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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1/5 15% 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
1/5 15% Blumhouse's Truth or Dare (2018) We've seen a demon kills young people movie so many times I'm surprised people still make them. If any of these actors make it big this will be a career embarrassment. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2018
4/5 51% 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
4/5 51% Rampage (2018) Used to play this video game with my youngest son. It was a blast. So is this movie. Just suspend disbelief and go with the flow. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2018
5/5 91% 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
5/5 91% Isle of Dogs (2018) Wes Anderson is a genius. Nothing more needs to be said. Politically you can this film very deep or you can just enjoy it on the surface. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2018
2/5 82% 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 74% 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 79% 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 16% 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 42% 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 22% 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 40% 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 39% 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 25% 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 19% 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 52% 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
4/5 40% Justice League (2017) Finally. A D.C. comics movie with a sense of humor. Not even Affleck's boring Batman or Cavill's less than super Superman are able to ruin this one. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
4/5 57% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) A-list actors have a blast with this material It is a bit slow to be of the express variety but this train is definitely worth catching. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
4/5 83% Swades (2004) To his credit, director Ashutosh Gowariker's movie is beautiful and you'll fall in love with the characters.‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2017
2.5/5 35% Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House (2017) A Watergate burglary story and its aftermath deserves a better telling than this. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
3.5/5 66% Breathe (2017) Barely recommend this one. Inspiring story. A terrific performance from Claire Foy but this one falls flat when wrapping up the man's life. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
2.5/5 8% The Snowman (2017) Several great actors wasted. A boring villain. Too many characters in an equally boring plot. This one melts as quickly as a snowman in a heatwave. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
4/5 62% The Foreigner (2017) Chan's acting and that of Brosnan is a great change of pace in a film that's a nice change of pace from the average action-thriller.‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
2.5/5 66% Victoria & Abdul (2017) Barely Fresh. Fun the first hour and deadly dull the second. Judi Dench's Queen Victoria saves the film. However, she could play a lamp post and get award nominations. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
3/5 87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Barely fresh. At 2:43 it's too long. Director Dennis Villeneuve is too in love with his effects and drags out his movie by half an hour. Not Blade Runner but blade crawler. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2017
1/5 14% Friend Request (2017) If you get a friend request to see this Friend Request. Ignore it, delete it, and run. Awful film packed with cliche horror movie characters, events & all. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
5/5 52% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) The direction of spy-movie making that James Bond shoulda taken. This one is a blast. And I can't rave enough about Julianne Moore who is one of the best spy villains ever. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
3/5 32% Home Again (2017) Fresh barely and based more on peripheral character chemistry than that of the main characters. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
3.5/5 85% It (2017) Wordplay from all kinds of irresistible angles comes to mind. It isn't all that scary and It is a little too long but considering horror fare these days, It is pretty good. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
5/5 93% Logan Lucky (2017) The best heist film in years. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
5/5 40% The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) Ignore the overall negative RT splat. This is guilty pleasure & a buddy flick destined to rank with Lethal Weapon, Bev Hills Cop & its cousins. Ryan and Jackson are a blast.‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
4.5/5 84% Detroit (2017) At times when you want to jump out of your seat and yell stop at the police. Brilliantly done work -- again -- by director Kathryn Bigelow. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
2/5 16% The Dark Tower (2017) Matthew McConaughey is not "awright, awright, awright" as the film's villain and this is about as exciting as a Sesame Street episode. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
2/5 92% Dunkirk (2017) Other critics are raving about this one. Did we see a different movie? This one is terribly disjointed and you are never connected to the characters. Wanted to like it but...‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
4/5 49% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) It takes two charismatic actors who have as much fun doing this as you'll have seeing it and sticks them into slam-bang action, gobs of good humor and the eye candy of an effects feast.‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
5/5 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Best Spider-Man ever. Maguire so-so, Garfield too dark. Holland's SM is brash & funny as hell like the original comic. Well done. Most fun I've had in a theater all year. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2017
4/5 93% Baby Driver (2017) Baby Driver is a nice twist on an old car chase, car crash, bullets flying everywhere and hitting everyone but the main characters genre. Fun flick. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2017
2/5 59% Despicable Me 3 (2017) To much of brothers Gru and Dru and the Bratt villain and not enough minions. It's the minions that make the franchise fun and worth seeing. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2017
2/5 44% Rough Night (2017) Rough language and a silly, predictable plot ruin this one in a hurry. Not funny at all. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017