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Jeffrey Lyles

Jeffrey Lyles
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
9.5/10 94% Incredibles 2 (2018) Worth the surprisingly long wait. Is it a superior sequel to Director/Writer Brad Bird's first spin with the Parr family? It's close, but not quite. ‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
8.5/10 80% The Jurassic Games (2018) Clearly not meant to be mistaken for high art, but if you're looking for a film that isn't meant to be taken seriously, this is a really fun option.‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2018
5/10 66% Ocean's 8 (2018) Debbie's crew basically has to contend with a few outmatched security guards, which makes the heist feel way too easy. ‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
5.5/10 75% Batman Ninja (2018) This take wasn't for me, but there's a lot to admire about this effort if for no other reason than shaking up the Batman animated movie formula and trying something different.‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2018
7.5/10 40% Anon (2018) An unsatisfying final act spoils some of the fun, but Anon is an otherwise engaging effort and worth checking out on Netflix. ‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2018
8/10 68% Ibiza (2018) One of those movies that's going to appeal to anyone who believes in true love... or simply acted like a straight fool on vacation with their buddies.‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2018
8/10 71% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) If anything, Solo proves the spin-off side is far more daring, creative and respectful for fans who don't want their Star Wars memories treated like Bantha poodoo.‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
9/10 82% Deadpool 2 (2018) After the heaviness of Avengers: Infinity War, Deadpool 2 arrives just in time to pants the comic book movie genre with more hilarity and craziness than before.‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
2/10 0% Day of the Dead: Bloodline (2018) If you're hungry for a good zombie homage to Romero's work, look no further than Zack Snyder's Dawn of the Dead. Bloodline is just plain rotten.‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted May 7, 2018
9/10 80% Candy Jar (2018) Candy Jar is a surprisingly sweet and touching teen romance drama that goes down easy and had me craving seconds. ‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted May 6, 2018
6.5/10 21% Terminal (2018) Undoubtedly one of 2018's best looking films. It's visually stunning with mesmerizing cinematography, but lacks enough substance to match its dazzling looks.‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted May 2, 2018
1/10 No Score Yet Cartel 2045 (2018) This is a lot more money and a better execution of its intriguing premise away from being a very enjoyable B movie.‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted May 1, 2018
2/10 17% Supercon (2018) There's a need for a snarky, cynical look at the con experience from the inside. Supercon could have been that film, but it went too low-brow to deliver on its potential.‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2018
10/10 83% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) I'm breaking my rating scale for this one as this is the kind of crazy ambitious film that should be impossible to make this captivating, spectacular and memorable. ‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
6.5/10 No Score Yet Who's Jenna? (2016) Isn't perfect, but it's got its heart in the right place and with better than the norm performances and a compact 95-minute run time, the film doesn't overstay its welcome.‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
3/10 14% Blumhouse's Truth or Dare (2018) Truth or Dare had potential to be just engaging as Happy Death Day, but loses its nerve and heart midway through.‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
4/10 50% 4/20 Massacre (2018) Skip the puff and just pass on this if you're not a devoted slasher fan.‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2018
7/10 72% The Ritual (2017) While it doesn't hold up logically thanks to some confusing plot twists, The Ritual is an effective thriller that will keep viewers on edge.‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2018
4/10 No Score Yet Killing Joan (2018) Ultimately it falls victim to not enough funding and a script that needed another pass to get right. ‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2018
3/10 15% Mute (2018) One of those frustrating movies that starts off well and gradually goes off the rails. And after a two hour investment, it delivers a spectacularly underwhelming payoff. ‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2018
10/10 73% Ready Player One (2018) Worth the hype and is definitely one of the appointment films worth seeing so far in 2018.‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
6.5/10 37% When We First Met (2018) Romantic comedy vets will be able to figure out the ending early on. While it's predictable, the destination eventually makes the journey worthwhile and rewarding.‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2018
2/10 43% Attack of the Southern Fried Zombies (2017) You're probably going to need some level of inebriation to remotely enjoy this one. Otherwise it's best to leave this undercooked zombie comedy to rot.‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
9/10 No Score Yet LEGO DC Super Heroes: The Flash (2018) DC Comics Super Heroes The Flash proves other Justice League members can be just as much fun in this setting as Batman. ‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
5/10 48% Tomb Raider (2018) For Vikander's sake, I hope a sequel does come around provided the script discovers a buried chest of quality writing.‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
7/10 75% Prodigy (2018) An encouraging initial effort and suggests that they could be filmmakers worth keeping an eye on over the next five years.‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
8/10 39% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) A Wrinkle in Time might not be for everyone, but for those who can appreciate it for exactly what it is, they're going to really enjoy one of the year's most creative films.‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
3/10 18% Death Wish (2018) Death Wish is a poorly timed rebuttal. And a pretty lousy one at that.‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018
1/10 47% Red Sparrow (2018) Kevin Feige and the rest of the Marvel Studios crew can rest easy in that Red Sparrow didn't beat them to making a great Black Widow movie.‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
9/10 45% The Star (2017) Successfully helps to fill that Christian focused Christmas movie void with a fun adventure for children with a message that will resonate with parents.‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2018
7/10 64% The Cured (2018) The Cured is an easy recommendation for genre fans and for those who want a lot more brains in their zombie films.‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2018
5/10 8% 7 Guardians of the Tomb (2018) It's not awful as far as B movies go, but it never quite manages to become entertaining enough to warrant a recommendation either.‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2018
9/10 83% Operation Red Sea (2018) Basically every great, good and decent war movie rolled into one amazing must-see spectacle.‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
7.5/10 91% Kickboxer: Retaliation (2018) Isn't trying to change the action movie game or shake up the martial arts sub-genre. It's just a simple, easy to digest film with a slew of incredible fight scenes.‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
10/10 97% Black Panther (2018) That's the sound of the game being changed and everyone is going to have to follow the King. This should signal a major change to the superhero film landscape for years.‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2018
6/10 86% Batman: Gotham by Gaslight (2018) A decent addition to the Warner Animation ranks, but there's enough changes that fans of the original story might be disappointed it strayed so far from the source material.‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2018
5/10 17% The Cloverfield Paradox (2018) As a big fan of Alien, I really enjoyed this... to a point. Then the second half left me thinking of the Geico commercial with the fisherman saying 'oooh you almost had it.' ‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
7/10 55% Bilal: A New Breed of Hero (2018) Despite some flaws, this is an engaging film with an uplifting and encouraging message. ‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
9/10 76% Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) Charming, funny and feels completely untainted with modern cynicism in a desperate attempt to be edgy and relevant.‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
3/10 74% Mom and Dad (2018) This premise is a hard sell, but with more dialogue and less extreme rage, Taylor could have found a better lane for his idea. ‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
6.5/10 54% 12 Strong (2018) A war film carefully designed to check off all the requirements of the genre without going deep enough in the ones that matter most.‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
5/10 57% The Commuter (2018) Picture a less suspenseful, dumber and overall ill-conceived rip-off of Non-Stop and you've got The Commuter. Even Liam Neeson appears underwhelmed.‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
8/10 No Score Yet Virtual Revolution (2016) For a lower budget film, this is a very creative and enjoyable effort that plays out like a throwback sci-fi movie. ‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2018
8/10 82% Molly's Game (2018) Molly's Game is very enjoyable thanks to the stacked deck of Chastain, Elba and Sorkin.‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2018
7/10 32% Insidious: The Last Key (2018) For franchise fans and haters, this more of the same - some decent scares, a couple of freak out moments and fun characters. It won't win over new fans, but won't disappoint.‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2018
10/10 97% Coco (2017) Another Pixar masterpiece. It sits comfortably with Toy Story 3, Finding Dory and Inside Out as one of the best Pixar films this decade.‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2017
5/10 26% Bright (2017) Not a terrible movie, but it's not original or fun enough to warrant the time commitment considering far better options just as readily available.‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2017
8/10 96% The Florida Project (2017) One of the year's most riveting, beautifully shot and well-acted films. It's a heartfelt look at the lives of the downtrodden. ‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2017
4/10 No Score Yet Miss Me This Christmas (2017) There's random moments of quality, but even by Christmas movie standards, Miss Me This Christmas is a misfire.‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2017
8/10 59% Despicable Me 3 (2017) Despicable Me 3 doesn't reinvent the franchise, but proves there's plenty of fun and wackiness left and more than enough creativity left for future installments.‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2017