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Julie Washington

Julie Washington
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B- 68% Victoria & Abdul (2017) While Victoria and Abdul lacks a big punch, it does carry a hopeful message about tolerance and love across cultures.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Oct 6, 2017
C+ 84% Battle of the Sexes (2017) No matter how well Stone and Carell play their roles, "The Battle of the Sexes" feels overstuffed and slow.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Sep 29, 2017
96% Stronger (2017) [Jake] Gyllenhaal and [Tatiana] Maslany deliver nuanced, understated performances that are heartbreaking and true.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Sep 20, 2017
C 66% How She Move (2008) How She Move is fun to watch while it's on its feet and moving. But when the music stops, so does our consideration.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
D 16% Untraceable (2008) We, the real-life audience, are as sick as the movie's fictional viral audience if we reward the studio behind Untraceable with our dollars. ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
B- 38% Southland Tales (2007) Southland Tales won't fill everyone's tank with Fluid Karma, but its edgy, slightly demented flavor is entertaining.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
B- 73% Monsters vs. Aliens (2009) There's good fun to be had at Monsters vs. Aliens, and it carries a worthwhile message about how everyone is a person of worth, no matter how tall, furry, bug-eyed or tentacled. ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
C 47% Run Fatboy Run (2007) Disappointingly, Run, Fat Boy, Run is an unsatisfying hybrid not funny enough to be a true comedy, and not serious enough for a drama.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
C 18% Fly Me to the Moon (2008) Fly Me to the Moon represents a leap forward in 3-D moviemaking. Let's hope the next completely 3-D animated movie picks a more exciting tale to tell.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
C 12% The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008) Tomb of the Dragon Emperor isn't nearly up to the mark set by the previous modern mummy movies‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
B- 23% Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins (2008) Although Roscoe Jenkins doesn't pretend to break new ground, it makes its "honor your past" tale fresh and funny.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
B No Score Yet Leo's Room (El cuarto de Leo) (2010) Despite an ambiguous ending, Leo's Room succeeds in telling a genial and universal story.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
B 92% Caramel (2008) Caramel doesn't have any geopolitical pretensions. It just wants to show that beauty and friendship are universal.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
A 96% WALL-E (2008) Wall*E is poised to take its place alongside other Pixar instant classics.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
B- 13% The Women (2008) The best fun in watching "The Women" is rating who still looks good and whose rose has faded (Carrie Fisher is almost unrecognizable), and ogling the frocks and heels.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
B- 87% Hubble 3D (2010) The high-spirited shuttle crew demonstrates how much fun it is to work in space.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
B 66% The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 (2008) While Pants 2 isn't quite the comfy fit that the original Pants was, its charming cast and sunny spirit are still magical. ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
B 43% The Other Boleyn Girl (2008) This well-crafted historical drama is a treat for Tudor history fans and everyone else who appreciates a lusty tale. ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
C- 14% Made of Honor (2008) This sluggish clunker feels much longer than its running time.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
B- 45% Hotel for Dogs (2009) Hotel for Dogs delivers warm messages about generosity and sticking with seemingly impossible goals. There are worse ways to spend a winter afternoon than with this amusing comedy.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
C 47% My Blueberry Nights (2007) An unexciting script leaves a sour taste. ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
B 26% Drillbit Taylor (2008) Unexpectedly funny is the best way to sum up Drillbit Taylor.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
C- 31% The X-Files: I Want to Believe (The X Files 2) (2008) I Want to Believe will be tossed on the heap with the rest of the unnecessary remakes, adaptations and sequels. ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
B 55% Body of Lies (2008) Director Ridley Scott makes Body of Lies a visually stylish film that also has scenes of incredible carnage and wince-inducing torture. ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
B- 33% Fanboys (2008) Fanboys laughs with Eric and the gang, not at them. It celebrates how pop culture can bring people together, and that a dream is important even if it only matters to you.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
B- 98% Let the Right One In (2008) Let the Right One In will please horror fans who revel in the gritty, messy aspects of vampire love inside a solid screenplay. ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
C 50% Chéri (2009) Despite its promising pedigree, Cheri doesn't ever find its way.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
B+ 64% Traitor (2008) Traitor succeeds in painting a multihued, nuanced picture that is much more satisfying than paint-by-numbers conclusions.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
A- 67% The Incredible Hulk (2008) The Incredible Hulk is the best kind of summer popcorn movie. Just let loose your inner green geek and Hulk out. ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
A- 40% Speed Racer (2008) An excellent cast, story and visuals combine for an adrenaline-fueled experience. Go, Speed Racer! ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
65% Who Does She Think She Is? (2009) Who Does She Think She Is? is a must-see for anyone of any gender who is trying to mute the naysaying voices and listen to their inner artist.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
A- 78% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 (2010) Those who have read the book know how the story ends, but Deathly Hallows: Part 1 is so thrilling that it whets our appetite for Part 2.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
B- 79% Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (2008) Kit Kittredge makes a wonderful summer outing for grandmothers, moms and daughters -- and the boys they invite along.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
C 85% 500 Days of Summer (2009) By the 501st day, it's hard to muster much sympathy for either Tom or Summer. Thank goodness it's not called 1,000 Days of Summer.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
A 96% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 (2011) Certainly Hollywood will circle back to this beloved fantasy series, but it's hard to imagine that any future film adaptations could be more lovingly crafted, or more beloved by fans.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
A- 54% Mamma Mia! (2008) In the (slightly altered) words of ABBA, you can dance, you can jive, having the time of your life at Mamma Mia!‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
B- 85% The Princess and the Frog (2009) Tiana is a wonderful Disney princess; let's hope she gets to come back in a livelier vehicle.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
B+ 90% Coraline (2009) Coraline is an interesting film that leaves its audience with two thoughts. Normal life is perfect, even when it isn't, and beware of dreams with fangs.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
A- 59% Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show: 30 Days & 30 Nights - Hollywood to the Heartland (2008) When the Wild West show ends in Chicago, neither the comedians, nor the movie audience is ready to get off the tour bus. ‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
51% Bee Movie (2007) Here's the final buzz: Bee Movie deserves to be queen bee at the box office.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
D+ 28% Clash of the Titans (2010) Clash of the Titans in 3-D is an Olympus-size failure.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
C 13% Our Family Wedding (2010) The fact that it's two minorities who are slinging racially charged comments at each other doesn't make it acceptable or funny.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
A- 89% Lady Macbeth (2017) Lady Macbeth -- an adaptation of a novella written by Nikolai Leskov -- offers lots of juicy, unexpected twists as Katherine's mental state spirals downward.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Aug 3, 2017
A 82% Detroit (2017) Academy Award winner Kathryn Bigelow uses her penchant for making audiences uncomfortable in Detroit, a disturbing examination of an ugly chapter in America's past.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Aug 3, 2017
A- 89% Girls Trip (2017) Fierce and funny, Girls Trip will inspire real-life Flossy Posse girls to go on their own getaway without dudes or kids - even if it's just to the corner bar.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Jul 20, 2017
C 49% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) DeHaan and Delevingne just don't have the screen presence to compete with the visual spectacle that's the real point of the movie.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Jul 20, 2017
D 16% The House (2017) We've laughed at Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler in lots of movies, but audiences will barely chuckle at their latest film, The House, a hot mess of lame jokes and weak writing.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Jun 30, 2017
C 16% The Mummy (2017) The big problem with The Mummy is that too much junk has been loaded onto the story line.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted Jun 9, 2017
C+ 29% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) In order to survive and thrive, the franchise needs to stop relying solely on Depp and introduce younger characters who can carry future movies.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted May 24, 2017
C 69% Alien: Covenant (2017) Alien: Covenant is a welcome blast of nostalgia for horror fans who love a blood-drenched, chest-bursting monster. For the rest of us, it's more stale than scary.‐ Cleveland Plain Dealer
Posted May 17, 2017