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Mike McGranaghan

Mike McGranaghan
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 80% Halloween (2018) If anyone really thinks this will be the last meeting of Laurie Strode and Michael Myers, I have a nice plot of land in Florida to sell you cheap. But who cares? Halloween does what it needs to do.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2018
3/4 85% The Wife (2018) The Wife starts off somewhat slowly, to the point where you wonder if anything is actually going to happen. Then, at the 50-minute mark, the "twist" of the story kicks in, and suddenly it becomes riveting.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
1.5/4 88% All About Nina (2018) All About Nina is certainly a showcase for Winstead's versatility. It just doesn't come together as a story.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2018
4/4 89% First Man (2018) An inspiring work. It celebrates the heroism and triumph of our country's astronauts in a way we haven't quite seen before.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
3.5/4 96% Rodents of Unusual Size (2018) A riveting documentary. You might not want to eat while watching Rodents of Unusual Size, but you should definitely seek it out.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
3/4 60% Gosnell: The Trial of America's Biggest Serial Killer (2018) Well-acted and compelling. Even without going full-on graphic, the film achieves real power.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2018
1/4 40% Shine (2018) Shine wants to be a dance movie and a piece of social commentary at the same time. Too much of the running time is consumed by the commentary, which has all the depth of a third-grade book report.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2018
3/4 40% Hell Fest (2018) If you like Halloween, amusement park spook houses, and haunted hayrides, Hell Fest is the movie for you.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
4/4 90% A Star Is Born (2018) A Star Is Born tells a story many of us already know. The magic comes from the fact that we utterly forget we know it and become absorbed all over again. ‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
3/4 33% The Predator (2018) Anyone looking for a "serious" movie featuring this creature will be disappointed. Approach The Predator for what it is -- a self-aware riff on classic B-movies -- and it's a reasonably enjoyable way to kill two hours.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
4/4 98% Free Solo (2018) Both a heart-stopping adventure and a riveting psychological portrait of a man driven to push himself to the edge.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
0.5/4 No Score Yet The Trump Prophecy (2018) If the movie was designed to convince non-believers that Trump really is God's selection, the paper-thin storytelling won't do the trick.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2018
2.5/4 28% Night School (2018) The movie is fine as lightweight entertainment that lets you take your mind off your worries for two hours. Pairing comedic forces like Hart and Haddish should bring more than that, though.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
3/4 58% Summer '03 (2018) A charming little feel-good indie. Summer '03 allows Joey King to give the performance she's always had in her.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
1.5/4 33% Little Women (2018) There's just nothing new, and the non-stop manic tone is enough to make you ready to stop watching it long before it's actually over.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
0/4 17% Exorcist II: The Heretic (1977) Someone could make a slapstick comedy sequel to Saving Private Ryan and it would be no less faithful to the original than this picture is.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Sep 24, 2018
4/4 79% Fahrenheit 11/9 (2018) Anyone expecting Fahrenheit 11/9 to be a two-hour Trump bash-a-thon will be surprised. Moore is just as hard, if not harder, on the entire Democratic party. This is one of the most important and politically-astute films of our time.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
3.5/4 98% Science Fair (2018) The film works because it celebrates the dedication of these admirable young people. You'll feel proud for them, and grateful for their efforts.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2018
3.5/4 85% A Simple Favor (2018) One of the most surprising and satisfying movies of the year. It's a ride that invites you to partake in its craziness.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
3/4 93% Searching (2018) Searching's mystery is constructed like the interior of a clock. Everything adds up, with no noticeable plot holes. It's impressively designed.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
3/4 68% Ocean's 8 (2018) Ocean's 8 has its own identity while still fitting snugly into the established parameters of the franchise.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
1/4 16% The Seventh Sign (1988) Many of the performances are over-dramatic, the plot is difficult to follow, and the movie takes itself so seriously that it's often tempting to laugh at it. All in all, The Seventh Sign is a mess.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
2/4 80% Alpha (2018) Visually magnificent, dramatically familiar.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2018
1.5/4 97% I Am Not a Witch (2018) The disjointed, episodic pace makes it an off-putting experience. ‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2018
1/4 26% The Nun (2018) A depressingly generic picture that feels like a cash grab on the studio's part. It doesn't even seem to be trying very hard to entertain.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
2/4 60% Operation Finale (2018) Operation Finale falls into the curious category of films based on riveting true stories that somehow manage to render them dull and dramatically limp. ‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
1/4 67% Beautifully Broken (2018) Beautifully Broken is excessively heavy-handed and melodramatic. Every single scene is designed to be as weighty as possible.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2018
1/4 22% The Happytime Murders (2018) The Happytime Murders is one of those movies that sounds like a great idea until you actually see it, at which point you realize it's a terrible idea.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
3/4 41% Arizona (2018) If your sense of humor is warped in just the right way, the film's sheer willingness to go to such dark places might just elicit some guilty laughs. ‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
3/4 75% The Tingler (1959) Well-made, and anyone with an appreciation for the fright flicks of yesteryear will certainly recognize it as a work of significant note.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2018
1/4 14% An L.A. Minute (2018) A poorly-written, clumsily-directed, unrealistically-plotted fiasco. Kiersey Clemons still lights up the screen, but even her considerable talents can't keep this thing afloat.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2018
3/4 92% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) Smartly funny, romantic without being cloying, and honest without resorting to manipulation.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
3/4 70% The Ranger (2018) The Ranger doesn't reinvent the wheel, but it absolutely uses that wheel with effectiveness and skill.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2018
2/4 0% Return of the Living Dead Part II (1988) Return of the Living Dead Part II lacks the stinging humor Dan O'Bannon brought to the original.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
3/4 45% The Meg (2018) It's never going to win an Oscar - unless the Academy starts giving out awards for Best Picture Where Jason Statham Fights a Shark - but if you're looking for some enjoyably bonkers summer-themed fun, here it is.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
4/4 95% BlacKkKlansman (2018) BlacKkKlansman is urgent and vital. It stands next to Do the Right Thing as one of the best movies ever made about racial intolerance in the United States.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
3/4 38% Life of the Party (2018) Funny on a consistent-enough basis to provide some fun.‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2018
3/4 100% McQueen (2018) Even if you know nothing about fashion or care little about it, McQueen works simply as a case study of someone with a unique vision who took his field by storm.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2018
2/4 49% The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) The problems really begin about halfway through, when you realize that all of this has been done before, and done better.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
3.5/4 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) The Mission Impossible series has been consistently thrilling. Fallout kicks everything up a level. It's ridiculously enjoyable.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
2/4 90% Bodied (2018) Overwrought to the point of becoming tiresome.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
3.5/4 82% Puzzle (2018) Based on her work here, it might well be time to officially declare Kelly Macdonald a Cinematic Treasure.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
3/4 57% Unfriended: Dark Web (2018) Things get a little preposterous in the third act, but the performances are pretty good and there are a sufficient number of shock moments to hold the movie together anyway.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
3/4 59% Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018) Funny and charming, with a twist that nicely freshens the series up.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
3.5/4 53% Our House (2018) Our House continues the 2018 trend - started by A Quiet Place and Hereditary - of horror movies that are as much about characters, emotions, and ideas as they are about scares. ‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2018
3.5/4 83% The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot (2018) Mythic and meaningful. A special work that hits you in unexpected ways. Sam Elliott gives yet another stellar performance.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2018
2/4 80% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) The original was the cinematic equivalent of consuming a pot of coffee, then chugging an energy drink as a chaser. Any sane sequel should attempt to match that, not go in the opposite direction.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
3.5/4 93% Cam (2018) A bold, electrifying thriller. Madeline Brewer gives a brave and ferocious performance.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
4/4 99% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) Won't You Be My Neighbor? makes you want to be a better person. ‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2018
3/4 100% Boiled Angels: The Trial of Mike Diana (2018) A documentary that will offend and enlighten you simultaneously.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2018