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Michael A. Smith

Michael A. Smith

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
100% Glen Campbell: I'll Be Me (2014) "I'll Be Me" takes you along on that tour and shares with you the ups and downs of this most personal of illnesses. " ‐ Moviehole
Posted Jan 6, 2015
5/5 90% The Imitation Game (2014) "Benedict Cumberbatch gives a performance sure to be remembered come Oscar nomination time " ‐ MediaMikes
Posted Dec 28, 2014
3.5/5 72% Into the Woods (2014) "The negative is that, in order to make the film "family friendly," some of the darker elements of the show have been removed. " ‐ MediaMikes
Posted Dec 28, 2014
5/5 51% Unbroken (2014) "Masterfully directed with a script by a who's who of Oscar nominated screenwriters, "Unbroken" is easily the most inspirational film of the year as well as one of the year's best! " ‐ MediaMikes
Posted Dec 28, 2014
4/5 90% Wild (2014) ""Wild" is a sharp and smartly directed film " ‐ MediaMikes
Posted Dec 28, 2014
3.5/5 60% The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) "The film's cast is as game as ever to bring the story to life and the special effects continue to amaze " ‐ MediaMikes
Posted Dec 28, 2014
3/5 82% The Homesman (2014) "A story about resilience, forgiveness and redemption, "The Homesman" is a well-cast, well-intentioned film that hopefully read better in its original novel form. " ‐ MediaMikes
Posted Dec 8, 2014
4.5/5 34% Horrible Bosses 2 (2014) "Consistently funny, with a few surprises " ‐ MediaMikes
Posted Dec 8, 2014
4/5 29% Dumb and Dumber To (2014) "Outrageously funny most of the time, buoyed by the performances of Carrey and Daniels " ‐ MediaMikes
Posted Dec 8, 2014
5/5 71% Interstellar (2014) "A remarkable achievement in filmmaking that will have you on the edge of your seat " ‐ MediaMikes
Posted Dec 8, 2014
4.5/5 77% St. Vincent (2014) "Murray gives an Oscar-worthy performance here, rivaling his work in "Lost in Translation." " ‐ MediaMikes
Posted Dec 8, 2014
4/5 63% Rudderless (2014) "Skillfully directed by William H. Macy, "Rudderless" is one of those small independent films that it's a privilege to discover " ‐ MediaMikes
Posted Dec 8, 2014
4/5 76% Fury (2014) "Part "Das Boat" with a bit of "Platoon" tossed in for good measure " ‐ MediaMikes
Posted Dec 8, 2014
5/5 47% The Judge (2014) "Flawlessly directed and skillfully acted, "The Judge" joins last week's "Gone Girl" on this year's short list of worthy Oscar contenders " ‐ MediaMikes
Posted Dec 8, 2014
5/5 92% Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case (2014) "The view from his high rise windows include the United States Embassy right next door, a reminder of the freedom he longs for in his native country. A freedom he knows can be taken away in the blink of an eye. " ‐ MediaMikes
Posted Sep 27, 2014
4/5 60% The Equalizer (2014) "Sharply directed, and bloody as hell, "The Equalizer" returns Washington to "Training Day" territory... " ‐ MediaMikes
Posted Sep 27, 2014
4.5/5 41% This Is Where I Leave You (2014) "An incredibly emotional ensemble piece, perfectly matching laughter and tears, "This Is Where I Leave You" is the first official Oscar contender of the fall. " ‐ MediaMikes
Posted Sep 21, 2014
3/5 67% Dolphin Tale 2 (2014) "Director Smith, who also wrote the script, does a good job in moving the film along. " ‐ MediaMikes
Posted Sep 21, 2014
4/5 45% Life After Beth (2014) "Not sure if this term has ever been used before so I'm going to call "Life After Beth" a very original "Rom-Zom-Com," which translates to Romantic Zombie Comedy. " ‐ MediaMikes
Posted Sep 21, 2014
3/5 34% The November Man (2014) "A standard by-the-numbers spy thriller, "The November Man" rides squarely on the broad shoulders of Pierce Brosnan " ‐ MediaMikes
Posted Sep 21, 2014
1/5 35% If I Stay (2014) "The only way "If I Stay" could make me cry would be if I had to watch it again. " ‐ MediaMikes
Posted Sep 21, 2014
2/5 21% Into The Storm (2014) "Lacking zero plot development, other than "here comes the next storm," "Into the Storm's" only saving point are the visual effects, rendered in all of their Dolby glory. " ‐ MediaMikes
Posted Sep 21, 2014
4.5/5 80% Get On Up (2014) "This is not an impression. This IS James Brown. " ‐ MediaMikes
Posted Sep 21, 2014
3/5 67% Lucy (2014) "Smartly conceived, "Lucy" is one of those great "what if" films you occasionally stumble across that has you thinking long after it's ended. " ‐ MediaMikes
Posted Sep 21, 2014
4/5 90% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) "..."Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" rises and falls on the large shoulders of Andy Serkis. He gives Caesar a quiet dignity and, if possible, almost makes him human in his emotions " ‐ MediaMikes
Posted Sep 21, 2014
3/5 23% Tammy (2014) "Co-written by star McCarthy with her director (and real life husband) Falcone, "Tammy" is a dramadey that actually works best during its most serious moments. " ‐ MediaMikes
Posted Sep 21, 2014
4.5/5 52% Jersey Boys (2014) " Eastwood has wisely kept the basic premise of the stage show, allowing each member of the group to act as their own "Greek chorus," breaking the fourth wall and narrating the story as it progresses. " ‐ MediaMikes
Posted Sep 21, 2014
4.5/5 85% 22 Jump Street (2014) "Full of inside jokes (hey, we're making a sequel) and fantastic performances, "22 Jump Street" is everything you want in a sequel and more. " ‐ MediaMikes
Posted Sep 21, 2014
4/5 No Score Yet Smothered (2016) "The second feature film written and directed by actor John Schneider, "Smothered" is a tongue in cheek look at the world of fan-driven conventions conceived by a man who has been there and done that. " ‐ MediaMikes
Posted Sep 21, 2014
4/5 49% Maleficent (2014) "This is how you update a classic tale! " ‐ MediaMikes
Posted Sep 21, 2014
4/5 51% The Calling (2014) "A well-paced thriller that will have you guessing until the end, "The Calling" comes to us courtesy of first time feature director Jason Stone. " ‐ MediaMikes
Posted Aug 28, 2014
4.5/5 62% Million Dollar Arm (2014) "An uplifting and inspirational tale " ‐ MediaMikes
Posted May 18, 2014
2.5/5 73% Neighbors (2014) "Tries to be a cross between "Animal House" and "Old School" but, sadly, is more like a second-rate "Van Wilder" sequel. " ‐ MediaMikes
Posted May 18, 2014
4/5 24% The Other Woman (2014) "A true "screwball" comedy, one that should keep you still laughing long after the film is over " ‐ MediaMikes
Posted Apr 27, 2014
5/5 50% That Demon Within (Mo Jing) (2014) "...one of the best action films (and psychological thrillers) I've watched in a very long time. " ‐ MediaMikes
Posted Apr 27, 2014
4/5 60% Draft Day (2014) "Told with humor, and with the obvious support of the NFL, "Draft Day" is just the film to see before the real draft starts on May 8. " ‐ MediaMikes
Posted Apr 11, 2014
5/5 89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) "A great addition to the Marvel heroes family, (this) is another testament to the powers that be at Marvel Studios know that anything worth doing is worth doing well! " ‐ MediaMikes
Posted Apr 11, 2014
4/5 65% Bad Words (2014) "In a word, "Bad Words" is H-I-L-A-R-I-O-U-S! " ‐ MediaMikes
Posted Apr 11, 2014
3/5 79% Muppets Most Wanted (2014) "Lacking a lot of the eternal fun that made the Muppets stars four decades ago, "Muppets Most Wanted" is a by the book sequel which occasionally rises to funny thanks to its humorous human co-stars. " ‐ MediaMikes
Posted Apr 11, 2014
5/5 92% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) "Filled with fully fleshed out characters, amazing dialogue and a look that is right out of the 1940s, the film travels smoothly on the shoulders of Ralph Fiennes. " ‐ MediaMikes
Posted Apr 11, 2014
2.5/5 75% Enemy (2014) "A mismatch of ideas OR a brilliant "art house experiment." It may take me a few years to decide which. " ‐ MediaMikes
Posted Apr 11, 2014
4/5 79% Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014) "Mr. Peabody proudly announces "there's no doubt about it...every dog should have a boy." And every boy (and girl) should go see "Mr. Peabody & Sherman." " ‐ MediaMikes
Posted Apr 11, 2014
3.5/5 60% Non-Stop (2014) "Neeson is again solid as a man with faults he must overcome to save those around him. " ‐ MediaMikes
Posted Apr 11, 2014
3/5 28% 3 Days To Kill (2014) "...a fun look at how even the toughest guys - the baddest asses on the planet - are capable of an emotional evening with the ladies of their lives. " ‐ MediaMikes
Posted Apr 11, 2014
2/5 69% About Last Night (2014) "A remake in name only, "About Last Night" is a poorly directed series of Kevin Hart skits with an occasional emotional moment somehow finding its way onto the screen. " ‐ MediaMikes
Posted Apr 11, 2014
.5/5 13% Winter's Tale (2014) ""What the hell did I just see?" That was my first comment to the studio representative after I screened "Winter's Tale." Allow me to save you two hours. of your life: " ‐ MediaMikes
Posted Apr 11, 2014
4.5/5 64% August: Osage County (2013) "Led by the magnificent Streep, the film takes a grounded play that ran for three and a half hours and compresses it into a two hour showcase of talent. " ‐ MediaMikes
Posted Feb 9, 2014
4.5/5 94% Her (2013) "Seriously, I think this is the first time I can remember seeing Phoenix smile on camera since "Parenthood." " ‐ MediaMikes
Posted Feb 9, 2014
3.5/5 56% Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) "The action comes non-stop and credit director/co-star Branagh with making the film interesting, both with his performance and his guidance. " ‐ MediaMikes
Posted Feb 9, 2014
5/5 92% Philomena (2013) "Dench is brilliant as the adult Philomena. In spite of her generally outgoing appearance there is a sadness behind her eyes born of five decades of heartbreak. " ‐ MediaMikes
Posted Feb 9, 2014
2.5/5 34% Labor Day (2014) "Well intentioned but lacking in credibility, "Labor Day" is a bump in the so-far smooth cinematic road of director Jason Reitman. " ‐ MediaMikes
Posted Feb 9, 2014
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