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Gary Wolcott

Gary Wolcott
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1/5 24% The Bye Bye Man (2017) Gets a 1 just because I don't want the .5 to be mistaken for a 5. Even for what now passes as horror movies, awful on an epic scale. Bye Bye Man not worth saying hello to. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Jan 13, 2017
4/5 32% Live By Night (2017) Where Ben Affleck's acting skills falter, his directing and co-writing shines. This is a stylish piece of work. Worth seeing just for Elle Fanning's terrific performance. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Jan 13, 2017
5/5 95% Fences (2016) Washington has never been better. Davis is so good she could play a -- no pun intended -- fence post and get award nominations. A Christmas Day movie present worth the wait. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Dec 23, 2016
3.5/5 40% Why Him? (2016) Fun for some but not for anyone not in tune with the humor of Seth Rogen, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Kevin Hart, Will Farrell and others of the new breed of movie comedians. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Dec 23, 2016
4/5 31% Passengers (2016) Book a ticket on this flight. The chemistry between the impossible not to like Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt is good but it's the special effects that make this worth the ride. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Dec 23, 2016
3.5/5 17% Assassin's Creed (2016) For a movie based on a video game it's not bad. At least it's not bad for 2/3 of the film. The last act as expected, implodes. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Dec 23, 2016
2/5 12% Collateral Beauty (2016) The trailer promises a deep fantasy. Reality delivers a movie lacking beauty and with piles of collateral damage. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Dec 16, 2016
5/5 96% Manchester by the Sea (2016) Deep, rich characters and a story to match. This one is golden from top to bottom and deserves the accolades it's getting. One of my favorites this year. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Dec 16, 2016
2.5/5 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) The 2:13 length and cookie cutter characters and events suck the life out of an underwhelming story. Great effects but the Force just isn't with this one. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Dec 16, 2016
2/5 42% Office Christmas Party (2016) Looks just like every other party movie you've ever seen. Four or five laughs in predictable places. Your own office Christmas party will be more fun. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Dec 8, 2016
4/5 72% Nocturnal Animals (2016) Tom Ford's moody film features a dark, violent story set within another. Suffer from depression? Take an extra dose of whatever keeps you on an even keel. This is intense. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Dec 8, 2016
5/5 54% Rules Don't Apply (2016) The rules that apply to actors disappearing for 15 years don't apply to Warren Beatty. Back with a bang in one of the year's best. One of this year's rare must-see movies. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Nov 25, 2016
3/5 23% Bad Santa 2 (2016) Billy Bob's best ever character and the original was his best ever performance. Love the character enough to see it but it's not as good at being bad as Bad Santa. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Nov 25, 2016
5/5 95% Moana (2016) Another traditional Disney animated flick packed with wonderful effects and Broadway-worthy music. Perfect for kids, adults and -- best of all -- families. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Nov 25, 2016
2/5 71% Bleed For This (2016) Writer/director Ben Younger blows a chance to make a powerful real-life Rocky movie. This one is an epic fail at almost every level. The worst boxing sequences of all time. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Nov 17, 2016
5/5 95% The Edge of Seventeen (2016) Brilliantly written. Hailee Steinfeld babbles at 190 words per minute with gusts up to 220. She's amazing as is Woody Harrelson who's the recipient of most of the dialogue. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Nov 17, 2016
4/5 73% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter prequel is more fun than the films made from those books. Fun. Yes. But it's not exactly magical. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Nov 17, 2016
3.5/5 94% Arrival (2016) Decent sci-fi that wanders a bit and is kinda slow but it's darkness helps keep your interest and while good but not great, it at least is not dead on arrival. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Nov 11, 2016
3/5 19% Inferno (2016) Inferno has two good acts but with nowhere to go, the plot implodes in the third act and the whole thing bursts into flames. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Oct 27, 2016
2/5 19% Keeping Up With The Joneses (2016) Looks pretty much like every other comedy spy movie and in its own way is kinda keeping up with the Joneses. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Oct 20, 2016
2.5/5 37% Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) Did anyone suspect the underwear dancing guy in Risky Business in 1983 would end up an action hero? No. Some of us still don't think he's much of one. Jack Reacher is proof. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Oct 20, 2016
3/5 51% The Accountant (2016) The plot twist helps it add up. Barely. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Oct 14, 2016
4/5 72% The Birth of a Nation (2016) I hate reviewing movies about slavery. Writer, director Star Nate Parker has bright future. This is a good movie but it has warts from some slight historical modifications. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Oct 7, 2016
5/5 43% The Girl on the Train (2016) This conductor says get off the train. Your stop this weekend is The Girl on the Train. A terrific whodunnit-thriller that features the year's best acting so far. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Oct 7, 2016
2.5/5 64% Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) Tim Burton's mind is as peculiar as can be and usually that works. This time it doesn't. He packs this movie with superb effects but in the end it's Harry Potter light. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Sep 30, 2016
2.5/5 83% Deepwater Horizon (2016) Deep subject. Shallow movie and such a waste of great action movie actors. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Sep 30, 2016
4/5 92% Queen of Katwe (2016) Watching chess is like watching grass grow. But this movie is so inspiring it doesn't matter. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Sep 30, 2016
5/5 63% Storks (2016) Storks delivers. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Sep 22, 2016
3/5 63% The Magnificent Seven (2016) The Magnificent Seven isn't. But it's a western and I love westerns so it gets enough points to recommend. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Sep 22, 2016
43% The Hollars (2016) Krasinski is not a bad storyteller. His movie is charming and light most of the time but heavy when needed. And most of the time it's even somewhat realistic. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Sep 21, 2016
1/5 36% Blair Witch (2016) Awful on an epic scale. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Sep 15, 2016
2.5/5 76% Bridget Jones's Baby (2016) It's been 12-years since we've seen Bridget Jones. Is 12-years long enough? Sacharine sweet for those needing a chick flick sugar fix. The rest of us will need to chew NoDoz. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Sep 15, 2016
4/5 61% Snowden (2016) Edward Snowden revealed the U.S. spy secrets and embarrassed the government. This mostly true tattle tale story leans left but is conservative safe. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Sep 15, 2016
2.5/5 15% The Wild Life (2016) Even kids won't be wild about The Wild Life. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Sep 8, 2016
4/5 85% Sully (2016) Normally I like succinct but Clint Eastwood's 95 minute story of the miracle on the Hudson -- while a great movie -- jets through material that demands a bit more detail. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Sep 8, 2016
2/5 40% Morgan (2016) A horror slash sci-fi movie of the been-there-done-that variety. Predictable. Boring. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Sep 2, 2016
2.5/5 60% The Light Between Oceans (2016) Billed as a romance, it is not a very good one in spite of a somewhat original story. Eventually it turns into a soap opera and has nowhere unpredictable to go. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Sep 2, 2016
4/5 87% Don't Breathe (2016) Won't have you holding your breath. It has a villain unique enough to separate it from others of its ilk. BTW, the less you know about it before buying a ticket, the better. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Aug 25, 2016
5/5 98% Hell or High Water (2016) One of the year's best. See this one come hell or high water. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Aug 19, 2016
5/5 97% Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) Wonderful fantasy packed with stunning stop-motion visuals. Fun and funny for adults but a bit mature for some younger children. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Aug 19, 2016
2/5 25% Ben-Hur (2016) The original runs 3 1/2 hours. This one is two. It's a Cliffs Notes version of one of the best movie stories ever. This one has no heart. A better title is Ben-Hurried. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Aug 19, 2016
4.5/5 60% War Dogs (2016) Well done comedy focusing on the irony of a government that bans weapons business with some countries and then with a nod and a wink looks the other way when it happens. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Aug 19, 2016
5/5 87% Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) Fun movie. In real life Meryl Streep is a great singer and it takes a great singer to sing this badly. Wonderful work by Hugh Grant and The Big Bang Theory's Simon Helberg. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Aug 12, 2016
2/5 86% Pete's Dragon (2016) Nothing like the original. No music thankfully. Manipulative and if you're emotional or taking kids, it's a two hanky movie. Kids might like it. Adults will be bored. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Aug 12, 2016
2/5 26% Suicide Squad (2016) Suicide by movie for some soon-to-be A-list actors and for Will Smith who used to be one. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Aug 4, 2016
3.5/5 70% CafĂ© Society (2016) Even functioning at way below his golden years level, Woody Allen's writing is still terrific. This one benefits from Allen's always exceptional casting. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Jul 29, 2016
3/5 60% Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016) Absolutely Fresh: The Movie isn't. But it's not bad. Fun and funny in spots. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Jul 29, 2016
2/5 66% Nerve (2016) A teenage game of basically truth or dare is the focus. Supposed to be tense and isn't. Texting teens walking across an actual real street is much more nerve-wracking. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Jul 29, 2016
4/5 56% Jason Bourne (2016) Matt Damon is Bourne again. Looks like all the other Bourne movies. Suspend disbelief and just enjoy the ride. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Jul 29, 2016
4/5 59% Bad Moms (2016) There's a lot of good in bad moms. Done by the guys who did The Hangover. Raunchy but when it's funny, it's really funny. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Posted Jul 29, 2016