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Mike McGranaghan

Mike McGranaghan
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1.5/4 No Score Yet Won Ton Ton, the Dog Who Saved Hollywood (1976) Tries to cram in so many old-Hollywood ideas that it causes the plot to lose focus.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Mar 26, 2017
3/4 67% Life (2017) Yes, it's a ripoff of Alien. And that's okay because it's a darn good ripoff. ‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
1/4 44% Bokeh (2017) The half-baked philosophizing and predictable outcome make the picture an endurance test for your patience.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2017
3/4 46% The Belko Experiment (2017) if you have an appreciation for horror-thrillers that push boundaries, The Belko Experiment is an admirably messed-up work of nihilism.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
3/4 82% Mean Dreams (2017) Mean Dreams may not be particularly original, but with an effectively somber atmosphere and first-rate performances, it's a sufficiently entertaining little thriller.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2017
3.5/4 93% The Devil's Candy (2017) Indie horror doesn't get much more stylish or creepy than The Devil's Candy.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Mar 13, 2017
3/4 78% Kong: Skull Island (2017) The movie knows precisely what it takes to deliver mayhem that makes you smile and lean in so that you can savor every awesomely chaotic second.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
3.5/4 92% Logan (2017) In the way it explores the inescapable nature of violence and its long-term effects, Logan is the Unforgiven of superhero cinema. ‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
3.5/4 100% The Last Laugh (2017) A provocative, probing - and yes, often funny - look at the role humor plays in coming to terms with the darkest, most troubling events mankind faces.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2017
3.5/4 72% Headshot (2017) For anyone in search of an action extravaganza with a nice touch of humanity on the side, this is a can't-miss movie.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2017
1.5/4 No Score Yet Dead Time Stories (1986) The twisted tales range from "pretty bad" to "mediocre."‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Feb 27, 2017
3.5/4 99% 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 27% 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 89% 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 9% 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 6% 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 92% 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 42% 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 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
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 80% 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 93% 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 71% 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 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
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