Jeffrey Lyles

Jeffrey Lyles
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T-Meter Title | Year
7/10 75% Murder in the Woods (2020) Doesn't revolutionize the stranded in the woods genre, but it plays the hits well making for an entertaining horror thriller. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2020
6/10 No Score Yet Beast Within (2020) Beast Within isn't perfect, but its strengths overcome its flaws providing a fun horror whodunit with enough bite to be worth the investment. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2020
1/10 27% Antebellum (2020) Get Jordan Peele to do a substantial rewrite and this could have been one of 2020's best films. As is, it's not worth the effort to watch or of anyone involved in making it. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2020
5/10 41% Lost Girls & Love Hotels (2020) An erotic drama desperately in need of a spark or the cinematic equivalent of a small little blue pill. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2020
9/10 86% Immortal (2020) A terrific quasi-horror/thriller anthology that forgoes the traditional blood and guts for a more thoughtful approach that fully plays into its title. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2020
6/10 80% Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons (2020) Ultimately that lack of restraint ends up hurting Knights and Dragons far more than it helps. For a film about Deathstroke, a touch of subtlety goes a long way. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2020
7/10 57% Love, Guaranteed (2020) Maybe it's a little too drama-free, but with this insane year I'll happily take a rom com that just wants to entertain and be endearing for 90-minutes. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2020
7/10 100% Superman: Man of Tomorrow (2020) Its story isn't especially memorable, but the effort is there and sets this potential new Superman franchise up for superior sequels. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2020
5/10 63% A Night of Horror - Nightmare Radio (2019) Offers a wide variety of terrifying stores that despite some promise never fully reaches its true scream-filled potential. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2020
8.5/10 51% Escape Room (2019) Escape Room largely makes the most of this concept with a fun if not overly bloody effort. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2020
3/10 No Score Yet Hard Kill (2020) Should be a slam dunk, check your brain at the door action extravaganza. Instead it's almost too much work required to stay invested in this dull, predictable slog. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2020
1/10 No Score Yet Invasion Earth (2016) Classic bait and switch with an exciting looking movie poster that sells the idea of an alien invasion only for the reality to be a near two-hour teen therapy session. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2020
9/10 59% Project Power (2020) A modern spin on an 80s staple without playing out exactly like the standard buddy flick. An explosive and surprising effort that fits in nicely in the superhero era. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2020
8.5/10 80% Spinster (2020) A heartfelt and funny exploration of modern single life backed by a terrific lead performance from Chelsea Peretti. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2020
7/10 67% Seriously Single (2020) Despite some issues, it's worth checking out for fans looking for something different with enough to remind you why you fell in love with the genre in the first place. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2020
3.5/10 29% The Kissing Booth 2 (2020) A third installment has already been filmed so we can expect another round of romantic hi-jinks and the not at all contrived appearance of the kissing booth. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2020
5/10 94% Yes, God, Yes (2020) Like its virginal character, this just left me wanting a little more. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2020
5/10 75% The Rental (2020) Could just as easily been titled 'So, a Slasher Horror Crashed My Indie Relationship Drama.' - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2020
3/10 18% Fatal Affair (2020) One of those movies you'll constantly find yourself yelling at the screen in disbelief. And there's plenty of eye-rolling moments of insanity here. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2020
7/10 88% Volition (2020) An overly ambitious film that largely manages to meet its lofty goals despite a shaky foundation. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 16, 2020
8/10 81% The Old Guard (2020) Shows a ton of potential, which will be fully realized in subsequent installments. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2020
2/10 20% Browse (2020) Browse feels like glimpsing through a problematic story with little context as to why you should care let alone watch it. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2020
10/10 98% Hamilton (2020) It really couldn't be as special as everyone made it out to be, right? Wrong. It surpasses the hype and becomes the event of 2020 you can just sit back and enjoy at home. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2020
4/10 47% My Spy (2020) Bautista proves he can handle the genre and could shine provided he gets better material that remembers its target audience and is actually funny. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2020
3/10 40% You Should Have Left (2020) The kind of thriller that even a bored M. Night Shyamalan would call uninspired and predictable. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2020
9/10 99% Miss Juneteenth (2020) A great exploration of the often complex black mother/daughter bond and the pressures of surpassing the accomplishments of the previous generation. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2020
5/10 44% I Am Vengeance: Retaliation (2020) For audiences strictly looking for some stellar fight scenes I Am Vengeance: Retaliation might be worth a watch. Otherwise you can safely skip this one. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2020
4/10 No Score Yet WrestleMassacre (2020) A badly booked horror film that takes the final 15 minutes before it becomes the insane over the top wrestling horror extravaganza it should have been all along. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2020
9.5/10 74% Followed (2020) A high quality production featuring better than expected performances and an abundance of creepy scares to keep viewers on edge. Terrific surprise for thriller fans. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2020
7/10 92% Da 5 Bloods (2020) While BlacKkKlansman felt like a surgical sniper shot on racism, this is more of a bombardment. It's not as clean or effective, but gets Lee's point across. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2020
9.5/10 73% The King of Staten Island (2020) About awakenings on a lot of levels and it's that sense of new beginnings and a reason to hope again that makes this one of my favorite films of the year. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2020
2/10 No Score Yet Ouija Shark (2020) A goofy killer shark movie that lacks much bite, humor or entertainment, Ouija Shark is hardly a jagged little thrill. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2020
3/10 70% The High Note (2020) A well-acted and well-meaning film that's dinged by a flat tone-deaf turn of events. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted May 27, 2020
9.5/10 91% The Invisible Man (2020) Proves an old classic can get dusted off to be a completely relevant and timely thriller that's worth seeing for a new generation. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted May 25, 2020
8/10 89% Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge (2020) A toasty appetizer for MK fans ready for a brutal and bloody take on the franchise with hints of a lot more carnage to come. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2020
5/10 65% The Lovebirds (2020) While a tremendously refreshing pairing, the material doesn't make for the best showcase of Rae and Nanjiani's talents. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2020
7/10 33% The Wrong Missy (2020) Go in with a general idea of knowing what's in store you should be surprised by Lapkus emerging as a potential new comedic superstar. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted May 22, 2020
2/10 50% Evil Little Things (2020) A toy theme horror anthology film that leaves the scares and tension on the shelf. Ignore the urge to pick it up. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2020
6/10 71% Villain (2020) Would probably be a better film if it wasn't so preoccupied diligently following the Carlito's Way playbook on how to make a gangster film. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2020
1.5/10 No Score Yet John Henry (2020) A loud, aimless 97-minute exercise in futility with the subtlety of a sledge hammer against the head. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2020
6/10 100% Justice League Dark: Apokolips War (2020) For every DC fan who felt like The Flashpoint Paradox could have used more death, gratuitous violence and questionable characterization of some of the DC Comics icons. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted May 9, 2020
7.5/10 86% Batsh*t Bride (2020) One of those films that has a killer premise and knows exactly what to do with it resulting in a surprisingly fun wedding theme comedy. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2020
7/10 25% Dangerous Lies (Windfall) (2020) May play out like a simple Lifetime movie, but there's enough intrigue and twists to make for an entertaining Netflix original movie. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2020
9.5/10 67% Extraction (2020) Chris Hemsworth comes gunning for Keanu Reeves' title of the most hardcore gun-fu specialist with Extraction. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2020
0/10 No Score Yet Girls Just Wanna Have Blood (2020) Finding something positive to say about Girls Just Wanna Have Blood was tricky. It took some doing but at least it's consistently awful. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2020
9.5/10 88% Selah and the Spades (2020) Cuts the deck of mediocre teen films with the petty nastiness of a Cruel Intentions with some visual elements like a Baz Luhrmann production. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2020
4/10 69% We Summon the Darkness (2020) While angling for a higher purpose with its twist on the standard horror movie fare, We Summon the Darkness fails to light up the genre with its approach. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2020
6.5/10 32% Love Wedding Repeat (2020) Starts off well enough, but never manages to recover from a shaky midpoint that should have got ditched at another table. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2020
8/10 No Score Yet Always a Bridesmaid (2019) Largely avoids the frustrating cliches of the genre with an enjoyable fresh cast that haven't become rom-com regulars. It's worth RSVPing some couch time to check this out. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2020
4/10 33% The Dare (2020) The Dare could have used some restraint and a tighter script to be more than just a pale imitation of Saw and other more-gore horror films. - Lyles' Movie Files EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2020