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Mike McGranaghan

Mike McGranaghan

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/4 93% Sicario (2015) "Intelligent and provocative. Despite the heavy subject matter, Sicario works just as well as a thriller as it does a social-issue drama. " ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Oct 7, 2015
2/4 27% The Stranger (2015) "The film is a different spin on the vampire myth, but the sluggish pace and gaps in logic prevent it from having the impact you really want from a story of this type. " ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Oct 5, 2015
3.5/4 81% Batkid Begins (2015) "With great cheer and good spirit, Batkid Begins tells a true story that will restore your faith in humanity. " ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Oct 5, 2015
3.5/4 92% The Martian (2015) "The Martian highlights the book's best qualities, tones down its worst, and adds its own style, which is accentuated by some effective, yet non-intrusive, 3D work. A fast-paced, consistently enthralling adventure. " ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Oct 2, 2015
3/4 88% Deathgasm (2015) "Deathgasm combines the visual flair of Edgar Wright's Scott Pilgrim vs. the World with the manic, gory energy of Sam Raimi's Evil Dead 2. In the horror-comedy pantheon, this movie most definitely rocks hard. " ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Oct 1, 2015
2/4 93% The Duke Of Burgundy (2015) "The Duke of Burgundy is like Fifty Shades of Grey as staged by Masterpiece Theater. " ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Sep 28, 2015
3/4 72% Everest (2015) "The really remarkable and effective thing about Everest is that, on a visual level, it's thoroughly convincing. There is not a single moment here that looks like it was computer-generated or shot against a green screen. " ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Sep 25, 2015
3.5/4 88% Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon (2015) "A must-see documentary for comedy fans! More than a simple recounting of Lampoon history, Drunk Stoned gives a strong sense of the players involved. " ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Sep 24, 2015
2/4 12% Pay the Ghost (2015) "This is a McDonald's meal of a movie, slapped together and designed to taste just like every other McDonald's meal you've ever eaten at any point in your life. " ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Sep 23, 2015
3/4 26% Captive (2015) "A humane film that recognizes the powerful role faith can play when you don't know where to turn. " ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Sep 19, 2015
3/4 75% Black Mass (2015) "An involving look at a bizarre piece of criminal history. Also, a very welcome return to form for Johnny Depp. " ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Sep 18, 2015
2/4 29% Some Kind of Hate (2015) "This is one of those films where you sit there, almost trying to will yourself to like it more than you actually do. " ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Sep 17, 2015
3.5/4 86% Veteran (2015) "Veteran is like Beverly Hills Cop remade with the young Jackie Chan. Masterfully mixes hardcore action with a sense of playfulness. " ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Sep 14, 2015
3/4 25% Hellions (2015) "A nifty way to get freaked out for eighty-two minutes. Hellions is Alice in Wonderland if Alice in Wonderland was about unwanted teen pregnancy. " ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Sep 14, 2015
2/4 63% The Visit (2015) "Hopefully, next time around Shyamalan will have enough confidence to take the gloves off and leave them off. " ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Sep 11, 2015
2.5/4 46% A Walk In The Woods (2015) "A Walk in the Woods is decent light entertainment; there's just no real meat to it. Without a strong thematic center, the movie can feel a bit repetitive at times - Grumpy Old Men in the wild, so to speak. " ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Sep 7, 2015
3/4 67% Break Point (2015) "Break Point is light and bouncy, not unlike a tennis ball being lobbed back and forth. You always know where it's going, yet there's a distinct pleasure in the fast-paced way it gets there. " ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Sep 5, 2015
4/5 34% War Room (2015) "One of the more entertaining and relatable faith-based films to hit the big screen in recent times " ‐ Film Racket
Posted Sep 2, 2015
2.5/4 67% The Harvest (2015) "It's not perfect, but The Harvest earns a few points for ambition. " ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Aug 31, 2015
2/4 41% We Are Your Friends (2015) "We Are Your Friends has an undeniably nice beat, but it never hits the magic tempo that is so vital in getting everyone to euphorically groove. " ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Aug 28, 2015
3/4 88% Turbo Kid (2015) "The best darn cheesy, low-budget '80s sci-fi flick that wasn't actually made in that decade. " ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Aug 23, 2015
3/4 No Score Yet LEGO DC Super Heroes: Justice League: Attack of the Legion of Doom (2015) "An enjoyable family-friendly treat that mixes great toys and great DC characters. " ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Aug 23, 2015
3/4 43% American Ultra (2015) "American Ultra is a real odd duck, and I like odd ducks. " ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Aug 21, 2015
2.5/4 15% The Curse of Downers Grove (2015) "The Curse of Downers Grove is a movie that keeps you watching with its clever hook, without ever delivering the kind of hardcore satisfaction the best teen-themed shockers provide so well. " ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Aug 20, 2015
3.5/4 88% Straight Outta Compton (2015) "An energetic, continually engaging biopic. If you don't know the N.W.A. story, you'll be fascinated by its many twists and turns. If you do, you'll admire the respect with which it's told. " ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Aug 14, 2015
2/4 No Score Yet Beyond The Farthest Star (2013) "Instead of focusing on the part of the story that's potentially affecting, writer/director Andrew Librizzi overcrowds his picture with subplots that go nowhere and extraneous characters who could have easily been chopped out. " ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Aug 10, 2015
3/4 99% Shaun the Sheep (2015) "There's not much substance here, but it doesn't really matter. Shaun the Sheep Movie is filled with funny slapstick hijinks and clever bits of humor. " ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Aug 9, 2015
3.5/4 93% The Gift (2015) "One of the most skillfully executed thrillers you're likely to come across. The film is a great example of how intelligence in storytelling creates far more suspense than generic attempts at shock. " ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Aug 9, 2015
1.5/4 9% Fantastic Four (2015) "Fantastic Four is Catwoman-level awful. It wastes a great cast and cool source material. " ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Aug 7, 2015
3/4 50% Sneakerheadz (2015) "An entertaining movie that celebrates the simple happiness a fancy pair of sneakers can bring. " ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Aug 7, 2015
1/4 50% Harbinger Down (2015) "Gillis clearly had some ideas for practical effects he wanted to create; the plot is just an excuse to do them. There doesn't appear to be much sincere interest in telling a story. For this reason, Harbinger Down plays like the world's longest demo reel. " ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Aug 5, 2015
3.5/4 81% Innerspace (1987) "Innerspace is a movie that sucks you in from the get-go, then keeps you hooked with the way it effortlessly moves from sci-fi to comedy to action, then back again. " ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Aug 3, 2015
2/4 27% Vacation (2015) "This new Vacation reboot lacks the thing most crucial to the success of any given entry in the series. " ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Jul 31, 2015
79% Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' (2015) "It has beautiful visuals/character design, some truly funny comedy, and stylish fight scenes. Those things add up to a solid anime adventure. " ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Jul 30, 2015
86% Justice League: Gods and Monsters (2015) "It's a little too self-referential, and unless you're a walking encyclopedia of all things DC, this has the effect of becoming occasionally difficult to follow. " ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Jul 28, 2015
3/4 63% The Water Diviner (2015) "The film is well-acted, beautifully photographed, and thematically rich. Russell Crowe may have a second whole career ahead of him. " ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Jul 27, 2015
3.5/4 77% I Am Chris Farley (2015) "A celebratory film that serves to remind viewers of the joyful figure Chris Farley was, in spite of his own demons. " ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Jul 27, 2015
2.5/4 60% Southpaw (2015) "Jake Gyllenhaal's performance is definitely worth seeing, although Southpaw as a whole doesn't quite live up to the high standard he sets. " ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Jul 26, 2015
3/4 17% Pixels (2015) "It's an undeniably silly picture, but it's lovingly silly, which makes it go down a lot more smoothly than you'd expect. " ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Jul 24, 2015
3/4 76% Five Star (2015) "Writer/director Keith Miller has made a film that never feels forced, never seems artificial. James "Primo" Grant is electrifying in the lead role. " ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Jul 23, 2015
1/4 11% Frank The Bastard (2015) "Ineptly written and flatly directed, the film takes real effort to get through, as it practically dares the viewer to pay attention. " ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Jul 22, 2015
3/4 No Score Yet Capital C (2015) "Very effectively shows both the upside of crowdfunding and the struggles of making good on a successful campaign. " ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Jul 21, 2015
3.5/4 85% Trainwreck (2015) "Many modern romantic-comedies are shallow and stupid. Trainwreck is one that has something substantive to say. The film is incredibly satisfying as both a comedy and a character study. " ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Jul 20, 2015
3/4 80% Ant-Man (2015) "We've had so many superhero movies in the last decade that it's amazing one can still feel surprising. Ant-Man does. In that sense, it's a triumph. " ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Jul 17, 2015
3.5/4 84% Alleluia (2015) "A provocative and monumentally nerve-wracking thriller. " ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Jul 15, 2015
3/4 55% Minions (2015) "Brightly colored, inordinately silly, kind of charming, and yes, a bit one-note. Still, you know what you're getting, and if that's what you want, here it is. " ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Jul 13, 2015
2.5/4 21% Self/less (2015) "It's sort of a decent movie, and sort of a letdown. Neither one all the way, but both simultaneously. " ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Jul 10, 2015
3/4 76% The Suicide Theory (2015) "The Suicide Theory is funny and disturbing, and a picture that's tough to take your eyes off once you start watching it. " ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Jul 9, 2015
3/4 62% Magic Mike XXL (2015) "Magic Mike XXL isn't quite as psychologically curious as the original, but it certainly delivers a good time for both genders. (You heard me right, fellas.) " ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Jul 8, 2015
2.5/4 96% Tangerine (2015) "While Tangerine does a brilliant job of establishing a verite feel, there's so little actual story that it becomes difficult to get involved at anything deeper than a surface level. " ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Jul 8, 2015
2.5/4 32% Dark Summer (2015) "An intriguing, if flawed look at the nature of obsession. " ‐ Aisle Seat
Posted Jul 7, 2015
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