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Michael A. Smith

Michael A. Smith
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
4.5/5 50% 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi (2016) "13 Hours" ranks with "Platoon" as a true depiction of what war really is. ‐ MediaMikes
Posted Jun 21, 2016
5/5 81% The Revenant (2015) This is, in my opinion, the best film of 2015 ‐ MediaMikes
Posted Jun 21, 2016
3/5 31% Daddy's Home (2015) All in all, when the kids are disappointed that "Star Wars" is sold out, you can have a little fun with them here ‐ MediaMikes
Posted Jun 21, 2016
4/5 60% Concussion (2015) Built on a solid performance by Will Smith ‐ MediaMikes
Posted Jun 21, 2016
4/5 75% The Hateful Eight (2015) Over-the-top bloody...so be prepared for an adult evening out. And an entertaining one. ‐ MediaMikes
Posted Jun 21, 2016
5/5 88% The Big Short (2015) Make an investment in "The Big Short." It's a sure thing! ‐ MediaMikes
Posted Jun 21, 2016
4.5/5 92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) As the most anticipated film release that I can remember in some time, "The Force Awakens" has some big shoes to fill. And fill them it does. ‐ MediaMikes
Posted Jun 21, 2016
4/5 95% Creed (2015) I'm not afraid to say that Stallone could earn some award consideration for his work here. ‐ MediaMikes
Posted Dec 6, 2015
3.5/5 76% The Good Dinosaur (2015) From the PIXAR division of Disney, "The Good Dinosaur" is a visual treat for the eyes. ‐ MediaMikes
Posted Dec 6, 2015
4/5 71% The Looking Glass (2015) In his four decade career, director Hancock has always excelled in smaller, personal films. From "Bang the Drum Slowly" to the Nick Nolte prison drama "Weeds," Hancock manages to give the characters meaning, bringing them to the forefront of the story. ‐ MediaMikes
Posted Dec 6, 2015
5/5 96% Spotlight (2015) "Spotlight" is not only gripping but a great introduction to Journalism 101, making it easily the best "newspaper" film since "All the President's Men." ‐ MediaMikes
Posted Dec 6, 2015
2/8 19% Love the Coopers (2015) After spending time with them you won't know whether to hang the mistletoe or yourself! ‐ MediaMikes
Posted Dec 6, 2015
3.5/5 45% The 33 (2015) Based on true events, and well balanced, the story of "The 33" may be a surprise to many who only know the basics of the event. ‐ MediaMikes
Posted Dec 6, 2015
5/5 94% Room (2015) Emotionally exhausting, "Room" is a film that you will continue to think of long after you've left the theatre. ‐ MediaMikes
Posted Dec 6, 2015
3.5/5 65% Spectre (2015) That's right. In a film that feels about 20 minutes too long you don't get to the money shot for almost two hours! And with that much time to kill you may find yourself dreaming of a few martinis - be they shaken or stirred! ‐ MediaMikes
Posted Dec 6, 2015
4/5 87% The Peanuts Movie (2015) Five decades of memories are treated with the respect they deserve in the new film "The Peanuts Movie." ‐ MediaMikes
Posted Dec 6, 2015
4/5 30% Burnt (2015) Built around a strong performance by Cooper, "Burnt" is a story of redemption. ‐ MediaMikes
Posted Dec 6, 2015
2/5 16% The Last Witch Hunter (2015) The special effects are poorly designed and the laughs are readily found, though probably not intentionally ‐ MediaMikes
Posted Dec 6, 2015
5/5 91% Bridge of Spies (2015) The second collaboration between Steven Spielberg and Joel and Ethan Coen, who co-wrote the script with Matt Charman, "Bridge of Spies" jumps to the top of my "Best Film of the Year" list. ‐ MediaMikes
Posted Dec 6, 2015
3.5/5 27% Pan (2015) Full of amazing effects and riding a fine, over-the-top performance by Hugh Jackman, "Pan" is sure to be a hit with the 12-14 crowd. ‐ MediaMikes
Posted Dec 6, 2015
3.5/5 63% Sleeping with Other People (2015) Like "Bridesmaids" and "Trainwreck" before it, "Sleeping with Other People" is a sometimes raunchy comedy that occasionally tries too hard to shock. ‐ MediaMikes
Posted Dec 6, 2015
3.5/5 62% The Intern (2015) DeNiro is his usual charming best and Hathaway takes what could have been a one-dimensional character and breathes life into her. ‐ MediaMikes
Posted Dec 6, 2015
4.5 74% Black Mass (2015) ...as real-life mobster James "Whitey" Bulger, Depp may have found his greatest performance. ‐ MediaMikes
Posted Dec 6, 2015
4/5 45% No Escape (2015) Brutally violent, "No Escape" keeps you on the edge of your seat. ‐ MediaMikes
Posted Dec 6, 2015
5/5 87% Straight Outta Compton (2015) An outstanding achievement, putting it on my short list of the year's best films. ‐ MediaMikes
Posted Aug 27, 2015
4/5 67% The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) A straight-forward action film that owes its look to James Bond. ‐ MediaMikes
Posted Aug 27, 2015
4.5/5 93% The Gift (2015) Full of great scares and even greater performances. ‐ MediaMikes
Posted Aug 27, 2015
3/5 26% Vacation (2015) This summer, give your new vacation a look if you're really looking forward to it. ‐ MediaMikes
Posted Aug 27, 2015
3/5 16% Pixels (2015) The effects are well done, but sometimes they overwhelm the on-screen action. ‐ MediaMikes
Posted Aug 27, 2015
2.5/5 85% Trainwreck (2015) A hit and miss comedy that at times hits and at others misses badly. ‐ MediaMikes
Posted Aug 27, 2015
4/5 25% Terminator Genisys (2015) An amazing twist on an old story, "Terminator Genisys" is a film bursting with action and surprises. ‐ MediaMikes
Posted Aug 27, 2015
4.5/5 46% Ted 2 (2015) As funny as the first film, though a little slow towards the end, "Ted 2" is everything you were probably expecting and more. ‐ MediaMikes
Posted Aug 27, 2015
3.5/5 98% Inside Out (2015) Like most PIXAR/Disney films, "Inside Out" is technically brilliant. ‐ MediaMikes
Posted Aug 27, 2015
4.5/5 94% Spy (2015) "Spy" is Melissa McCarthy at her best!" ‐ MediaMikes
Posted Aug 27, 2015
2.5/5 50% Tomorrowland (2015) One of the drawbacks to the film is the length. Director Bird seems so intent on dazzling the audience that he seems to have lost his watch. ‐ MediaMikes
Posted Aug 27, 2015
3.5/5 66% Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) Get ready folks, the Bellas are back! And they're just as ACA-funny as they were the first time. ‐ MediaMikes
Posted Aug 27, 2015
4/5 No Score Yet Radio America (2015) Written by first time director Showerman, "Radio America" is a film that tells the familiar message of doing what you want because you WANT to, not because you have too. ‐ MediaMikes
Posted Aug 27, 2015
5/5 76% The Connection (2015) Dujardin won an Oscar a few years ago without saying a word. He tops that performance here. ‐ MediaMikes
Posted Aug 27, 2015
4/5 7% Hot Pursuit (2015) A hilarious mixture of "The Defiant Ones" and "Midnight Run," ‐ MediaMikes
Posted May 10, 2015
5/5 63% The Water Diviner (2015) "The Water Diviner" is a first rate classic that's sure to be remembered come Oscar time. ‐ MediaMikes
Posted May 3, 2015
4/5 50% Summerhood (2008) A cross between "Meatballs" and "Stand by Me," "Age of Summerhood" makes great use of its outdoor locations to show kids as they are rarely portrayed on screen: as kids. ‐ MediaMikes
Posted May 3, 2015
3.5/5 44% True Story (2015) A film with performances much better than its material ‐ MediaMikes
Posted May 3, 2015
4.5/5 54% Woman in Gold (2015) Sharply directed by Simon Curtis, the film is an intriguing mystery as, little by little, more and more information comes across the viewer's desk ‐ MediaMikes
Posted May 3, 2015
3.5/5 72% 5 to 7 (2015) Cleverly acted by a cast that truly believes in the material ‐ MediaMikes
Posted May 3, 2015
4/5 29% Get Hard (2015) Outrageously funny, though often bordering on bad taste. ‐ MediaMikes
Posted May 3, 2015
2.5/5 17% The Gunman (2015) Heavy on the gunfire and light on believability, "The Gunman" is a nice looking yet unsatisfying film barely kept afloat by its star ‐ MediaMikes
Posted May 3, 2015
4/5 60% Run All Night (2015) Gorgeously filmed (director Collet-Serra and cinematographer Martin Rhue give New York City its own starring role in the film) and strongly acted ‐ MediaMikes
Posted May 3, 2015
4.5/5 63% The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015) Cleverly written and expertly acted, "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" is a welcome, sunny treat during these final weeks of winter. ‐ MediaMikes
Posted May 3, 2015
4/5 80% McFarland USA (2015) A "Hispanic 'Hoosiers'", and I mean that with all due respect, "McFarland, USA" is an uplifting film that hits the right notes ‐ MediaMikes
Posted Feb 23, 2015
3/5 68% All The Wilderness (2015) As a filmmaker, Johnson has an experimental way with a camera that shows promise for the future. ‐ MediaMikes
Posted Feb 23, 2015