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Kevin McCarthy

Kevin McCarthy
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/5 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Gorgeous cinematography, solid performances & one of the best scenes in Star Wars history. Though, it has issues incl. unnecessary comedy that affects tone. Liked but didn't love.‐ WTTG-TV (FOX TV)
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
4/5 40% Justice League (2017) Tell me. Do you want to see the Justice League assemble and kick some major a**? You will. ‐ WTTG-TV (FOX TV)
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
5/5 71% Interstellar (2014) The combination of NO green screen, incredible practical effects, Zimmer's score and a solid emotional core makes this Nolan's most complete flick to date. I had major nerd tears! See in 70mm IMAX film!‐
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2014
5/5 95% Gravity (2013) Gravity is the game-changing film of our generation. Cuaron has created a technical and emotional masterpiece that elevates the art form! See the film in IMAX 3D!‐
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2013
4.5/5 55% Man of Steel (2013) Zack Snyder marries Hans Zimmer's brilliant film score with the non-stop action resulting in an insane amount of Nerd Tears! Emotional and action-packed! Skip the 3D. ‐
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2013
4/5 85% Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) Through Abrams' beautiful use of Giacchino's epic film score, 35mm anamorphic lens flares, and his incredible detail in character, I found myself weeping nerd tears! See it in IMAX!‐
Read More | Posted May 16, 2013
4/5 80% Iron Man 3 (2013) The epic action brought nerd tears to my eyes! Shane Black delivers a witty, action-packed flick with great twists. See it in 2D as the 3D conversion lacks great depth!‐
Read More | Posted May 2, 2013
3/5 66% Cloud Atlas (2012) Cloud Atlas is masterful in concept but mediocre in execution. Three of the stories worked while the other three lacked the emotional depth required for a 3-hour flick!‐
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2012
4/5 67% Lawless (2012) Lawless uses it's extreme bloody violence as a character to propel this riveting and emotional story forward. Hardy and Pearce deliver incredibly engaging performances!‐
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2012
4/5 66% The Expendables 2 (2012) The Expendables 2 has roundhouse kicks, cheesy one-liners, Chuck Norris jokes and Schwarzenegger/Stallone/Willis action scenes! It's the perfect flick to help you let off some steam!‐ GeekNation
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2012
2.5/5 56% The Bourne Legacy (2012) The Bourne Legacy needs Matt Damon, better action and an ending. The best part about this flick is James Newton Howards incredible score!‐ GeekNation
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2012
4/5 87% The Dark Knight Rises (2012) The Dark Knight Rises is underwhelming compared to it's two predecessor's yet Nolan still delivers a satisfying conclusion to his epic trilogy! See it in true 70mm IMAX!‐
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2012
3.5/5 51% Savages (2012) Savages is a solid flick for the first two hours and four minutes. I'm still flabbergasted and scratching my head at the choice Oliver Stone made to end the film!‐
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2012
3/5 72% The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) The Amazing Spider-Man succeeds as a great love story but ultimately fails as a super hero flick. Should you see the film in 2D? 3D? or 3D IMAX? Click for full review!‐
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2012
5/5 73% Prometheus (2012) "Prometheus" is a cinematic masterpiece with beautifully haunting visuals and an epic score. Instead of spoon-feeding the audience, Scott allows you to think for yourself!‐
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2012
4/5 92% Marvel's The Avengers (2012) Mark Ruffalo was born to the play The Hulk. There is a ten second epic action sequence that is worth the entire price of admission and every one of your nerd tears! Hulk Smash!‐
Read More | Posted May 3, 2012
2/5 54% Think Like a Man (2012) The product placement for Harvey's book is a blatant disregard for the audience's intelligence. I felt like I was watching a 3am "ShamWow" infomercial! ‐
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2012
4.5/5 84% The Hunger Games (2012) The Hunger Games completely transcends the teenage genre by presenting a film with a strong emotional core mixed with an epically bad-a** central character! I loved this movie!‐
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2012
3.5/5 26% Act of Valor (2012) Through the use of active duty Navy SEALS, live ammo and helmet cameras, Act of Valor produces insanely realistic action. Just don't go in expecting good acting from the SEALS.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2012
5/5 86% Chronicle (2012) Chronicle is an absolutely incredible, brutally intense, emotionally engaging, original film that will blow your freaking mind. Stop what you're doing and see it now!‐
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2012
4/5 79% The Grey (2012) Joe Carnahan delivers a rather brilliant, deeply emotional, philosophical flick that still finds time to show Liam Neeson's bad-a** side! ‐
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2012
1/5 6% The Devil Inside (2012) The Devil Inside is a terrible, uninspired, hack "found footage" flick whose trailer gives away every "scary" sequence!" ‐
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2012
3.5/5 75% War Horse (2011) A solid film with a masterful score and beautiful cinematography. While the film never reaches that level of Spielberg greatness, it contains my favorite scene of 2011. ‐
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2012
4.5/5 95% The Artist (2011) While I admired and enjoyed the film, it reminded me of drinking a Pepsi Throwback; tastes great but brings nothing new to the table. ‐
Read More | Posted Jan 1, 2012
5/5 93% Hugo (2011) Martin Scorsese's love letter to filmmaking finally proves that 3D is a necessary aesthetic to storytelling if used correctly. I definitely shed a few nerd tears!‐
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2011
2/5 3% Jack and Jill (2011) Someone please show this film to Morgan Spurlock! It should be renamed Dunkin Donuts Presents: Jack and Jill.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2011
4.5/5 90% Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011) Please give the film editor, Zachary Stuart-Pontier, an Oscar right now. With brilliant editing, great performances and great direction, this film will stick with you.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2011
3.5/5 35% In Time (2011) Is there anything Justin Timberlake can't do? Now, he's actually a decent action star! ‐
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2011
2/5 50% The Rum Diary (2011) The flick, whose advertisements were obviously channeling Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, is a slow, sometimes intriguing, mess that lacks direction and rich characters. ‐
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2011
3.5/5 69% Paranormal Activity 3 (2011) The flick improves upon the second films' problems, but doesn't live up to the fresh vibe of the original. I still jumped out of my seat and screamed like a little girl!‐ BDK Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2011
2.5/5 35% The Thing (2011) It's sad that in 2011, CGI transformation effects pale in comparison to the brilliant creature make-up effects of John Carpenter's 1982 masterpiece.‐ BDK Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2011
2.5/5 41% The Big Year (2011) How can a movie with these great actors/comedians be so unfunny?‐ BDK Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2011
3/5 69% Footloose (2011) Barely fresh considering director Craig Brewer essentially made a carbon copy of the original film just with less chemistry and a leading actor who sounded like Mark Whalberg!‐ BDK Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2011
1/5 29% The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) (2011) Imagine the most vile, disturbing, disgusting, atrocious, violent, appalling, sick, twisted, sadistic, horrifying, lifeless, vomit-inducing thing you can think of. ‐ BDK Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2011
3/5 59% Real Steel (2011) Oddly enough, I was more emotionally connected to Atom the robot than I was to any human characters. The film is a perfect example of mediocre mindless fun! ‐ BDK Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2011
4.5/5 83% The Ides of March (2011) The Ides of March is a masterfully written film with rapid-fire dialogue that has the intensity of a one-hundred minute action sequence. ‐ BDK Reviews
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2011
2.5/5 25% Killer Elite (2011) While the film has decent action sequences, the film is overly convoluted and very hard to follow at times. Wait for the rental! ‐ BDK Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2011
3/5 81% Dolphin Tale (2011) The overall story is better than the actual film. You can tell where Hollywood stepped in and fictionalized aspects of the story. It's still very inspirational and fun!‐ BDK Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2011
0/5 4% Abduction (2011) One of the worst films of 2011. The script and editing are so horrific that it made Sigourney Weaver and Alfred Molina, two great actors, look bad. Stay far away!‐ BDK Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2011
4/5 94% Moneyball (2011) It's hard not to be romantic about this film! ‐ BDK Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2011
5/5 93% Drive (2011) A modern day masterpiece. I wish I could go back and watch it for the first time all over again.‐ BDK Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2011
4.5/5 83% Warrior (2011) I cried three times! While a bit manipulative, I found myself emotionally invested in every character to the point where I could almost feel the punches!‐ BDK Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2011
4/5 84% Contagion (2011) Thanks to Contagion, I used a paper towel to open a bathroom door the other day and now I'm washing my hands more often. One of the scariest movies in years!‐ BDK Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2011
3.5/5 24% Apollo 18 (2011) Apollo 18 is a surprisingly intense, innovative and well-directed flick that made me jump out of my seat more than a few times!‐ BDK Reviews
Read More | Posted Sep 2, 2011
3.5/5 62% Final Destination 5 (2011) Stay away from all reviews/spoilers of this film, including mine, until you have seen it for yourself. If you're a fan of the series, you will not be disappointed. ‐ BDK Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 12, 2011
4.5/5 75% The Help (2011) A rare and important film where every single performance stands out. The film finds a perfect balance between telling a tough story and keeping it very entertaining! ‐ BDK Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2011
2.5/5 55% The Devil's Double (2011) It's sad that the film could not live up to Dominic Cooper's epic performance(s). The flick had such a made-for-TV feel containing massive plot holes and a cheesy romance.‐ BDK Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2011
4/5 81% Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) A terrifyingly shocking ground-breaking piece of cinema with great heart and action. Somebody please give Andy Serkis an Academy Award!‐ BDK Reviews
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2011
4.5/5 78% Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011) Crazy, Stupid, Love is one of the more refreshingly original romantic comedies containing a beautiful script that is unpredictable, funny and dramatic. I love this film!‐ BDK Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2011
1.5/5 22% The Smurfs (2011) The Smurfs is uncomfortably cheesy and predictable. Kids truly deserve better films than this! The only redeeming quality was the performance from Hank Azaria.‐ BDK Reviews
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2011