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Julian Roman

Julian Roman
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted May 3, 2016
2.5/5 76% Keanu (2016) Key & Peele delve into uncharted cat humor territory in 'Keanu'. The film swings from riotously funny to oddly dull in stretches, though it helps that the kitten is disgustingly cute.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2016
2/5 30% Criminal (2016) Kevin Costner gets downright nasty in Criminal, a quasi sci-fi action thriller with a big name cast and straight-to-video execution.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2016
3.5/5 95% The Jungle Book (2016) Disney's 'The Jungle Book' is an incredible cinematic experience that will dazzle children and adults.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2016
1.5/5 49% Hardcore Henry (2016) Hardcore Henry is seen from the first person perspective, an interesting gimmick if the experience wasn't so jarring or if the plot made sense at all.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2016
3/5 86% Everybody Wants Some!! (2016) Richard Linklater returns to his Dazed and Confused form with another lighthearted, supremely enjoyable tale of youth - Everybody Wants Some. This eighties party is a blast. ‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2016
2/5 27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' is a cluttered, gloomy spectacle that does not live up to the three year wait. The choices made and direction by Zack Snyder have resulted in a shaky foundation for the Justice League.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2016
3/5 83% Midnight Special (2016) 'Midnight Special' is a well-crafted science fiction mystery that doesn't quite pay off. ‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2016
2.5/5 37% The Brothers Grimsby (2016) 'The Brothers Grimsby' is a raunchy, hilarious romp that will have you falling out of your seat laughing.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Mar 11, 2016
3/5 90% 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) 10 Cloverfield Lane is a taut psychological thriller with superb performances from Mary Elizabeth Winstead and John Goodman. The measured reveal of the mysterious plot establishes a palpable tension throughout. ‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2016
4.5/5 98% Zootopia (2016) Disney's 'Zootopia' is wildly adventurous and knockdown funny, arguably the best film of 2016 so far.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2016
2.5/5 25% London Has Fallen (2016) 'London Has Fallen' is an absurd, bloody action romp that plays like a B-movie. The film does have entertainment value. Gerard Butler is a one-man killing machine; cutting down hordes of terrorists while zinging one-liners.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2016
1.5/5 16% Gods Of Egypt (2016) 'Gods of Egypt' is a poorly acted CGI spectacle that plays like a video game. Diversity couldn't save this silly mess. ‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2016
2/5 86% Hail, Caesar! (2016) 'Hail, Caesar!' has no lack of star power, but falls decidedly flat in insufferably dull stretches. The Coen Brothers have a rare miss with their Hollywood golden age satire.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2016
3/5 63% The Finest Hours (2016) 'The Finest Hours' is a rousing, old-fashioned tale of remarkable heroism and grit. ‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2016
2/4 10% Dirty Grandpa (2016) Dirty Grandpa is a barrel of laughs, just the bottom of the barrel. It is spectacularly perverse, sophomoric, and sexist; with no redeeming social qualities whatsoever. But it's funny, outrageously funny, basking in unrepentantly low brow humor.‐ BlackFilm.com
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2016
3/5 75% The Hateful Eight (2015) Quentin Tarantino's unrequited love for 60s era spaghetti westerns is again on display in 'The Hateful Eight'. It is a gruesomely violent, garrulous, and protracted homage to a style of filmmaking the director fervently adores.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2015
3.5/5 92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' easily lives up to its mammoth hype, but it's not flawless, nor a better film than the original trilogy. It is a non-stop action film with a shotgun pace, like plugging the cotton candy machine directly into your face.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2015
3.5/5 88% The Big Short (2015) 'The Big Short' is a damning indictment of Wall Street. Director Adam McKay delivers a laymen's guide to understanding how sub-prime mortgage lending led to a devastating global recession. ‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2015
3.5/5 95% Creed (2015) 'Creed' is a winner and a sublime achievement that all audiences are going to love.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2015
3/5 70% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015) 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2' is heavy on the melodrama, but it picks up speed and delivers an ending that packs a wallop.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2015
3/5 65% Spectre (2015) 'Spectre' is a nod to the classic scenes, characters, and imagery from Bond lore. It is formulaic, but spectacular nonetheless.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2015
1.5/5 30% Burnt (2015) Bradley Cooper is not believable as a Michelin starred chef in 'Burnt'. Send this dish back to the kitchen.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2015
2/5 16% The Last Witch Hunter (2015) 'The Last Witch Hunter' has a promising occult plot and great visual effects, but is derailed by poor acting and disjointed action scenes.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2015
4/5 91% Bridge of Spies (2015) In a world filled with distrust, 'Bridge of Spies' portrays the virtue of principle in a masterful film from Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2015
3.5/5 92% The Martian (2015) 'The Martian' is a rousing, surprisingly funny, and touching space adventure. Ridley Scott has delivered his best film since 'Gladiator'. ‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2015
3.5/5 72% Pawn Sacrifice (2015) Tobey Maguire gives a career best performance as the brilliant, but erratic chess champion Bobby Fischer in 'Pawn Sacrifice'. ‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2015
4/5 74% Black Mass (2015) A textbook for brilliant ensemble acting, Johnny Depp is ruthless, calculating, and magnetic in 'Black Mass'.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2015
1.5/5 64% The Visit (2015) 'The Visit' is another woeful outing from M. Night Shyamalan. It is a gimmicky, parlor trick film with a blatantly obvious twist ending.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2015
2/5 15% The Transporter Refueled (2015) 'The Transporter Refueled' has a ludicrous and wafer thin plot, but fans of the franchise will enjoy it; an action packed guilty pleasure.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2015
3/5 45% No Escape (2015) The nightmare scenario depicted in 'No Escape' is so terrifying, even the most skeptical viewer will be enthralled.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2015
2/5 43% American Ultra (2015) A comedic take on the CIA's infamous MK Ultra program could have been great, but American Ultra falls woefully short. This stoner assassin bores.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2015
2.5/5 67% The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) 'The Man from U.N.C.L.E' is an ultra-stylish throwback to the spy genre of the sixties and the perfect way to cap off summer.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2015
1.5/5 9% Fantastic Four (2015) It's mind boggling how so many good parts could be assembled into such a bad movie, the 'Fantastic Four' reboot is appalling.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2015
3/5 93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) Despite the shortcomings of the plot, 'Rogue Nation' is a summer blockbuster that delivers the popcorn movie goods.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2015
3/5 61% Southpaw (2015) The powerhouse performance of star Jake Gyllenhaal lifts the boxing drama 'Southpaw' to a raw, emotional high.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2015
3/5 81% Ant-Man (2015) 'Ant-Man starts weak, but finishes strong. What starts as a drizzle becomes a hurricane of action and special effects as 'Ant-Man' kicks into high gear during its second half.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2015
2.5/5 56% Minions (2015) 'Minions' swings wildly from inventive and hilarious, to oddly dark and boring in stretches.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2015
2.5/5 25% Terminator Genisys (2015) 'Terminator Genisys' is not remotely on par with the greatness of the first two, but is a definite improvement over the last installment.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2015
2.5/5 46% Ted 2 (2015) 'Ted 2' may not be as good as the original, but it still entertains enough to warrant a trip to the theater.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2015
2/5 98% Inside Out (2015) 'Inside Out' is a sad, emotionally loaded film that drains any initial exuberance like a faucet. Note to Pixar and Disney, please go back to making films that are more fun than not. I don't want to be bummed out watching a kid's film.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2015
2/5 71% Jurassic World (2015) If your only reason for watching this film is to see CGI dinosaurs eat people, then you'll get your money's worth. The characters offer their innards like hors d'oeuvres.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2015
1.5/5 33% Entourage (2015) The same celebrity worshipping narcissism and sexual objectification that made the TV series a hit for HBO.‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2015
2.5/5 48% San Andreas (2015) The Rock delivers big, dumb disaster fun. San Andreas asks you to check your brain at the door, sit back, and enjoy CGI buildings toppling like Legos‐ MovieWeb
Read More | Posted May 29, 2015