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Matthew Razak

Matthew Razak
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/10 79% Ready Player One (2018) The cultural references crammed in everywhere should have given the movie heart, but instead they feel like contractual obligations.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 12, 2018
8.5/10 97% Black Panther (2018) Not since Ant-Man has a Marvel film actually been about the hero in the title, but Black Panther is and it makes it all the better.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2018
2/10 59% Peter Rabbit (2018) Have you ever wanted to watch General Hux at his most detached strangle the life out of realistic looking bunny while he curses him for driving him to murder?‐
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
3/10 40% Den of Thieves (2018) The most January movie to ever January.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
9/10 88% The Post (2018) As good as it should be‐
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018
5/10 78% All the Money in the World (2017) Scott actually did it. In under a month, he replaced an actor using almost no digital fakery. It's quite the feat. It's just unfortunate the film doesn't really deserve that much effort.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2017
9/10 90% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) The Last Jedi opens up with one of the best space fights the series has seen, and it carries that quality throughout. It has one of the best light saber fights, one of the best endings, and some of the most fun the series has seen.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
7.5/10 40% Justice League (2017) Well they did it, folks. DC made two movies in a row that don't suck. So... good for them. Well done. ‐
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
6/10 29% A Bad Moms Christmas (2017) While it may lose some of its punch in its drive for comedic set ups, it still finds its heart at the end. ‐
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2017
8/10 87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Blade Runner 2049 is a fantastic movie with bold ideas, visually stunning direction, and powerful performances. But underneath it all lies a Hollywood reboot.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
3/10 82% Cult of Chucky (2017) Mancini writes and directs the movie like everyone cares deeply about these people coming back when all we may kind of be interested in is Chucky going on a killing spree. ‐
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2017
7/10 86% American Made (2017) Liman appears to be the only director working these days that can pull old Tom Cruise out of his malaise and make him deliver the performances we know Tom Cruise can deliver. ‐
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
66/100 52% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) The Golden Circle pushes the ridiculousness even further, and while it doesn't make for a bad movie at all, it makes for one that has less staying power and feeling.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
40/100 34% American Assassin (2017) Look, I'm all for action movies where an American flies to some country and starts shooting, but if you're going to involve the CIA, very real-world terrorists, torture, the Iranian government, and an atomic bomb, then you can't make that movie anymore. ‐
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
65/100 40% The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) I won't always love you.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
51/100 16% The Dark Tower (2017) The solution to tackling a big, messy, interesting, unique world? Condense it down to nothing. ‐
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
80/100 93% Baby Driver (2017) Baby Driver should be seen simply because it is such a bold and wonderful idea. That's why I kind of hate to say that it doesn't pull it off fully. ‐
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2017
10/100 16% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) Giving this movie money is re-enforcing everything wrong with the industry, and possibly everything wrong with the world.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2017
50/100 16% The Mummy (2017) Universal wants to establish a "dark" universe, but there's nothing dark about this movie at all except for its insistence to mute every color in existence.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
75/100 83% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) The first movie was such a surprise and so damn charming, that it's impossible for Vol. 2/i> to regain that feeling, but it makes its own, and it owns it. Even if it didn't it has baby Groot.‐
Read More | Posted May 3, 2017
72/100 75% Kong: Skull Island (2017) While Kong: Skull Island can get drastically stupid at times it always seems aware of this and it has figured out an antidote: Kong smash.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2017
60/100 35% Blair Witch (2016) We've been over saturated with the genre and so to really stand out it needed to do something new, and it just doesn't.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2016
83/100 86% Sully (2016) Sully is another testament to just how deft a filmmaker Eastwood is because it's easy to tell the "true" story of a hero, but it's hard to tell the true story of a man.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2016
77/100 73% Ghostbusters (2016) Thankfully for the world (and to the detriment of Internet rage) it turns out that women can be funny, Paul Feig is still a great comedy director and Ghostbusters is a highly entertaining movie that both goes its own way and pays homage.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2016
67/100 92% The Nice Guys (2016) The Nice Guys is a strange combination of what Sean Black does best, but his neo-noir feels awkward mixed with buddy cop.‐
Read More | Posted May 20, 2016
90/100 91% Captain America: Civil War (2016) By this time one would think that the Marvel formula was getting old and that it wouldn't work anymore, and yet the studio just keeps making it better. ‐
Read More | Posted May 4, 2016
63/100 17% Ratchet & Clank (2016) What made for great dialog in a videogame in 2002 makes for cliche in the midst of an animation renaissance in 2016. ‐
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2016
5/100 6% Mother's Day (2016) The film equivalent of the KKK projectile vomiting onto celluloid while a group of men attempt to write a screenplay about women with their privates.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 29, 2016
88/100 95% The Jungle Book (2016) Those visuals, though. You will spend half this movie wondering what is real and what isn't while marveling at the individual hairs on Baloo's back or how Baheera moves perfectly or how the fat on King Louie is disturbingly realistic.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2016
2/5 27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) 'BvS' is a short cut so concerned with setting up the next films to come it forgets that it needs to work as one itself.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2016
35/100 12% The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016) It's cheap and lackluster, and it's hard to imagine what another entire film is even going to be about or why anyone would want to see it after sitting through this one. ‐
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2016
56/100 50% 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi (2016) Ignoring the politics of the subject matter might be both the worst and best thing the movie does, simultaneously making it work and fail at the exact same time. ‐
Read More | Posted Jan 15, 2016
50/100 60% Sisters (2015) I think timing and mediocrity will turn Sisters into a forgotten footnote of cinematic history. ‐
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2015
81/100 93% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) This is the beginning of something. It's a farewell to the old guard and a welcome to the new. As such it's hard to begrudge the film its plethora of callbacks, repeated plot line and heavy exposition.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2015
50/100 47% The 33 (2015) The 33 does not try hard. It performs its tale to perfectly perfunctory satisfaction.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2015
70/100 63% Spectre (2015) If you didn't see Spectre, in all it's incredibly traditional Bond glory, coming you weren't paying attention. The questions is are the old ways really better?‐
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2015
25/100 19% Jem and the Holograms (2015) When a Saturday morning cartoon involving a woman literally projecting a different person on top of herself handles this metaphor better than you do then you've got serious problems.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2015
2/5 71% Crimson Peak (2015) Crimson Peak is a visually stunning mess.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2015
86/100 91% The Martian (2015) There has never been and may never be a better advertisement for NASA or a better explanation of why it's so important for us to explore. ‐
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2015
62/100 73% Everest (2015) While it might not be anything that's going to change how you see survival movies it will reconfirm one thing: climbing a mountain is not something you want to do.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2015
31/100 16% The Transporter Refueled (2015) I made the horrible mistake of watching Mad Max: Fury Road the night before this. It was like hearing the London Symphony Orchestra perform and then listening to a five-year-old smash his hands into a Casio keyboard. ‐
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2015
69/100 66% The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) Henry Cavill is a really, really, really attractive human being. ‐
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2015
35/100 26% Vacation (2015) Vacation is a movie that no one wanted so it's hard to say that it's a major disappointment.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2015
55/100 59% Southpaw (2015) Southpaw doesn't give you that thrill and because of that it can throw a few good punches, but it never lands a KO.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2015
77/100 82% Ant-Man (2015) It's exactly what the MCU needs right now: a creative dose of fun. ‐
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2015
58/100 16% The Gallows (2015) Let's just say it's fine to see once, but not worth hanging around. That's some gallows humor, right there.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2015
4/5 26% Terminator Genisys (2015) It's an interesting commentary on itself that many seem to have missed, dismissing the movie as overly complex, but it smartly tells you exactly how to enjoy this film: keep moving and don't look back. ‐
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2015
50/100 65% Magic Mike XXL (2015) If you want abs, strippers, thrusting loins and more dollar bills than you've ever seen before in a movie then Magic Mike XXL delivers. It's just too bad it couldn't deliver the entire package (pun totally intended). ‐
Read More | Posted Jul 2, 2015
92/100 98% Inside Out (2015) So there are some words on Inside Out. They're OK. I still don't think I got it right. I guess the only words I really need to write are: see this movie. ‐
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2015
50/100 33% Entourage (2015) There's nothing wrong with a film for the fans, unless you're not one. ‐
Read More | Posted Jun 5, 2015