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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 48% 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
1/5 66% Cars 3 (2017) Pick a description: sputters and stalls, runs out of gas, starts out with four flats, name one, the list is endless. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
3.5/5 82% Megan Leavey (2017) A feel good dog movie about canine solider and her handler. Dog lovers, bring a hanky. Or two. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
1/5 87% It Comes At Night (2017) Not really sure - even after seeing the movie - what "it" is and why it comes at night. Low budget boring. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
2/5 15% The Mummy (2017) Tom Cruise doesn't strike me as horror movie star. As if to prove the premise, he's in a horror movie that isn't that good. Needs a sense of humor & Cruise doesn't have one. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
3.5/5 19% Baywatch (2017) The R rating is a hard R. The very blue humor that makes total fun of the old TV series and its stars makes Baywatch worth bay watching.‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
3.5/5 29% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) Fresh. barely. Johnny Depp's now dull, bumbling, mumbling & stumbling Jack Sparrow drives you to the film. His ship sailed long ago. Only the amazing effects make this work. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
2/5 49% Everything, Everything (2017) An original -- surprise -- teen romance concept that fails spectacularly at the climax. Terrific performances from two young actors are all that make this worth it.‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
3.5/5 71% Alien: Covenant (2017) An Alien movie so you pretty much know how it goes. Characters sleepwalk to their doom in a dark, alien landscape. Michael Fassbender's performance makes this one worth it. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted May 18, 2017
2/5 35% Snatched (2017) Amy Schumer steals this movie and her performance is perfect. The movie is not and Snatched manages to snatch victory out of the jaws of defeat. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
3.5/5 28% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) Didn't hate this but everything in the movie is magical including Arthur. The movie -- alas -- is not. Message to Guy Ritchie. Go back to doing stuff like Lock, Stock. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
5/5 81% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) The most fun I've had in a theater this year and as much fun as the original. This is the kind of fun that made me love movies as a kid and is why I keep reviewing film. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
2/5 50% The Promise (2017) Promises much. Delivers little. The predictable love triangle implodes big time. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
4/5 67% Free Fire (2017) A Quentin Tarantinoesque 90 minutes shootout is a hoot. This year's best guilty pleasure movie. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
4/5 66% The Fate of the Furious (2017) Fun if you're a fan but all that's changed since the 2001 original is a few characters, more humor, bigger stunts, the death of Paul Walker and a longer run time. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
4/5 46% Going in Style (2017) It's a treat -- no matter what age you are -- to watch these old pros in action. They are among the best of their generation. And if you want to get technical, of any generation.‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017
2/5 52% The Boss Baby (2017) Can't make up its mind if its a kids movie or an adult movie kids might like and as a result, it's so-so.‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
2.5/5 45% Ghost in the Shell (2017) The effects are fascinating for half an hour. The story is fascinating for like 5-minutes. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
2/5 67% 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 71% 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 76% 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 93% 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 45% 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 42% 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 90% 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 89% 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 30% 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 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
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 18% 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 13% 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 74% 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 96% 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