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Julian Roman

Julian Roman
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/5 42% xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017) Waif thin, scantily clad girls and chiseled dudes rain destruction on hapless baddies. xXx: Return of Xander Cage is an eye-candy action flick, pure and simple. ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Jan 19, 2017
3/5 76% Split (2017) James McAvoy is a one man show here. He gives a psychopathic tour de force performance. Split is M. Night Shyamalan's best film in fifteen years. ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Jan 19, 2017
3.5/5 92% Hidden Figures (2017) Three women of color transcended the boundaries of their time. They rose above a segregated, sexist society to show that intellect is color blind and gender neutral. Hidden Figures is a long overdue story. ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Jan 7, 2017
2.5/5 31% Passengers (2016) Passengers starts off with an interesting premise. Instead of capitalizing on its strong start, it peters away into science-fiction and romance convention. ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Dec 20, 2016
4.5/5 93% La La Land (2016) La La Land is a beautiful, inspired film. Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone will leave you with a bounce in your step and love in your hearts. ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Dec 17, 2016
4/5 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Lucasfilm has outdone themselves. They've delivered a thrilling installment that embodies the best of Star Wars. Rogue One surpasses every expectation. ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Dec 13, 2016
2.5/5 42% Office Christmas Party (2016) Office Christmas Party has just enough laughs to nudge a positive recommendation. Jillian Bell is hilarious. She steals the show from the all-star cast of comedy veterans. ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Dec 8, 2016
4/5 89% Jackie (2016) Natalie Portman is stunning as Jacqueline Kennedy in the aftermath of her husband's assassination. Chilean Director Pablo Larrain crafts a sublimely artistic and intimate portrayal of her struggle. ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Dec 2, 2016
3/5 61% Allied (2016) Allied is the date movie to see this Thanksgiving. It's a thematically dark story and a solid romance. Marion Cotillard and Brad Pitt are a dynamic duo. ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Nov 23, 2016
2.5/5 23% Bad Santa 2 (2016) Bad Santa 2 is as gloriously raunchy as the original, you will laugh yourself into the ground. ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Nov 21, 2016
3/5 73% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) Newt Scamander doesn't have the charm or gravitas of Harry Potter, but Fantastic Beasts still proves to be an enthralling expereince. ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Nov 16, 2016
3.5/5 71% Bleed For This (2016) Bleed For This is an inspirational knockout. Miles Teller is proving to be a supremely versatile actor. ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Nov 13, 2016
4/5 94% Arrival (2016) Arrival is unlike any science fiction film you have seen. It builds like a slow boil into a deeply cerebral, emotionally expansive journey. ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Nov 8, 2016
4/5 86% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) Hacksaw Ridge is a parable of how values can keep you strong in the worst of places. Mel Gibson returns to directing greatness. Andrew Garfield will be a strong contender for the Best Actor Oscar. ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Nov 2, 2016
4/5 90% Doctor Strange (2016) Doctor Strange will obliterate your expectations. It is an enormously entertaining film; a rousing cinematic adventure loaded with stunning visual effects. ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Oct 27, 2016
2/5 19% Inferno (2016) Inferno is an entirely illogical thriller filled with historical babble and endless chases. The third time is certainly not the charm for Director Ron Howard and Tom Hanks. ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Oct 26, 2016
3.5/5 77% In a Valley of Violence (2016) Taissa Farmiga and John Travolta are excellent in Ti West's brilliant pulp western, In a Valley of Violence. The set-up is simple, really as straightforward as it gets; but the execution is damned entertaining. ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Oct 21, 2016
2/5 51% The Accountant (2016) Ben Affleck's numbers just don't add up in The Accountant. ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Oct 13, 2016
4.5/5 94% The Handmaiden (Ah-ga-ssi) (2016) Park Chan-wook's The Handmaiden is a chef-d'oeuvre of intrigue and erotica. It is a sumptuously artistic tale, exquisitely shot, that will leave you breathless. ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Oct 12, 2016
4/5 72% The Birth of a Nation (2016) The Birth of a Nation is a brutal, unflinching look at slavery. In a time when race relations have become the hot button subject in an election year, this film is a timely reminder of a deplorable shared history. ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Oct 5, 2016
3/5 43% The Girl on the Train (2016) The Girl on the Train is a dark, sensual ride between madness and murder. Emily Blunt and her female co-stars are outstanding here. ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Oct 4, 2016
2/5 31% Masterminds (2016) Masterminds doesn't live up to its comedy pedigree. The all-star cast of comedy veterans needed a stronger script to keep the laughs coming. ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Sep 29, 2016
2/5 12% I.T. (2016) Pierce Brosnan is a more than capable actor in any role. He saves I.T. from being altogether rote. ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Sep 27, 2016
2.5/5 64% Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is a wildly imaginative, but uneven film. Some parts are fantastically dark, then it loses steam in stretches. ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Sep 26, 2016
3.5/5 83% Deepwater Horizon (2016) Director Peter Berg captures hell with technical precision in Deepwater Horizon, reminding us of the heavy price paid in blood and tears. ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Sep 23, 2016
2.5/5 63% The Magnificent Seven (2016) Fantastic cast chemistry and the raw, leading-man star power of Denzel Washington provides a mighty lift when needed. ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Sep 19, 2016
2/5 61% Snowden (2016) Oliver Stone views Edward Snowden as a hero and depicts him as such. It is a decidedly unbalanced approach. ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Sep 15, 2016
3/5 76% Bridget Jones's Baby (2016) Renee Zellweger's third outing as Helen Fielding's irrepressibly charming and daft Londoner is a winner. Bridget Jones's Baby is the best date movie of 2016 so far. ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Sep 14, 2016
3/5 85% Sully (2016) Clint Eastwood's adaptation of the "Miracle on the Hudson" isn't quite as riveting as hoped. Sully is fairly acted by the players, but runs short with a few scenes that come off as contrived. ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Sep 8, 2016
1.5/5 60% The Light Between Oceans (2016) The Light Between Oceans is a painfully slow and obvious melodrama. I felt every second of its two hour and twelve minute runtime. ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Sep 3, 2016
1.5/5 40% Morgan (2016) Morgan is a very dumb movie about smart people. Director Luke Scott's forgettable sci-fi thriller fails to achieve the highs of last year's Ex-Machina. ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Aug 30, 2016
3/5 25% Ben-Hur (2016) Paramount's remake of Ben-Hur stands on its own as a decent film. Timur Bekmambetov delivers a solidly entertaining, well-shot, biblical epic. Charlton Heston is not spinning in his grave. ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Aug 18, 2016
3.5/5 97% Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) Laika Studios are back in superb form with Kubo and the Two Strings, an eye-popping visual delight. ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Aug 12, 2016
2.5/5 86% Pete's Dragon (2016) Disney's update of Pete's Dragon isn't nearly as whimsical as the original, but stands on its own with heart and meaning. ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Aug 9, 2016
2.5/5 26% Suicide Squad (2016) Suicide Squad never tries to be anything more than the cool whip on top of the sundae. It's a kicks and giggles take on the DC universe, vastly more entertaining than Batman v Superman. ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Aug 4, 2016
3/5 56% Jason Bourne (2016) Jason Bourne is a swift actioner that never lets up for a second. Whatever political statements it attempts to make is negligible under the action onslaught. Matt Damon hasn't forgotten how to beat bad guys to a pulp. ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Jul 27, 2016
50% Batman: The Killing Joke (2016) It is not a worthy reflection of an iconic story. ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Jul 25, 2016
2/5 84% Star Trek Beyond (2016) Star Trek Beyond is basically fast and furious in space. It will entertain the majority, but leave Trekkies nostalgic. Alas, Gene Roddenberry's vision of Star Trek is no more. ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Jul 21, 2016
2.5/5 73% Ghostbusters (2016) Ghostbusters isn't remotely on par with the original, but by no means terrible. Chris Hemsworth steals the film completely. ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Jul 11, 2016
2.5/5 54% The Purge: Election Year (2016) The Purge: Election Year is a gruesomely violent, wall-to-wall action horror flick that is owned by Frank Grillo. It's a B-movie with a budget that smartly embraces the pulp. ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Jun 29, 2016
2.5/5 47% Free State of Jones (2016) Free State of Jones is a gritty, well purposed Civil War drama. The approach is heavy handed and preachy, but the film has a mountain of substance to deliver. ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Jun 24, 2016
3/5 57% The Neon Demon (2016) The Neon Demon is both enthralling and disgusting, with Nicolas Winding Refn turning in one of the most visceral film experiences of the year. ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Jun 22, 2016
4/5 94% Finding Dory (2016) Finding Dory is an incredibly imaginative sequel with just the right amount of humor and heart. ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Jun 15, 2016
3/5 28% Warcraft (2016) Don't believe the haters. Fans of the game and fantasy genre will definitely like Warcraft. It is an entertaining and immersive epic. ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Jun 8, 2016
2.5/5 38% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016) The heroes in a half shell finally get a worthy movie with Out of the Shadows. It captures the spirit of the 80's cartoon and comic books. ‐ MovieWeb
Posted Jun 2, 2016
1.5/5 30% Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) Alice Through the Looking Glass proves to be a yawn-inducing sequel that drags like a rake through sand. ‐ MovieWeb
Posted May 26, 2016
1.5/5 62% Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016) Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising is a sloppily crafted, dismal sequel. It has a few humorous moments, but not enough to make up for the terrible execution. ‐ MovieWeb
Posted May 20, 2016
3/5 57% Money Monster (2016) Money Monster is a lean thriller. It points a damning finger at the financial tycoons and media apparatus that enable billion dollar swindles. ‐ MovieWeb
Posted May 12, 2016
3/5 48% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) X-Men: Apocalypse doesn't quite reach the lofty heights of the genre's best, but is a solidly entertaining film. Evan Peters steals the show again as Quicksilver. ‐ MovieWeb
Posted May 10, 2016
4/5 90% Captain America: Civil War (2016) Captain America v Iron Man succeeds where Batman v Superman utterly failed. Civil War is Marvel's greatest action film so far. ‐ MovieWeb
Posted May 3, 2016