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Gary Wolcott

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 66% Life (2017) For a movie titled Life this one has very little of it. Pretty much the usual alien gobbling up humans in their order of importance to the plot. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
5/5 70% Beauty and the Beast (2017) Beautiful movie beautifully done. This is stunning and MUST be seen on the big screen and not your small TV. In fact, the bigger the screen, the better and 3D if possible.‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2017
3.5 78% Kong: Skull Island (2017) Guilty pleasure with two dimensional characters in an equally two dimensional plot that only allows them to be in peril. No beauty and the beast and that's good. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
5/5 92% Logan (2017) The best superhero movie ever is more about the curse of super powers than super powers. Maybe that's why it's the best superhero movie ever. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
5/5 21% The Shack (2017) I don't like Christian movies but this is a good one. Best Christian movie ever. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
3.5/5 39% Rock Dog (2017) Not rocket science or much of a rocker. There are plenty of laughs and that's especially true if you know anything about sheep. A great cast has a lot of fun with this one.‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
4/5 35% The Great Wall (2017) The movie says keeping monsters out is one of the legends of purpose of the Great Wall. Don't Google, you won't find it. Not close to rocket science but fun if it's your thing.‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
4.5/5 40% A Cure For Wellness (2017) An original horror movie in an era when the genre has grown anemic. A bit too long is the only criticism. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
1/5 27% Fist Fight (2017) A completely stupid movie even by this genre's low standards. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
4.5/5 91% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) As stupid as it sounds but in these tense political times, a little stupid goes a long way. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
4/5 90% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) This week's guilty pleasure. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
2/5 25% The Comedian (2017) The misleading title of the year. Even when it tries to be funny it is not. The plot about an unhappy comedian unhappily wastes an all-star cast. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
2/5 17% The Space Between Us (2017) Not as bad as I thought it would be but this aimed at team romance about a kid from Mars is tedious on this or any other planet.‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
1/5 33% A Dog's Purpose (2017) You've heard of the dog abuse controversy. Whether it's true or not, this movie has bigger problems like a plot that's a lot of bark and not much bite. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2017
4/5 75% Split (2017) M. Knight Shyamalan's movies often have plots that chase their tails. This one is no different but James McAvoy's playing eight different characters is a treat. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
4/5 43% xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017) Awful acting, deliberately awful dialogue, packed with action, pitch perfect setting for Vin Diesel to be Vin Diesel. Definitely guilty pleasure. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
1/5 23% 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
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
4/5 34% 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
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
5/5 93% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2016
2/5 41% 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
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
4/5 73% 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
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
5/5 55% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2016
3/5 51% The Accountant (2016) The plot twist helps it add up. Barely. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2016
4/5 71% 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
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2016
5/5 44% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2016
2.5/5 84% Deepwater Horizon (2016) Deep subject. Shallow movie and such a waste of great action movie actors. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2016
4/5 93% Queen of Katwe (2016) Watching chess is like watching grass grow. But this movie is so inspiring it doesn't matter. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2016
5/5 63% Storks (2016) Storks delivers. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2016
44% 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
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2016
1/5 35% Blair Witch (2016) Awful on an epic scale. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2016