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Max Nicholson

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
7.5/10 100% Orphan Black: Season 4 Episode 10 "Orphan Black's Season 4 finale did a good job of divvying up the humorous and dramatic story beats thanks to a healthy balance of Sarah, Rachel, Cosima and Krystal. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jun 17, 2016
8.5/10 94% Finding Dory (2016) "Did Finding Nemo really need a sequel? Probably not. But Finding Dory deftly manages to breathe new life into Pixar's most popular fish, while also introducing a school of lively new newcomers as well. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jun 16, 2016
8.5/10 80% The Conjuring 2 (2016) "While the haunted house storyline may feel routine, The Conjuring 2 is bolstered by striking camerawork, strong performances and a gleefully unsettling mood. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jun 10, 2016
6.2/10 34% Now You See Me 2 (2016) "Now You See Me 2 is a "turn your brain off" movie in that giving it a second thought would ruin the magic. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jun 10, 2016
8.4/10 79% Outcast: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Suffice to say, if you're a fan of Kirkman's bleak and thought-provoking brand of storytelling, Outcast is worth a watch. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jun 3, 2016
8/10 38% Wayward Pines: Season 2 (TV, 2016) "While the new main character Theo isn't that interesting, the trajectory of the characters we know and where the story is headed certainly are. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted May 26, 2016
5.5/10 30% Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) "Ready or not, here comes the sequel, the result of which is a flashier, more vibrant adventure -- albeit with the same muddy storytelling and two-dimensional characters. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted May 18, 2016
7.6/10 43% The Angry Birds Movie (2016) "A lighthearted and entertaining romp. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted May 9, 2016
7.8/10 70% A Hologram for the King (2016) "While neither the humor nor the drama is particularly hard-hitting, the combination of Hanks in his element and the surprisingly vibrant desert landscape of Morocco is strong enough to at least consider checking out the movie. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Apr 22, 2016
7.8/10 97% Orphan Black: Season 4 (TV, 2016) "Though Orphan Black's Season 4 premiere didn't advance the present-day story much, it did offer a good refresher on the Neolutionists and Beth's past -- both of which will likely factor in heavily to the rest of the season. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Apr 15, 2016
6/10 24% Rush Hour: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "CBS's Rush Hour doesn't outshine the original movie, or even the sequel, but I guess it's somewhat better than the third one. That doesn't seem like high praise, I know, and that's because it isn't. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Apr 1, 2016
6/10 53% Containment: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "Containment delivers a grounded, methodical approach to one possible viral outbreak in Atlanta, Georgia... Unfortunately, that realism isn't paired with very compelling characters or situations, both of which are crucial in a drama like this. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Mar 28, 2016
4/10 32% Crowded: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "While the cast is right -- Warburton in particular nails his deliveries -- this multi-cam sitcom is easily forgotten. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Mar 16, 2016
8.6/10 47% Hardcore Henry (2016) "Two parts FPS, one part platformer and a pinch of HowToBasic, director Ilya Naishuller's Hardcore Henry is a recipe for non-stop, ludicrous fun. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Mar 15, 2016
6.5/10 35% Of Kings and Prophets: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "It does have a few things going for it, including high production values and intriguing political and religious themes. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Mar 9, 2016
8/10 82% The Wave (Bolgen) (2016) "The Wave delivers a unique take on the natural disaster genre. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Mar 4, 2016
6.8/10 26% London Has Fallen (2016) "London Has Fallen may not be better than Olympus Has Fallen, but it certainly is bigger, and it will probably satisfy most action junkies, if not in a theater then in the comfort of their own home. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Mar 3, 2016
7/10 67% The Real O'Neals: Season 1 (TV, 2016) "ABC's new comedy The Real O'Neals isn't as biting or controversial as conservative protesters would have you believe, but it works perfectly fine as a typical family sitcom. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Mar 2, 2016
8.5/10 87% Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) "Features the same heart, humor and action of the first two films. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jan 28, 2016
4.8/10 16% The 5th Wave (2016) "A muddy, sappy and laughless dystopian melodrama that bares more of a resemblance to Twilight than Hunger Games. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jan 28, 2016
8.5/10 42% Moonwalkers (2016) "Has all the makings of a cult classic. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jan 21, 2016
5 15% Ride Along 2 (2016) "Ride Along 2 lacks emotion, runs long and doesn't precipitate enough laughs. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Jan 14, 2016
5/10 31% Daddy's Home (2015) "It just feels like the writers are waiting for Ferrell and Wahlberg to spin straw into gold -- which sometimes they do, but not nearly enough to make the movie good. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Dec 23, 2015
4/10 16% Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip (2015) "It's conventional, nonsensical, pandering and crammed with potty humor. If there was ever any charm to this franchise, it's long gone by now. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Dec 17, 2015
7.5/10 70% Childhood's End: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Fairly standard setup, right? But fans of Arthur C. Clarke's 1953 novel -- upon which the series is based -- already know there's more to it than meets the eye. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Dec 15, 2015
8.3/10 65% Krampus (2015) "Krampus is sure to satisfy horror and comedy fans alike. Consider it another good Christmas movie staple to add to your collection. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Dec 3, 2015
7.6/10 61% Concussion (2015) "Despite its sometimes mechanical approach, Concussion is anchored by Will Smith's star performance and the matter at hand. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Dec 2, 2015
6/10 53% Into the Badlands: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Alas, its dystopian-future setting and typical world-building don't really stand out from other genre fare, and the characterization is pretty weak. The series may still be worth checking out, however, if only for the impressive action scenes. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Nov 13, 2015
7.7/10 75% Highston: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Highston offers an enjoyable half-hour of television, thanks to a clever premise and good performances. The antiquated, small-town vibe of the show also makes it stand out from other TV comedies. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Nov 11, 2015
8/10 71% Good Girls Revolt: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "Amazon Studios' Good Girls Revolt is definitely worth checking out, if not for the groovy period elements then for the appealing characters. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Nov 11, 2015
7/10 No Score Yet Blindspot: Season 1 Episode 8 "The character development here was on-point, as we finally learned about Mayfair's involvement with Daylight. Not only that, but Jane, Zapata and (to a lesser extent) Patterson had some good bonding time throughout this episode. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Nov 10, 2015
7/10 67% Blindspot: Season 1 Episode 6 "Blindspot's "Cede Your Soul" was aided by a new hacker character, Ana Montes, who had pretty great chemistry with everyone, specifically Patterson and Jane. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Nov 10, 2015
5/10 86% Blindspot: Season 1 Episode 5 "Right now, Blindspot's greatest weakness is its two main characters, who have still yet to give us a reason to care about them. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Nov 10, 2015
5.5/10 50% Blindspot: Season 1 Episode 4 "I'm also getting to a point where I need Jane and/or Weller to do anything besides kick ass and speak in low, hushed tones to each other. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Nov 10, 2015
7/10 100% Blindspot: Season 1 Episode 3 "While the characters still need to find their groove, "Eight Slim Grins" included a solid case of the week, as well as a surprising twist regarding Mayfair. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Nov 10, 2015
6.7/10 57% Blindspot: Season 1 Episode 2 "Not surprisingly, the most interesting thing about Blindspot is still the tattoo mystery, although we did get to know some of the other characters better in this week's episode. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Nov 10, 2015
7.3/10 82% Blindspot: Season 1 Episode 1 "If you can look past some of the show's inherent silliness, NBC's Blindspot presents a good mystery and some fun action sequences in the first episode. Both Jaimie Alexander and Sullivan Stapleton turn in fine performances. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Nov 10, 2015
6.3/10 29% Burnt (2015) "Cooper does a great job in the role of a cocky American chef, and his character's emotional arc is pretty engaging. However, the rest of the story and characters aren't given nearly as much attention. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Oct 29, 2015
6.5/10 35% Our Brand is Crisis (2015) "Our Brand is Crisis may be director David Gordon Green's most sterile picture yet, but it's redeemed somewhat by Sandra Bullock's lead performance, as well as a talented ensemble cast. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Oct 29, 2015
8.5/10 73% Suffragette (2015) "Suffragette successfully captures the hardship and bravery of the British women's suffrage movement, while also showcasing a wonderful performance from Carey Mulligan. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Oct 22, 2015
5/10 16% The Last Witch Hunter (2015) "The Last Witch Hunter delivers a lackluster fantasy plot and bland, one-note characters. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Oct 21, 2015
7/10 79% Tales of Halloween "As with most anthology films, some shorts are stronger than others, but there are definitely a few standouts. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Oct 15, 2015
8.4/10 92% Beasts of No Nation (2015) "Beasts of No Nation isn't the type of movie you "enjoy," but it is extremely effective in depicting one boy's harrowing journey into the heart of war. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Oct 15, 2015
95% Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Season 1 (TV, 2015) "The show is able to take dark subject matter and replace it with bright and shiny optimism -- much like Kimmy does in her day-to-day life. As half-hour comedies go, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is one to watch. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Oct 14, 2015
8.0/10 78% The Daily Show With Trevor Noah: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2016) "His jokes were funny, his screen presence lively, and he had a good rapport with his first two correspondents. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Sep 29, 2015
6.5/10 54% Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015) "While Hotel Transylvania 2 is a visual marvel, it doesn't come anywhere close to the originality of the first movie. The story is weaker, the laughs are infrequent, and you can feel the movie's desperate attempts to seem hip. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Sep 24, 2015
4.5/10 9% Stonewall (2015) "I'm sure Roland Emmerich had the best intentions creating his own version of the Stonewall riots, but the movie itself is a total slog and doesn't give proper due to the actual riots. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Sep 24, 2015
7.5/10 57% Limitless: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2016) "Looking past the false notion that we only use 10 percent of our brains, the world of Limitless shows a lot of potential for the small screen, particularly with the movie's star and director involved. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Sep 21, 2015
7/10 62% Life in Pieces: Season 1 (TV, 2015-2016) "While the jokes and characters are pretty standard, the onscreen talent and premise show great potential. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Sep 18, 2015
7.8/10 48% Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015) "The world is bigger, the stakes are higher and there's a lot more to sink your teeth into. " ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Sep 18, 2015
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