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Matthew Razak

Matthew Razak
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
72/100 77% 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 85% 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 90% 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 7% 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 28% 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 92% 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 45% 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 64% 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 18% 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 92% 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 15% 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 67% 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 60% 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 81% 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
50/100 63% 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
35/100 48% San Andreas (2015) San Andreas just wants to show destruction and it wants you to revel in it. That's nearly impossible given the timing of the release and the fact that reveling in nothing but glorified destruction got old at least five years ago. ‐
Read More | Posted May 29, 2015
48/100 49% Tomorrowland (2015) Great films have meaning to their message, all Tomorrowland does is shout from the mountain top that we're doing it all wrong. Well, Brad Bird, so are you.‐
Read More | Posted May 21, 2015
91/100 97% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) In a world of action cinema that is becoming more cookie cutter and glossy via every superhero sequel and young adult adaptation Mad Max: Fury Road is a breath of old air. The kind of R-rated action that's gritty, dirty and non-stop. ‐
Read More | Posted May 14, 2015
72/100 75% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) It's one you're going to want to see because when it shines, it shines bright, but Avengers: Age of Ultron is just a little worrying that the universe is already buckling under its own weight. ‐
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2015
79/100 79% Furious 7 (2015) Furious 7 is everything you expect it to be. An over-the-top car chase film jam packed with fist fights, gun battles, insanely awesome set pieces and lots of dialog about family. ‐
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2015
31/100 26% Jupiter Ascending (2015) Dear Diary, Channing Tatum is soooo cute. I wish he'd play a werewolf and fight vampires and wear eyeliner and no shirt.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2015
35/100 10% The Boy Next Door (2015) Do not pay for this movie, do not rent this movie, but if, late one night, you find yourself flipping through channels and you see Jennifer Lopez in her underwear getting it on with a walking, talking six-pack stick around and have some fun. ‐
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2015
48 34% Blackhat (2015) Like a bad thriller trying to be a Michael Mann film‐
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2015
75/100 72% American Sniper (2015) American Sniper hits on the sniper part of its title, but sadly forgets to talk about the American.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2014
50/100 51% Unbroken (2014) A paint by numbers retelling of a fantastic story that pulls at the heartstrings with cliche rather than true emotion.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2014
94/100 99% Selma (2015) What matters is that a film about a protest in 1965 is powerfully relevant to today and should be required viewing for the year. ‐
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2014
51/100 48% Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (2014) The movie itself is harmless and needless and would have been forgotten by the ages if it weren't for the fact that it gave us one last chance to remember something greater.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 19, 2014
55/100 59% The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) The movie is a visual triumph as all of the films have been, but pretty pictures only get you so far, and with five other films full of pretty Middle Earth pictures they garner even less distance here. ‐
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2014
3/5 27% Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) In this day and age we get big and brash every other week from our movies so you better have something else to back it up.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2014
5/5 65% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) Mockingjay succeeds where the book failed‐
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2014
81/100 89% Big Hero 6 (2014) More Baymax, please‐
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2014
4/5 71% Interstellar (2014) The most brilliant editing of the year revs you up as it interlaces the apex of story lines, and then explodes into a giant orgasm of emotional and physical movie making only to roll over, light a cigarette and stop paying attention to you.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2014
4/5 29% Annabelle (2014) Annabelle knows how to play with its toys.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2014
4/5 60% The Equalizer (2014) It helps to have Denzel Washington delivering your one-liners and threats, but the real charm of The Equalizer is not that it is better than it should be, but that it is exactly how it should be.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2014
37/100 34% The November Man (2014) Even more disastrous is the film's treatment of women who are seen almost entirely as either sex objects or foils for men to play off of. A woman's only use in this film is to advance the plot by making mistakes. ‐
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2014
25/100 17% When The Game Stands Tall (2014) When the Game Stands Tall is a mess of a film that gets lost in its inability to tell a single story.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 22, 2014