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Mike McGranaghan

Mike McGranaghan
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3.5/4 71% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) It wasn't necessary to fill in all the gaps about Han Solo's life before Luke Skywalker enlists his help in a Tattooine cantina, but the movie exists anyway, and it's a whole lot better than most cinematic prequels.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
3/4 50% Feral (2018) Well-acted, and a solid example of how to build tension by first creating characters the audience can get invested in.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
3.5/4 82% Deadpool 2 (2018) Deadpool 2 is a better superhero sequel than Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, and Batman & Robin. It's also better than the original Deadpool.‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
2/4 25% Breaking In (2018) Gabrielle Union gets to sink her teeth into a fierce, determined character. However, the potential inherent in the idea of a high-tech house is barely taken advantage of.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
3/4 53% Bad Samaritan (2018) I enjoyed the heck out of this cheerily implausible little underdog of a thriller.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted May 4, 2018
3.5/4 83% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Has twists that keep you hooked and make you gasp. The MCU will never be the same again. ‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2018
3/4 32% Super Troopers 2 (2018) Happily, Super Troopers 2 is every bit as stupid as its predecessor.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
3.5/4 82% Ghost Stories (2018) A stylishly made picture, combining a retro horror feel with a modern sensibility. Ghost Stories is absolutely one of 2018's don't-miss-it horror events.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2018
3.5/4 47% The Devil and Father Amorth (2018) Friedkin's remarkable exorcism footage will be the selling point, but the film goes beyond it, raising provocative issues that will have you thinking and discussing long after it's over.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2018
3.5/4 89% Isle of Dogs (2018) A one-of-a-kind animated feature so stuffed with goodness that you'll need, and want, to see it multiple times.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2018
2.5/4 52% Rampage (2018) Sometimes it feels as though movies are made because the technology allows it, not because anyone is especially excited about telling a story. Rampage absolutely comes off like that.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2018
2.5/4 52% Rampage (2018) Sometimes it feels as though movies are made because the technology allows it, not because anyone is especially excited about telling a story. Rampage absolutely comes off like that.‐ Film Racket
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2018
3/3 83% Blockers (2018) A largely effective modern-day look at how sex is even scarier for parents than it is for their teenagers.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2018
3/4 86% Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay (2018) Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay is a good onscreen representation of these popular characters, and the mature approach feels true to the spirit of the comics.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2018
4/4 95% A Quiet Place (2018) One of the most accomplished and effective chillers I've ever seen. That's not hyperbole.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
0.5/4 80% Where Is Kyra? (2018) Sometimes a movie comes along that makes you wonder what the people who made it could possibly have been thinking. Where Is Kyra? is one of them.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2018
3.5/4 88% Lowlife (2018) Lowlife is such a wild ride that any cinema showing it might want to consider installing seat belts on their chairs. Every second is electrifying.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Apr 2, 2018
3.5/4 73% Ready Player One (2018) A one-of-a-kind thrill ride that provides an abundance of fun.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2018
1.5 16% All I Wish (A Little Something for Your Birthday) (2018) Sharon Stone is terrific, and while the movie deserves credit for giving her a strong role, it suffers from failing to rise to her level.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2018
3/4 74% Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006) The movie is a lot of fun, as well as a prime example of how to pump new life into an old formula.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2018
2.5/4 43% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) Pacific Rim Uprising might have played a little better if it were not a sequel. It suffers from being a notable step down from its predecessor.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
2/4 44% Paul, Apostle of Christ (2018) A handsomely-mounted production with good performances and minimal dramatic tension.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
3/4 70% I Can Only Imagine (2018) As entertaining as it is uplifting. Actor J. Michael Finley makes a winning debut .‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Mar 21, 2018
3.5/4 81% Pyewacket (2018) Simultaneously scares the hell out of you and puts you through the emotional wringer.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
4/4 87% Annihilation (2018) A challenging sci-fi masterpiece that demands multiple viewings.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
3/4 36% The Strangers: Prey At Night (2018) Surprise, surprise - the sequel is good, and a vast improvement on the original.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
3/4 49% Tomb Raider (2018) No better or worse than its predecessors. It's just a fun, lightweight action picture.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
2/4 45% The Hurricane Heist (2018) The problem with The Hurricane Heist is not that it's stupid. The problem is that it isn't stupid enough.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
1.5/4 35% The Leisure Seeker (2018) When a film doesn't know how to deal with a tough subject honestly, it does so with dishonesty instead. The Leisure Seeker is one of the most dishonest pictures of its type ever made.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2018
3/4 74% Basket Case (1982) An exploitation masterpiece. ‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2018
3/4 47% Red Sparrow (2018) Explicit and boundary-pushing. Engrossing for audience members unafraid of edginess.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018
3/4 84% Mohawk (2018) Exciting, provocative genre cinema.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2018
1.5/4 96% Foxtrot (2018) The film undermines its own drama by waiting until the final seconds to inform the audience of what we're supposed to have spent the last 110 minutes caring about.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2018
3.5/4 82% Game Night (2018) Spot-on in terms of tone and performance, Game Night never goes off the rails, even in its most outrageous moments. The only goal here is to generate laughter, and boy, does it ever succeed.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
3/4 91% Are We Not Cats (2018) I've been a horror movie buff for decades. I have never seen anything quite like what I saw in the last fifteen minutes of this film.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
3.5/4 97% Black Panther (2018) Director/co-writer Ryan Coogler has delivered a picture that earns its spot as one of Marvel's best yet.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
3/4 86% Poop Talk (2018) If you can see the humor in making a Number 2, don't miss this uproarious tribute to toilet action.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
No Score Yet The Gruesome Twosome (1967) From a storytelling point of view, The Gruesome Twosome is a mess.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Feb 12, 2018
2/4 13% Fifty Shades Freed (2018) Why this saga went from the tale of a young woman's introduction into the world of BDSM to a straight-to-DVD level kidnapping thriller is a mystery.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
1/4 8% Basmati Blues (2018) Basmati Blues clearly wants to be a Western take on a Bollywood movie. In reality, it's a "Bollywoof" movie, which is to say, a Bollywood wannabe that's a real dog.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2018
2/4 14% Winchester (2018) How do you take an utterly fascinating true story and turn it into something dull and predictable? See Winchester to find out the answer to that question.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
4/4 94% A Fantastic Woman (Una mujer fant├ística) (2018) The kind of film that could change minds and open hearts.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Jan 29, 2018
1.5/4 12% Geostorm (2017) Disaster movies are often silly fun. Geostorm is way too heavy on the silly, which makes it not as much fun as it could, or should, have been.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2018
2/4 54% 12 Strong (2018) This is a shallow movie based on a fascinating piece of U.S. military history. It isn't the worst war picture ever made. The real-life heroes deserve better, though.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
4/4 100% Paddington 2 (2018) As funny as Paddington 2 is - and it's really funny - the movie's big heart is perhaps its finest quality. ‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2018
3/4 88% The Road Movie (2018) I watched the entirety of The Road Movie with my mouth agape. I'm not entirely sure how this film exists, but it does, and it's kind of awesome.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2018
1/4 28% Proud Mary (2018) Certain words come to mind after seeing Proud Mary: oof, ugh, and blecch. It's a shambles, bearing the hallmarks of significant post-production troubles. ‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2018
3/4 80% Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool (2017) Bening and Bell sell the material, creating an unlikely partnership that earns your compassion.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2018
3.5/4 78% All the Money in the World (2017) A crackling kidnapping tale, but also a spellbinding look at how being wealthy beyond measure affects one's view of the world.‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2018
3.5/4 75% In the Fade (Aus dem Nichts) (2017) In the Fade is a real stunner that lingers in the mind long after it's over. Diane Kruger gets the best role of her career so far .‐ Aisle Seat
Read More | Posted Jan 7, 2018