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Jim Lane

Jim Lane

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 43% The Hollars (2016) "The Hollars is no towering drama blazing new trails in the art of film. It's just a nice, decent little movie about essentially nice, decent people. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Sep 16, 2016
5/5 82% Sully (2016) "The result is one superb piece of filmmaking, so uniformly fine that it's hard to single out any part of the mix. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Sep 15, 2016
2/5 13% The Wild Life (2016) "This one is utterly, doggedly, defiantly undistinguished, designed only to play for a big opening weekend, cashing in on those millions of parents out there with nothing better to do with their kids on a Saturday afternoon. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Sep 15, 2016
2/5 6% When the Bough Breaks (2016) "The movie boasts strong performances by Chestnut and Hall (both of whom are always welcome)... Ultimately, though, all are undone by the tiresome familiarity of Jack Olsen's predictable script and Jon Cassar's limp direction. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Sep 15, 2016
4/5 59% The Light Between Oceans (2016) "A deeply affecting movie. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Sep 9, 2016
43% Hands of Stone (2016) "It's well-mounted and well-acted by a cast that includes Rubén Blades as Durán's manager, Usher Raymond IV as Sugar Ray Leonard, John Turturro as a shadowy Mafia figure and Ana de Armas as Durán's wife. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Sep 1, 2016
1/5 26% Ben-Hur (2016) "The story is shredded to the bare bones, then the bones picked clean of drama and common sense. Even the chariot race is ho-hum. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Sep 1, 2016
3/5 23% Mechanic: Resurrection (2016) "As Statham demonstrated with his hilarious turn in the Melissa McCarthy gem Spy, there's something about his humorlessness that is itself amusing. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Sep 1, 2016
3/5 39% Morgan (2016) "There's a sleek and sterile look to it that makes it cold and slightly repellent, but it holds our interest, albeit without building much suspense. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Sep 1, 2016
3/5 81% Equity (2016) "Briskly directed by Meera Menon and smartly written by Amy Fox, Sarah Megan Thomas and Alysia Reiner, the movie is slick, well-crafted and fascinating in a watch-all-the-sharks-eat-each-other way. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Aug 25, 2016
3/5 86% Florence Foster Jenkins (2016) "With the aid of director Stephen Frears, Streep rises above her text and manages to earn the sympathy Martin so clumsily demands for her. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Aug 18, 2016
3/5 61% War Dogs (2016) "The mind-boggling chutzpah of these two sleazeballs (plus Hill and Teller's strong performances) keep us watching in fascination. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Aug 18, 2016
3/5 64% Nerve (2016) "Directors Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman set a lively, suspenseful pace, aided by Madeleine Gavin and Jeff McEvoy's razor-sharp editing. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Aug 11, 2016
2/5 82% Sausage Party (2016) "The novelty of a raunchy adults-only cartoon has a naughty charge. That's good for about 15 minutes, then all this food reaches its sell-by date and grows stale. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Aug 11, 2016
3/5 71% Café Society (2016) "The stars blossom in Allen's hands -- Eisenberg may be the best Woody-clone yet, and Stewart has never been anywhere near this interesting before. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Aug 4, 2016
3/5 56% Jason Bourne (2016) "Following the convoluted story is getting to be more trouble than it's worth, but Greengrass holds our interest with some high-adrenaline action scenes. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Aug 4, 2016
2/5 13% Ice Age: Collision Course (2016) "The fifth installment in the worst. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Jul 29, 2016
4/5 73% Ghostbusters (2016) "McCarthy and Wiig shine, of course; Jones, too, but McKinnon steals the picture. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Jul 29, 2016
3/5 69% The Infiltrator (2016) "Interesting story -- but been here, seen this. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Jul 21, 2016
2/5 81% Captain Fantastic (2016) "In the final analysis, Ross gives us little reason to care what happens to this smug hippie and his half-savage, know-it-all brood. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Jul 21, 2016
2/5 60% Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016) "Director Mandie Fletcher is powerless to strike sparks; the fire has gone cold. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Jul 21, 2016
3/5 74% The Secret Life of Pets (2016) "Characters and their celebrity voices are too numerous and fleeting to register strongly; two standout exceptions are Jenny Slate as a sweetly fuzzy lapdog and Albert Brooks as a predatory hawk. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Jul 14, 2016
3/5 32% Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) "The result feels just as long as the original (though, in fact, it's 25 minutes shorter), and the visual effects are surprisingly cheesy in spots, but the movie delivers the goods as a decent, undemanding summer popcorn epic. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Jul 14, 2016
3/5 70% Our Kind of Traitor (2016) "Within that standard formula it's expertly made -- well-acted by all, with director Susanna White ratcheting up the suspense with a sure Hitchcockian hand. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Jul 7, 2016
5/5 75% The BFG (2016) " Take the kids to see this bottomless treasure chest of wonders or I'll never forgive you. And neither will they. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Jul 7, 2016
2/5 53% The Neon Demon (2016) "Refn's urge to shock drives him to push things too far. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Jun 30, 2016
4/5 77% The Shallows (2016) "It's a one-woman show for Lively just as Gravity was for Sandra Bullock, well-written by Anthony Jaswinski and showcased by Jaume Collet-Serra's tense direction and the expert editing of Joel Negron. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Jun 30, 2016
2/5 46% Free State of Jones (2016) "It's a true story, with political and racial ramifications well into the 20th century, and McConaughey and Mbatha-Raw are ideally cast. So much for the plus-side of this disjointed, lifeless movie. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Jun 30, 2016
2/5 36% The Legend of Tarzan (2016) "Edgar Rice Burroughs' hero returns to the screen, played by Alexander Skarsgård; he's a handsome fellow but with little screen charisma and less chemistry with co-star Margot Robbie. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Jun 30, 2016
3/5 69% Central Intelligence (2016) "The script by Ike Barinholtz, David Stassen and director Rawson Marshall Thurber is a good one, with good laughs, a clever plot and some perceptive touches about teenage insecurities that never quite go away. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Jun 23, 2016
2/5 28% Warcraft (2016) "For the rest of us, it's just another lousy video-game movie with pathetic delusions of Game of Thrones -- all the thunder, flying arrows and flashing broadswords but none of the political intrigue or subtlety of character. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Jun 16, 2016
4/5 34% Now You See Me 2 (2016) "Here's that rare sequel that improves on the original -- though you do have to have seen the original to be able to follow it. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Jun 16, 2016
2/5 80% The Conjuring 2 (2016) "The movie drags on for two-and-a-quarter-hours, far too long for this kind of nonsense. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Jun 16, 2016
5/5 94% Finding Dory (2016) "Exhilarating adventure, irresistible wit, breathtaking visuals and an all-star voice cast (just about everybody wanted part of this one) combine in a seamless banquet of pure entertainment. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Jun 16, 2016
2/5 90% The Lobster (2016) "Its characters are merely single defining characteristics rather than real people; they have nothing, and hence nothing to lose. And as for wit -- without that, satire is just meanness. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Jun 10, 2016
3/5 58% Me Before You (2016) "Claflin has a nice chemistry with his leading lady, and there's a good supporting cast (Janet McTeer, Charles Dance, Brendan Coyle) but it's Clarke's show all the way. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Jun 10, 2016
3/5 30% Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) "The movie is top-heavy with CGI, like icing on a gaudy wedding cake. But under that vulgar exterior beats the heart of spirited fantasy adventure, directed with buoyant panache by James Bobin. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Jun 2, 2016
1/5 42% The Angry Birds Movie (2016) "It's harmless enough, as junk goes, but why blow 10 bucks on it when the app is only 99 cents-and you get to play? " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Jun 2, 2016
4/5 97% Dark Horse (2016) "The interviewees are the main attraction... but a surprisingly vivid presence is Dream Alliance himself, who comes off as a scrappy animal with a gamely competitive spirit and a lot of horse sense (no pun intended). " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Jun 2, 2016
1/5 62% Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016) "Director Nicholas Stoller and four co-writers throw logic to the winds, and they'll do anything for a laugh -- anything, that is, except actually be funny. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted May 27, 2016
4/5 92% The Nice Guys (2016) "Crowe and Gosling make a good bottom-feeding team (Gosling especially shows a surprising flair for physical comedy). " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted May 27, 2016
3/5 58% Money Monster (2016) "Director Jodie Foster grapples reasonably well, probably better than could be expected, with the uneasy mix of comedy and menace in Jamie Linden, Alan DiFiore and Jim Kouf's script. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted May 20, 2016
2/5 90% Captain America: Civil War (2016) "Anthony and Joe Russo make a cheerful show of it, giving their gee-whiz comic book audience all they could wish for -- and more. But that's the problem -- it's still just 90 minutes worth of story stretched out to two-and-a-half hours. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted May 13, 2016
2/5 16% Ratchet & Clank (2016) "How did this junk ever escape from the Cartoon Network?" ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted May 6, 2016
1/5 7% Mother's Day (2016) "Smug, cloying, shameless, false and sickly-sweet." ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted May 6, 2016
3/5 76% Keanu (2016) "Their anything-for-a-laugh method benefits from good comic instincts, and the gags come so fast that the duds are swamped by the frequent laugh-out-loud moments." ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted May 6, 2016
3/5 97% Sing Street (2016) "Great fun, with a terrific euro-grunge soundtrack." ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted May 6, 2016
2/5 17% The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016) "Like its predecessor, it's too dark and doomy to be any fun, and this time any link to the Brothers Grimm is tenuous indeed-it amounts to dropping the name of Snow White every half-hour or so." ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Apr 28, 2016
1/5 No Score Yet Union Bound (2016) "This low-budget historical drama (reportedly based on the diary of a real Civil War veteran) swings back and forth between being earnestly amateurish and comically inept." ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Apr 28, 2016
4/5 95% The Jungle Book (2016) "Jon Favreau directs with style, and Sethi is a real discovery. " ‐ Sacramento News & Review
Posted Apr 22, 2016
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