneath the surface. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Jul 7, 2015
A 76% Big Game (2015) "A tightly scripted action film with really sharp character work, some big smart set pieces, and a clear sense of how to make sure everyone watching is having fun. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Jun 22, 2015
C+ 50% Tomorrowland (2015) "When your entire film is a Mystery Box, then it would seem imperative to make sure there's actually something in the box once it's opened. " ‐ HitFix
Posted May 17, 2015
A+ 97% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) "... a stone-cold action master class, beautiful and brainy and startling in the ways it throws off the current definition of the blockbuster. " ‐ HitFix
Posted May 11, 2015
B+ 75% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) "In the moments where it all comes together, like the sure-to-be-iconic Hulkbuster sequence, this is the very model of what Marvel's been chasing since day one. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Apr 21, 2015
B 14% Kill Me Three Times (2015) "It doesn't play things overly grim or dark or act like this is about something deeper. It's a game, and a well-played one. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Mar 27, 2015
B+ 26% Jupiter Ascending (2015) "Fast, frequently teetering on the cusp of the ridiculous, and eye-poppingly pretty, Jupiter Ascending is a wicked slice of entertainment, and a heck of an antidote to the typical February box-office blahs. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Mar 6, 2015
C 32% Chappie (2015) "... once the thrill of the accomplishment fades, it's apparent that Blomkamp the director has been failed by Blomkamp the writer. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Mar 5, 2015
98% The Hurt Locker (2009) "I think the film works really well precisely because they don't try to build up some phony narrative arc to hang the whole thing on. The film is very slice-of-life, very observational. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Feb 25, 2015
C+ 25% Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) "I never thought I'd say this about a bigscreen adaptation of 50 Shades Of Grey, but it's true: the damn thing's just not trashy enough. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Feb 13, 2015
B+ 78% Queen and Country (2015) "While it took 27 years between films, Queen and Country proves to be a lovely counterpoint to Hope and Glory. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Feb 12, 2015
A- 83% The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015) "It's a difficult sit, but it leaves you with so many ideas to digest, so many moments to consider. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Jan 30, 2015
A- 96% Argo (2012) "Affleck's eye as a director is relentlessly curious, constantly looking for the details that sell the emotion or the tension or the subtext, and it feels like he's become very confident. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Jan 13, 2015
D 34% Blackhat (2015) "For all of the detail the movie throws at you, it is about as realistic as Superman III when it comes to computers, and Hemsworth is just as realistic a hacker as Richard Pryor was in that film." ‐ HitFix
Posted Jan 13, 2015
D+ 27% Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) "Exodus: Gods and Kings is a flat, uninspired telling of a story that has been told enough times that we deserve something better than this. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Jan 9, 2015
A 74% Inherent Vice (2015) "You'll read plenty of comparisons to Robert Altman's The Long Goodbye or The Big Lebowski by the Coens, but it's really not doing the same thing either of those films did. This is a singular thing, and it is gorgeous. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Jan 7, 2015
B+ 81% The Fault In Our Stars (2014) "I suspect most audiences will find themselves largely charmed by the young leads and the intelligent approach to a difficult subject. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Jan 6, 2015
B 89% Big Hero 6 (2014) "Baymax is one of those characters who can basically do no wrong. Every sequence he's part of is automatically funnier just because he's onscreen. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Jan 5, 2015
A- 90% The Guest (2014) "Stevens has a great ability to turn on the charm in one moment, then drop it and go deadly serious in the next, and the way you're never sure what's actually coming out of David is one of the film's pleasures. " ‐ HitFix
Posted Jan 5, 2015
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