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Eric Henderson

Eric Henderson
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1.5/4 31% Passengers (2016) Monogamy, Passengers seems to suggest, is tantamount to existing in a world where nothing else matters outside of the bond you and your partner share. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Dec 21, 2016
.5/4 12% Collateral Beauty (2016) David Frankel's film argues that the power of miracles can be manufactured by those who can fund them. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Dec 14, 2016
1.5/4 73% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) The film exists resolutely outside of salience and doggedly within the comfort of escapism. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 17, 2016
2/4 63% Storks (2016) Maybe it's not the worst thing in the world that Storks doesn't take many cues from Pixar's tear-jerking playbook. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 22, 2016
1/4 76% Bridget Jones's Baby (2016) The Pinkberry solipsism of this particular franchise all but requires our heroine persist as a lovelorn martyr for her audience's benefit. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 15, 2016
2.5/4 85% Sully (2016) It's an Eastwood film that very nearly strikes the same unsophisticated but delicate tone of his obligatory end-credits ditty. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 8, 2016
1/4 60% War Dogs (2016) The film is unrepentantly cynical when it comes to the global business of warmongering, but proves unsurprisingly earnest when it comes to the lure of the American dream. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 17, 2016
2/4 60% Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016) There's something to be said for a summer movie that offers up Chris Colfer as an unapologetic misogynist hairdresser. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 20, 2016
2.5/4 35% Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016) Much like with Neighbors 2, Mike and Dave's obvious ace in the hole is its commitment to gender parity. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 5, 2016
2/4 69% Central Intelligence (2016) It's a pity that no one else involved in the making of the film had Dwayne Johnson's sly intuition. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 15, 2016
1/4 58% Me Before You (2016) It punks its impressionable audience into believing a lie, then punishes them for their foolishness. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 2, 2016
1/4 29% Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) The film fails to anchor its CGI or events with emotional heft. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted May 25, 2016
1.5/4 43% The Angry Birds Movie (2016) The Angry Birds Movie is a lot of things, but none of them true to the app's appeal. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted May 17, 2016
76% Keanu (2016) Key and Peele aren't mining territory they haven't already explored at length on their Comedy Central sketch show, nor do they do a whole lot to elaborate on it. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 28, 2016
2.5/4 90% Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016) A pop sonata of stand-up comedy routines layered with, if not vitality, then at least honest energy. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 14, 2016
1.5/4 22% The Boss (2016) It clips its own wings and tames the force of nature at its center, short circuiting its potential as a rude-tempered star vehicle. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 7, 2016
1.5/4 30% My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016) As far as shameless excuses to rehash crowd-pleasing gags from the first film go, it doesn't particularly go about its duties cynically. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 22, 2016
1.5/4 51% Risen (2016) It's an episode of Without a Trace: Jerusalem presented with all the panache of a Trinity Broadcasting Network TV special. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 19, 2016
2/4 47% How To Be Single (2016) If the accepted wisdom is that chronically single people don't know what they want, the film will stay alone for life. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 11, 2016
1/4 12% The Choice (2016) Most Nicholas Sparks adaptations say, in cinematic terms, nothing so complicated as "roses are red." This one just points to a garden and shrugs. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 4, 2016
1.5/4 16% The 5th Wave (2016) The sense that children's attitudes toward rampant militarization are being gradually normalized is the film's objectionable given. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jan 21, 2016
1/4 14% Ride Along 2 (2016) Like any serving of junk food, it seems engineered to give you that initial rush of satisfaction, but leaves you in a dead zone where the only thing you want is more of the same. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jan 14, 2016
1/4 31% Daddy's Home (2015) Though Will Ferrell has made a career out of his own debasement, the film quickly becomes too cruel to generate laughter for anyone who would empathize with him. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Dec 23, 2015
1.5/4 16% Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip (2015) In the film, Alvin and the Chipmunks proudly align themselves not with Dr. Demento, but with Kidz Bop. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Dec 16, 2015
1.5/4 38% Secret in Their Eyes (2015) Billy Ray unfurls the parallel time structure with the same flat, procedural monotony applied by Juan José Campanella to the original film. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 19, 2015
1.5/4 19% Love the Coopers (2015) Imagine a Christmas tree covered not only in tinsel and lights and silver bulbs, but also snow globes and perfume samples and beef jerky and vials of virgin tears. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Nov 12, 2015
1/4 45% Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (2015) The flick is an artless, puerile shadow of the likes of Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg's Cornetto trilogy. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 29, 2015
1.5/4 35% Our Brand is Crisis (2015) It only serves to validate George Clooney's devotion to showmanship as Hollywood's current reigning poster boy for blue-state morality. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 28, 2015
.5/4 18% Jem and the Holograms (2015) It's the screenwriting equivalent of Ryan Adams sucking the pop vitality out of Taylor Swift's deliriously produced tunes. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 23, 2015
1.5/4 27% Pan (2015) Joe Wright's film could fuel an entire series of incredulous episodes of the How Did This Get Made? podcast. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Oct 6, 2015
1.5/4 55% Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015) It risks offense by putting a typically Adam Sandler-ian twist on a tired familial trope, though such risks can often be the only thing enlivening forced franchise installments like this one. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 24, 2015
1/4 62% The Intern (2015) Nancy Meyers is unquestionably committed to her auteurist signature of giving her female protagonists their cake and letting them eat it too. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 24, 2015
2.5/4 73% Everest (2015) It feels less like an cautionary adventure movie or the classy Hollywood equivalent of a Reader's Digest "Drama in Real Life" and much more like a disaster epic. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 17, 2015
2/4 64% The Visit (2015) When the (non-spoiler alert) trademark Shyamalan twist finally arrives, it doesn't synthesize anything other than the director's devotion to his signature gimmick. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Sep 9, 2015
1/4 9% Fantastic Four (2015) It adds more grist for the mill to the notion that studios don't hit the big red "reboot" button in any other state than a panic. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Aug 6, 2015
1/4 26% Vacation (2015) Father doesn't just know best, he's the only one whose knowledge or lack thereof means anything at all. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 28, 2015
2/4 56% Paper Towns (2015) To hose down the white elephant in the room right off the bat, yes, Paper Towns falls into place as a coming-of-age spin on the Manic Pixie Dream Girl archetype. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 23, 2015
1.5/4 85% Trainwreck (2015) The script doesn't revel in Amy's quite harmless flaws, or at least examine them in the spirit of benevolence. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 16, 2015
2/4 56% Minions (2015) The film turns its back on all but the most fleeting brand of comic anarchy. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 9, 2015
1.5/4 16% The Gallows (2015) The film is sstrictly a high-tech spin on one of those Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jul 7, 2015
1.5/4 34% Max (2015) It hits its Red State beats so hard that its target audience likely won't notice they're being not only condescended to, but insulted outright. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 25, 2015
1/4 32% Entourage (2015) If ever there was a movie equivalent of dad bod, Entourage is it. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Jun 2, 2015
3.5/4 97% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) George Miller orchestrates the rubber-burning pandemonium with the illicit smirk of someone who knows he's giving us exactly what we want ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted May 12, 2015
1/4 7% Hot Pursuit (2015) The only thing that could've made Sofia Vergara's misguided contribution grislier would have been to fellate a Chiquita banana. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted May 7, 2015
1/4 29% The Longest Ride (2015) There's little doubt where Cormac McCarthy-bashing Sparks's allegiances lie. The Longest Ride is truly no country for old ambiguity. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Apr 9, 2015
1.5/4 47% Home (2015) Home's exposition is a mess of forced zaniness, which leaves the rest of the film with a Swiss-cheese foundation. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 24, 2015
2/4 28% Insurgent (2015) A Little Golden Book version of drastically simplified socialism accompanied with a healthy dose of warmongering bravado. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 18, 2015
1.5/4 11% Unfinished Business (2015) The whole point of Vince Vaughn's cinematic existence is that he's a paragon for reformed chauvinism. He's an irrepressible but highly tamable id. Not so here. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 5, 2015
4/4 93% Grey Gardens (1975) The Maysles and the Beales are equally culpable in giving the film its goon-show edge, which undoubtedly accounts for its pull on some audiences. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Mar 2, 2015
1.5/4 71% The DUFF (2015) The film deposits its heroine and everyone in the audience looking toward her for image-maintaining guidance back at square one. ‐ Slant Magazine
Posted Feb 19, 2015