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Jeff Beck
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1.5/4 40% Justice League (2017) As it is, it just feels like somebody haphazardly threw several ingredients into a pot and prayed that it would work. Unfortunately it does not, merely leaving behind arguably the biggest stain on the DCEU yet.‐ The Blu Spot
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
3/4 92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) It may have a ways to go before it can stand on equal footing with the best Marvel films, but this was definitely a step in the right direction.‐ The Blu Spot
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2017
3.5/5 73% Land of the Dead (2005) George A. Romero's Land of the Dead is a decent follow up to his classic "Dead" trilogy, delivering compelling characters, a thrilling narrative, and plenty of zombie action/gore.‐ The Blu Spot
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2017
3/5 90% A Ghost Story (2017) David Lowery's A Ghost Story is an ambitious tale filled with gorgeous imagery and pieces of an intriguing narrative, but the film is ultimately let down by its lack of substance, which leaves you with a beautiful, yet somewhat forgettable, experience.‐ The Blu Spot
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2017
1.5/4 30% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) Dead Men Tell No Tales makes it quite evident that the franchise has run out of ideas and that it's time to finally put it to rest.‐ The Blu Spot
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2017
3.5/5 98% E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) With a touching relationship at the core of its compelling narrative, along with a brilliant score and nostalgic special effects, E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial remains one of director Steven Spielberg's most beloved films.‐ The Blu Spot
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2017
3.5/5 85% It (2017) What we have here is a new rendition of a classic book (or rather half of it) that vastly improves upon the original adaptation by giving us something that has a little heart, a few good scares, and a great cast. ‐ The Blu Spot
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2017
5/5 92% The Lion King (1994) With its remarkable narrative, memorable characters, stunning animation, and brilliant music, The Lion King remains the very pinnacle of Disney's animated achievements.‐ The Blu Spot
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2017
2.5/5 29% King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword (2017) King Arthur: Legend of the Sword is a woefully misguided take on the Arthurian legend that sucks all of the fun and excitement out of the original tale and replaces it with a barrage of messy, garbled CGI action scenes.‐ The Blu Spot
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
3/4 77% Atomic Blonde (2017) Taking the good with the bad, Atomic Blonde balances out to a decent entertainment. If you go into it just looking to have fun and don't try to examine the muddled plot too much, then you'll probably have a good time.‐ The Blu Spot
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
2.5/5 87% The Lost City of Z (2017) It was a big, bold, and ambitious attempt, but ultimately Gray's reach simply exceeded his grasp.‐ The Blu Spot
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2017
3/5 35% The Lawnmower Man (1992) The Lawnmower Man features an intriguing plot filled with some grand ideas, but thanks to a screenplay that throws all of that away in favor of a tonally-jarring and silly spectacle, we end up with a film whose full potential is never realized.‐ The Blu Spot
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2017
2.5/5 67% Life (2017) Daniel Espinosa's Life is little more than a lazily-written creature feature that fails to elicit thrills thanks to its characters of low intelligence and the laughable design of its CGI antagonist.‐ The Blu Spot
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2017
2/5 41% A Cure For Wellness (2017) Thanks to a screenplay that features a multitude of superfluous scenes and a twist that anyone could guess by the halfway mark, the result is an extremely plodding, meandering, and lengthy film that fails to leave any impact.‐ The Blu Spot
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
3.5/5 90% Bambi (1942) While its scarce plot may prevent it from being one of Disney's most memorable animated classics, Bambi remains an endearing and beloved film thanks to the delightful characters, the beautiful animation, and the marvelous music.‐ The Blu Spot
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2017
2/4 92% Wonder Woman (2017) Wonder Woman may be a step in the right direction when it comes to getting the DCEU on track, but it still falters in too many places to get itself up to an acceptable level.‐ The Blu Spot
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017
3/5 99% Get Out (2017) Jordan Peele's Get Out contains a fascinating idea and some intriguing social commentary, but it's ultimately let down by bland execution and writing that never allows the idea to come to full fruition.‐ The Blu Spot
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
3.5/4 83% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Trying to make a sequel that was going to be as good or feel as fresh as the original was a near-impossible task, but Gunn has managed to deliver a film that's a hell of a lot of fun to watch, while also giving it depth and heart to spare.‐ The Blu Spot
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
4.5/5 95% The Red Turtle (La tortue rouge) (2017) Told through gorgeous animation, this is a film that marvelously encompasses life itself, resulting in not just the best animated film of last year, but one of the best of the last several years.‐ The Blu Spot
Read More | Posted May 1, 2017
5/5 92% La La Land (2016) With its gorgeous visuals, captivating narrative, and phenomenal music, La La Land easily earns its place as the very best film of 2016.‐ The Blu Spot
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2017
2.5/5 85% The Girl With All the Gifts (2017) The Girl with All the Gifts starts off with quite a lot of potential in its first act, but unfortunately the story is taken in a clichéd, bland, and rather silly direction that results in an ultimately unsatisfying and quickly forgettable zombie outing.‐ The Blu Spot
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2017
4/5 83% The Founder (2017) The Founder features an engrossing tale of the rise of a fast-food empire, an exceptional cast that's at the top of their game, and a marvelous screenplay that lays out these events in all of their intriguing, gritty detail.‐ The Blu Spot
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2017
2.5/5 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has gorgeous visuals, including an excellent production design and great special effects, but when it comes to the narrative, there's a lot left to be desired thanks to a screenplay that refuses to develop the characters.‐ The Blu Spot
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2017
4/5 80% Patriots Day (2017) Peter Berg's Patriots Day is a thrilling telling of a tragic and uplifting event, brought marvelously to life through an excellent cast, skilled direction, and a well-structured script that takes the time to flesh out its characters.‐ The Blu Spot
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2017
3/5 88% 20th Century Women (2017) Mike Mills' 20th Century Women features a magnificent ensemble and several intriguing characters, but thanks to a slight case of overcrowding, many of them and their connections to each other are left largely unexplored.‐ The Blu Spot
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2017
4.5/5 95% Manchester by the Sea (2016) Manchester by the Sea is a captivating family drama that pulls you into its little world through brilliant, Oscar-nominated writing and directing from Kenneth Lonergan and a top-notch ensemble that features a trio of Oscar-nominated performances.‐ The Blu Spot
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2017
2.5/4 91% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) With more concentration on the emotional foundation, this could have been a great animated adventure to rival its predecessor, but with a focus that's more on the flashy action, it ends up being a somewhat plodding experience.‐ The Blu Spot
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
4/5 100% Pinocchio (1940) With its marvelous mixture of an engaging story, beautiful animation, loveable characters, and unforgettable music, Pinocchio remains a grand adventure that both kids and adults can still enjoy today.‐ The Blu Spot
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2017
2.5/5 82% The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976) Nicolas Roeg's The Man Who Fell to Earth features a fine performance from David Bowie and a gorgeous production design, but the story is ultimately a choppy, unfocused, and meandering mess that results in a cold and distant film.‐ The Blu Spot
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2017
3.5/5 95% Train to Busan (Busanhaeng) (2016) Yeon Sang-ho's Train to Busan may not take the zombie subgenre in any new directions, but it still manages to deliver an engaging, tense, and often thrilling experience that fans are sure to get a kick out of. ‐ The Blu Spot
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2017
3.5/4 84% Silence (2017) It's by no means an easy film to process, but if you are willing to put in the effort, you will be richly rewarded with one of the very best and most deeply felt films of the year.‐ The Blu Spot
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
3/5 61% Snowden (2016) Snowden has a few elements working in its favor, but when it comes to telling the more important parts of his career, it falls a little flat thanks to a by-the-numbers screenplay that isn't able to keep up the decent levels of engagement it began with. ‐ The Blu Spot
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2016
2.5/5 78% American Honey (2016) American Honey certainly looks pretty, but thanks to a meandering narrative, undeveloped characters, and a completely unforgiveable 162-minute runtime, it feels like nothing more than an extended collection of deleted scenes that adds up to very little.‐ The Blu Spot
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2016
3.5/5 86% Sully (2016) With a fantastic performance from Tom Hanks, skilled direction from Clint Eastwood, and a strong script from Todd Kamarnicki, Sully becomes a compelling telling of an incredible true story.‐ The Blu Spot
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2016
3.5/5 92% Southside With You (2016) With a pair of great performances and a fascinating premise, Southside with You is a leisurely-paced, but intriguing, look at a piece of romantic history.‐ The Blu Spot
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2016
3/5 74% The Secret Life of Pets (2016) The Secret Life of Pets features dazzling animation and a top-notch vocal cast, but when it comes to the film's familiar story, it leaves you desiring a little more from its intriguing premise.‐ The Blu Spot
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2016
2.5/5 87% Don't Breathe (2016) Don't Breathe shows once again that Alvarez is a competent filmmaker when it comes to directing, but thanks to a script riddled with plotholes and idiotic characters, it's clear that he and Sayagues still have a lot of work to do when it comes to writing.‐ The Blu Spot
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2016
3.5/5 87% Pete's Dragon (2016) Thanks to its charming story and engaging characters, Pete's Dragon is a delightful, fast-paced, and sweet film that the entire family can enjoy together.‐ The Blu Spot
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2016
3/5 98% Hell or High Water (2016) Hell or High Water has several positive elements, including a great cast and a thrilling finish, but thanks to lax pacing and a narrative that wanders a bit too much, we end up with a film that never truly comes together into a satisfying whole.‐ The Blu Spot
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2016
2.5/4 74% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) The resulting film is rather forgettable and ends up feeling like more of a set up for the sequels that we'll be seeing in a few years.‐ The Blu Spot
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2016
3.5/5 94% Finding Dory (2016) Finding Dory may not quite reach the narrative success of its predecessor, but with an outstanding vocal cast, gorgeous animation, and plenty of heart, it still stands as a fine addition to Pixar's outstanding library of animated classics.‐ The Blu Spot
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2016
2.5/5 78% Bubba Ho-Tep (2003) Despite having a fascinating set-up and an excellent turn from Bruce Campbell, Bubba Ho-Tep becomes a missed opportunity due to director/writer Don Coscarelli's inability to take advantage of the bizarre premise.‐ The Blu Spot
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2016
2.5/4 89% Doctor Strange (2016) No doubt there will be many who enjoy Doctor Strange simply because there's a plethora of action, but for those looking for the satisfying narrative foundation that these films are usually set upon, unfortunately you'll find it just a little lacking.‐ The Blu Spot
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2016
2/5 31% Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) With its flat characters and a bland, retreaded narrative, Independence Day: Resurgence makes for a banal and instantly-forgettable sequel that can't even live up to the decent spectacle of the original.‐ The Blu Spot
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2016
3.5/5 69% Swiss Army Man (2016) Swiss Army Man may have a few lulls throughout its intriguing tale, but its unusual premise and compelling characters make for a film that you can't help but stick with, even if it's just for the fact that you simply can't believe what you're seeing.‐ The Blu Spot
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2016
3/5 99% The Wailing (Goksung) (2016) The Wailing features some fine direction from Na Hong-jin, gorgeous cinematography, and an intriguing mystery, but it all ends up being smothered in an excessive 157-minute runtime that the story simply can't fill.‐ The Blu Spot
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2016
3/5 74% Ghostbusters (2016) Paul Feig's "Ghostbusters" reboot contains some humor that works and a good deal of charm and nostalgic value, but it still ends up being a mostly-forgettable outing thanks to a lot of jokes that miss and an unremarkable story.‐ The Blu Spot
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2016
3.5/5 83% The Thing (1982) John Carpenter's The Thing boasts outstanding special effects, skilled direction and cinematography, and a tension-filled story, making for one of the legendary director's most cherished works.‐ The Blu Spot
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2016
3/5 89% Mr. Deeds Goes to Town (1936) Frank Capra's Mr. Deeds Goes to Town features a pair of great performances from Gary Cooper and Jean Arthur, and a story that is partially compelling, but it's ultimately let down by an overlong runtime that the film isn't able to sustain.‐ The Blu Spot
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2016
3/4 72% The Birth of a Nation (2016) The Birth of a Nation is certainly not without its flaws, mainly due to issues in pacing and storytelling, but one has to give credit where it's due, for with a strong cast and a powerful narrative, it's got just enough to make it worth exploring.‐ The Blu Spot
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2016