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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review

Elysium (2013)

"The plot holes are plentiful and the two-dimensional characterizations have a tendency to fall into them." Movie Parables
Posted Dec 29, 2013

2 Guns (2013)

"When all is said and done, this is really a two- character film and it helps that the two characters are themselves played by two very accomplished actors." Movie Parables
Posted Nov 25, 2013

Turbo (2013)

"While it may not be original in tone or matter, [it] is certainly not without charm." Movie Parables
Posted Nov 18, 2013

Red 2 (2013)

"The sense of fun and quirky humor of the original film stays intact." Movie Parables
Posted Nov 17, 2013

Man of Tai Chi (2013)

"Keanu Reeves has often been criticized for his wooden acting skills and in Tiger Hu Chen he has found a protégé to mold in his image. " Movie Parables
Posted Nov 11, 2013

The Heat (2013)

"Bullock and McCarthy are fully committed to their characters and, to their credit, manage to elicit genuine warmth despite the shock humor and crudity of the characters." Movie Parables
Posted Nov 3, 2013

White House Down (2013)

"Emmerich keeps the energy high, the banter light, the explosions huge and the logic immaterial. This is popcorn entertainment and it doesn't disappoint. " Movie Parables
Posted Oct 28, 2013

After Earth (2013)

"After Earth does allow for an opportunity to discuss fear in some detail from a spiritual perspective. " Movie Parables
Posted Oct 28, 2013

Man of Steel (2013)

"Director Zack Snyder has thrown a lot of frenetic action upon the screen and has made some different choices that manage to put an unexpected spin on a familiar tale. " Movie Parables
Posted Oct 25, 2013

This Is the End (2013)

"The Apocalypse is no joke. That is, unless, you're looking at it through the eyes of today's most popular comedic actors." Movie Parables
Posted Oct 15, 2013

The Way Way Back (2013)

"Those who stay with it will find themselves connecting with the story and characters in a real and rewarding way. " Movie Parables
Posted Oct 13, 2013

Pacific Rim (2013)

"Del Toro somehow makes this homage to the cheesy monster movies of a past era seem fresh and relevant." Movie Parables
Posted Oct 8, 2013

The Croods (2013)

"it makes for passable entertainment for a rainy afternoon." Movie Parables
Posted Oct 4, 2013

World War Z (2013)

"Director Marc Forster keeps the tension high while reducing the amount of gore being splashed on the screen." Movie Parables
Posted Oct 1, 2013

C.O.G. (2013)

"This sad and meandering film ends rather abruptly and disappointedly" Movie Parables
Posted Sep 28, 2013

Epic (2013)

"Instead of using the film as a platform for environmental reforms or warnings, director Chris Wedge simply tells an adventure story that may appeal to the young or young at heart." Movie Parables
Posted Sep 23, 2013

Love Is All You Need (2013)

"Love Is All You Need straddles that fine line between comedy and drama. It succeeds because it stays honest to both. " Movie Parables
Posted Sep 22, 2013
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Refuge From The Storm (2013)

"For these characters, the fight between good and evil is not philosophical or theoretical. It is real and it has real consequences." Movie Parables
Posted Sep 15, 2013

The Great Gatsby (2013)

"Money does not make the man but many a man has been unmade by the temptations that come with having money." Movie Parables
Posted Sep 13, 2013

Iron Man 3 (2013)

"While there is plenty of CGI-candy to make the franchise purists happy... the real story is in keeping with the flesh and blood characters." Movie Parables
Posted Sep 11, 2013

Rise of the Guardians (2012)

"The film speeds by with plenty of action and humor to delight the target audience." Movie Parables
Posted Sep 10, 2013

Now You See Me (2013)

"The film, implausible as it may be, is immensely enjoyable to watch because of the work of its actors." Movie Parables
Posted Sep 9, 2013

Pain & Gain (2013)

" I totally understand the Pain part. After all, I watched the film all the way through to its end. It's the Gain that I don't quite understand." Movie Parables
Posted Sep 6, 2013

The Call (2013)

"The tension is palpable and Halle Berry plays her character perfectly throughout most of the film." Movie Parables
Posted Aug 31, 2013

Trouble with the Curve (2012)

"No trouble here. This one is a solid hit." Movie Parables
Posted Aug 28, 2013

And While We Were Here (2013)

"It is so hard to make melancholy dramatically interesting." Movie Parables
Posted Aug 25, 2013

The Place Beyond The Pines (2013)

"The Place Beyond the Pines is one-third of a great movie. Unfortunately its greatness is all contained in the first act." Movie Parables
Posted Aug 25, 2013

Olympus Has Fallen (2013)

"Olympus Has Fallen. Your own expectations of this film should quickly follow suit." Movie Parables
Posted Aug 20, 2013

The Company You Keep (2013)

"a great cast and director, interesting storyline and premise, more than a hint of mystery, and intelligent characters that we can care about. " Movie Parables
Posted Aug 19, 2013

Hugo (2011)

"A sweet and simple tale, told by an experienced storyteller, containing spectacular visuals and a likable cast." Movie Parables
Posted Aug 17, 2013

Safe (2012)

"gun blazing, neck-cracking, mass killing action." Movie Parables
Posted Aug 16, 2013

Marvel's The Avengers (2012)

"The Avengers is everything one might want in a big budget, high profile, special effects extravaganza." Movie Parables
Posted Aug 12, 2013

Mud (2013)

"McConaughey shines as Mud" Movie Parables
Posted Aug 11, 2013

Oblivion (2013)

"Oblivion is handsomely shot, overly long, and oddly familiar (not in a good way.)" Movie Parables
Posted Aug 10, 2013

G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013)

"A G.I. Joe action figure never actually did anything on its own. The same can be said of this newest film that bears its name." Movie Parables
Posted Aug 5, 2013

Parental Guidance (2012)

"a simple and sweet movie that is tailor made for [grandparents.]" Movie Parables
Posted Aug 3, 2013

Django Unchained (2012)

"to tell a story where the line between good and evil is so blurred that the two become indistinguishable is leading an audience down a slippery slope." Movie Parables
Posted Jul 30, 2013

The Sapphires (2013)

"Each of the others have their own issues to work through but perhaps it is Kaye's back story that provides us with a lesson to take to heart. " Movie Parables
Posted Jul 28, 2013

Zathura (2005)

"There's not a lot of plot and few surprises" Movie Parables
Posted Jul 24, 2013

We Are Marshall (2006)

"screenwriter Jamie Linden simply didn't put enough dramatic meat on the bones that history provided." Movie Parables
Posted Jul 24, 2013

The Impossible (2012)

"both inspiring and emotionally rewarding." Movie Parables
Posted Jul 24, 2013

The Great Raid (2005)

"This is an old-fashioned war tale that feels like it easily could have been made some forty years ago." Movie Parables
Posted Jul 24, 2013

Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)

"Star Trek has taught us that it doesn't matter who is sitting in the captain's chair onscreen as long as there is a competent hand at the helm offscreen. " Movie Parables
Posted Jul 23, 2013

Something's Gotta Give (2003)

"What's age got to do with it?" Movie Parables
Posted Jul 23, 2013

Sideways (2004)

"Sideways does contain some witty lines and poignant observations about life and relationships but once again Payne utilizes flawed and weak characters that are difficult to embrace. " Movie Parables
Posted Jul 23, 2013

Serenity (2005)

"it is the rousing adventure we wanted Lucas to continue making." Movie Parables
Posted Jul 23, 2013

Reservation Road (2007)

"Negative emotions are never profitable in the long term." Movie Parables
Posted Jul 23, 2013

Quartet (2013)

"The film tells a simple tale but tells it so sweetly and with such respect and admiration for its subjects that it completely wins us over" Movie Parables
Posted Jul 23, 2013

Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)

"a family friendly film that doesn't come anywhere close to reaching classic status but, like its main character, offers a mild and harmless diversion that we can use to amuse ourselves for an hour or two." Movie Parables
Posted Jul 22, 2013

Monsters University (2013)

"MU may lack the wow factor of Pixar's best but it is serviceable entertainment with a heart and a lesson worth sharing." Movie Parables
Posted Jul 22, 2013
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