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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4/5 19% The Darkest Minds (2018) Fills the teen and young adult aimed dystopian movie series void. Predictable but fun enough to recommend. How good it really is will depend on sequels 2 and 3. ‐ KXL-FM (Portland, OR)
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
2/5 45% The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) Want a good spy movie? Go see the new Mission: Impossible. Though it's not a comedy it does have some comic moments that are light years funnier than what you'll find here. ‐ KXL-FM (Portland, OR)
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
3.5/5 71% Christopher Robin (2018) Not my thing but I won't (pun intended) pooh-pooh this one either. Did like how it makes one wonder why we ever wanted to grow up? ‐ KXL-FM (Portland, OR)
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
5/5 98% Eighth Grade (2018) Beautifully written & brings us all - no matter what age - back to how hard it was to be 13. Kudos to Bo Burnham & to Elsie Fisher who gives us the best acting of the year. ‐ KXL-FM (Portland, OR)
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
5/5 75% Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018) This one touched me where I live & where I used to live. Fantastic performances from Joaquin Phoenix & slimmed down Jonah Hill. The best Gus Van Sant has done in a long time. ‐ KXL-FM (Portland, OR)
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
2/5 79% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) Tuneless ABBA tunes sung in a combination prequel & sequel by ever smiling stars in predictable movie musical fashion. A better title: Mamma Mia: Why'd We Go Again? ‐ KXL-FM (Portland, OR)
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
3.5/5 50% Equalizer 2 (2018) Pretty much the same style as the original but a little better. That's mostly due to Denzel's chemistry with the kid played by Ashton Sanders. ‐ KXL-FM (Portland, OR)
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
90% Eating Animals (2018) Difficult movie and an interesting observation of animal farming. It appears we do tend to ignore the cruelty some animals endure to feed us three times a day. ‐ KXL-FM (Portland, OR)
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
4/5 100% Leave No Trace (2018) Thomasin McKenzie's performance blew my mind. Ben Foster says more with a look than most can with pages of dialogue. Terrific telling of hopelessness, homelessness and hope.‐ KXL-FM (Portland, OR)
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
4/5 65% Uncle Drew (2018) Recommending this is a slam dunk!‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
3/5 51% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) Barely fresh. A talented cast is wasted in a total rehash of stuff we've seen in the three other sequels. Jeff Goldblum's Ian Malcolm says let the Dinos die. Not a bad idea. ‐ KXL-FM (Portland, OR)
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
5/5 99% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) You have to have lived in a cave for the last 50-years to not know who Mr. Rogers is. But do you REALLY know the REAL Mr. Rogers? You will now. One of the year's best. ‐ KXL-FM (Portland, OR)
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
2/5 55% Tag (2018) When we played tag as kids we'd say, "Tag, you're it." The movie - based on a WSJ article - is not it. Read the article. It is a much more interesting & fun than this movie. ‐ KXL-FM (Portland, OR)
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
4/5 93% Incredibles 2 (2018) The antics of the baby & some of the Mr. Mom scenes make this a winner. But a 2-hour animated movie is about 20-minutes too long for younger kids & for some - me - adults. ‐ KXL-FM (Portland, OR)
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2018
5/5 86% American Animals (2018) The "other" heist movie that can be found in theaters is the better of the two. This is a brilliant piece of filmmaking. It's a bit slow in the middle but that's forgivable.‐ KXL-FM (Portland, OR)
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2018
2.5 58% Hotel Artemis (2018) Huge disappointment. This one has such promise. Most readers know I like shorter over longer but this one needs another half-an-hour. ‐ KXL-FM (Portland, OR)
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2018
4.5/5 89% Hereditary (2018) Unnerving film. Paranormal done unlike the usual paranormal film. It's as much about the implosion of a family as it is about the horror that causes the implosion. ‐ KXL-FM (Portland, OR)
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2018
1.5/5 73% Adrift (2018) Lots goes wrong at sea for this couple. More goes wrong for the movie which ultimately - and sadly - gets as lost at sea as its two characters. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
5/5 71% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) A fun couple of hours. Cowboys in space like Star Wars should be. Ehrenreich doesn't have Ford's natural swagger but his 84-tooth smile more than makes up for it. ‐ KXL-FM (Portland, OR)
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
4/5 89% Pope Francis - A Man of His Word (2018) This pope is very interesting. He's truly a pope of the people and takes on social and ecological issues with ease. Almost had me wanting to become Catholic. Almost. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted May 19, 2018
2/5 53% Book Club (2018) The year's biggest disappointment. Such a waste of four great actresses & six superb supporting actors. They admittedly had fun on the set but it doesn't show on the screen. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted May 19, 2018
5/5 83% Deadpool 2 (2018) Fast lines, shameless asides, no holds barred. Best outtakes in movie history & the last is the funniest of all. Lots of other actors but it is Reynolds who owns the movie. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted May 19, 2018
2/5 25% Breaking In (2018) Writer Ryan Engle did Non-Stop (psycho on a plane) & The Commuter (psycho on a train). This is psychos (plural) in a home. Boring movie but gratefully, no Liam Neeson.‐ KXL-FM (Portland, OR)
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
5/5 45% Measure of a Man (2018) Loach's film is beautifully shot and Scearce's story is wonderfully told. It's not maudlin or preachy.‐ KXL-FM (Portland, OR)
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
4/5 86% Tully (2018) A definite must-see. Loved the movie, the premise, the dialogue, the relationship of the two main characters. Love it all until it goes suicidal & implodes at the climax. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
4/5 53% Bad Samaritan (2018) David Tennant gained fame as the 10th Doctor Who. Director Dean Devlin is a fan & made a great decision to cast Tennant as his villain whose shark-like eyes are frightening. ‐ KXL-FM (Portland, OR)
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
1/5 14% Blumhouse's Truth or Dare (2018) The truth about Truth or Dare? It's not all that daring. Nor is it all that original. A very tired carbon copy of a very tired genre. ‐ KXL-FM (Portland, OR)
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2018
4/5 52% Rampage (2018) We love gigantic ape movies. George is impossible not to love even when he's trashing Chicago. Fans of the game will have as much fun with this as they had playing the game. ‐ KXL-FM (Portland, OR)
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2018
5/5 89% Isle of Dogs (2018) Fun flick that subtly looks at how gullible people are and how they'll believe just about anything. ‐ KXL-FM (Portland, OR)
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2018
2/5 83% Blockers (2018) The acting chemistry is exceptional but the movie misses a chance at a mature adult to teen connection. Instead we get John Cena's beer butt scene and two awkward sex scenes. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
5/5 95% A Quiet Place (2018) Best horror movie in a couple of decades. Some scenes are so terrifying and intense that you'll find yourself unable to breath. In the end you'll need your own quiet place. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
4/5 73% Ready Player One (2018) Those who haven't read the book will love this fantasy trip down 1980s memory lane. Fans of the novel will be horrified. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2018
3/5 43% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) Barely fresh but kinda fun even though the monsters look like the cheesy 1960s Japanese horror flick creatures and the good guy robots are Transformer light.‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
1/5 80% Unsane (2018) I accidentally put the title of this on my calendar as Unseen. Turns out to be prophetic. Love Soderbergh but wish I could follow my mistaken title and unsee this one. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
1/5 19% Midnight Sun (2018) Someone does one of these a year. A teen girl, or guy, or both a girl and a guy aren't immune to a disease and are dying. Unlike the target audience, I am immune. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
3/5 47% Paul, Apostle of Christ (2018) Fresh. Barely. Some Christian movies are very good. Others have more in common with Hallmark TV channel movies. This one lies somewhere in between.‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
1/5 25% 7 Days in Entebbe (2018) One of history's greatest hostage rescues deserves better than this. The nicest thing I can say about 7 Days is that it's terrible. The adjectives go downhill from there. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
3.5/5 92% Love, Simon (2018) A little bit sanitized for such a serious subject. Coulda been deeper. Wonderful performances - especially from Nick Robinson - make this one a winner. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
4/5 49% Tomb Raider (2018) Vikander brings an extra dimension of vulnerability missing from Angelina Jolie's two Lara Croft films. This one is slam-bang action from the opening scenes to the credits.‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
4/5 39% Gringo (2018) This one worked for me but it won't work for everyone. For an R-rating it's pretty sanitized. Call it Quentin Tarantino light. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
1/5 40% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) Too much time. Not enough wrinkles. Director Ava DuVernay wants me to imagine being 12 again. The 12-year old in me didn't like it and 12-year olds today won't either.‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
99% City of Ghosts (2017) This is a very, very difficult documentary. It is also a very, very important documentary and one I encourage everyone to see.‐ KXL-FM (Portland, OR)
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
3/5 24% The 15:17 to Paris (2018) Eastwood's experiment casting the 3 guys as themselves just works in places. The climax, however, is worth the price of the ticket & makes you want to stand & salute. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
1/5 13% Fifty Shades Freed (2018) My NYE resolution is to be more positive. I found something positive to say about Fifty Shades Freed. We're finally done with this crap and that is a positive. Right?‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
4/5 41% Den of Thieves (2018) No surprises here, just guilty pleasure entertainment.‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
3.5/5 18% Father Figures (2017) Whatever you call it, first time director Lawrence Sher's film is sometimes funny.‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
3/5 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) The Last Jedi should be the last Jedi. My interest died along with Hans Solo who took with him that cowboys in space humor that made the franchise so special. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2017
2/5 51% Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017) A movie that is as rambling and shambling and that has just about as much focus as its main character. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2017
5/5 97% Coco (2017) Another creative Pixar/Disney character and critter movie. Never had the Land of the Dead had more life. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2017
5/5 85% Wonder (2017) Wonder is a wonder and a wonderful movie about an ugly duckling turned swan. Beautifully done. Take a hanky. Or two. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017