Kent Garrison

Kent Garrison
Kent Garrison's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer® when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Mad About Movies Podcast
Publications: Mad About Movies Podcast

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
B- 59% Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) During the film's most triumphant moment, Diana rides lightning through the clouds using the Lasso of Truth. A great music cue here would have been Metallica's 'Ride the Lightning.' She's literally riding lightning!! IT EVEN CAME OUT IN 1984!! - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 29, 2020
A- 82% Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020) Reeves & Winter somehow manage to avoid the obvious desperation that can jump off the screen with reboots like these. Maybe it's because the characters of Bill & Ted are so endearing. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2020
A 70% Tenet (2020) Like with other Christopher Nolan films, it will take multiple viewings to fully realize the scope of Tenet's groundbreaking accomplishments. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2020
B+ 73% Mulan (2020) The live-action Mulan is not bad. In fact, it's exciting at times. But it could have, and should have, been so much more. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2020
B 64% The Devil All the Time (2020) Don't watch this film expecting to be filled with joy when credits roll. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2020
A- 91% Enola Holmes (2020) Millie Bobby Brown is a star and Enola Holmes really highlights her talent. Can we get a trilogy of these movies, please? - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2020
A- 82% I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020) The picture does exactly what it sets out to do - leave you with more questions than answers. And that's not necessarily a bad thing. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2020
A+ 84% The Shining (1980) I have never watched The Shining and not been blown away. It's an absolute clinic in atmosphere, tension, family drama, production design, cinematography, and so much more. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2020
A 92% Love and Monsters (2020) If this sparks a Giant Crab Cinematic Universe, I'm all for it. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2020
A 87% On The Rocks (2020) Sofia Coppola knows how to bring out the best of Bill Murray's serious side, plain and simple. On the Rocks is a delight. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2020
B+ 75% Jungleland (2020) Director Max Winkler shows tons of promise here. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2020
A- 72% LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special (2020) Doesn't quite live up to the legacy of the previous Lego film properties, but is a fun for Star Wars fans and if you didn't enjoy it then hey, it's only 40 minutes! - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2020
F 25% Hillbilly Elegy (2020) I'm not quite sure why Ron Howard was attracted to this project after reading this clunker of a script. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2020
A+ 83% Mank (2020) Fincher's ability to let go of his inhibitions and adopt Welles' style of filmmaking and storytelling adds incredible context to the legacy of Citizen Kane. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2020
A- 85% Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm (2020) Baron Cohen really should get an honorary Oscar for what he's provided with Borat. Every single mannerism is 100% Borat and the real world is convinced there's nothing suspicious. That's acting. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2020
A 91% The Invisible Man (2020) The vision of writer/director Leigh Whannell sets this remake apart, with twists and turns that prevent it from falling into clichés and keep you guessing until the very last frame. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2020
B- 62% The Call of the Wild (2020) Their intentions were good, but the execution of essentially all of the CGI is so poor that I never felt invested in a story that definitely deserves my investment. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2020
B+ 63% Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) Much to my surprise, the live-action Sonic has enough fun for kids and enough 90s nostalgia to make the parents remember a simpler time when Jim Carrey and SEGA Genesis were just the coolest. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2020
B+ 78% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Margot Robbie is truly a movie star, and Harley Quinn is her signature stroke of charisma. BOP has a weak script, but the colorful action kept me interested for the most part. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2020
A- 77% Bad Boys for Life (2020) I didn't expect to have so much fun with a franchise I haven't thought about in 15+ years, but there's just enough well-executed action and dumb humor here to make it worth my while. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2020
A+ 98% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) Bong Joon Ho has delivered one of the most well-assembled and compelling films of all time, which flawlessly navigates humor, despair, satire, and elements of thrilling horror to create an experience I won't soon forget. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2020
A+ 89% 1917 (2020) 1917 is not as much a war story as it is a true showcase of the power of moving images and the medium of film itself. But I am certain it will be talked about for decades to come. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2020
A+ 80% Jojo Rabbit (2019) There are very few filmmakers who could have pulled this off, and Taika Waititi is one of them. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2020
A+ 91% Uncut Gems (2019) There are very few young filmmakers these days who truly 'get it' as much as the Safdies. Their commitment to authenticity sets them apart in a big way, and Uncut Gems is their crowning achievement thus far. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2019
F - - - 19% Cats (2019) Having a literal cat claw at my eyes for an hour and forty-nine minutes would have been less painful. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2019
A 51% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) The Rise of Skywalker is thrilling, emotional, and poignant. It really is the perfect ending to the Skywalker Saga. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2019
A 95% The Irishman (2019) The Irishman is carried by numerous career-defining performances and Scorsese is incredibly still at the top of his game, with perhaps his most delicately crafted film yet. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2019
A 97% Knives Out (2019) Knives Out is a glorious clash of egos from the first frame to the last. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2019
A 95% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Tom Hanks effortlessly transforms into Mr. Rogers, but what really makes the film work is the attention-to-detail and honesty of the storytelling. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2019
A+ 92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) Ford v Ferrari is a lot more than just a fun ride. It's a truly great film. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2019
A 78% Doctor Sleep (2019) Flanagan hits all the right notes in a film that is sure to be an absolute thrill for fans of Kubrick's The Shining. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2019
B 70% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) Dark Fate oddly feels like both a missed opportunity and a fitting send-off for the Terminator franchise. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2019
A- 69% Zombieland: Double Tap (2019) It certainly is fun to return to Zombieland after all these years. The dialogue is still razor sharp, the kills still make you squirm and Harrelson once again makes a case for a Tallahassee Cinematic Universe. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2019
C- 26% Gemini Man (2019) Ang Lee does himself a disservice here by not leaning fully into the spectacle, with a script that bogs down the action to almost a complete standstill. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2019
B- 68% Joker (2019) Todd Phillips attempts to deliver a complex character study in the guise of a comic book film, but does so without any use of nuance or subtlety whatsoever. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2019
F - - - 26% Rambo: Last Blood (2019) What should have been a throwback to campy '80s fun ends up being one of 2019's most self-serious bores. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2019
B 83% Ad Astra (2019) Ad Astra can't quite decide if it wants to be as existential as 2001 or as visceral as Gravity, but the spectacle it provides is worth the ride. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2019
F - - - 24% The Goldfinch (2019) Watching someone literally paint a picture of a goldfinch for 2 and a half hours would have been more entertaining. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2019
B 62% It Chapter Two (2019) The film as a whole is somewhat of a slog, but Skarsgård's Pennywise is such an enigma that I can't help but want more. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2019
B+ 77% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) This film is a perfect bridge between Goosebumps and Nightmare on Elm Street. If you're looking to be creeped out, look no further. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2019
B+ 67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Hobbs & Shaw is a non-stop thrill ride, and a ridiculous one at that. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 6, 2019
A 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) It's obvious on screen that Tarantino is having the time of his life, and the duo of Dalton & Booth might be his most entertaining achievement to date. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2019
F - - - 52% The Lion King (2019) Just about every choice Favreau made as director was the wrong choice, and his insistence on '100% realism' in a film in which the animals talk, sing, and do choreography makes my head hurt. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2019
A 83% Midsommar (2019) Ari Aster honestly might be the next Kubrick. He pushes the limits of the medium in almost every way, and the results are stunning. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2019
A- 90% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Marvel Studios keeps the energy up, the tone light, and the stakes high, making for some of the most exciting Spider-Man sequences ever put on film. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 8, 2019
B+ 63% Child's Play (2019) All I wanted in this reboot was for it to recapture the campy fun of the original, and it does just that. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2019
B+ 97% Toy Story 4 (2019) Toy Story 4 delivers laughs, heart, and arguably the best performance by a spork of the past decade. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2019
F - - - 23% Men in Black International (2019) It's legitimately impressive how a property this fun and actors this charismatic can be completely negated by a script that should have never gotten past the pitch meeting. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2019
B- 22% Dark Phoenix (2019) As an X-Men movie, it's passable. But as the conclusion of many X-Men movies, we can't help but feel disappointed. - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2019
B 42% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) If you're wondering if Godzilla: King of the Monsters lives up to the spectacle, the answer is yes. And honestly, what more could we want from it? - Mad About Movies Podcast EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2019