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Greg Maki

Greg Maki
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
A 94% Incredibles 2 (2018) ... A spectacular piece of entertainment that should be mentioned ... in any conversation of the greatest superhero movies ever made.‐ Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2018
B- 51% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) ... Embraces its own insanity and runs with it at breakneck speed toward the finish line.‐ Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2018
B 67% Ocean's 8 (2018) The movie's greatest strength is its cast, Bullock holding it together with just as much charm and style as George Clooney.‐ Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
B- 71% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) It's no minor accomplishment that the movie is making its targeted May 25 release date and borderline miraculous that it isn't a total disaster.‐ Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
A- 82% Deadpool 2 (2018) While he's migrated from the dead of winter to prime summer blockbuster season, Deadpool hasn't gone soft with success.‐ Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
A 83% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) ... Unafraid, even eager to take the story and characters in dark, surprising new directions.‐ Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
A 95% A Quiet Place (2018) ... Don't call it a silent movie, for sound is the true star here.‐ Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
B 73% Ready Player One (2018) Rylance infuses "Ready Player One" with the warmth and spark of humanity it needs to transcend its VR roots and become something meaningful.‐ Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
B- 49% Tomb Raider (2018) I wouldn't go as far to say Lara Croft has been redeemed on the big screen, but it's a start.‐ Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
C- 40% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) Perhaps book readers will be able to follow the plot and better appreciate the fine craftsmanship and performances. I'm too busy scratching my head.‐ Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018
B+ 83% Game Night (2018) ... One of the tightest and funniest Hollywood studio comedies of recent years.‐ Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
A 97% Black Panther (2018) "Black Panther" is the superhero movie - no, movie, no qualifier necessary - that we need, right here, right now.‐ Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2018
B 41% Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018) It may have been a slog to get here, but "The Death Cure" rewards those who see it through.‐ Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
A 92% The Shape of Water (2017) ... A testament to the power of love, a force so strong it transcends the human constructs of speech and language ...‐ Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
C- 56% The Greatest Showman (2017) I believe Jackman has a great musical in him, but it's not here right in front of us now.‐ Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
A 85% Darkest Hour (2017) Oldman dominates the film, capturing Churchill's outsized, blustery personality, along with a mischievous sense of humor ...‐ Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
A- 87% The Post (2018) ... Plays as a thriller, even though the "action" consists only of people reading, talking and typing.‐ Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
C 57% The Commuter (2018) Trading a plane for a train, its closest cousin is "Non-Stop," and just like that airborne thriller, "The Commuter" is two-thirds of a good movie before derailing amid boneheaded predictability in act three.‐ Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
B 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) It's full of moments both thrilling and poignant, with anticipated reunions and goodbyes, and pulse-pounding action.‐ Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
D 40% Justice League (2017) Years from now - or maybe even as you read this - filmmakers are going to use the DC Comics Extended Universe as a prime example of how not to build a movie franchise.‐ Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
B 57% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) ... The best thing the movie has going for it is Branagh's performance as world-famous detective Hercule Poirot.‐ Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
A 92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) ... Somehow both irreverent and respectful, and a whole lot of fun.‐ Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2017
B- 15% The Mummy (2017) Directed by Alex Kurtzman, this "Mummy" goes darker than the 1999 movie starring Brendan Fraser ... without crossing over into full-on horror.‐ Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
A- 92% Wonder Woman (2017) "Wonder Woman" lifts the oppressive darkness that has been the signature of the DC universe since Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy - both tonally and visually.‐ Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
B 77% Atomic Blonde (2017) Theron is magnetic as the ruthless, taciturn spy, in addition to giving a remarkable physical performance. Like Keanu Reeves in "John Wick" and Liam Neeson in "Taken," this is the kind of role that could help define a career.‐ Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
C- 39% The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) Reynolds and Jackson could play these roles in their sleep, yet they're still entertaining ... Unfortunately for them, and more so for us, it's in service to a movie that is as generic as its title.‐ Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
B+ 92% Dunkirk (2017) ... A fresh, innovative take on the war movie and an engrossing, unique experience for the audience.‐ Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2017
A- 83% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) It might lack the freshness of part one - which, quite frankly, is almost impossible to reproduce in a sequel - but the heart and humor are fully intact.‐ Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
Read More | Posted May 3, 2017
B 66% The Fate of the Furious (2017) On paper, it looks like an incoherent mess. In execution, it's an exhilarating way to spend two and a quarter hours.‐ Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
B 75% Kong: Skull Island (2017) From the creature design to the cinematography ... to stunning locations in Vietnam, Australia and Hawaii, 'Skull Island' looks amazing ...‐ Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
A 93% Logan (2017) ... It boldly blazes its own trail, refusing to be reined in by what has come before.‐ Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
C- 35% The Great Wall (2017) ... Set design ... cannot overcome a script so underwritten it makes its cast seem like it's cosplaying instead of bringing characters and the story to life.‐ Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2017
A- 90% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) Many of the rapid-fire quips, references and asides are likely to fly straight over the heads of youngsters in the audience, but any adult with a rudimentary knowledge of Batman should eat it up.‐ Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
B+ 76% Split (2017) McAvoy clearly is having a blast as the conflicted main character, altering his voice and mannerisms to create his varied personas ...‐ Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2017
A- 88% Jackie (2016) ... A mesmerizing picture that stays with you after the lights go up, but it's not one to be enjoyed.‐ Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2016
D+ 38% Why Him? (2016) It's awfully difficult to root for Laird, though, when Franco plays him as he does every role in every broad comedy in which he appears - as an unfiltered, foul-mouthed buffoon.‐ Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2016
C- 31% Passengers (2016) The narrative choices defeat an intriguing premise, impressively sleek production design and appealing cast, leading to one of the year's bigger disappointments.‐ Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2016
A 92% La La Land (2016) Throughout the entirety of its running time, the film is alive like no other I have seen this year, reveling in its heightened reality and a pure love of cinema.‐ Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2016
A 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) As the kickoff of a new phase of "Star Wars" on the big screen, "Rogue One" is a smashing success, showing there is a lot more to this galaxy than lightsabers and Skywalkers.‐ Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2016
C+ 41% Office Christmas Party (2016) As outrageous as "Office Christmas Party" appears on the surface, it's actually a rather tame, safe entry in the growing sub-genre of raunchy Christmas comedies.‐ Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2016
A 96% Moana (2016) This is the best animated film I have seen since "WALL-E" (2008) and one of the best movies of the year.‐ Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2016
B+ 74% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) Redmayne gives a tender performance that quietly infuses the movie with a lot of heart.‐ Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
A 86% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) Garfield is absolutely mesmerizing at the heart of it all, giving a performance brimming with naiveté that becomes steely determination and, finally, something more - a shining light in humanity's darkest moments.‐ Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2016
A 89% Doctor Strange (2016) "Doctor Strange" looks and feels almost nothing like the previous 13 films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe or any other comic book movie.‐ Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2016
B 37% Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) ... Plays like a page-turner, slowing down only briefly before momentum demands more action.‐ Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2016
B 72% The Birth of a Nation (2016) ... A fiery, powerful debut picture by writer-director-producer-star Nate Parker.‐ Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2016
C+ 45% The Girl on the Train (2016) With her boozy slur and the black holes in her memory, Rachel is the definition of "unreliable narrator," and the story works best when it unfolds from her blurry point of view.‐ Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2016
B 58% Bad Moms (2016) It's a film about women that doesn't exclusively cater to a specific audience. It feels long overdue.‐ Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2016
A- 55% Jason Bourne (2016) ... We might not need Jason Bourne, but I'm certainly not going to complain that he's back.‐ Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2016
B 74% Ghostbusters (2016) ... A perfectly acceptable addition to the franchise.‐ Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2016