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Gary Wolcott

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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
4/5 85% Sully (2016) Normally I like succinct but Clint Eastwood's 95 minute story of the miracle on the Hudson -- while a great movie -- jets through material that demands a bit more detail. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2016
2/5 40% Morgan (2016) A horror slash sci-fi movie of the been-there-done-that variety. Predictable. Boring. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2016
2.5/5 59% The Light Between Oceans (2016) Billed as a romance, it is not a very good one in spite of a somewhat original story. Eventually it turns into a soap opera and has nowhere unpredictable to go. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2016
4/5 87% Don't Breathe (2016) Won't have you holding your breath. It has a villain unique enough to separate it from others of its ilk. BTW, the less you know about it before buying a ticket, the better. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2016
5/5 97% Hell or High Water (2016) One of the year's best. See this one come hell or high water. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2016
5/5 97% Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) Wonderful fantasy packed with stunning stop-motion visuals. Fun and funny for adults but a bit mature for some younger children. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2016
2/5 25% Ben-Hur (2016) The original runs 3 1/2 hours. This one is two. It's a Cliffs Notes version of one of the best movie stories ever. This one has no heart. A better title is Ben-Hurried. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2016
4.5/5 59% War Dogs (2016) Well done comedy focusing on the irony of a government that bans weapons business with some countries and then with a nod and a wink looks the other way when it happens.‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2016
5/5 87% Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) Fun movie. In real life Meryl Streep is a great singer and it takes a great singer to sing this badly. Wonderful work by Hugh Grant and The Big Bang Theory's Simon Helberg.‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2016
2/5 87% Pete's Dragon (2016) Nothing like the original. No music thankfully. Manipulative and if you're emotional or taking kids, it's a two hanky movie. Kids might like it. Adults will be bored. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2016
2/5 25% Suicide Squad (2016) Suicide by movie for some soon-to-be A-list actors and for Will Smith who used to be one. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2016
3.5/5 71% Café Society (2016) Even functioning at way below his golden years level, Woody Allen's writing is still terrific. This one benefits from Allen's always exceptional casting. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2016
3/5 59% Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016) Absolutely Fresh: The Movie isn't. But it's not bad. Fun and funny in spots. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2016
2/5 66% Nerve (2016) A teenage game of basically truth or dare is the focus. Supposed to be tense and isn't. Texting teens walking across an actual real street is much more nerve-wracking.‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2016
4/5 56% Jason Bourne (2016) Matt Damon is Bourne again. Looks like all the other Bourne movies. Suspend disbelief and just enjoy the ride. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2016
4/5 58% Bad Moms (2016) There's a lot of good in bad moms. Done by the guys who did The Hangover. Raunchy but when it's funny, it's really funny. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2016
3/5 75% Lights Out (2016) Won't make you want to look under the bed, in the closet or leave the lights on when you go to bed but it's not bad. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2016
4/5 85% Star Trek Beyond (2016) Doesn't boldly go where other Star Treks have gone, but hey, it's Star Trek so what's not to love? Fun film and the second best of the now three reboots. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2016
4/5 69% The Infiltrator (2016) A terrific nail-biter with Bryan Cranston leading exceptional performances from a very good cast. Intense times 10 and digs into places most undercover movies don't. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2016
3.5/5 73% Ghostbusters (2016) A large percentage of the moviegoing public is gonna hear the call and who're they gonna call? Ghostbusters. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2016
1/5 35% Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016) Mike and Dave need more than wedding dates and we'll start with a plot that isn't stale, humor that isn't recycled or that's aimed at someone over the age of 15.‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2016
3.5/5 74% The Secret Life of Pets (2016) Not much is secret. The first 20-minutes is funny and there are a few funny bits after. But you've already seen most of them in the trailers and the product push commercials.‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2016
4.5/5 75% The BFG (2016) Sweet movie and Steven Spielberg makes you believe that little girl is actually on the hand of a giant. Great family film in a year lacking them. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2016
3/5 54% The Purge: Election Year (2016) In my review, I avoided the temptation to compare the movie to this year's real life election year. Barely. Of the now three, this is the best and not bad for this genre.‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2016
2/5 36% The Legend of Tarzan (2016) Can't resist the word play: nothing to go ape over. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2016
4/5 47% Free State of Jones (2016) Supposedly a "true" story. While debate rages, the movie is pretty good and it's an interesting view of the Civil War from people who thought everyone ought to be free. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2016
4/5 69% Central Intelligence (2016) Not a lot of intelligence - central or otherwise - but you'll laugh a lot anyway.‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2016
5/5 94% Finding Dory (2016) Kudos to Ellen. It's an Oscar-worthy performance. Finding Dory is so well-done and beautifully filmed that you forget the main characters aren't real fish and other sea life. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2016
5/5 89% The Lobster (2016) Hunger Games. Maze Runner. Divergent. This is how a dystopian movie ought to be made. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2016
4/5 28% Warcraft (2016) It's The Lord of the Rings on steroids. Shallow plot, but hey, it's based on a game so how deep can it be? Unlike some, I was able to overlook the flaws and had a good time. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2016
1/5 80% The Conjuring 2 (2016) Looks like every other horror movie of this ilk. I was more entertained by the stoned lady two seats down who screamed non-stop. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2016
2/5 30% Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) All effects. No substance. No fun.‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted May 26, 2016
2/5 48% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) Same old, tired and very worn plot line, different movie. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted May 26, 2016
5/5 92% The Nice Guys (2016) Few genres are more fun than a buddy movie done right. Crowe and Gosling have a blast with these characters and you get to share in the fun. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted May 20, 2016
2.5/5 43% The Angry Birds Movie (2016) I've never played the game. Hopefully it's more fun. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted May 20, 2016
1/5 62% Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016) A clone of the original. Clones in movies are not always a good thing. And this is proof.‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted May 20, 2016
3.5/5 57% Money Monster (2016) Been there, done. Clooney and Roberts back and forth saves the film and makes it worth a view. But it has two negatives: Absolutely nowhere to go and zip for tension. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted May 13, 2016
3.5/5 16% The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016) Barely fresh and mostly because of the visuals. Ironically, it's a prequel and a sequel to the so-so Snow White and the Huntsman. It's kinda fun. Key word: kinda. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2016
4/5 30% Criminal (2016) Kevin Costner's haircut is the worst in movie history and that's criminal. Guilty pleasure for those liking the genre. ‐ Tri-City Herald
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2016