Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
7/10 63% Brightburn (2019) The ultimate Richard Donner mash-up - part-Superman, part-The Omen - Brightburn isn't perfect, but it's a conceit that actually works to create a fun and gory time. - The Weekend Warrior EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2019
8/10 89% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) Reeves has finally made another action movie on par with The Matrix. - The Beat EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
8.5/10 50% Tolkien (2019) Tolkien is a flawed film for sure, but the last half hour is so abundantly full of feels it's easy to forgive the earlier problems. - The Weekend Warrior EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2019
6/10 80% Fast Color (2019) There's nothing particularly flashy or memorable (or fast) about Fast Color. - The Beat EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2019
3/10 16% Hellboy (2019) Hellboy might not be 'Uwe Boll bad,' but it's pretty damn close. A complete embarrassment. - The Beat EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2019
8.5/10 65% Peterloo (2019) Leigh's best film in many, many years, possibly on par with some of his best work even though it deals a far more difficult (and localized) subject. - The Weekend Warrior EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2019
7.5/10 57% The Highwaymen (2019) This is definitely my kind of movie. - The Weekend Warrior EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2019
8/10 90% Shazam! (2019) If you've been a lifelong Shazam fan, you'll be pleased to see that [the filmmakers] found a way to make this often-neglected DC character fun and even cool at the same time. - The Beat EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2019
7.5/10 94% Us (2019) For all its weirdness, Us does pay off in a fairly big way ... creating a movie so crazy and infuriating at times it will get people talking. - The Weekend Warrior EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 20, 2019
7/10 45% Captive State (2019) It's pretty obvious that Captive State is not meant as science fiction film for the masses, but rather, one meant for dedicated sci-fi fans who read novels and want to be challenged intellectually. - The Weekend Warrior EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
7/10 78% Captain Marvel (2019) Captain Marvel does the job it was meant to do, and I can understand how some people might like it more than others. - The Weekend Warrior EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2019
6/10 59% Greta (2019) Greta is fairly ridiculous and blatantly obvious, and frankly, don't we deserve at least a little better from an Isabelle Huppert film? - The Weekend Warrior EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2019
6.5/10 91% How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) Starts off so grueling and boring ... manages to deliver enough of a third-act payoff to win the viewer over, an amazing recovery to end the series on a high note. - The Weekend Warrior EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2019
8.5/10 92% Fighting with My Family (2019) Merchant has created quite a wonderful film that I'm excited for WWE fans to see, as well as those who have never watched a single wrestling event in their life. - The Weekend Warrior EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2019
4.5/10 69% Cold Pursuit (2019) Just doesn't offer anything particularly interesting beyond the typical Hollywood revenge flicks with the film's better action setpieces being taken almost verbatim from the original movie. - The Weekend Warrior EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
5/10 60% Alita: Battle Angel (2019) As great as Alita might look, make no mistake that this is a very bad movie. I'm not even sure diehard fans of the Manga will be able to tolerate its constant stream of stoic silliness. - The Weekend Warrior EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2019
6/10 22% Miss Bala (2019) Miss Bala has guns, explosions, a decent guideline to work from and Gina Rodriguez... so why is it still so frickin' boring? - The Weekend Warrior EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2019
6/10 63% Velvet Buzzsaw (2019) While there are certainly some merits to Dan Gilroy's first foray into horror, the humor often plays better than the horror elements, and they rarely feel like they're meshed-together particularly well. - The Weekend Warrior EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2019
5/10 85% The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) The LEGO Movie 2 is a lot like the animated version of the Fyre Festival. So are we having fun yet? - The Weekend Warrior EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2019
6.5/10 90% The Kid Who Would Be King (2019) The Kid Who Would Be King is perfectly fine, but there's something about it that left me wanting, because it seems like it should have been a lot better overall. - The Weekend Warrior EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2019
7/10 38% Glass (2019) As someone who felt that Unbreakable was somewhat lacking, Shyamalan shows his growth as a filmmaker by making a far more enjoyable, mainstream film that tries to satisfy both old and new fans. - The Weekend Warrior EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2019
7/10 40% The Upside (2019) If you haven't seen the still superior original movie, The Upside is a perfectly fine substitute, although it's not nearly as funny or entertaining, and it's also far too long. - The Weekend Warrior EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2019
7.5/10 49% Escape Room (2019) Escape Room is equal parts clever and fun, pretty much the movie experience being advertised. - The Weekend Warrior EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2019
7/10 67% Vice (2018) It's no surprise this is already quite divisive even when not considering the film's obvious politics, but it's not as strong a political biopic as either The Front Runner or On the Basis of Sex. - The Weekend Warrior EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2018
7/10 45% Second Act (2018) A perfectly harmless and safe film that gives you more than a few laughs, might even have you in tears at times, but basically gives you exactly what's advertised, which is something rather rare these days. - The Weekend Warrior EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2018
7.5/10 63% Bird Box (2018) I found myself liking this as much or more than A Quiet Place, mainly due to the cast. - The Weekend Warrior EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2018
5/10 33% Welcome to Marwen (2018) Frequently has you asking, 'Who was this movie supposed to be for?' - The Weekend Warrior EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2018
7.5/10 69% The Mule (2018) If this ends up being Clint Eastwood's swan song, either as a director or actor, then he's going out on a high note. - The Weekend Warrior EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
8.5/10 79% Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Mary Poppins Returns couldn't be coming out at a better time ... we really need wonderful movies like this that are so full of joy right now. - The Weekend Warrior EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
5.5/10 26% Mortal Engines (2018) Skip this and go see Peter Jackson's WWI doc on Monday instead, because there's just so much more to get out of that movie then watching this one. - The Weekend Warrior EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
8.5/10 65% Aquaman (2018) Somehow manages to be the perfect blend of Star Wars, Lord of the Rings and even a little Indiana Jones, yet still manages to be its very own thing. - The Weekend Warrior EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2018
7.5/10 92% Bumblebee (2018) Bumblebee was quite a wonderful experience even for this non-Transformers fan. I can only imagine that true fans should be thrilled that a movie finally captures what they love about those robots. - The Weekend Warrior EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2018
8.5/10 97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse isn't just the best Spider-Man movie to date, but it's also better than most Spider-Man comics. - The Weekend Warrior EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2018
6.5/10 15% Robin Hood (2018) I expect many of the film's worst reviews to come from critics disappointed that Robin Hood isn't the laughingly-bad disaster so many were expecting. - The Weekend Warrior EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
7.5/10 89% Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) Offers the type of sweet, wholesome fun parents expect from the Disney brand but also with a few off-the-cuff jokes only parents will understand. - The Weekend Warrior EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
6/10 84% Creed II (2018) Can't live up to the legacy even of the previous Creed movie, let alone any of the Rocky movies, when it relies so heavily on every predictable boxing cliché imaginable. - The Weekend Warrior EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
7/10 37% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) If nothing else, The Crimes of Grindelwald sets up some intriguing building blocks for the next movie, which hopefully will introduce even more fantastic beasts. - The Weekend Warrior EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
10/10 78% Green Book (2018) Not only the best movie I've seen this year, but also my favorite. Definitely go see this! - The Weekend Warrior EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
8.5/10 91% Widows (2018) McQueen may have clinched himself a second Oscar nomination with his brilliant work at pulling this amazing cast together into such a compelling story. - The Weekend Warrior EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
8/10 81% Overlord (2018) May be the most impressive war film since Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk, frequently surpassing its B-movie roots, but also, it's fun watching Nazis getting their just desserts. - The Weekend Warrior EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2018
7.5/10 40% The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) Fans of the book (and other movies) will enjoy seeing a new story and will be too busy following the story to care much about any of the film's minimal flaws. - The Weekend Warrior EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2018
8/10 61% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Bohemian Rhapsody might not be the be-all end-all story of Freddie Mercury and Queen ... but it's easily the next best thing. - The Weekend Warrior EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2018
7.5/10 79% Halloween (2018) [It] isn't a perfect movie ... but it's a far more faithful and respectful version of Carpenter's masterwork than the Rob Zombie take. - The Weekend Warrior EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
9/10 75% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) This is a surprisingly strong bit of genre filmmaking that solidifies Goddard's placement among the greats. - The Weekend Warrior EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
8/10 87% First Man (2018) Chazelle and Gosling deliberately go for something more grounded in its authenticity, but because of that, they end up with a movie that isn't nearly as entertaining. - The Weekend Warrior EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
8.5/10 97% The Hate U Give (2018) In my opinion, this is up there with some of the best movies I've seen this year. - The Weekend Warrior EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
6.5/10 29% Venom (2018) If you are a fan of the comic character, you should be pleased with this incarnation just as those unfamiliar with the character will probably find the movie and Hardy's performance to be off-putting. - The Weekend Warrior EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
9/10 90% A Star Is Born (2018) An impressive debut from Cooper, not only for his direction but also how he elevates himself as an actor to keep up with his perfectly cast co-star. - The Weekend Warrior EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2018
93% The Favourite (2018) I don't think The Favourite will be for everyone. I do think that there's enough in the movie worth of awards consideration and hopefully it will get long-deserved attention for the highly-underrated [Olivia] Colman. - The Weekend Warrior EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2018
7/10 95% If Beale Street Could Talk (2019) There have been much better and more current films this year about the black man's struggle with law enforcement. - The Weekend Warrior EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2018