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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) Fallout is a great action film... where humanity trumps spectacle.‐ Rappler
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80% Miss Granny (2014) It piles all of its pleasures randomly, resulting in a film that is lovelier in parts than as a whole.‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
45% The Meg (2018) Clearly, The Meg is a limp monster movie, one that has all the rotten teeth to be so bad, it's terribly good, but doesn't have the will to bite.‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
65% Storks (2016) Thankfully, the silliness gives way to many layers that not a lot of other cartoons would dare tread.‐ Rappler
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54% The Purge: Election Year (2016) The film's narrative never really matures into something that is worth its hollow attempts at being a potent social commentary.‐ Rappler
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91% Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (2018) Sure, it is simple and its twist can be predicted a mile away, but even those criticisms, it gamely acknowledges by plugging the hole with punchlines about them.‐ Rappler
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77% BuyBust (2018) It is best seen knowing that there is a grander motive to its savagery. Simply put, the film's discourse is heftier than its very many pleasures.‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
58% Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018) The color, the relentless slapstick and the frenetic pacing will undoubtedly endear the kids. The strangeness of it all, its wit, and its audacity to just let go and be ultimately inane will be what's most charming to the adults.‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
8% Billionaire Boys Club (2018) It has all the ingredients but everything is half-baked.‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
81% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) While it doesn't need to exist simply because the original film doesn't have a narrative that begs for a continuation, it is a welcome addition to whatever obscure lore the Abba musical offers.‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
92% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) All of these connections, nuances, histories and complex class structures are enveloped within the confines of a charming and very amiable romantic comedy, styled after the uncomplicated screwballs of old Hollywood.‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
46% Skyscraper (2018) Clearly, Skyscraper wants to be a rollercoaster ride. The only problem is that this rollercoaster ride only has one trajectory and it gets redundant very quickly.‐ Rappler
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92% Love, Simon (2018) Love, Simon is rife with cliché, which isn't exactly a bad thing considering the film uses the clichés to drive a more progressive point.‐ Rappler
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89% Isle of Dogs (2018) It is first and foremost a fable of its time. That time is now, and is one where childlike innocence is no longer sacred to the hideous reach of vicious politics.‐ Rappler
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48% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) The attempt to add weight to the otherwise overplayed rollercoaster ride makes Fallen Kingdom a bit of an inelegant adventure.‐ Rappler
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83% Deadpool 2 (2018) It plays like a stand-up comic's well-rehearsed sketch, with each joke hinging on a collective cultural obsession... At the same time, it burrows itself deeper within the superhero canon in the hopes of creating a series out of the surprise hit.‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
83% Blockers (2018) In a way, it works because it is unafraid to comedically depict the adult characters as both immature and misinformed, deserving of being schooled by their children when it comes to living their lives.‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
55% Tag (2018) [Jeff Tomsic] fails to separate his film from the rest of its ilk. At best, it is a witty variation of the boisterously indulgent examinations of American privilege. It offers nothing novel of note.‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
68% Ocean's 8 (2018) It overdoes the statement, but underdoes the fun. While there is still a lot in the film to enjoy, it has too many bumps and ponderous moments.‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) The biggest problem of Solo is not its being a mishmash of repeated narratives. It is its refusal to be anything more than a redundant piece in the puzzle.‐ Rappler
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94% Incredibles 2 (2018) Jumps from an action scene to a domestic squabble with astounding ease, never letting one overpower the other in terms of heft and spectacle.‐ Rappler
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89% Hereditary (2018) From start to finish, in its moments of ample fear and to those like its divisive ending that seem to project a perplexing joy, the film never affords its audience a second of comfort.‐ Rappler
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
24% 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
35% 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
11% 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
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4% 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
52% 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
57% 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
24% 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
13% 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