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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
25% Paranormal Activity 4 (2012) The found footage from the unique camera is riddled with hilariously awful computer graphics which renders the film reliant on shock tactics than burgeoning terror.‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted May 1, 2018
95% The Jungle Book (2016) Without changing things much, he contemporizes the material, allowing the animals of the jungle to become even more human by appropriating personalities that are familiar and commonplace within the current state of pop culture. ‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted May 1, 2018
78% The Theory of Everything (2014) Its tale is still unsurprisingly uplifting, mainly because Hawking's perseverance against his disability, even if left un-filmed, is something that can only be admired.‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted May 1, 2018
100% The Age of Shadows (2016) It is a thoroughly plotted film, carefully constructed to make sense most especially when the plot explodes all over. It climaxes at the right time, with twists and turns are perfectly placed to produce all the apt emotions.‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted May 1, 2018
16% The Gallows (2015) Sadly, the film has taken the path of least resistance, and has decided that it wants to be the annoying show-off instead of the discreetly smart wallflower. It ends up as dead and soulless as its bland characters. ‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted May 1, 2018
63% Spectre (2015) he film clumsily ties the 3 previous films' gritty escapades in this current adventure that has Bond succumbing to genre-specific tropes whose culmination can be smelled from a mile away.‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted May 1, 2018
27% Suicide Squad (2016) The awfulness of Suicide Squad is symptomatic of how broadly repetitive things are when it comes to the profitable business of making films about superheroes and worlds in distress.‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted May 1, 2018
72% American Sniper (2015) It is what it is - a film whose very own confusion about its position about war, about its main character, about America, has elicited various reactions. ‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted May 1, 2018
34% By The Sea (2015) Along the way, it lost itself, turning into something that is neither here or there. It is a film that is as confused as its barren characters.‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted May 1, 2018
10% Fifty Shades Darker (2017) When the film isn't peddling those romantic fantasies, it gracelessly plods its story forward, maneuvering itself through conflicts that feel more like diversions from all the empty sex and materialism than anything else.‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted May 1, 2018
71% Happy Death Day (2017) The film's ploy still resounds, lessening the chances of whatever ambition it has to be anything more than a novelty act.‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted May 1, 2018
46% Saban's Power Rangers (2017) What the film does for the franchise is to finally depict its heroes not as unachievable idols but as fractured teens who suffer the same familiar persecution from a world where normalcy is an unreasonable demand.‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted May 1, 2018
74% The Secret Life of Pets (2016) The whole thing ends up feeling like a staggered joke rather than an imaginative exploration of what pets actually feel and do when their beloved owners are not around.‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted May 1, 2018
5% Flatliners (2017) Sleeker than the original yet despite the obvious in sheen and gloss, the film manages to be consistently dull.‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted May 1, 2018
53% The Boss Baby (2017) It wastes its very clever concept by reducing it into just a running gag instead of being a subtle commentary on current events or even contemporary corporate society, but that is probably too much to expect out of children's entertainment.‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted May 1, 2018
52% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) The film works best when it lampoons the opportunism of politicians, portraying extreme governmental policies with dystopian weight.‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted May 1, 2018
74% Trolls (2016) It feels like the entire movie is told from bits and pieces of an unearthed scrapbook from the '80s, with town and forests seemingly crafted from cardboard and felt paper and a soundtrack curated out of a list of favorite songs. ‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted May 1, 2018
56% Me Before You (2016) Simply put, this is escapism at its worst. But who cares? Some tear ducts are in need of cleaning, and if it takes a possibly offensive and badly directed melodrama to do the job, then let it do it.‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted May 1, 2018
75% Kong: Skull Island (2017) Kong: Skull Island, while never abandoning the need to astound and create wonders out of the classic beast overpowering humans plot, shapes its drama more diligently around the skewed affairs of its human characters rather than the titular monster. ‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted May 1, 2018
28% My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016) The film has all the charisma of a close relative whose quirks would otherwise been gross and grating had you not lived with him for the past few years.‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2018
88% The Big Short (2015) The film is subtle on the comedy, relying mostly on the overt ridiculousness of everything that has happened that caused the financial crisis.‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2018
25% Ben-Hur (2016) A thematically confused and misdirected effort to reduce Wallace's story of faith and redemption into a Hollywood blockbuster in an age where the market has become desensitized to violence elsewhere that entertainment must go to a further extreme.‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2018
14% Geostorm (2017) Geostorm ends up magnifying the glaring faults and excesses of the genre rather than enriching it with current world relevance.‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2018
94% The Mermaid (Mei ren yu) (2016) Sure, The Mermaid is loud, crass and crazy, but there are truths in the film that are sure to remain once all the laughter dies down.‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2018
65% Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) Even with long stretches where jokes aren't that funny and the musical numbers feel too extravagant for comfort, the film still maintains a steady foothold on what made the original feel so delightful.‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2018
96% The Florida Project (2017) The Florida Project exalts its subjects by enveloping their stories with glee and cheer, allowing them fragments of precious dignity amidst their banality or ill choices forced by survival.‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2018
No Score Yet DOTGA: Da One That Ghost Away (2018) It celebrates the fact that it is a complete and utter mess, that it is a hodgepodge of spoofs and gags that is linked together by the most arbitrary of ways.‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2018
30% Wonder Wheel (2017) There's a lot to like in Woody Allen's Wonder Wheel, despite the erratic and loose moods that betray its period charms.‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2018
82% Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015) The film is unabashedly manipulative. It is the type that wins hearts not because it is particularly inventive but because everything in it is comfortably familiar.‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
80% The Revenant (2015) Its indulgences are largely worth it, resulting in an experience that even without a straightforward narrative is exactly what cinema is all about‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
85% Hail, Caesar! (2016) You simply can't peel your eyes off the screen as Hollywood nears self-destruction but manages to survive with all its virtues and immorality intact.‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
29% Insurgent (2015) Sadly, the better-than-okay performances cannot salvage Insurgent from being dull beyond recognition. ‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
82% Ant-Man (2015) [Ant-Man] proves that the best superheroes are not the ones with the greatest of powers but are the ones with the most humble of desires.‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
70% Beauty and the Beast (2017) in the film's adamant refusal to differentiate itself from its predecessor, its more pronounced message about diversity and acceptance becomes muddled.‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
25% Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) [Fifty Shades of Grey] simply never gets anything right.‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
91% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) The Grand Budapest Hotel is such an ode to the old world, and to those who have immortalized it in words and pictures.‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
16% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) Be warned. Be very warned. Transformers: The Last Knight, the 5th movie in the inexplicably lucrative franchise inspired from Hasbro's popular line of toy robots from the 80's, is almost 3 excruciating hours of chaos.‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
48% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) In the end, Apocalypse becomes just another bloated entry in a franchise that has established a certain bit of goodwill by accomplishing to become more than just irrelevant entertainment.‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
71% Jurassic World (2015) Sadly, Trevorrow's ambitious set-up is betrayed by a filmmaking style that blatantly lacks personality.‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
86% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) Hacksaw Ridge is morally confused. While it tells a great story of human achievement, its methods of telling it reflects tendencies that betray its own message.‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
37% Smurfs: The Lost Village (2017) In an age where infusing revived properties with progressive ideals has become a fad, The Lost Village is mostly fluff with some level of relevance underneath all the hues and hubris.‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
97% Coco (2017) There really is something deliciously morbid about how Lee Unkrich and Adrian Molina depict the afterlife with such irresistible color and verve, with jovial skeletons seemingly without a care in the world.‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
22% Inferno (2016) It has all the elegance and culture in the world as part of its arsenal but only ends up being very flat and lousy. Like talkative Langdon on the plane to Turkey, the film talks too much and then not at all.‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
27% Warcraft (2016) The film is all too eager to keep itself dumb. It prevents itself from exploring the exciting repercussions of molding a universe that is opening itself to a conflict that resembles one of our own.‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
84% Loving Vincent (2017) The film is often arrestingly captivating but the cost of that is great. Its biggest problem is that it crawls at a near glacial pace, with only its unique look serving as anchor for comfort. ‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
87% Straight Outta Compton (2015) It's all good. The film may be whitewashed, but it has its heart in the right place. Straight Outta Compton is precise in the emotions it wants to evoke. ‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
16% The Circle (2017) The Circle starves for authentic humor to make that impact it yearns for, yet it only offers stagnant and dull drama, and it ends up too self-righteous to really make a dent.‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
14% Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension (2015) The plots were rehashed, with each sequel dumping bits and pieces of an extended storyline more as an excuse to develop a profitable franchise.‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
88% Pete's Dragon (2016) The film's most magical moments are not from when the humans come to acknowledge the existence of a dragon, but from when the dragon, who has been portrayed as intimidating and monstrous, has all the heart, soul and kindness of a human boy.‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018
49% Tomorrowland (2015) Tomorrowland is such a bundle of good cheer, steering away from the cynicism that has been rendered commonplace by the type of summertime spectacles we have today. ‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2018