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Mike McGranaghan

Mike McGranaghan
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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
4/4 97% Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) A treat for viewers of all ages, Kubo and the Two Strings is nothing less than an animated masterpiece. ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Aug 21, 2016
3.5/4 60% War Dogs (2016) With a gripping true story and a handful of accomplished performances, War Dogs turns out to be the biggest, nicest surprise of the 2016 summer movie season. ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Aug 19, 2016
3/4 83% Sausage Party (2016) Sausage Party is like a Pixar movie that's gotten hopped up on crystal meth and Viagra. ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Aug 12, 2016
1/4 48% Edge of Winter (2016) An astoundingly misbegotten film. Thoroughly incompetent. ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Aug 9, 2016
1.5/4 40% The Fight Within (2016) A film that combines rampant sermonizing with muscular dudes beating the crap out of each other. It's every bit as bizarre as it sounds. ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Aug 8, 2016
3/4 59% The Mind's Eye (2016) There's not a ton of depth to The Mind's Eye, but as a punchy, gruesomely funny horror movie, it succeeds quite well. ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Aug 6, 2016
3/4 26% Suicide Squad (2016) While far from perfect, Suicide Squad is a step forward for the DC Cinematic Universe after the utter disaster that was Batman v Superman. ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Aug 5, 2016
3/4 85% Sun Choke (2016) A beautifully-acted movie that probes some of the darker elements of the human psyche with style and undeniable scariness. ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Aug 5, 2016
3/4 59% Bad Moms (2016) There are more than enough big laughs to satisfy. And underneath it all is a pretty sincere message about how it's okay for parents to make mistakes sometimes. ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Jul 30, 2016
2/4 56% Jason Bourne (2016) It strings the audience along, promising to give more explanation to things that have already been explained in the previous movies. ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Jul 29, 2016
3/4 55% Can We Take a Joke? (2016) Anyone who thinks political correctness has run amok needs to see this film. Anyone who thinks it hasn't needs to see it even more. ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Jul 28, 2016
3/4 90% Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016) The first one to really get a semblance of the first movie's charm back. It's easily the best of the sequels. ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Jul 26, 2016
3/4 76% Lights Out (2016) A spooky, visually creative picture that sucks you in with its atmosphere and good old-fashioned "boo factor." ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Jul 22, 2016
2.5/4 84% Star Trek Beyond (2016) The issue is that Beyond tries to be a "hip" Star Trek story. Star Trek can be many things; hip is not one of them. ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Jul 22, 2016
0.5/4 No Score Yet Beta Test (2016) One of the stupidest and most offensive movies I've seen in more than twenty years as a film critic. ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Jul 20, 2016
2.5/4 No Score Yet The Ratings Game (The Mogul) (1984) Television has changed so dramatically since 1984 that the film has lost a lot of its direct relevance. There's still fun to be had, it's just that the sting isn't as great as it likely was when it initially aired. ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Jul 18, 2016
3.5/4 73% Ghostbusters (2016) Ghostbusters has hilarious performances, superb effects, a killer soundtrack, phenomenal 3D, and sharp jokes. Put all those things together and they add up to 116 minutes of great ghostbusting fun. This movie is a blast. ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Jul 17, 2016
3/4 69% The Infiltrator (2016) A meticulously-told true story that gives you a portrait of the complexities, big and small, that make undercover operations risky. ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Jul 15, 2016
3/4 No Score Yet LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League - Gotham City Breakout (2016) Takes two cool things and combines them in a really pleasurable, family-friendly way. ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Jul 12, 2016
3.5/4 74% The Secret Life of Pets (2016) The Secret Life of Pets is the kind of movie that will make a lot of people happy. It sticks to a subject many of us are very familiar with, then uses that subject to create jokes that will ring a bell with any pet owner. ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Jul 10, 2016
1/4 35% Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates (2016) Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates is many things: a showcase for labored sex gags, a massive waste of talent, an exercise in tedium... ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Jul 8, 2016
2/4 36% The Legend of Tarzan (2016) The Legend of Tarzan is indicative of a trend that's been plaguing cinema for a while now. This is a prime example of a Franchise Starter. It is not designed to be one movie, it's designed to be at least three movies. ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Jul 1, 2016
3.5/4 97% Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) Hunt for the Wilderpeople manages to be touching without turning sappy, and funny without relying on cheap humor. ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Jul 1, 2016
3/4 91% Microbe and Gasoline (Microbe et Gasoil) (2016) An appealingly offbeat and intelligent teen comedy. ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Jun 30, 2016
3/4 78% The Shallows (2016) A fun, effective popcorn thriller, perfect for summer viewing. It provides a steady dose of thrills and an A+ Blake Lively performance. ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Jun 25, 2016
1/4 31% Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) This pitiful sequel is destined to go down as one of the most epic cinematic disasters of modern times. ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Jun 24, 2016
1/5 17% Vigilante Diaries (2016) Nothing more than a 105-minute salute to mindless gunfire and punching. ‐ Film Racket
Posted Jun 23, 2016
3.5/4 83% Midnight Special (2016) You probably won't understand everything on the first viewing, but you'll likely understand enough to make you want to go back and watch it again. A provocative science-fiction film can ask for no higher compliment. ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Jun 21, 2016
3.5/4 94% Finding Dory (2016) Finding Dory might not hit the emotional highs of Nemo, but it's right on track with everything else. An immensely satisfying family film. ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Jun 20, 2016
3/4 69% Central Intelligence (2016) Two hours of pure, wonderfully silly entertainment. ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Jun 17, 2016
3.5/4 80% Beyond the Gates (2016) Beyond the Gates is wicked, witty fun that reminds you how insanely entertaining the horror genre can be. ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Jun 17, 2016
3.5/4 90% Raiders!: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made (2016) A celebration of motion pictures and their power to impact people. Inspiring and endearing. ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Jun 16, 2016
3/4 80% The Conjuring 2 (2016) James Wan's ability to take standard chiller conventions and find unexpected ways to execute them ensures that, despite a few weaknesses, The Conjuring 2 holds you in its grasp. ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Jun 14, 2016
2/4 34% Now You See Me 2 (2016) Now You See Me 2, like its characters, uses misdirection to distract an audience. It goes in ten different directions simultaneously, all in the hope that it will seem like you have seen something that you really haven't. ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Jun 10, 2016
3.5/4 77% Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016) A pitch-perfect spoof of both the modern-day music scene and a social media-obsessed culture that believes you only have worth if everyone's watching your every move. ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Jun 3, 2016
3/4 38% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016) Suitably goofy and surprisingly entertaining. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows effectively demonstrates how a movie series can fix itself when it's broken. ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Jun 3, 2016
2/4 48% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) Tries to be a continuation of the previous two chapters, while also serving as an origin story for characters who appeared in the first wave of X-Men pictures. This leads to a muddled story that feels like it's going forward and backward simultaneously. ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted May 29, 2016
4/4 97% Weiner (2016) One of the most riveting and remarkable documentaries I have ever seen. If you have even the most remote interest in politics or human behavior, Weiner is a movie you cannot afford to miss under any circumstances. ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted May 26, 2016
3/4 47% How To Be Single (2016) How to Be Single shows that rom-coms can be artfully made and intelligent, rather than dumb and pandering. ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted May 24, 2016
3/4 43% The Angry Birds Movie (2016) It captures a lot of what's so enjoyable about the mobile app, which is really all it needs to do. ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted May 22, 2016
2.5/4 62% Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016) Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising adds a very cool feminist twist, but that twist can't disguise the fact that the movie really isn't all that funny. ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted May 20, 2016
3.5/4 92% The Nice Guys (2016) The Nice Guys is like James Ellroy by way of Abbott & Costello. Frequently hilarious, often surprising, and consistently fun. ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted May 20, 2016
1/4 38% Hard Sell (2016) A weird mashup of cliches that don't go together and appear to have been assembled by someone with no understanding of actual human behavior or motivation. ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted May 20, 2016
3/4 57% Money Monster (2016) Works slightly better as a hostage drama than as an expose of Wall Street corruption, but that's okay, because the performances are so good and the pace is so quick that you don't really have time to quibble until after it's over. ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted May 13, 2016
2/4 0% Sundown (2016) Sundown is effective as the story of a kid who is too easily influenced by his friend and who makes a very stupid mistake in pursuit of a girl. It is not effective when it turns violent or starts including an abundance of homophobic and transphobic humor. ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted May 13, 2016
2/4 15% The Curse of Sleeping Beauty (2016) The film feels like a fairy tale as re-imagined by the staff of your local Hot Topic. ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted May 12, 2016
3.5/4 90% Captain America: Civil War (2016) Exciting and ingeniously conceived, this is Marvel working at the top of its cinematic game. ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted May 6, 2016
2.5/4 43% Bite (2016) If you want a well-rounded horror film that has more going on than a serious ick factor, this one comes up a bit lacking. ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted May 5, 2016
1.5/4 19% Mothers and Daughters (2016) A 90-minute bore. Many of the scenes take place either on the phone or via FaceTime, so you don't even get the pleasure of seeing these talented actresses onscreen together sometimes. ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted May 2, 2016