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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 34% I Feel Pretty (2018) Schumer, who's spoken publicly about the many potshots she's taken about her looks and her body--many of them disgustingly, disturbingly nasty--here boldly confronts them head-on.‐ Parade Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
2/5 14% Blumhouse's Truth or Dare (2018) This unpretentious, bottom-feeding boo! ride reminds us that nothing--including games of our childhood--is safe from being plundered and yanked into a place of nightmares. ‐ Parade Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2018
3.5/5 73% Ready Player One (2018) A bountiful, overflowing buffet of just about everything a movie lover would ever want, served up by a superstar director who loves movies just as much as we do.‐ Parade Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
2/5 43% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) It's not new or novel anymore, and all the clashing and bashing of colossus bots and leviathan beasts gave me a Pacific Rim-size headache. ‐ Parade Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
2.5/5 49% Tomb Raider (2018) Vikander's tomb-raider-to-be takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin', using her wits, her wiles and what she's made of herself to slice through this B-movie obstacle course. ‐ Parade Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
2.5/5 39% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) This big-hearted, bloated movie's a crinkled, jammed, over-crammed hot mess, but Oprah hovers above it all, two stories tall, magisterial and wrinkle-proof. ‐ Parade Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
3.5/5 82% Game Night (2018) When it's all over, everyone comes out a winner--despite the bullet holes, knife wounds and slightly higher body count than you'd find in a typical round of Never Have I Ever.‐ Parade Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
4/5 96% Black Panther (2018) In the red, white and blue hue-niverse of superhero colors, black is the new beautiful. ‐ Parade Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
3/5 27% The Female Brain (2018) Cummings' brainy, battle-of-the-sexes rom-com makes you laugh--and perhaps understand a bit more about why we think, act, communicate and behave the way we do.‐ Parade Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
3/5 30% The Clapper (2018) A small movie with a big, generous heart, it never makes fun of its characters, even the guy who trots around Hollywood in a diaper, or the dude dressed up like a big baked potato. ‐ Parade Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
3.5/5 73% Hostiles (2018) The ever-present backdrop of violence between white interlopers and Native Americans is set against the breathtaking stillness and natural beauty of the landscape captured in cinematographer Masanobu Takayani's panoramas of skies, plains and mountains.‐ Parade Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
4/5 87% The Post (2018) The stars align, in more ways than one, as Nixon's seething contempt for the press finds relevance in today's attacks by the current president on the mainstream media as "fake news."‐ Parade Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2018
3.5/5 82% Molly's Game (2018) Neither traditional poker movie nor traditional sports movie, with Jessica Chastain holding the cards, Molly's Game is a winner. Deal me in!‐ Parade Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2018
3/5 76% Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) Sometimes silly, often frantic and ultimately surprisingly sweet, it's a rollicking reminder that games are for meant for having fun-and there's more than one kind of winner. ‐ Parade Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
4/5 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) A spectacular, full-throttle joyride of thrills, exhilarating, screen-filling visuals, emotional heft and humor, with familiar characters and new faces we'll almost certainly be seeing again.‐ Parade Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2017
3.5/5 90% I, Tonya (2018) Robbie spins, twirls and soars in this magnificently smudged, grandly sympathetic portrait that digs deep into the dirty, damaged roots beneath the tabloid headlines. ‐ Parade Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
3.5/5 91% The Disaster Artist (2017) An audacious high-wire act, a quirky tribute to outsiders everywhere and a celebration of a particularly bizarre moment in Hollywood-outsider footnote history. ‐ Parade Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2017
3/5 80% The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017) Fancifully fills in the backstory of a tale that continues to lift the spirits of the season.‐ Parade Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2017
3.5/5 97% Coco (2017) Miguel's wondrous adventure transports the audience too, to a place that reminds us of the irreplaceable value of those we love and the bonds that endure long after we're gone.‐ Parade Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2017
2.5/5 40% Justice League (2017) A mixture of darkness and light with a certain sputter-y fizz that never quite builds into a full steam.‐ Parade Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
2.5/5 19% Daddy's Home 2 (2017) After strings of edgier, R-rated fare for both Ferrell and Wahlberg, its nice to see them settle back into the more-or-less family-friendly, PG-13 grooves of this comedic holiday mojo. ‐ Parade Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
3.5/5 92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Less hammer, more humor. Ragnarok gives Thor's comic-book core a fresh, zippy new spin. ‐ Parade Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2017
3/5 28% All I See Is You (2017) There's no great white shark--like in Lively's last movie--but this fierce little marital fable still draws blood.‐ Parade Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2017
2/5 8% The Snowman (2017) A misfit pileup of talent and material that turns into one soggy, sadistic Scandinavian-flavored slay-belle ride.‐ Parade Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
3.5/5 87% Only the Brave (2017) Hollywood loves heroes, and Only the Brave offers up a real-life pantheon.‐ Parade Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2017
3/5 83% Marshall (2017) Audiences with appetites primed by violent, gory TV crime procedurals might not have the patience for the more stately, dignified pace, closer to Perry Mason than How to Get Away With Murder.‐ Parade Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
4/5 96% The Florida Project (2017) A tattered tale about kids growing up in an American economy barely afloat offshore Florida's signature tourism mecca, making their own magic in the shadow of the Magic Kingdom. ‐ Parade Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2017
4.5/5 87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) A brilliant new sci-fi benchmark, an epic movie yardstick against which future science fiction flicks will be compared and measured--it's the 2001 of 2017. ‐ Parade Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2017
3.5/5 86% American Made (2017) Cruise soars, back in his element in this feverishly upbeat film frolic about a footnote figure in a shady chapter of American history.‐ Parade Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
2.5/5 55% The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017) Maybe you already knew teenage Lego ninjas were a thing. Maybe you already knew they were fighting an evil warlord. Maybe you already purchased Lego's Ninjago City playset, which retails for $300.‐ Parade Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2017
3/5 85% It (2017) A vintage throwback feel recalls several other touchstone movies of its 1980s era, while the reset hews true to the dark, twisted soul of King's source material. ‐ Parade Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2017
2/5 37% Leap! (2017) Possibly your only chance to experience Mel Brooks, Carly Rae Jepsen, Tchaikovsky and the enduring, cross-cultural mojo of The Karate Kid all in one movie.‐ Parade Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
2/5 40% The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) It's funny, it's violent and it feels like bits and pieces of a lot of other movies held together by a couple of solid actors riffing off each other as they mark time between other, better, bigger projects.‐ Parade Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
3.5/5 93% Logan Lucky (2017) A high-spirited hillbilly-heist caper with a dynamite, all-star ensemble cast.‐ Parade Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
3.5/5 70% Annabelle: Creation (2017) Director David F. Sandberg doesn't really do anything flashy or new. But he certainly knows how to solidly ramp up the suspense, and once he turns on the jolt juice, it really starts to flow.‐ Parade Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
2/5 50% The Glass Castle (2017) Score one for extremely well-adjusted kids. At least in the movies.‐ Parade Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
4/5 84% Detroit (2017) The film's themes of tragedy and injustice resonate with chilling contemporary relevance, ringing across the distance of the ages.‐ Parade Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2017
3/5 77% Atomic Blonde (2017) It looks great: cool, sleek, stylish and sexy, awash in splashes of neon reds and greens on chilly monochrome greys and blues, set to a soundtrack of pumping, pulsating '80s tunes.‐ Parade Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
4/5 92% Dunkirk (2017) A contemporary war movie that echoes classic combat films but eclipses them at the same time, Nolan's new epic puts Dunkirk on the cinematic map.‐ Parade Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2017
3.5/5 91% A Ghost Story (2017) A beautiful, haunting ode to the impermanence of everything-and the precious, mundane, sometimes mysterious moments that make up the music of life.‐ Parade Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2017
3.5/5 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) A rollicking, soaring glide of a ride that puts a bright new, fun, feisty, re-energized spin on pop culture's top web star.‐ Parade Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2017
3/5 59% Despicable Me 3 (2017) The three directors juggle all the jokery with craft, cleverness and a finger on the pulse of spry spy satire, and the movie even spoofs itself. ‐ Parade Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
3.5/5 93% Baby Driver (2017) Almost like a radical movie musical, as if La La Land collided with Mad Max by way of Quentin Tarantino.‐ Parade Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2017
2.5/5 44% Rough Night (2017) Raw, raunchy and riotously funny, it isn't for everyone. But if you like your fem-centric humor with a dark, decadent twist, this bachelorette party's a summer sizzler to die for. ‐ Parade Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
3/5 55% 47 Meters Down (2017) A tight, concise little water web of peril, tension and excitement that builds to something you totally won't see coming, unless someone spoils it for you, at the end.‐ Parade Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
3.5/5 88% It Comes At Night (2017) Slices into the darkness of every scene with a razor's edge of finely calibrated suspense, tension, grief, paranoia and primal fear.‐ Parade Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
2/5 15% The Mummy (2017) A $125 million spectacle of marquee stars, eye-popping special effects and flashy setup.‐ Parade Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
2/5 30% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) After sailing around for nearly 15 years, the franchise feels overstuffed and waterlogged, all a-swirl with bustle, swill and bilge.‐ Parade Magazine
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
2.5/5 18% Baywatch (2017) Bawdy, brawny, spicy, sexy and fun--sun, sand, surf, a little bit of action, a load of laughs and some totally rockin' beach bods.‐ Parade Magazine
Read More | Posted May 24, 2017
2.5/5 46% Everything, Everything (2017) Stenberg and Robinson are adorably cute; but there's preposterousness to the whole setup, and the film presents it with even more of a fairy-tale gloss.‐ Parade Magazine
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017