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Mike McGranaghan

Mike McGranaghan
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 83% 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
Posted Jan 18, 2017
1/4 27% 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
Posted Jan 13, 2017
3.5/4 79% Patriots Day (2017) Patriots Day is a tense movie that honors human strength during the darkest of hours. ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Jan 11, 2017
1.5/4 18% 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
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
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
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
Posted Dec 30, 2016
2.5/4 33% Live By Night (2017) This isn't a terrible movie. But a middling one? Most definitely. ‐ Aisle Seat
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
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
Posted Dec 22, 2016
4/4 95% Fences (2016) A brilliant, deeply human adaptation of a masterwork. ‐ Aisle Seat
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
Posted Dec 16, 2016
2/4 69% 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
Posted Dec 9, 2016
3/4 42% 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
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
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
Posted Dec 5, 2016
3.5/4 88% Lion (2016) Lion tells one of those amazing true stories that only a pure cynic could fail to be captivated by. ‐ Aisle Seat
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
Posted Dec 1, 2016
4/4 72% Nocturnal Animals (2016) Mesmerizing and entertaining. A movie that rattles around in your head for days after you see it. ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Nov 27, 2016
3/4 61% 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
Posted Nov 27, 2016
2/4 54% 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
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
Posted Nov 25, 2016
3.5/4 88% Elle (2016) A darkly compelling look at what a tortured soul can do. Isabelle Huppert is superb. ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Nov 18, 2016
1.5/4 3% Shut In (2016) Shut In is a very bad movie anchored by a very good lead performance. ‐ Aisle Seat
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Posted Oct 7, 2016
2.5/4 98% Under The Shadow (2016) It tries to be both a political allegory and a horror movie, never quite finding a way to meld the two together smoothly. Consequently, this is a film more easily admired than enjoyed. ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Oct 6, 2016
2.5/4 31% Masterminds (2016) This is the kind of not great/not terrible picture that will work better on a casual home viewing than as a big screen experience. ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Oct 3, 2016
3.5/4 83% Deepwater Horizon (2016) Works extremely well as both a nail-biting recreation of a horrific accident and as a celebration of the American worker. ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Sep 30, 2016
3.5/4 98% Long Way North (Tout en haut du monde) (2016) Substantive and satisfying, with something beautiful to look at in every inch of the frame. ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Sep 29, 2016
3/4 63% Storks (2016) A family film this charming is always a treat. ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Sep 25, 2016
3/4 63% The Magnificent Seven (2016) The Magnificent Seven has no real substance, meaning, or depth. It simply is what it is: a breezy Western adventure with a bunch of name actors. On that level, it works. ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Sep 23, 2016
3/4 60% Hillsong - Let Hope Rise (2016) Upbeat and meaningful. Effectively showcases how the band's work has touched lives everywhere. ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Sep 20, 2016
2.5/4 36% Blair Witch (2016) In spite of some stabs at freshness in presenting the found footage requisites, Blair Witch is largely stuck going through the motions established by its predecessor. ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Sep 16, 2016
3.5/4 61% Snowden (2016) A gripping, provocative, and scary look at a whistleblower whose revelations shocked the world. ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Sep 15, 2016
1/5 No Score Yet A Beautiful Now (2016) A compendium of every indie movie cliché about unhappy, confused twenty-somethings. ‐ Film Racket
Posted Sep 15, 2016
4/4 85% Sully (2016) Both an admiring recreation of the Miracle on the Hudson and a poignant reflection on how an ordinary, yet supremely competent man declines to exalt himself as a hero. ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Sep 9, 2016
3.5/4 87% Other People (2016) A funny, honest, and moving slice-of-life film that has an undeniable ring of truth. ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Sep 6, 2016
4/4 82% Author: The JT LeRoy Story (2016) A mind-blowing document of creation and deception. Every second of the film leaves you captivated. ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Sep 5, 2016
1.5/4 40% Morgan (2016) It's exactly the kind of picture you'd expect to be released on Labor Day weekend: dumb, shoddy, and forgettable. ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Sep 2, 2016
2.5/4 64% Greater (2016) A movie that has some undeniable inspirational appeal, but also one that's so sluggishly told that the appeal is moderately blunted. ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Aug 28, 2016
3.5/4 87% Don't Breathe (2016) This is the kind of film that just makes you nuts for ninety minutes, which is the highest compliment it can be paid. ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Aug 26, 2016
3/4 44% Level Up (2016) A joyride that offers some solid thrills and a couple of good laughs. ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Aug 25, 2016
3/4 93% I Am Not a Serial Killer (2016) Exquisitely acted and creepy as hell. Christopher Lloyd gives one of the year's most essential-to-see performances. ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Aug 23, 2016