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Gary Wolcott

Gary Wolcott
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 54% 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 96% 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 41% 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 59% 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 32% 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 59% 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 65% 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 15% 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 51% 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 31% 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 39% 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 83% 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 60% 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 46% 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 67% 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 84% 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 88% 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 16% 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 46% 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 68% 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 37% 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 29% 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 82% 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 66% 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 67% 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 49% 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 46% 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