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Loey Lockerby

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/4 74%

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)

"Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them does exactly what it needs to do, introducing new characters and setting up ongoing plot threads. It's certainly more nimble and entertaining than the first couple of Potter movies." ‐Kansas City Star
Posted Nov 16, 2016
2/4 19%

Keeping Up With The Joneses (2016)

"Michael LeSieur's screenplay doesn't do anyone any favors, filled as it is with cliches that got old in the '90s, but Hamm can make any dialogue dryly funny. Maybe he should be the new James Bond." ‐Kansas City Star
Posted Oct 21, 2016
3/4 92%

Queen of Katwe (2016)

"Chess isn't the most cinematic of pastimes, yet Nair finds ways to make each match as exciting as any soccer or basketball game." ‐Kansas City Star
Posted Sep 29, 2016
3/4 77%

Bridget Jones's Baby (2016)

"Fifteen years after she first stumbled onto our movie screens, Bridget Jones hasn't changed too much. Thank goodness." ‐Kansas City Star
Posted Sep 15, 2016
2.5/4 86%

Pete's Dragon (2016)

"The goofy, cartoonish elements are gone, as are the musical numbers. But no one can quite settle on what should replace them." ‐Kansas City Star
Posted Aug 11, 2016
3/4 84%

Star Trek Beyond (2016)

"The actors had their roles down by the end of the first film, and it's a pleasure watching them play the familiar crew with just enough of a twist to fit the new timeline." ‐Kansas City Star
Posted Jul 21, 2016
2/4 36%

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016)

"Most of its humor is as clumsy and generic as the title." ‐Kansas City Star
Posted Jul 7, 2016
3/4 80%

The Conjuring 2 (2016)

"Its otherworldly threats are as gruesome and scary as they should be." ‐Kansas City Star
Posted Jun 9, 2016
2.5/4 62%

Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016)

"There is still plenty to enjoy in the antics of these multigenerational goofballs. The premise is already running out of steam, though, so it's probably time to move on." ‐Kansas City Star
Posted May 19, 2016
2.5/4 94%

The Jungle Book (2016)

"Although its stumbles are odd and baffling, "The Jungle Book" approaches greatness often enough to be worthwhile." ‐Kansas City Star
Posted Apr 14, 2016
3/4 84%

Midnight Special (2016)

"Midnight Special is odd enough to keep you guessing and exciting enough to keep you engaged. If it's confusing at times, that's all right. The uniquely gifted usually are." ‐Kansas City Star
Posted Apr 7, 2016
3/4 23%

The Boss (2016)

"There's no question that "The Boss" is McCarthy's show, and her ability to be lovable while playing a foul-mouthed narcissist is a wonder to behold." ‐Kansas City Star
Posted Apr 7, 2016
2/4 12%

The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016)

""Allegiant" may share a title with the last book in Veronica Roth's "Divergent" trilogy, but, unfortunately for all of us, it is not the final movie." ‐Kansas City Star
Posted Mar 17, 2016
2.5/4 98%

Zootopia (2016)

"Disney's latest is clever and endearing, but it's the animated equivalent of a pro-diversity pep rally." ‐Kansas City Star
Posted Mar 3, 2016
2/4 23%

Zoolander 2 (2016)

"These characters were worn out by the end of the first film - now, they're just exhausted. It's time to retire and let some fresh faces pose for the camera." ‐Kansas City Star
Posted Feb 11, 2016
2.5/4 42%

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016)

""Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" is two good movies spliced together into one pretty decent one. Considering the gimmick that inspired it, that's more than anyone could have expected." ‐Kansas City Star
Posted Feb 4, 2016
3/4 70%

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)

"Wraps up the story in spectacular, deeply satisfying fashion." ‐Kansas City Star
Posted Nov 19, 2015
3/4 99%

Shaun the Sheep Movie (2015)

"Shaun the Sheep Movie never quite reaches the heights of the Wallace & Gromit canon, but its joyous energy makes up for whatever the storyline lacks." ‐Kansas City Star
Posted Aug 5, 2015
3.5/4 84%

Rich Hill (2014)

"Palermo and Tragos make it impossible to judge these kids or their parents. There is no glossing over of anyone's failings -- just a straightforward acknowledgment that this is how life has turned out. All that matters now is moving forward." ‐Kansas City Star
Posted Aug 19, 2014
2/4 14%

Blended (2014)

"It's nice that "Blended" showcases the natural wonders of South Africa, but writers Ivan Menchell and Clare Sera seem to have forgotten what century it is." ‐Kansas City Star
Posted May 22, 2014
2.5/4 73%

Oculus (2014)

"What it has going for it is a slow, steady build-up of tension, leading to a final act that makes up in pure intensity what it lacks in originality." ‐Kansas City Star
Posted Apr 10, 2014
2/4 88%

Cheap Thrills (2014)

"How you feel about it will depend on how much creative debasement you can stand to watch." ‐Kansas City Star
Posted Apr 3, 2014
2.5/4 41%

Divergent (2014)

"A satisfying dystopian adventure but not much else." ‐Kansas City Star
Posted Mar 20, 2014
3/4 No Score Yet

Jayhawkers (2014)

"Willmott offers a creative and intriguing look at Lawrence in the 1950s." ‐Kansas City Star
Posted Mar 6, 2014
2.5/4 88%

The Wind Rises (2014)

"With his vivid, gorgeous visuals - the film was nominated for an animation Oscar - and his penchant for dark fantasy, Miyazaki takes a straightforward tale and gives it an unexpected sideways kick." ‐Kansas City Star
Posted Feb 27, 2014
3/4 59%

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)

"Some of the film is shallow and rushed, but when it stops to take a breath, it offers a context for the news stories that have come in the wake of Mandela's recent death." ‐Kansas City Star
Posted Dec 24, 2013
3/4 74%

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

"From the twisted darkness of Mirkwood Forest to the sparkling beauty of a giant gold statue, Jackson makes sure viewers feel as if they've stepped into another world (with or without 3-D). Plus, it has a spectacular dragon. Who doesn't love that?" ‐Kansas City Star
Posted Dec 12, 2013
3/4 92%

Philomena (2013)

"The spotlight shines on the script and characters, and Frears couldn't have two better collaborators." ‐Kansas City Star
Posted Nov 26, 2013
3/4 89%

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)

"An even darker, grittier film than 2012's "The Hunger Games," as it builds slowly to its exciting conclusion and deftly sets up the next installment in the series." ‐Kansas City Star
Posted Nov 21, 2013
2.5/4 81%

Don Jon (2013)

"The result is a bit confused but shows a genuine talent at work." ‐Kansas City Star
Posted Sep 26, 2013
2/4 2%

Getaway (2013)

"Even video game designers come up with better story lines than this." ‐Kansas City Star
Posted Aug 29, 2013
3/4 71%

Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013)

""The Butler" benefits greatly from Whitaker's subtle, grounded performance, which seems to bring every other cast member down-to-earth, including big stars playing historical icons." ‐Kansas City Star
Posted Aug 15, 2013
3/4 86%

The Conjuring (2013)

"Wan builds suspense until it's almost unbearable, then adds a little more, just to make sure the audience is as terrified as the characters." ‐Kansas City Star
Posted Jul 18, 2013
3/4 85%

The Way Way Back (2013)

"The characters in "The Way, Way Back" end up exactly where we expect them to, and it's a genuine pleasure to watch them get there. " ‐Kansas City Star
Posted Jul 18, 2013
3/4 78%

Monsters University (2013)

"As clever and fully realized as its predecessor, if not quite as original." ‐Kansas City Star
Posted Jun 20, 2013
3/4 84%

Much Ado About Nothing (2013)

"Whedon's work is fluid and fast-paced, with an obvious love for Shakespeare's intricate language - no surprise from a man famous for great dialogue." ‐Kansas City Star
Posted Jun 20, 2013
3/4 86%

Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)

"This is the same Enterprise crew we've known for 40-plus years, but they're just different enough to pop a few surprises on you." ‐Kansas City Star
Posted May 15, 2013
2/4 49%

Pain & Gain (2013)

""Pain & Gain" is good enough to be disappointing, which represents some kind of progress for Bay." ‐Kansas City Star
Posted Apr 25, 2013
2/4 61%

Evil Dead (2013)

"It's never truly scary, but it is spectacularly disgusting, so if that turns you on, prepare to be thrilled beyond measure." ‐Kansas City Star
Posted Apr 4, 2013
2/4 65%

Mama (2013)

"Can we declare a moratorium on stringy-haired ghost women who make freaky noises?" ‐Kansas City Star
Posted Jan 17, 2013
2.5/4 62%

Hitchcock (2012)

""Hitchcock" may be a muddled and shallow portrait of its actual title character, but it shines a much-deserved spotlight on the great woman behind this particular great man." ‐Kansas City Star
Posted Dec 6, 2012
3/4 92%

Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

"David O. Russell's latest entertaining ode to lovable characters you should probably be afraid of. " ‐Kansas City Star
Posted Nov 20, 2012
2/4 11%

Alex Cross (2012)

"As an attempt to establish another franchise, "Alex Cross" is modestly successful, but the series will need directors with more finesse than Cohen." ‐Kansas City Star
Posted Oct 18, 2012
3/4 93%

Looper (2012)

"Johnson knows what he wants you to think about, and he expects you to relax and enjoy the rest. You can draw the diagrams later." ‐Kansas City Star
Posted Sep 27, 2012
2.5/4 56%

The Bourne Legacy (2012)

"It's chaotic, but still kind of fun." ‐Kansas City Star
Posted Aug 9, 2012
2.5/4 87%

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

"While "The Dark Knight Rises" is much better than most third entries, it's still flabby and convoluted." ‐Kansas City Star
Posted Jul 22, 2012
2.5/4 80%

Magic Mike (2012)

"What sets "Magic Mike" apart is that the hotness is equaled - occasionally even surpassed - by the humor." ‐Kansas City Star
Posted Jun 28, 2012
2.5/4 72%

Prometheus (2012)

"On balance, the experience of watching "Prometheus" makes up for the movie's flaws, but you'll still spend a lot of time being frustrated." ‐Kansas City Star
Posted Jun 7, 2012
2.5/4 78%

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2012)

"By dropping a classic "Brits abroad" story into modern, urban India, "Marigold" brings chaotic energy to what would otherwise be merely cozy and predictable." ‐Kansas City Star
Posted May 10, 2012
2/4 86%

The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012)

"As it races frantically to its conclusion, "Pirates" becomes more mean-spirited than funny, undermining any attempts at a positive message about loyalty and friendship." ‐Kansas City Star
Posted Apr 26, 2012
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