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Mike McGranaghan

Mike McGranaghan
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/4 100% Get Out (2017) One of the boldest, most audacious major studio movies to come along in quite some time. From the opening titles to the end credits, Get Out holds you in its grasp.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
3/4 100% My Life as a Zucchini (Ma vie de courgette) (2017) A heartfelt, poignant movie, and further proof that animation is a viable means with which to tell complex human stories.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2017
2.5/4 30% Fist Fight (2017) Fist Fight is a mixed bag. The film is amusing without ever becoming the side-splitter it obviously wants to be.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2017
1.5/4 9% King Solomon's Mines (1985) King Solomon's Mines is frequently laughable. Nothing about the film is convincingly done. ‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2017
4/4 85% Land of Mine (Under Sandet) (2017) Land of Mine is absolutely riveting from start to finish, both on a thematic and a visceral level. It tenses your muscles and engages your mind simultaneously.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
2.5/4 35% The Great Wall (2017) While the monster battles are undeniably entertaining, The Great Wall comes to a screeching halt whenever it focuses on the people. The characters are frustratingly paper-thin, as is the plot. ‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
3.5/4 91% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) Regardless of your age, gender, or other defining characteristics, if you are even remotely interested in Batman, you can have a grand old time at this funny, charming picture.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Feb 14, 2017
3/4 90% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) A fun, frenetic action picture.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2017
2/4 8% Fifty Shades Darker (2017) A really cheesy soap opera with intermittent scenes of smutty sex. It's certainly better than the first one, albeit that's a low bar to clear.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
3/4 78% The Monster (2016) An exceptional lead performance from Zoe Kazan makes the film stand out from the crowd.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2017
1/4 7% Rings (2017) Rings spent nearly a year-and-a-half sitting on a shelf. For all intents and purposes, it could have just stayed there indefinitely.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
3.5/4 93% Toni Erdmann (2016) The film is funny and insightful, outrageous but still grounded.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
2/4 25% The Comedian (2017) Robert DeNiro does what he can, but the bottom line is that he's seriously miscast.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2017
1.5/4 33% Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2017) At my screening, two guys sitting a few rows down from me smoked what appeared to be marijuana throughout the movie. I'm not condoning drug use, but they probably had the right idea.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
2/4 41% Gold (2017) To paraphrase the comedy Tropic Thunder, you never go "full McConaughey." In Gold, Matthew McConaughey goes full McConaughey.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
2.5/5 85% A Patch Of Fog (2017) A new spin makes any formula worth watching one more time. Watching a movie just go through the motions, as this one does, is a one-way ticket to zoning out.‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2017
2.5 75% Split (2017) The patented "Shyamalan twist" completely derails what is, for a time, a very well-crafted chiller.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
3/4 94% The Red Turtle (La tortue rouge) (2017) The Red Turtle is an elegant reminder that hand-drawn animation has a unique grace that no CGI animation can replicate, regardless of how well it's executed.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
3/4 82% The Founder (2017) A funny and insightful film. The story of how McDonalds became McDONALDS is enough to make you never want to eat at McDonalds again. ‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2017
1/4 23% The Bye Bye Man (2017) The Bye Bye Man is one of the most amateurish wide-release movies I've ever seen. Why anyone thought this thing was in good enough shape to warrant an opening in more than 2,000 theaters is a mystery. ‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
3.5/4 82% Patriots Day (2017) Patriots Day is a tense movie that honors human strength during the darkest of hours.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2017
1.5/4 17% Underworld: Blood Wars (2017) If you like watching dull characters and unconvincing CGI beasts engage in generic fighting on bargain-basement sets, this is the movie you've been waiting for!‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2017
3.5/4 92% Hidden Figures (2017) A rousing, uplifting tribute to three unsung American heroes. Splendid performances give the film full power.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2017
3/4 63% One Piece Film: Gold (2017) This is a funny, inventive, and gorgeously animated adventure showcasing some colorful characters and a bold, original setting.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2017
4/4 96% Paterson (2016) Paterson, represents director Jim Jarmusch doing everything he does well to the best of his abilities.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Dec 30, 2016
2.5/4 34% Live By Night (2017) This isn't a terrible movie. But a middling one? Most definitely.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2016
3/4 31% Passengers (2016) Imperfect though it may be, the movie explores a 'What would you do?' moral issue with enough inquisitiveness and entertainment value to make for a reasonably engaging two hours.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2016
4/4 87% A Monster Calls (2017) A Monster Calls is a masterpiece of imagination. Movies like this don't come around very often, and when they do, they're worth cherishing.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2016
4/4 93% Fences (2016) A brilliant, deeply human adaptation of a masterwork.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2016
2.5/4 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) Rogue One feels more like a movie with Star Wars stuff in it than an actual Star Wars movie.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2016
2/4 70% Miss Sloane (2016) What begins as an intelligent probe into the world of lobbying ends up a generic thriller that's more about the "surprise" twists than about the actual subject matter. ‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2016
3/4 41% Office Christmas Party (2016) A first-rate cast and some moments of sharp humor give it enough kick to be a good time.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2016
4/4 93% La La Land (2016) La La Land fills your soul with joy and happiness. A dazzling work that you want to see again the very second its over.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2016
3.5/4 96% Manchester by the Sea (2016) A sensitive and occasionally stinging look at how death disrupts life. ‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2016
3.5/4 86% Lion (2016) Lion tells one of those amazing true stories that only a pure cynic could fail to be captivated by.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
4/4 89% Jackie (2016) A profoundly haunting and powerful film that examines grief in its most raw form. Natalie Portman is extraordinary. ‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2016
4/4 73% Nocturnal Animals (2016) Mesmerizing and entertaining. A movie that rattles around in your head for days after you see it.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2016
3/4 62% Allied (2016) The picture works better as a portrait of a man worried about what his wife might be withholding from him than it does as a WWII story.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Nov 27, 2016
2/4 55% Rules Don't Apply (2016) What begins as a light, jaunty look at how sane people deal with disturbed-but-important bigwigs morphs into a scattershot mess.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2016
3.5/4 95% Moana (2016) A great deal of imagination has clearly been pumped into the movie, ensuring that it's continually enjoyable to watch.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Nov 25, 2016
3.5/4 89% Elle (2016) A darkly compelling look at what a tortured soul can do. Isabelle Huppert is superb. ‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2016
1.5/4 6% Shut In (2016) Shut In is a very bad movie anchored by a very good lead performance.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2016
3.5/4 90% Doctor Strange (2016) Great fun! Doctor Strange has everything you'd want or expect from a Marvel adventure, but it also feels fresh and new. ‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2016
3.5/4 93% The Eagle Huntress (2016) Captivating! Over the course of 87 minutes, you come to really care about this girl, not just for what she accomplishes, but for who she is.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Nov 6, 2016
1.5/4 21% Boo! A Madea Halloween (2016) Dropping Madea into a comic Halloween adventure should have been a recipe for fun. Dropping her into one that recycles jokes and celebrates the virtues of beating children proves to be the exact opposite of fun.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2016
3.5/4 82% Ouija: Origin of Evil (2016) You could be forgiven for completely writing off the movie. But don't. In what ranks as one of the year's happiest surprises, this is a terrific old-school fright flick that delivers both chills and substance.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2016
1.5/4 51% The Accountant (2016) Whoever cut that theatrical trailer should be given an Oscar. They made a confused, frustratingly muddled picture look coherent.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2016
3.5/4 83% Doomed: The Untold Story Of Roger Corman's The Fantastic Four (2015) Fascinating and sometimes funny. This is one of the most candid behind-the-scenes documentaries of recent times because the interviewees have no reason to suppress their true feelings.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2016
3/4 88% Godzilla Resurgence (Shin Godzilla) (2016) Puts a cool, inventive, modern-day twist on the whole concept of a Godzilla flick.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2016
2.5/4 43% The Girl on the Train (2016) Both exhilarating and frustrating. Exhilarating in that it's a rare mainstream Hollywood film filled with strong female characters, frustrating in that the storytelling around those characters is needlessly muddled.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2016