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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 36% Glass (2019) Shyamalan's geeky intersection of comic book culture, superhero backstories and pop mythology builds to a showdown, but it's more of a letdown.‐ Parade Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2019
2.5/5 40% The Upside (2019) Offers a pleasant thaw from the January cold, but can't quite overcome the downside of stereotyping, clichés and an overlay of hokey, jokey sap and gloppy, predictable Hollywood goo.‐ Parade Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2019
3/5 71% Destroyer (2018) A down-and-dirty walk on the wild side that few actresses ever take.‐ Parade Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2018
3.5/5 78% Mary Poppins Returns (2018) An eye-popping charmer of song and dance with an all-star cast, cascades of old-school, feel-good warmth, audaciously entertaining showmanship and massive dollops of Disney enchantment.‐ Parade Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2018
4/5 97% Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Superhero flicks just got a whole lot more super, a bit more crowded---and much more inclusive.‐ Parade Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 12, 2018
3/5 79% Ben is Back (2018) Hedges wraps up a tremendous year with another powerful gut-punch of a performance.‐ Parade Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
3.5/5 82% Green Book (2018) The miles melt away with two of the most unforgettable characters from one of the best feel-good films of 2018.‐ Parade Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2018
3/5 58% The Grinch (2018) This groovy, green, not-so-mean movie kickoff to the Christmas season will delight children and remind grown-ups why Dr. Seuss still rocks.‐ Parade Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
2/5 34% The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) This overcooked Christmas-movie meatloaf is a Disney dud.‐ Parade Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
3.5/5 62% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Malek's remarkable, spellbinding performance almost makes you forget you're really watching a quasi-Queen with a faux Freddie.‐ Parade Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 30, 2018
77% Mid90s (2018) Bumps, bruises and broken bones aside, the movie is kinda sweet, often dreamy, and ultimately a tribute to camaraderie among young, outlier, outsider friends of any stripe, anywhere, anytime.‐ Parade Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
3.5/5 79% Halloween (2018) Full of pulse-pounding scares, enough "tasteful" slashing, stabbing, skull-smashing and impaling to keep gore-hounds happy, and terrific nods to the movie that started it all. ‐ Parade Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
4/5 88% First Man (2018) Maybe not the rah-rah, American-pie space-race victory lap you're expecting, but still a masterful, monumentally introspective moon-movie character study in a class all its all own.‐ Parade Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
4.5/5 90% A Star Is Born (2018) A Star is Born is aptly titled--Lady Gaga has arrived. A movie star is born.‐ Parade Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2018
3.5/5 85% A Simple Favor (2018) A deliciously, deliriously twisty tale of moms, martinis and a far-out gone girl that's way more fun than you'd likely ever expect.‐ Parade Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
2/5 12% Peppermint (2018) A red-meat movie and a vicarious shooting gallery for people who are fed up, like Garner's character, Riley, and pent-up, about...well, whatever. ‐ Parade Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 6, 2018
3/5 23% The Happytime Murders (2018) I dug the dirty jokes, off-kilter humor and subversive spin on a crazy, grimy world with puppets and humans trying to make their way together. ‐ Parade Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
4/5 91% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) At this core of any Cinderella story is, of course, Cinderella. And Constance Wu is terrific in her first leading movie role, bringing the audience along for every magical moment. She's now officially a movie star.‐ Parade Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2018
2.5/5 45% The Meg (2018) A mega-chunk of summer-movie shark cheese.‐ Parade Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2018
95% BlacKkKlansman (2018) A straight-up, fire-breathing story about the long, painful scar of racism in America.‐ Parade Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2018
2.5/5 46% Skyscraper (2018) It's a sky-high stack of cheese, sure, but it's pretty good cheese, especially for a lite summer snack.‐ Parade Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
3.5/5 88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) No matter your size or your grasp of science or superheroes, Ant-Man and the Wasp is pure quantum fun.‐ Parade Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2018
2.5/5 63% Uncle Drew (2018) The big appeal is seeing these big basketball stars in deep disguise, then breaking out their mojo to show younger hotshots how it's done--like an NBA edition of Undercover Boss.‐ Parade Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2018
3/5 48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) Little dinos, big dinos, sad dinos, scary dinos, angry dinos, rampaging dinos, even a crying dino. If you come for the creatures, you'll definitely leave with a paleo pallet-full.‐ Parade Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2018
3/5 57% Tag (2018) Wild, nutty and preposterous, but true...with a cherry message we all need to hear: Long may we run--and oh, by the way, you're it! ‐ Parade Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
4/5 94% Incredibles 2 (2018) A deliciously detailed, multilayered, multi-textured, multigenerational tale brimming with espionage satire, cinema savvy and pop-culture wit.‐ Parade Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2018
4/5 89% Hereditary (2018) It borrows from other horror movies, but this tale of ancestry gone to hell and family dysfunction twisted, toxic, wicked, warped and wrong finds a horror path all its own.‐ Parade Magazine
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
3/5 70% Adrift (2018) This sea-saga blend of love story, fem-strong survival tale and ocean-yarn adventure makes a decent date-night flick. It still doesn't, however, make me want to get on a sailboat.‐ Parade Magazine
Read More | Posted May 31, 2018
4/5 70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) These are some big space shoes to fill. But hey, give the new Han some room to grow--to become Solo--and he grows on you. ‐ Parade Magazine
Read More | Posted May 22, 2018
3/5 53% Book Club (2018) A charming, grown-up, feel-good movie, with just the right amount of saucy seasoning for audiences who may not be in the mood for sassy superheroes.‐ Parade Magazine
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
37% Life of the Party (2018) This feel-good, back-to-school comedy won't get many extra credits, but it shows just how dependably, reliably funny Melissa McCarthy continues to be when she's "down to clown."‐ Parade Magazine
Read More | Posted May 11, 2018
3.5/5 85% Avengers: Infinity War (2018) It's crowded, busy and noisy--and if you're a Marvel fan, pretty close to heaven. ‐ Parade Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
3/5 35% 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 15% 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 72% 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 44% 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 51% 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 42% 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 84% 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 97% 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 37% 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 26% 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 71% 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 88% 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 89% 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