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Jeff Beck
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/5 91% The Witch (2016) The Witch does an excellent job in establishing its 1630s New England setting, but when it comes to the film's storyline, it's never quite able to reach the compelling and disturbing heights that writer/director Robert Eggers strives for. ‐ The Blu Spot
Posted May 16, 2016
3.5/5 60% Independence Day (1996) It may not be what you would call a great film, but that doesn't stop it from being the fun spectacle it was always meant to be. ‐ The Blu Spot
Posted May 6, 2016
3.5/5 90% Captain America: Civil War (2016) I appreciated Civil War for not only some great action scenes, but also for delving into more internal issues with our heroes, allowing us to see them from an alternate angle than what we're used to. ‐ The Blu Spot
Posted May 5, 2016
2/5 29% Village of the Damned (1995) It's the kind of film that appears to have been made by filmmakers who don't understand a thing about storytelling, pacing, tone, or atmosphere, which is only made all the more shocking by the fact that it was directed by the legendary John Carpenter. ‐ The Blu Spot
Posted Apr 11, 2016
1.5/4 27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) It's a terrible shame that what we ended up with was a meandering mishmash of garbled storylines and action sequences. ‐ The Blu Spot
Posted Mar 24, 2016
3.5/5 94% Room (2015) With an outstanding, Oscar-winning performance from Brie Larson and a mostly-compelling narrative, Room makes for an intriguing and powerful character piece. ‐ The Blu Spot
Posted Mar 7, 2016
2.5/5 43% In the Heart of the Sea (2015) Ron Howard's In the Heart of the Sea is a beautifully-made film that features stunning visual effects, but it's ultimately let down by a bland screenplay that's unable to bring out the exciting and epic nature of the story. ‐ The Blu Spot
Posted Mar 7, 2016
3/5 96% Spotlight (2015) Despite having an important story to tell, and a top-notch cast to tell it with, Spotlight is a film that never comes to life thanks to a less-than-compelling narrative that turns the film into a bit of a slog to get through. ‐ The Blu Spot
Posted Feb 22, 2016
3/5 76% The Good Dinosaur (2015) While The Good Dinosaur does have things to admire about it, including beautiful animation and some intriguing characters, it's ultimately one of Pixar's weaker efforts thanks to an overly-familiar story and themes. ‐ The Blu Spot
Posted Feb 22, 2016
4/5 73% Trumbo (2015) With a top-notch cast and a compelling story, Trumbo delivers a fascinating piece of cinema history that easily ranks as one of the best films of 2015. ‐ The Blu Spot
Posted Feb 15, 2016
4/5 65% Spectre (2015) With a perfect blend of a compelling narrative and breathtaking action sequences, Spectre marks a return to greatness for the James Bond franchise, whose past two entries had struggled to find the right mix of these two vital elements. ‐ The Blu Spot
Posted Feb 10, 2016
3.5/5 91% Bridge of Spies (2015) With a mostly-compelling story and a particularly excellent performance from Oscar nominee Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies is an enjoyable Cold War tale that manages to bring enough tension to its narrative to make it a worthwhile journey. ‐ The Blu Spot
Posted Feb 1, 2016
3.5/5 98% Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs may not be the best example of a Disney classic, thanks mainly to its lightly-plotted story, but with great animation, memorable characters, and beautiful music, it still remains one of their most endearing films. ‐ The Blu Spot
Posted Feb 1, 2016
3/5 76% Goosebumps (2015) Goosebumps is an interesting attempt to turn the beloved series of books into a film, but with a story that's uninspired and a bit rushed, it merely turns into an overstuffed tale that lacks focus. ‐ The Blu Spot
Posted Jan 25, 2016
3.5/5 94% Sicario (2015) Sicario may have a lot of downtime as it slowly unravels its plot, but it more than makes up for it with plenty of thrills, a fine ensemble, and excellent work from cinematographer Roger Deakins. ‐ The Blu Spot
Posted Jan 5, 2016
3.5/5 84% The Walk (2015) While Man on Wire remains the better telling of Philippe Petit's story, Robert Zemeckis' The Walk is a fine adaptation of these events, culminating with one of the most breathtaking climaxes of the year. ‐ The Blu Spot
Posted Jan 5, 2016
3.5/4 75% The Hateful Eight (2015) What Tarantino has delivered here is a fascinating portrait of deception and mistrust. The Hateful Eight has the incredible writer/director back in fine form, presenting not only an intriguing script, but also top-notch direction. ‐ The Blu Spot
Posted Dec 25, 2015
3.5/4 81% The Revenant (2015) It's a grand adventure that delivers on its tale of survival and revenge, and though it might be a little too intense for some, it's ultimately well-worth the two and a half hours to experience one of the most breathtaking films of the year. ‐ The Blu Spot
Posted Dec 25, 2015
3/4 92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) What Abrams delivers here is still a pretty good start to this new trilogy, but you can't help but think how great it might have been if they had done their own thing and given us something new. ‐ The Blu Spot
Posted Dec 24, 2015
2/5 27% Pan (2015) Joe Wright's Pan is lacking in the fun, excitement, and magic that made earlier adaptations of Peter Pan so endearing and memorable, leaving behind a troubled prequel that even kids will more than likely find to be a tremendous bore. ‐ The Blu Spot
Posted Dec 21, 2015
3/5 91% You Can't Take It With You (1938) Frank Capra's You Can't Take It With You features an incredible cast and an amusing story, but unfortunately they are ultimately let down by excessive length and shoddy pacing. ‐ The Blu Spot
Posted Dec 14, 2015
3.5/5 81% Ant-Man (2015) Ant-Man is a highly-entertaining romp that boasts outstanding special effects and thrilling action sequences, turning this tiny hero into a big-screen success. ‐ The Blu Spot
Posted Dec 8, 2015
4/5 71% Léon: The Professional (1994) Leon: The Professional is a wonderful character study, enriched by outstanding performances, thrilling action, and a well-rounded script that gives the film an intriguing amount of depth. ‐ The Blu Spot
Posted Nov 17, 2015
4/5 71% The Fifth Element (1997) Luc Besson's The Fifth Element is a dazzling, funny, and exciting sci-fi actioner that features unforgettable characters and a thrilling story, making this one of the most underrated science-fiction classics around. ‐ The Blu Spot
Posted Nov 17, 2015
2.5/5 67% The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) Guy Ritchie's The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is a massive disappointment that flat-out ignores the television show on which is was supposed to be based, replacing the fun and camp of the original with a generic and lazily-written actioner. ‐ The Blu Spot
Posted Nov 16, 2015
4/5 59% The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies may not stand up to the first two films in terms of story and characters, but it still manages to stand on its own as a thrilling, action-packed conclusion to the trilogy. ‐ The Blu Spot
Posted Nov 16, 2015
3/5 88% Mr. Holmes (2015) Despite a brilliant performance from Sir Ian McKellen, Mr. Holmes is a little too scattered in its plot to leave much of an impact, making you wish that there had been more focus on its intriguing mystery and less on the less satisfying parts of the tale. ‐ The Blu Spot
Posted Nov 9, 2015
2/4 79% Tales of Halloween (2015) Taken as a whole, Tales of Halloween is unfortunately a mixed bag of mostly tricks that will leave horror fans wanting something better. ‐ The Blu Spot
Posted Nov 3, 2015
3.5/5 96% My Fair Lady (1964) Despite a somewhat flawed and erratic third act, My Fair Lady rises on the strength of its lush costumes and settings, as well as several great and memorable songs, turning this into a musical that one can't help but enjoy in all of its grandeur. ‐ The Blu Spot
Posted Oct 26, 2015
4/5 72% Army of Darkness (1993) Sam Raimi's Army of Darkness delivers a great conclusion to what is one of the most unique trilogies in cinema history, providing a ton of laughs and plenty of exciting action in the process. ‐ The Blu Spot
Posted Oct 26, 2015
2/5 71% Jurassic World (2015) Jurassic World is a massive disappointment with a multitude of flaws, from the retreaded story and endless, monotonous action sequences, to the flat, lifeless characters and the uninspired CGI dinosaurs. ‐ The Blu Spot
Posted Oct 21, 2015
2.5/5 50% Tomorrowland (2015) Tomorrowland boasts some excellent visual appeal, but sadly it does nothing to mask the multitude of faults found in the story, including a poor structure and a severely underwhelming conclusion. ‐ The Blu Spot
Posted Oct 12, 2015
4.5/5 94% Aladdin (1992) With its unforgettable story, outstanding voice acting, and beautiful score and songs, Aladdin ranks as one of Disney's very best animated classics. ‐ The Blu Spot
Posted Oct 12, 2015
2.5/5 48% San Andreas (2015) San Andreas may have impressive special effects, but without a well-developed human element or an emotional core, it becomes a rather empty experience that fails to pull the audience into its tale of epic destruction. ‐ The Blu Spot
Posted Oct 9, 2015
1/5 16% The Gallows (2015) The Gallows is a lazy and incompetent production on just about every level, from the writing and directing to the acting and the camerawork. ‐ The Blu Spot
Posted Oct 9, 2015
3/5 91% Love & Mercy (2015) Love & Mercy is a very well-intentioned film, attempting to explore two important times in the life of singer/songwriter Brian Wilson, but unfortunately it plays as two distinctly separate films that are on two different levels of quality. ‐ The Blu Spot
Posted Sep 14, 2015
3.5/5 83% Cinderella (2015) Sir Kenneth Branagh's adaptation of Cinderella may not add anything new to the beloved tale, but with an excellent cast and an elegant sense of style, it makes for a magical and quite charming version of the story that all ages can enjoy. ‐ The Blu Spot
Posted Sep 14, 2015
2/5 20% Shocker (1989) Shocker represents a low point (perhaps the lowest point) in the career of horror master Wes Craven. With lazy and uninspired writing, in addition to a mishmash of ridiculous plot points, this is a film that is best (and easily) forgotten. ‐ The Blu Spot
Posted Sep 7, 2015
2/5 No Score Yet Lost After Dark (2014) Lost After Dark is an intriguing attempt to recreate the style of a slasher straight out of the 80s, and while it does mostly succeed in this attempt, unfortunately it falls right in with the downright bad entries of the period. ‐ The Blu Spot
Posted Aug 31, 2015
3/5 97% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) Mad Max: Fury Road will be a delight to anyone looking for nothing more than an adrenaline-fueled, action-packed thrill ride, but for those expecting a little more thought put into the story and characters, it will be something of a slight disappointment. ‐ The Blu Spot
Posted Aug 31, 2015
2.5/5 28% Insurgent (2015) Instead of helping the story to move along as the middle part of a trilogy should, Insurgent ends up being nothing more than another helping of the problems that held back its predecessor. ‐ The Blu Spot
Posted Aug 2, 2015
4.5/5 91% X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) X-Men: Days of Future Past builds upon the outstanding First Class by offering up an immensely fascinating and spectacularly entertaining storyline that just goes to show how far this franchise has come in recent years. ‐ The Blu Spot
Posted Jul 16, 2015
4/5 93% Ex Machina (2015) With "Ex Machina," writer/director Alex Garland has delivered a thoughtful, thrilling, and entertaining science-fiction tale that ends up doing more with its minimal budget than some films of the genre do with several times such an amount. ‐ The Blu Spot
Posted Jul 13, 2015
4/5 46% The Cell (2000) The Cell is a dazzling mind-bender of a film that features spectacular visuals from the elegant sets to the gorgeous costumes, all encompassed in a thrilling story that will have you on the edge of your seat. ‐ The Blu Spot
Posted Jul 6, 2015
4/4 98% Inside Out (2015) Pixar has truly outdone themselves, delivering their most intelligent, ambitious, and flat-out best film yet. ‐ The Blu Spot
Posted Jun 26, 2015
4/4 82% Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015) This is one of those films that really makes you appreciate the smaller projects that come out each year. There are no fancy effects propping it up, no fancy camera work, just a brilliantly-written script and some marvelous performances. ‐ The Blu Spot
Posted Jun 26, 2015
2/5 14% The Lazarus Effect (2015) For all its talk about bringing life back to animals and humans, "The Lazarus Effect" simply doesn't have any to spare for itself. ‐ The Blu Spot
Posted Jun 18, 2015
3.5/5 60% Run All Night (2015) Run All Night may not have the makings of a particularly memorable thriller, but with a highly-entertaining storyline that's almost constantly at full-throttle, it makes for a rather enjoyable on-the-run/revenge flick. ‐ The Blu Spot
Posted Jun 15, 2015
4/5 95% Wild Tales (2015) Damian Szifron's Wild Tales is an insane and delightful collection of stories that combines thrills and dark comedy for a spellbinding and unforgettable experience. ‐ The Blu Spot
Posted Jun 14, 2015
2/5 26% Jupiter Ascending (2015) Jupiter Ascending is a gigantic, soulless misfire from the Wachowskis, bringing with it a nonsensical plotline and characters that are in desperate need of development. ‐ The Blu Spot
Posted Jun 1, 2015