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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
93% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) The joyful confection is coated in a sparkly gloss, bright enough to gleam from the darkest, most cynical corners. ‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
47% The Meg (2018) Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the theater and enjoy old-fashioned summer entertainment. ‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
96% BlacKkKlansman (2018) Spike Lee's new film empowers audiences to stand up for change. Talking isn't enough; you must do the right thing.‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2018
46% The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) The talented Kunis and McKinnon are just funny, period. They elevate an espionage plot so generic that it might as well have been cribbed from Spy Movies for Dummies. ‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2018
91% Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (2018) This one made me LOL more times than I care to admit. Nice job, kiddos. ‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2018
97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) Tom Cruise is still at the top of his game - not to mention the top a Paris skyscraper and a snow-capped mountain in Kashmir. ‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2018
80% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) A joyful, blissed-out summer treat so sunny that audiences should apply SPF 30 before entering the theater.‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
98% Eighth Grade (2018) Every moment drips with aching - and, at times, heart-swelling - authenticity. The heart swelling is where the ugly cry kicks in.‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
48% Skyscraper (2018) How are we supposed to be genuinely thrilled when it's glaringly obvious this Hong Kong tower was digitally inserted in a Hollywood editing room? ‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2018
88% Whitney (2018) An explosive and controversial documentary that sheds new light on her tragic and perhaps inevitable fall.‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2018
2.5/4 88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) A light, watered-down tonic leading up to next May's Avengers 4 extravaganza. ‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2018
3/4 64% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) Director Stefano Sollima eschews the quiet suspense of the original in favor of hard-core action. And the execution is nearly flawless.‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2018
51% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) All the heart-thumping familiarity should thrill longtime fans of this epic franchise - and frustrate anyone looking for a dynamic (dino-mic?) shakeup.‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 18, 2018
2.5/4 55% Tag (2018) A sufficiently amusing comedy that falls on the right side of silly. Emphasis on falls. ‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
3/4 93% Incredibles 2 (2018) Their adventures are timeless. And this one is worth the incredibly long wait.‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 11, 2018
99% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood when a wonderful, life-affirming documentary about Mr. Rogers comes around. Won't you go see it? ‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
89% Hereditary (2018) So terrifying that I wanted to hide under a blankie during the screening. ‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
86% American Animals (2018) A stylish and engaging caper. ‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
67% Ocean's 8 (2018) A gaggle of stars saunter their way through lighthearted, velvet-lined shenanigans. But, rather fittingly, the movie only delivers three-quarters of the Ocean's Eleven panache.‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 6, 2018
3/4 73% Adrift (2018) While it doesn't exactly make a big splash, this entry appeals as a pure, noble and thrilling true-life adventure.‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2018
53% Book Club (2018) Somewhere, the great Nancy Meyers is banging the pots in her spacious kitchen out of frustration.‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
71% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) No doubt Harrison Ford's Han Solo would casually dismiss this adequately fun origin story with a wink and a wry smile.‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
83% Deadpool 2 (2018) In two years, Deadpool has gone from the scrappy class clown to the annoying wiseass in the back of the room spewing crude insults to amuse himself.‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
2.5/4 38% Life of the Party (2018) The sweet comedy has its heart in the right place. But Melissa McCarthy's fans know she is better than an extended sitcom that plays like a rerun.‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
26% Overboard (2018) This clumsy remake is Reason No. 1 why some 1980s relics should remain locked in the vault along with Aqua-Net hairspray and Lee Press On Nails.‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
86% Tully (2018) Charlize Theron was destined to specialize in bruising comedy.‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted May 2, 2018
3/4 83% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Welcome to the ultimate superhero extravaganza.‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2018
2/4 34% I Feel Pretty (2018) The comedy rarely addresses 2018 image issues in an intelligent or self-knowing way. Instead, it sticks to the basics, such as the revelation that beautiful women have boyfriend problems too. ‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2018
14% Blumhouse's Truth or Dare (2018) As a scary movie, Truth or Dare is about as frightening as a slip on a banana peel.‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
2/4 52% Rampage (2018) No animals were harmed during the making of this film. Humans that sit through it, however, may suffer from destruction-porn fatigue, bouts of confusion and frustration, and a mild case of the giggles. ‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2018
2.5/4 82% Beirut (2018) Beirut is not a deft character study. It's not a heart-pumping, thrill-a-second action flick either. It languishes somewhere in the middle, making it a mildly frustrating viewing experience. ‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
3.5/4 95% A Quiet Place (2018) See enough scary movies and you start to anticipate when to cover your eyes. What makes A Quiet Place such a terrifying entry in the genre is that you need to know when to cover your ears. ‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2018
83% Blockers (2018) Teen sex is a complicated issue, darn it, and the movie's whiplash-like uncertainty in tone proves the point. At least it has well-meaning fun along the way.‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2018
3/4 73% Ready Player One (2018) Despite some sensory overload, there's no denying Steven Spielberg is a master at crafting mind-blowing action sequences. Might as well jump to it. ‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2018
2/4 19% Midnight Sun (2018) Save your money and your tissues.‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
2.5/4 49% Tomb Raider (2018) Part II needs to switch gears and hone in all the crowd-pleasing thrills that come with an A-level adventure franchise. Think Raiders of the Lost Ark. The Marvel movies. Jumanji. Otherwise, the film should stay buried.‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
92% Love, Simon (2018) How refreshing to see a teen boy on a big screen that's not a sleepy-eyed, monosyllabic jerk just hoping to get laid.‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2018
40% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) Director Ava DuVernay takes a classic story and, in a terribly misguided decision, spins it in 2018 wash cycle. The intentions are good; the results are disappointing. ‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2018
2.5/4 47% Red Sparrow (2018) Jennifer Lawrence and Joel Edgerton's chemistry is colder than Moscow in January.‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2018
88% Annihilation (2018) Several months from now, you'll still be thinking about that unsettling closing image. Wow. ‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
3/4 83% Game Night (2018) Snappily paced and cleverly plotted, Game Night is the rare farce that exceeds low-ish expectations. ‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
3/4 97% Black Panther (2018) Ryan Coogler has eschewed the familiar Marvel glut of smug in-jokes and mind-numbing CGI explosions to create a visually dazzling work of art. ‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2018
13% Fifty Shades Freed (2018) Just turn off your brain and submit. ‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
42% Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018) Though set in a post-apocalyptic universe, this uneven and unwieldy Maze Runner finale reeks of 2012. ‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
2.5/4 87% The Post (2018) The roll-up-the-sleeves-and-dig-in attitude is a joy to watch; the multitude of self-righteous monologues are anything but.‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2018
50% Downsizing (2017) Co-writer and director Alexander Payne takes an intriguing premise and inexplicably flushes it down the toilet. ‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
56% The Greatest Showman (2017) The Greatest Showman's performances are of the blustery jazz hands variety. Not the musical type? Out of luck. The narrative is peanuts.‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
32% Pitch Perfect 3 (2017) The Bellas' musical journey has been stretched into a thin whimper. ‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2017
76% Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) A big-budget follow-up that doesn't unreel like a lazy money grab is a victory in of itself. Everybody wins this game.‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2017
91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) The Last Jedi at its heart is a love letter to a childhood. From Luke's sly wink to an old friend to General Leia's leadership, the familiar heroes dominate the screen, earn the biggest applause and serve as a compass to the next generation.‐ Us Weekly
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017