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Matthew Razak

Matthew Razak
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5.5/10 39% The Upside (2019) The film is the exact feel-good movie you think it is with little to no surprises in plotting, writing, or pacing. It hits every point it should and then moves on to the next point it should.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2019
7.5/10 92% Stan & Ollie (2018) Whatever your take on the style of the film there is one thing that's undeniable: Coogan delivers one of the best performances of the year.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 28, 2018
8/10 92% Bumblebee (2018) It's the simplicity, grounded in a character-driven story, that makes the film feel like those classic 80s movies where anything could happen to a bunch of kids with minimal parental supervision. ‐
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
9/10 78% Mary Poppins Returns (2018) The only magic that Mary Poppins Returns is lacking that the original has is the magic of nostalgia, a spell that can only be cast with time.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2018
6/10 52% Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (2018) There's nothing too special about it, but if you're sitting at home looking for something good to watch it will definitely more than do. ‐
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2018
7/10 83% Creed II (2018) There is nothing wrong with Creed II other than the fact that it isn't Creed. ‐
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
8/10 82% Instant Family (2018) Thankfully, there's a heart to this film. It may seem to not belong when looking at it from the outside, but often times that's what families look like too: full of parts that shouldn't hold together but do. ‐
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
5/10 58% The Grinch (2018) Its heart is two sizes too small.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
8/10 79% Halloween (2018) This is the slasher film fed through a modern horror lense. It takes an 80s horror icon and puts him into a world of It Follows, Hereditary, and You're Next.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
9/10 74% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) Goddard is in his peak genre deconstruction form that made Cabin in the Woods so much fun and The Good Place one of the funniest shows on television. ‐
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
6.5/10 29% Venom (2018) Venom isn't good, but Venom was never meant to be good anyway.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
5/10 76% Smallfoot (2018) Smallfoot is a children's movie, and in that capacity I can't say it doesn't work. It lays out its story, delivers some jokes, has some songs, and then ends happily. ‐
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
7.5/10 66% The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) ...a little bit whimsical, a little bit scary, and a whole lot of charming.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
3/10 12% Peppermint (2018) Peppermint is a bad movie, with a bad message, made at a bad time. Plus, peppermint ice cream is gross.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
4/10 23% The Happytime Murders (2018) Each time you think it might do something interesting with the concept it veers into another puppet site gag that generates nothing more than a smirk.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
7.5/10 45% The Meg (2018) I'll just sum it up: Jason Statham. Fist. Pointy Object. Shark face. Awesome.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
7.5/10 58% Unfriended: Dark Web (2018) Dark Web is a surprisingly welcome sequel. It's not going to be a horror classic, but it plays with its concept enough to feel like its different from the original.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
4.5 81% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) It's a trite mess that barely clears enjoyable and only then because the songs are still catchy. Let's just not go again... ever.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
5/10 46% Skyscraper (2018) Like finding yourself in the middle floor of a tall building; it's not the best view but at least when the terrorists come to take the building hostage, you'll be able to get out quickly.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
7.5/10 88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) It does its job, has Paul Rudd being charming, brings The Wasp in as a full character, delivers on the action, and leaves with a mic drop of a post-credits sequence that had the audience gasping.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2018
4/10 48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) Somehow it takes all the childhood wonder that Jurassic Park encapsulated so perfectly and forgets it, leaving behind the fossilizing bones of a behemoth that once ruled many years ago.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2018
3.5/10 57% Hotel Artemis (2018) It feels like the passion project of a guy who wasn't talented enough to pull off his dream. ‐
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
7/10 89% Hereditary (2018) Hereditary is a good horror film with inclinations to be truly great.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
7/10 70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Most of me really loves this movie, but the Star Wars fan inside just can't.‐
Read More | Posted May 22, 2018
8/10 85% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) This movie isn't actually about the Avengers. It's about Thanos. ‐
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2018
3.5/10 35% I Feel Pretty (2018) I Feel Pretty's message is on point, its delivery is not.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
1/10 15% Blumhouse's Truth or Dare (2018) Maybe the entire Blumhouse production team played truth or dare in the abandoned monastery and this movie was what they were forced to make by the curse laid upon them.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
9/10 95% A Quiet Place (2018) For the entire night after I saw A Quiet Place I thought every sound was too loud.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
9/10 89% Isle of Dogs (2018) Do you like Wes Anderson? Then you'll like Isle of Dogs.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
5/10 72% 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 64% 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 91% 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 31% 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 81% 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 35% 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 41% 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 15% 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 15% 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 84% 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